Dubai City Pass

Are you interested in the Dubai City Pass by the company Turbopass?

Here you will find detailed information about this product - including the advantages and disadvantages. We also calculate what financial advantage you can expect with the Dubai City Pass.

Our goal: You can decide if this product is worth it for your trip.

How does the Dubai City Pass work?

The Dubai City Pass is a product of Turbopass. More than 15 tourist offers can be used free of charge. The pass is suitable for travelers who want to experience a lot in a short time and value convenience, as they get many tickets from one source.

The main attractions:

  • Top attractions: Burj Khalifa, The View at the Palm, Dubai Frame, Aquarium
  • Popular Tours: Desert Safari, Guided Old Town Tour, Speedboat Tour
  • 24 - 48 hrs hop-on/hop-off bus
  • Recreational activities: IMG Worlds of Adventure, Aquaventure, The Flying Cup
  • Optional: La Perle by Dragone

Within 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 consecutive calendar days you can claim as many benefits as you like. The more benefits you use, the more rewarding the Dubai City Pass.

After purchasing the pass, you will receive all relevant information and the required tickets by e-mail. All you need to do is save the City Pass or the tickets on your cell phone and show them at the participating attractions.

Please note that the Dubai City Pass does not generally give priority entry. However, reservations are required for many attractions. This reduces waiting times.

What attractions are included?

The Dubai City Pass includes more than 15 attractions. These include popular attractions, museums, a city tour, a city tour and much more. You can take as many services as you can manage in the time available.

Attractions with the Dubai City Pass

You can visit the following top attractions for free with the City Pass:

  • Burj Khalifa (optional)
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • The View at the Palm
  • Dubai Frame
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Museum of Illusions
Desert Safari in Dubai
© Alina Grubnyak / Unsplash

A reservation is required for the Burj Khalifa. You can make this conveniently when purchasing the Dubai City Pass. Select your desired date and a time. The Turbopass team will then reserve your desired date and send you the ticket by e-mail.

The Burj Khalifa is optionally included in the City Pass. If you don't want to visit the famous tower, you don't have to pay for it. The other attractions are always included. Note that in some cases a reservation is required. Please carefully read the booking documents that you will receive by email after purchase.

Leisure activities with the City Pass

In addition to the top attractions, the City Pass includes many leisure activities. So you can have a lot of fun in Dubai together with your travel partner or family.

  • Atlantis Aquaventure
  • La Perle by Dragone (optional)
  • AYA Universe
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure
  • iFly Dubai
  • The Flying Cup
  • Dubai Garden Glow

Some of these recreational activities require a reservation. Carefully read the information you will receive after booking. For the other attractions, simply show your Dubai City Pass at the ticket office.

The show La Perle by Dragone can be booked optionally.

Sightseeing tours, guided tours & other

That's not all. The Dubai City Pass includes some interesting tourist offers that will let you explore Dubai quite comfortably:

  • 24 - 48 hours hop-on/hop-off bus (with Big Bus)
  • Boat trip on Dubai Creek
  • Premium speedboat tour
  • Emiraty Hospitality Experience
  • Guided tour in the old town
  • Emirati Cooking Class
  • Day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
Hop-on Hop-off Bus in Dubai
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The ticket for the hop-on/hop-off bus is valid for 48 hours if you buy at least a Dubai City Pass valid for two days. Go directly to the bus and show your Dubai City Pass there.

For most other tours a reservation is required before the visit. Please read carefully the information you receive after purchase.

What the Dubai City Pass does not contain

The selection of attractions with the Dubai City Pass is very good. However, the following attractions are not included:

  • Dubai Fountain
  • Burj al Arab
  • Ski Dubai

If you wish to visit one or more of these attractions, you should purchase separate tickets or opt for another Dubai Pass.

Is the Dubai City Pass worth it?

The Dubai City Pass is a popular product that covers many of the major attractions and attractive tourist services. In this section we answer the question whether the City Pass is financially worthwhile.

How much does the Dubai City Pass cost?

The price of the Dubai City Passes depends on the period of validity. The longer the pass is valid, the cheaper it is per day of use:

  • 1 day: $148
  • 2 days: $211
  • 3 days: $264 = $88 per day
  • 4 days: $306
  • 5 days: $359
  • 6 days: $412
  • 7 days: $464 = $66 per day

These prices do not include Burj Khalifa and La Perle by Dragone. If you wish to use these offers, you will have to pay an additional surcharge.

