If you thought there is nothing interesting about Dubai’s traffic, chances are you might not have taken the Big Bus Tour. Contrary to general perception, it is fun to meander through Dubai’s traffic when on the Big Bus. Before you wonder what the Big Bus is, let us tell you it is an exciting and comfortable way of exploring Dubai; perhaps the most affordable too.
The Big Bus picks you up, and as you sit high up above the chaos on the roads below, you realize that there are indeed many beautiful things to take note of, which otherwise you may have overlooked. From the towering sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel to the mysterious gold and spice souks, there is no better and affordable way to see Dubai’s breathtaking views than from the open-top, double-decker Big Bus.
It is just not the sightseeing that you enjoy on the top of the bus. You will also know what’s going on around you. Travelers on the bus have access to headphones that speak in the language that you understand. You can choose among English, Arabic, Hindi, Farsi, German, Italian, Russian, and French.
To listen to the commentary all you have to do is just plug the headphones into the socket in your seat and select a language. You can also regulate the volume and hop between the languages.
Tickets to the Big Bus Tour are affordable and remain valid for 24-hrs. It is not only the city tour that a ticket offers but you can also take the Beach Tour at no extra cost on the same ticket. You can buy the ticket on the Internet, on the bus, at Wafi City, Big Bus departure point, City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, and Burjuman Centre.
The ticket includes unlimited hop-on and off all day use on the City Tour (Red Route). Free unlimited hop-on and off all day use on the Beach Tour (Blue Route). Also free entry to Dubai Museum, free entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House and free Wafi City Advantage Card, offering 20% discount at various shops and restaurants.
It takes approximately 105 minutes to complete City Tour and 150 minutes to complete Beach Tour.
Price: Dh150 for adults and Dh100 for children. Kids under five get a free ride.
Operating hours: 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
For more information, you can visit: bigbustours.com