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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight

Witness a beautiful desert sunrise from the air on a 1-hour hot air balloon Dubai experience. Rise early, travel by air-conditioned minibus to the launch site, and board your shared balloon basket with a professional pilot. Then, glide into the sky and waft over the billowing dunes, gullies and sands of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation. Admire the tranquil desert in the pink and golden glow of sunrise, and watch for gazelles and other wildlife below. A refreshing drink and personalized flight certificate to take home provide the finishing touches.


  • Dubai desert hot air balloon ride including a drink
  • Soar over the desert plains and canyons of Dubai Desert Conservation Range
  • Watch the sun rise over the desert, and see camels and gazelles roaming freely
  • Receive a personalized flight certificate and enjoy a cool drink after landing
  • Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off service from select Dubai hotels

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What You Can Expect

Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cruise over Dubai Desert Conservation Range on a hot-air balloon ride!

Wake early and begin your hot air balloon Dubai experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel or central meeting point.

Hop inside your air-conditioned minibus and travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation outside the city.

After a roughly 30-minute drive, arrive at the launch site and watch as your beautiful hot air balloon is inflated for your flight.

Listen to a safety briefing, climb inside the basket with an experienced pilot at the controls, and feel your adrenaline race as your balloon drifts gently upward. Each basket holds up to 24 passengers and there’s plenty of space for you to sightsee as you fly.

As you rise higher, marvel at the awesome sunrise views and hear interesting commentary from your pilot about the geology and wildlife of the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation.

Soar over the sand dunes, cliffs and barren landscapes; snap photos to capture the shifting colors and shadows of the dawn; and watch for roaming animals such as gazelle and camels.

After your approximately 1-hour flight, enjoy a smooth touchdown controlled by your pilot and step back on to solid ground.

Head inside the launch center to enjoy a complimentary drink and receive a personalized flight certificate as a memento. If you wish, buy a professional video of your flight (own expense) so you can relive it at home.

Afterward, return to your minibus and end your hot air balloon Dubai experience with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

absolutely breathtaking. Good service and great staff.

Max K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Absolutely brilant, picked up from the hotel by a friendly member of the team and transported over to the dessert . Met by a very professional again friendly pilot , Mike who kept us informed throughout. Very smooth and a wonderful memorable trip to help make our stay even more enjoyable ! Highly recommend Viator

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome activity! Got engaged above the clouds during sunrise. Pilot Mike was a real character and made the experience all the better.

Helena E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great ride above the desert. Strongly recommended.

Helena E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome views and really worth the money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Everything worked perfect, had a great time!

Stephanie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Brilliant experience, our pilot Peter was ace. A must do when in Dubai.

Ray H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, everything that they promised was carried out, from collection to drop was great. We would recommend this trip to anyone who is in doubt.

Graham S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience with wonderful memories and photos.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous - from start at 4:30 am to finish this was THE highlight of our trip! Sunrise over the desert in the stillness of a balloon is truly a once in a lifetime experience that should NOT be missed!

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