Rediscover Dubai as City Sightseeing relaunches operations with limited-time UAE resident offer
Dubai, UAE, 15 July 2021: City Sightseeing, the world's leading open-top bus brand, is relaunching its operations in Dubai today with its unique, award-winning city tour featuring new, enhanced health and safety measures, and an unmissable, limited-time offer for UAE residents.
First launched in the UAE in 2014 as a joint venture with the dnata Travel Group, City Sightseeing Dubai has grown to become one of the city’s most popular and recognisable tour options. City Sightseeing is known across more than 100 of the world’s top destinations for its fun-filled, iconic red open-top buses and ‘hop-on, hop-off’ concept, offering the chance to explore a city’s top sights and attractions with an informative audio guide.
The Dubai edition takes travellers on a tour of the city’s most memorable locations, from The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall, through the historic Dubai Creek area, along the picturesque Jumeriah Beach, and beyond. As domestic tourism continues to witness increases in traffic, the City Sightseeing team is announcing a new offer for UAE residents to rediscover Dubai, or take their visitors to the city on an unforgettable tour of its top highlights, with up to 50% off the cost of a standard fare for a limited time.
Alaa AlKhatib, VP Destination Management, dnata Travel Group, commented: “We’re delighted to announce that City Sightseeing Dubai is relaunching today with a host of enhanced health and safety features, offering UAE residents and tourists alike the chance to join us back on-board safely.
“Domestic tourists can find themselves on a quest to discover how well they know the city, and to mark the occasion, we are launching an introductory offer where UAE residents can purchase 2-for-1 tickets, for the chance to rediscover Dubai or explore for the first time some of its most extraordinary areas and landmarks, or showcase them to visiting friends and family.”
Commencing today, City Sightseeing Dubai’s daily service will run every hour from 10am to 4pm, departing from The Dubai Mall. The total runtime of the tour is two hours, with the route featuring the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ service, with the following stops included: The Dubai Mall, Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai Museum, Old Souk, Heritage Village, Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Madinat Jumeirah, and Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.
“City Sightseeing is a known and well-loved product for visitors to cities worldwide, with our popular tours recently relaunching in top locations for tourism, both domestic and international, across the world including Seville, Athens, London, Reykjavik and now, Dubai,” added Enrique Ybarra, Founder & CEO, City Sightseeing Worldwide.
“City Sightseeing Dubai offers an unrivalled opportunity to take in the city’s key highlights and attractions, all in one day, via our unique concept which takes visitors across its length, at their own pace. One of the most diverse cities in our global portfolio – which has grown from Seville in Spain to more than 100 cities across the globe – Dubai offers the chance to take in some of the world’s most futuristic cityscapes, beautiful beaches, and the Dubai Creek, full of history and culture, all in one sitting.”
New health and safety protocols now established on-board by City Sightseeing Dubai to ensure the well-being of guests include a reduced seat capacity, social distancing guidelines, single-use headphones, full bus cleaning and sanitisation after each use, and more.
From today, UAE residents can purchase the 2-for-1 City Sightseeing Dubai ticket offer for a limited-time booking period, until 22 July 2021, with the tickets valid for rides through to 31 October 2021. Residents across the UAE can avail this offer by accessing and registering as a member, to gain access to a 50% off voucher.
About City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing is the world’s leading global brand for sightseeing tours on open-top double-decker buses, boats and guided walking tours, as well as a market place for the most exciting attractions in the world's top destinations. For millions of travellers each year, the City Sightseeing brand represents the best way to get to know a city through hop-on hop-off tours, river or waterfront tours, or guided walking tours of the most emblematic sites in more than 100 cities on 6 continents. To offer a complete experience in each city, City Sightseeing selects visitors' favorite attractions.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, more than 13.5 million travellers were introduced to a destination in City-Sightseeing style each year.
About the dnata Travel Group
The dnata Travel Group represents the travel division of dnata, one of the world’s largest air and travel services providers. Part of The Emirates Group, the group’s history is rooted in Dubai and the growth of its pioneering travel industry, evolving to consist of more than 30 leading international travel brands with coverage across the world. The dnata Travel Group is proud to serve its global customers as a leading, award-winning travel services provider with long-standing travel expertise, a wide range of products and services, and high standards of service and safety across all of its operations. Its global businesses cover all aspects of the travel industry from local travel agencies, to global travel consolidators, corporate travel, sports travel, destination management and attractions, airline representation services, and more.