in Dubai have the chance to see the city's
sights in the same way as the tourists in
England from the upper deck of an open-topped
double decker bus.
It is the first
time the company has ventured outside London.
Dubai was the first foray for the company
outside of London. For past four months, The
Big Bus Co. has operated sight-seeing tours
keeps its buses - two of which are red double
deckers - at its garage in Jadaf. The buses
were shipped to Dubai from the UK.
Each bus seats 41 people on the upper deck
and 27 on the lower. The tour takes approximately
1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic, and
allows customers to hop-on and hop-off the
bus at 8 different stops. These include Wafi
City; Dubai Creek, next to the British Embassy;
Dubai Museum; Bur Dubai Old Souk; Jumeira
Mosque; Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House and
Heritage Village; the Gold Souk; and a stop
by the twin towers on Baniyas Road.
from Wafi City at 10:00 in the morning, and
depart every 30 minutes till the last bus
at 22:00. Each ticket is valid for two evenings,
and also includes entrance to Sheikh Saeed
Al Maktoum's House, Dubai Museum, as well
as a Wafi Advantage Card, which offers discounts
at various outlets in Wafi City.
Surprises the cost is Dhs 50 per Adult, Dhs
30 per child (aged 5 to 15 inclusive), and
Dhs 130 per Family (2 adults and 2 children).
Children under 5 are free. Buses are also
available for private hires.