Additional route for Big Bus Tours in Dubai

Big Bus Tours has announced that it is launching a new Marina route, its third in Dubai.
The Big Bus Company’s Tour of Dubai bus drives toward the Atlantis Hotel with the Burj Al Arab hotel in the background. Jeff Topping / The National
The Big Bus Company’s Tour of Dubai bus drives toward the Atlantis Hotel with the Burj Al Arab hotel in the background. Jeff Topping / The National

Big Bus Tours is expanding in Dubai with a new route that will take visitors to sites such as Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence.

The Marina Tour is the company’s third route in Dubai and takes tourists to 15 stops, running at 20-minute intervals throughout the day.

Other stops on the tour are Dubai Marina Mall, The Walk, Marina Beach, Mall of the Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah Monorail Station, beach resorts, the Marina Promenade, Marina Quays, and Atlantis the Palm.

“Dubai combines numerous factors including modernism, creativity, dynamism and world-class services, all of which are essential aspects to consider when it comes to assessing the expansion of our operations on a global scale,” said Christopher Preston, the company’s chief operating officer.

The country has seen “so much development in such a short time” that the company must “strive to keep pace with the city”, said Mike Lees, general manager for the Middle East for Big Bus Tours.

“We are very excited about the launch of our new Marina Tour, which provides the perfect introduction to some of the newer areas of Dubai,” he said.

Big Bus Dubai launched in 2003 and has a fleet of 25 vehicles for three routes – the City, Beach and Marina tours, the company said.

The company also operates tours in Abu Dhabi.

Officials from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai attended the company’s announcement, held at the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach.

Ahmad Al Falasi, chief executive of support services at the department, also attended.

Big Bus Tours offers excursions in 16 cities, including Budapest, Hong Kong, Miami, Muscat and New York. The company started in London in 1991.

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Published: December 18, 2014 04:00 AM

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