Big Bus Tours and Dubai Airport in new initiative
Big Bus Tours and Dubai International Airport have linked up to provide an innovative new service designed specifically for transit passengers coming through the airport. Dubai Airport has witnessed tremendous growth during the last few years and this is, in part, due to the incredible growth of the transit passenger sector. These passengers do not have the opportunity to see the real Dubai and are often restricted to staying within the airport premises due to a lack of structured alternatives.
Due to launch summer 2010, Big Bus Tours will start operating regular scheduled sightseeing tours of Dubai that depart from, and return to Dubai Airport.
These tours are designed to showcase the best of Dubai and provide passengers with the opportunity to see something of the city whilst they are in Dubai with the goal of encouraging them to return at a later date to spend more time in Dubai, either on vacation or for business.
All transit passengers that are able to enter Dubai through the regular immigration channels and have enough time in transit will be able to hop on one of the famous open top double decker buses and see the best of Dubai in a specially designed two hour tour.
Chris Crompton, General Manager, Big Bus Tours UAE, said “The launch of this service represents another groundbreaking initiative by Big Bus Tours and Dubai Airport. We have been working on this project for some time now and it is only with the cooperation and determination of the team at Dubai Airport that this project has become a reality”.
Eman Al Suwaidi, Head of Retail Services, Dubai International Airport, said “Dubai International Airport has built a reputation for quality for all of our transit passengers and the addition of this tour to the services that are provided by the airport is key to our long term expansion plans. We are forecasting even more passengers to travel through Dubai this year and the inclusion of the Big Bus tour will all of them to experience the city of Dubai”.
The Big Bus Transit Tour of Dubai will depart from and return to Dubai Airport and last for approximately two hours. The tour is scheduled to start service in summer 2010.