When you set out on a tour of city of Dubai, the best and complete mode of travel will be the very popular Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off plan. This tour will cover almost every landmark worth the time from the famous Dubai Museum to all the popular beaches. This service is available round the clock. It is a round ticket fare enabling you to Hop-in or Hop-out at any stop and any bus. These buses are available in 20 min. intervals, so that one need-not waste time waiting for the next bus.
These buses are double decked and have the top deck open and the lower deck is air conditioned. Depending on the weather condition, you can choose to travel in either of the decks. The bus is equipped with pre-recorded commentary about the places you are taken to. The commentary is available in eight languages and each tourist can chose the language of his or her preference. This ensures that you do not miss a thing.
The tour has two inter-linked routes known as Red Route for the city sight seeing and Blue Route for the beach side sight seeing. Make sure you get the discount coupons to shop at Mercato Mall, when buying a Blue route ticket.
The tour ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you buy it. During this 24-hour period you can board or alight from any of the buses. These buses run at a frequency of every 20 minutes.
Red Route – the City Tour
The red route takes you around the city starting at Wafi, a locality that has retained parts of the old tiny fishing village a few decades back. A ride on the top deck gives you a clear vistas of the surroundings as the bus takes a winding route through the constricted lanes of this part. Starting from Wafi, the tour proceeds to Creek Walk, Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktourm’s House and onwards. Some of the important places that you will visit in this tour are:
The famous Wafi Shopping Mall, Creek Stroll, Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktourm’s House, the Gold Souk, Deira Abra Station, Deira City Centre, Burjuman Centre and Karama Market.
Blue Route – the Beach Tour
On this beach route, you will start off from Deira City. On your way you will see the beautiful white sandy beaches and the quiet azure waters around. You will enjoy the tour better if you take the upper deck of your tour bus. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, shows up as a great sight when you watch it from the open top bus.
The list of places that you will be hopping over in this tour is quite long. Some places to name are the Deira City Centre, Wafi, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Park and Public Beach, Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Mercato Mall, and many more. All these attractions are very good reasons for you to take the trip. Go hopping in Dubai!