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Great experience. Highly recommended. Our pilot was great bald, tall, German. Made safety is 1 priority. Was expensive but worth flying over the Arabian desert at sunrise. Basket was large 20 -24 of us and there was a 2nd balloon. We were able to take pictures with the other hot air balloon in the background. The pickup service was timely and quick our pilot picked us up. Overall, great and totally worth it.
Incredible experience very impressed with Pilot and ground crew very professional and safe operation -
Flying before the crack of dawn and seeing the sun rise was very amazing. The temperature is not hot and the ride very still and peaceful. The views are very calming and surreal. The pilot was very entertaining and made the flight even better.
From pick up at my hotel to landing after a wonderful hour in the balloon, it was an adventure of a lifetime. From seeing the sun break over the horizon to watching gazelles and camels roam the desert dunes, every where you look is a vista of beauty. An opportunity not to be missed.
Triston L K
Amazing trip - Captain Mike was the best. Made everyone feel comfortable throughout the flight and had a fantastic landing
It was a very good experience, and look forward to refer it to my friends as well.
This is a one in a life time experience you must do. It is magical and surreal to see the sun rise over the desert. I recommand this tour. Well organised people, on time and real professionals. And Captain Mike is hilarious too !
Fantastic experience and breathtaking views. The pilot, Captain Peter Kollar is a funny, endearing guy who is very experience and gives great location view descriptions. Recommended for all ages, provided you are able to climb up and down the basket (about 1 - 1.2m tall) on your own.
Excellent flight with Captain Atila. Well organised with confirmed telephone calls to our hotel room the day before. On time pick up. The flight itself saw a magnificent sunrise over the mountains of Oman. We also flew over the Camel Training Centre where we saw the camels being trained by remote control with the jockeys riding in cars alongside. Beware, if you are one either end of the basket, you can feel the heat when the burner is operated.
Although expensive worth it sunrise was beautiful had an amazing time.
This tour worked like clockwork....amazing efficiency, punctuality, humour, wit, fun, adventure, suspense...all rolled into a 4 hour experience of a lifetime!
Captain Michael Schaefer was the perfect host...from picking us up at an unearthly (yawn!) hour of 4.30 AM to driving us to the flight take off point, piloting the balloon ride and finally dropping us back...all with a big smile. I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone who is visiting Dubai.
Thank you to Captain Michael Schaefer and the rest of the team a truly memorable experience for my fiancee and myself!
This was a fantastic experience with stunning views across the desert. Well worth the early morning rise to see the sunrise from the air. One of the best experiences ever!
My first hot air balloon trip and it was wonderful. Although an early pickup at the hotel, driver was on time and van was clean and comfortable. It was fun watching the crew inflate the balloon then lift off was incredibly smooth. We rose smoothly to about one mile high to watch the sun rise over the mountains in Oman. After that the pilot descended to around 200 feet and followed the dunes for most of the trip. It was amazing to see signs of life in the desert although we only saw a few animals. The landing was incredibly smooth and gentle.
What an awesome experience to be 4000ft above the ground!!! The sunrise and desert views were absolutely breathtaking and the ride was smooth and nothing compared to my initial worries of height anxiety. Our pilot, Captain Michael Schaefer, was absolutely amazing...comical, yet professional at all times, with safety as his number one priority. Due to our Dubai Marina residential location, we used our own transportation and took a short taxi ride to Dubai Festival City's Plug-In around 5am, so get a good nights rest!!! We were picked up, along with other adventurers, in their personalized Balloon Adventures minivans and arrived at the balloon take off site after a 30min ride. The weather was beautiful, but don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater for the early morning draft. Also, wear something comfortable that will allow you to jump into the basket without difficulties. Bags, backpacks, pouches, etc...are not allowed onboard due to safety reasons, but a camera is allowed per person, so take lots of photos and videos!!! All personal property will be secured in the Balloon Adventures minivans. As for taking pictures and best views, I personally felt that any of the four corners were great, but your pilot will rotate the basket so everyone gets a fair share of the best views. I would also like to state that upon landing, your basket will most likely be on its side (your back) and we felt comfortable spinning around while inside the basket so our feet was sticking out the other end or opening of the basket to get out easier. At the conclusion of our epic adventure, everyone received a personalized flight certificate, along with photos with Captain Mike, and enjoyed a cool drink after landing. We were even treated to a complimentary "Dune Bashing" extravaganza enroute to the Balloon Adventures minivans. Overall, we had a wonderful and most memorable experience with Balloon Adventures and would like to thank Viator for offering this amazing excursion.