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
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 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.
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.
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