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Hop-on and experience Dubai with dnata and City Sightseeing

dnata, with its partner, City Sightseeing Worldwide, has started operations of Dubai’s newest hop-on, hop-off city tour.

Mr. Jose’ Eugenio Salarich  Ambassador of Spain to the United Arab Emirates, representatives of DTCM, RTA, dnata, City Sightseeing WorldWide, and members of the travel trade officially launched the new tourism offering at an event last night. 

dnata, the Middle East’s largest travel services provider, and City Sightseeing, the world’s leading open top bus tour operator, are set to showcase Dubai’s world-renowned skyline and landmarks like never before. With modern double-decker buses, and dozen language options, City Sightseeing will stop at 26 different locations around the city, allowing passengers to explore different areas of interest at their own pace.

“dnata has seen this city grow and become one of the world’s most popular destinations,” said Iain Andrew, DSVP, dnata Travel. “Many visitors come to Dubai wanting to take in all the city has to offer in a convenient and fun way, and City Sightseeing delivers. Each passenger will see Dubai’s sights from the most modern, comfortable double-decker buses available, offering the best perspective of the city.”

City Sightseeing’s two routes will cover every aspect of Dubai’s present and past. The Blue Route offers 12 stops, including Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque, and Jumeirah Beach Park, the Umm Suqeim Public Beach, and Madinat Jumeirah, taking guests onto the iconic Palm Jumeirah and ending at the Mall of the Emirates. Its Red Route has 16 stops, including the Gold and Spice Souks, Dubai Mall, Dhow Cruise, Bastakia, the Dubai Museum and finally, the Old Souk.

“We’re coming to Dubai with a fresh perspective and we can’t wait to bring our tours to this city and its visitors,” said Enrique Ybarra, President and CEO, City Sightseeing WorldWide. “There is no better way to experience a city than from the comfort and convenience of a City Sightseeing double-decker bus. Our unique commentary tailored for children, ensures every member of the family will learn about this city’s amazing past, present, and future.”

Tickets for City Sightseeing tours can be purchased from its kiosks, website ( and bus operators at each stop. Ticket prices vary, but are available in 24- or 48-hour options, and either single or family packages. Tours will begin operating 05 October.


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Ticket Prices:

24-Hour Ticket

Adult: AED240
Child (Age 5-15): AED100
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): AED580

48-Hour Ticket

Adult: AED295
Child (Age 5-15): AED130
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): AED720

About dnata

dnata's Travel Business is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide. Each year our travel advisors handle more than 2.9 million bookings, 5.5 million bed nights, and 2 million airline tickets. Its suite of products and services includes business travel management; worldwide tour operations; hotel sales and marketing representation; group and incentive arrangements; sports and active holiday programmes; offshore and marine services; government and corporate travel and leisure travel.

Internationally, dnata owns and operates Gold Medal Travel Group, Travel Republic, has investments with Hogg Robinson Group, Mindpearl Group, and brought personalised travel to the Middle East through a joint venture with Travel Counsellors.

About City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing WorldWide was established in 1997 as a sightseeing tour operator and has spread its international business model, the open top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off buses, to 33 countries. Thanks to strategic alliances with other international operators, and with local partners, the expansion of City Sightseeing has reached such iconic cities as: New York, London, Moscow, Rome, Athens, Seville, Singapore, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Palma de Mallorca, Granada, Brussels, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Dublin, Oxford, Cape Town and many more. During 2013, 13 million people experienced a City Sightseeing tour worldwide.

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