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 in Dubai.
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
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
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.