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The day started perfectly with driver came to fetch from our suite punctually at 4.20am. Journey to the location took about 45minutes and since it is still dark there is nothing much to see on the road, we took the opportunity for a nap. Once we reached the destination, safety briefing was done by the comical hot air balloon pilot, Michael Schaefer. Note, wear comfortable pants and shoes since there will be a need to "jump into" the basket. The height of the basket is slightly an inch higher of my waist level (I stands at 1.58m tall!). Nevertheless, an hour's flight feels so short since not only were we entertained by the hilarious pilot, but also being welcomed by the beautiful sunrise. We were back in our suite by 9am before we knew it, and will be definitely be coming back if we visit Dubai again! :)
The day started perfectly with driver came to fetch us punctually at 4.15am. Journey to the location took about 45minutes. Once we reached, safety briefing was done by the comical balloon pilot Michael Schaefer and the flight begins! Note, please wear comfortable pants as you need to cross into the basket which is about the height of my waist (I stands at 1.58m tall). Michael was hilarious and entertaining, we had so much fun that an hour's flight feels so short! We are back in our suites before 9am; definitely will be coming back for more flights if I visit Dubai again :)
The Hot Air Ballon flight was amazing. A car picked us up at 4 o'clock in the morning and drove us out in the desert. The staff prepared the balloon for our ride. After taking off the light and colours were changing gradually while the sun was going up. The guide was informative and funny. Would love to do a hot air balloon ride again.
A must try! Enjoyed every minute. The excitement builds up till the landing!
This should be on your bucket list! I have always wanted to fly on a hot air balloon. This was an incredible experience! They pick you up at your hotel, take you to the site, fly you around in complete safety and take you home. Notables: this is the largest hot air balloon in the world! It has been used to set, and is itself a world record. The service is excellent and the staff extremely knowledgeable. My Hungarian pilot, Atilla was a riot and made me feel safe and informed. The views of the emirate desert from a hot air balloon is something you'll dine on for months. Go for it...now!
Captain Atttila is a Excellent Pilot , was very good. i will fly again.
Gerardo, and Maritza Puerto Rico
I am so happy that we took this hot air balloon ride. For me, it was a once in a lifetime experience. Everything went as scheduled, we were picked up from our hotel right on time and we were contacted the evening before by the tour company to confirm. Please be aware that there is some degree of physical strength needed to climb into the basket using notches in the side of the basket which I wasn't aware of but could be problematic for some folks who are older or have physical limitations.
It was an excellent experience and I am so glad that my daughter and I shared it together. I highly recommend this trip.
Captain Mike was a great pilot and gave use all a wonderful flight remember to take a coat as a little cool in the morning .
The pilot was excellent very friendly. We saw a farm, few animals, the sunrise was gorgeous.
The pickup was on time
it was absolutely fun.
our tour guide was really friendly and informative.
desert safari is a must do in Dubai
I never sit in an Air Ballon before.
Nice to see how it works.
Felt save the whole time.
Wind situation at landing was tough, but we had a very experienced pilot.
So, no problem.
dunes, the impressive sunrise, camels, a small village, a green oasis, some desert critters, a farm, some farmers who cultivate land.
It was a great time.
You have to get up early for this one, 4:30 - 5:00am.... certainly worth it though ! Watching the sunrise from over a 1000 feet in the air is something special. The pilot was really charming and great at making everyone feel secure and in good spirits considering the early start ! Highly recommended.