Great Extras

Great Extras

Some of our Big Bus Tours Dubai tickets come with a great variety of inclusions. See more below.

Dubai Creek Arabian Dhow Cruise

Included with Discover, Essential & Explore tickets.

Explore Dubai's fascinating blend of tradition and innovation on a traditional Arabian dhow boat. This 1-hour cruise takes you along Dubai creek towards Al Fahidi Fort and the Arabian gulf, showcasing unique views of the city's historic sea merchant trading ports. Sit back on the sun-drenched deck and take it all in, with entertaining and informative commentary. Refreshments can be purchased on-board from the crew. Please note: Essential ticketholders and Explore ticketholders can enjoy free unlimited pizza and soft drinks on board the Dhow Cruise. Dhow cruises depart at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm from Stop #5 (Arabian Dhow Cruise, Al Seef Street Dhow Cruise mooring, opposite the Ministry of Defence building). Please contact us for further information.

Dubai Night Tour

Hop on our Big Bus Dubai Panoramic Night Tour, offering stunning evening views of the city under the stars. Our Night Tour features an entertaining and informative commentary in 6 languages and showcases fantastic views of Dubai's most famous landmarks, including Dubai Marina, Atlantis the Palm, the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. Our Dubai night tour operates every night of the week and takes 2 hours, 30 minutes. Note that the tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can start the tour at the following times/stops:

Departure TimeStopLocation
7:00pm Dubai Mall / Burj Khalifa (Stop#1/#15) tourist bus drop-off area, lower ground

Desert Sunset Adventure

Included with Explore Tickets only.

Take a panoramic tour to the heart of the desert, where you'll be greeted with traditional hospitality at an Arabian desert fort. Enjoy a welcome drink as the sun sets, and interact with camels, falcons and horses, or take the opportunity to have a temporary henna tattoo applied. After you purchase your ticket, you are welcome to visit our booking portal to reserve your Desert Sunset Tour seat in advance. Alternatively, you can do this with a Big Bus Tours staff member when you take your bus tour. Note that the Desert Sunset Tour is subject to weather conditions, and may be cancelled if conditions are poor. In these circumstances you are welcome to take the Desert Sunset Tour on an alternative day.

Important Information about the Desert Sunset Tour:

  • Operational Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (not available Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
  • Departure Time: between 4–6pm (varies according to sunset time). Big Bus Tours staff will confirm when you redeem your ticket.
  • Departure Location: Dubai Mall (Entrance A).
  • Tour Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes (bus transfer time is 50 minutes each way)
  • Transfers: enjoy a unique journey to and from the desert on one of our open-top, double-decker buses
  • Food and Drink: in addition to the complimentary Arabic Coffee given on arrival in the desert, there is a bar available for guests to purchase water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and snacks. Guests can also buy a barbecue dinner. Food and drink is not available on the bus
  • Toilet Facilities: toilets are available in the desert but not on the bus
  • Accessibility: the tour is not currently accessible for wheelchair users
  • Dress code: no dress code applies. During winter (November–March), please bring a jacket as it can be cool in the desert at night

Desert Sunset Tour Times

MonthDeparture Time (approx.)
January 16:30
February 16:45
March 17:00
April 17:00
May 17:15
June 17:30
July 17:30
August 17:15
September 17:00
October 16:45
November 16:45
December 16:00