To make the Dubai City Pass worthwhile, you should either visit many high-priced attractions in a short period of time or visit many expensive and inexpensive attractions in a longer period of time.

For children between 4 and 12 years old, the Dubai City Pass is cheaper.

Sample calculation: Is it worth it?

Whether the Dubai City Pass is worth it depends on which sights you want to visit, how long the City Pass is valid for, and how many offers you take advantage of in the time available.

The following example shows whether the Dubai City Pass is worth it for three days:

AttractionPrice with Dubai City PassPrice without Dubai City Pass
Dubai City Pass: 3 days$264
Burj Khalifa$42$46
Desert Safari incl. Dinner$0$92
48 hrs hop-on/hop-off bus$0$85
Premium speedboat tour$0$81
The View at the Palm$0$27
Lost Chambers Aquarium$0$37
Atlantis Aquaventure$0$86

In this example, you benefit from a very good savings. This can be even higher if you take advantage of additional leisure activities or visit even more attractions during the three days. Even if you do less sightseeing, you can still make a saving with the Dubai City Pass.

If you are not interested in several of the above services, the Dubai City Pass is less worthwhile.

Purchase, Download & Activation

The Dubai City Pass is a product of the Turbopass company. You can get the pass on the official website

There are several payment methods available: Credit card/debit card, bank transfer, Paypal.

After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with the digital Dubai City Pass that you can print or save to your phone.

For the Burj Khalifa and La Perle by Dragone visit, you will receive your tickets a little later, but in time for your departure.

If your travel plans change, you may cancel your purchase up to the first day of validity for a fee.

Dubai City Pass

Disadvantages of the Dubai City Pass

The Dubai City Pass is a good product, but not free of flaws. The following arguments speak rather against the purchase of the City Pass. Each traveler must decide for himself how heavy these criteria weigh.

Multiple tickets: The Dubai City Pass is a bit confusing because it is not a single digital product, but several tickets. In any case, you should read through the documentation after purchase to be well prepared.

Not all inclusive: Two offers are not included in the purchase price, but have to be paid extra. These are the Burj Khalifa and La Perle by Dragone.

Only worth it for expensive services: You should especially use the most expensive services so that the Dubai City Pass is really worth it. This concerns for example the hop-on/hop-off bus and the speedboat tour.

High cancellation fee: You can cancel your purchase up to one day before the first day of validity. However, this will incur a fee of 30 euros per City Pass.

Reservations required: For many attractions and tours you need to reserve an appointment yourself. The reservation must be made at least 24 hours before the visit. Although this will reduce waiting times, you will have to take care of it on your own.

Who is the Dubai City Pass suitable for?

The Dubai City Pass is the most popular Dubai Pass among our visitors. It should be suitable for many Dubai visitors, especially if many of the following statements apply to you:

  • You want to visit some of the top attractions, for example, Burj Khalifa, The View at the Palm and Dubai Frame. In addition, you would like to see other attractions.
  • You would like to take a city tour by hop-on/hop-off bus.
  • You would like to join a guided tour of Dubai (in English).
  • You want to take a premium speedboat tour.
  • You want to save some money compared to individual tickets. The value for money is good.
  • You don't want to have to decide before each visit whether it's worth buying a ticket.

The Dubai City Pass is a popular product that is suitable for many tourists. You can find out if it is the best product for your trip with our Dubai Pass comparison!

Questions & Answers

Does the Dubai City Pass allow fast entry?

No, in principle, the Dubai City Pass does not grant preferential admission. However, you can make a reservation for many attractions. This minimizes waiting times.

Can the purchase be cancelled free of charge?

No, free cancellation is not possible with Turbopass. If you wish to cancel your purchase, this is possible up to one day before the first day of validity. A cancellation fee of 30,- Euro per City Pass will be charged.

Is the Dubai City Pass suitable for families?

The Dubai City Pass may be suitable for families. There is a reduced City Pass for children and teenagers, depending on their age. In addition, many leisure activities are included, which are especially suitable for families with children.