The tourists 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
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.
The company keeps its
buses - two of which are red double deckers - at its
garage in Jadaf. The buses were shipped to Dubai from
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.
Tours start 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.
During Summer 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.