Hop-on, hop-off double-decker buses are both a mode of transportation and a tourist attraction. The Big Bus and Dubai City Sightseeing offer routes around Dubai that link major attractions and have an upper level where you can take in views of the city. Tickets often have other inclusions, such as guided walking tours, museum entry, shopping discounts, and boat cruises. Validity is for the entire route map for 24 hours from first use (48- and 72-hour tickets are also available). You'll find ticket kiosks at most major malls, online, or on the bus itself.
Big Bus Tours. 4/340–7709; www.bigbustours.com.
City Sightseeing Dubai. 800/273--8224; www.citysightseeing-dubai.com.