Disclaimer: All Dubai posts are based on travels back in March 2020. As the world continues to battle COVID-19, please, let’s all do our part by upholding personal hygiene standards, practicing social distancing, wearing masks, avoiding unnecessary travels and most importantly, staying healthy and well.
I never cared much for those open-top bus tours. Whenever I saw them in Singapore I’d think- “what a funny way to get around town”. I never really understood it and didn’t see the value in it until well, I tried it for myself. & boy, I absolutely loved my experience. It’s such a great way to see the country and you don’t have to worry about transportation fees and taking the time to map your route to see the sights. I think why Big Bus works in Dubai is cause the city is huge and there’s so much to see — it’s the easiest way to get around.
On top of access to all three bus routes on the Big Bus Tour, the additional ‘perks‘ depend on the pass that you buy (1-day, 2-days or 5-days). We bought the 2-day pass for SGD116/pax from Klook. It might seem a little pricey but it’s definitely worth every penny (especially if you can maximise using all three routes and the additional complimentary walking tours + cruises).
Day 1 of Big Bus Tours
Places/activities covered: Beach Tour (Green line) ‣ Starting Point: Dubai Mall ‣ Bus ride past City Walk, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat ‣ Alighted at Mall of the Emirates to change to the blue line
Marina Tour (Blue line) ‣ Marina Mall (Location for Marina Cruise) ‣ Marina & Island Lagoon Boat Cruise ‣ Bus ride past JBR Walk, Promenade, Bayside, Tallest Block, Media City, The Pointe, Atlantis the Palm ‣ Alighted at Atlantis the Palm for photos ‣ Back to Mall of the Emirates to change to the red line to head back to Dubai Mall
‣ Walking Tour: Downtown Discovery Walk
Downtown Discovery Walk (1 Hour)
End of Day 1’s Big Bus adventures.Day 2 on the next page.