Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 July 2019

Here's how to get a free bus from Dubai to Yas Island's theme parks

Need a ride? Many of Abu Dhabi and Dubai's best attractions have got you covered: whether you want to get from Bur Dubai to Outlet Village or Barsha Heights to Bluewaters

Get a free bus to Yas Waterworld from Dubai or Abu Dhabi this summer. Courtesy Yas Waterworld
Get a free bus to Yas Waterworld from Dubai or Abu Dhabi this summer. Courtesy Yas Waterworld

Many of the UAE's biggest and best attractions have visitors covered with free shuttle bus services from various locations around the Emirates.

Here are just a few you need to know about this summer...

Yas Island theme parks

It doesn't matter whether you're in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, the theme parks at Yas Island will offer you a free ride there and back. Shuttle buses go to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World and Yas Waterworld, leaving from a range of locations in both emirates. This includes Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Deira City Centre, as well as Saadiyat Island hotels such as the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas and The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

Thrillseekers will be picked up in the morning and dropped off in the early evening from the Yas Express stops. It's totally free, but guests will need to present their e-ticket to one of the Yas Island theme parks in order to use it. It operates on a first-come-first-served basis, so there's no prior reservation required. Oh, and there's free Wi-Fi on the bus, too.

For more details and the full schedule, click here.

The Outlet Village

Fancy bagging some bargains while you're in Dubai? The Outlet Village has a a range of designer shops and department stores (with prices slashed) – and it offers a free bus between all sorts of hotels in the city. This includes the properties on Palm Jumeirah, Trade Centre area, Bur Dubai, JBR, Dubai Marina, Al Barsha and Barsha Heights and Dubai Parks & Resorts.

For more details and the full schedule, click here.

City Walk and La Mer

More great shopping, plenty of eating and movies, arcades and a rainforest can be found at Dubai's City Walk. Whether you're out to spend cash in the stores, eat at some of the emirate's top dining spots, watch a show at Dubai Arena or even take the kids to some of the area's attractions, such as The Green Planet and Mattel Play Town, there are myriad reasons to get down there.

La Mer is also a must-visit in Dubai, for its sandy shores, many restaurants and its family-friendly water park.

There are two complimentary daily shuttle buses that go between the open-air mall and beachside attraction, stopping off at a few spots in Al Barsha and Sheikh Zayed Road along the way. This includes Holiday Inn Hotel and Cassell Al Barsha, plus The H Hotel, Fairmont Hotel and Nassima Royal Hotel – to name a few.

For more details and the full schedule, click here.

Bluewaters Dubai

Caesers Palace and Resort, The London Project, Alici – these are just of the few reasons to visit Bluewaters Dubai right now. And they've made it very easy for you, with the Sheikh Zayed Road – Barsha and Barsha Heights shuttle buses that will pick you up and drop you off at locations including Rose Park Hotel, Media Rotana, Golden Tulip and Grand Millennium. There are two routes and about five different trips per day.

For more details and the full schedule, click here.

The Beach

The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence is easily one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dubai. It's obviously got a long stretch of sandy shore to enjoy, but also plenty of restaurants, shops, activities, a cinema, escape rooms – you name it. Two complimentary shuttle buses go between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Barsha, as well as Barsha Heights, hitting many popular hotels along the way.

For more details and the full schedule, click here.

Dubai Airport

Need to get between terminals one and two at Dubai International Airport? Well, you'll be happy to know that there's a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between them. To find out more, follow signs at your terminal or head to a customer service help desk. If you have a connecting flight, note that you will be automatically transferred as part of your connection, however.

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Updated: July 3, 2019 11:14 AM

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