Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour of Abu Dhabi: Hop-On Hop-Off Circuit – 1, 2 or 5-Day Pass

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  • Visit Abu Dhabi at your own pace

  • Multiple stops for easy access to each city attraction

  • Audio-guide commentary available in 8 languages

  • The panoramic view from the open-top bus

  • Free admission to a traditional boat cruise

  • Discounted rates with online booking

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 day, 2 days, 7 days


  • German
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Take a seat on an open-top bus tour and discover the best of Abu Dhabi! Make the most of the different stops to explore key sites in detail! 

Available in 8 different languages, an audio-guide will provide commentary for the duration of your trip while you enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top-deck of the bus. You are free to step off at any of the stops to explore landmarks by foot before catching the next bus to carry on with your tour.

The intinerary has been designed to cover all of the city's main attractions, including the Cheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village, Ferrari World and even the beachfront. In total, 23 stops have been spread across 2 different itineraries in order to give you maximum flexibility. 

For every pass purchased, a complimentary boat cruise along the Corniche (Abu Dhabi coastline) will be offered, giving you the opportunity to discover the city from the water. 



While booking , you will be asked to choose one of the following options: 

  • ​1-Day Pass + cruise
  • 2-Day Pass + cruise + 50% off for the 300 Observation deck (74th floor of the 2nd Etihad Tower complex)
  • 5-Day Pass + cruise + 50% off for the 300 Observation deck (74th floor of the 2nd Etihad Towers complex) + evening bus tour


Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Bus departure time and tour duration:
  1. City tour circuit (red): from 9am to 5pm every 30 minutes. Anticipate 1hr and 45 minutes of travel time if you do not get off the bus
  2. Yas Island Drive circuit (green): from 10am to 4pm every 90 minutes. Anticipate 1hr of travel time if you do not get off the bus
  • Language: Audio guides are available in 8 languages for the City Tour circuit. For the Yas Island Drive circuit, the driver-guide will comment the tour directly in English
  • You will receive your ticket that contains a QR code by email. You will be asked to present this code to the driver of the first bus you get on to collect your pass (mobile voucher accepted or printed out voucher). You may board the bus at any stop. 
    When booking you will be asked to select a date for your visit. Please note however that your voucher will be valid for 1 year from the date of purchase
  • The transportation pass will give you access to 2 itineraries. You have unlimited access to both during the valid period
  • A map of the itinerary will be given to you in exchange for your voucher. These maps are available in most Abu Dhabi hotels
  • You may hop-on and off the bus at any moment during the tour and as many times as you wish
  • Marina Mall is the main departure point for the City Tour (red circuit) and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the departure point for the Yas Island Drive (green circuit)
  • To benefit from the complimentary boat tour, you must have taken the bus tour first. On presentation of your voucher, the driver will give you the necessary documents for the cruise (and the evening bus ride if you have purchased the 72-hour tour)
  • The traditional boat cruise is available Monday to Sunday at the following times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 4pm from Heritage Village
  • The evening bus tour (available only with the 5-day pass) runs on Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm 
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity can be cancelled free of charge until the day before the scheduled date. After this time and in the case of a no-show, you will be charged in full for the activity.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • A hop-on/hop-off open-top bus tour of Abu Dhabi (1,2 or 5-day Pass available)
  • The use of a multilingual audioguide during the bus tour
  • A complimentary cruise tour of the city on a traditional boat

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

5 reviews
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Une des meilleurs façon pour découvrir la ville.
    Philippe L.
    Nov 16, 2018
  • Tour parfait avec une parfaite organisation et concordance entre les deux circuits. Nous y avons passé une journée enrichissante. Et nous avons aussi pu profiter de la ballade d'une heure en bateau avec une vue superbe sur la ville d'Abu Dhabi
    Marie Jeanne T.
    Apr 4, 2018

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