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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

See the desert sunrise from the air on a 1-hour hot air balloon in Dubai. Rise early, travel by air-conditioned minibus to the launch site, and glide over the billowing dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with your pilot. Watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1219 meters) above Earth in a trained demonstration as the sun rises over the Hajar Mountains. Conclude with a gourmet breakfast back on ground.
  • 6-hour Dubai desert hot-air balloon ride. including gourmet breakfast and a falcon display
  • Soar over the desert plains and canyons of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Watch the sun rise over the desert, and see camels and gazelles roaming freely
  • See falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1219 meters)
  • Enjoy a breakfast back on the ground
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Dubai hotels are inlcuded
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 Reserve outside the city.

After a roughly 30-minute drive, arrive at the launch site, and watch as your hot-air balloon is inflated for your flight. Listen to a safety briefing before climbing inside the basket with an experienced pilot at the controls. Each basket holds up to 24 passengers, and there’s plenty of space for you to sightsee as you fly.

As you rise higher, take in views of the sunrise, and hear commentary from your pilot about the geology and wildlife of the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Then enjoy a unique opportunity to watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1219 meters) above the Earth in a trained demonstration.

After a 1-hour flight, you'll be driven to a private desert conservation reserve where you'll have the chance to freshen up at clean, private bathrooms. A gourmet breakfast of delicacies, such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar will be served.

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

Reviews

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, Dec 2018

This was an absolutely amazing experience. Not only do you get a hotel pick-up so you can sleep on your way to the dessert, but you get to watch the balloons being blown up before jumping in and taking off. The sunrise is less amazing than just the views over the dessert and getting to watch the falcon in flight while you're in flight was fairly spectacular. The wind currents played in our favor so we couldn't touch down in the first place we intended, so we were in the air for over an hour. Our pilot was an eccentric character that made the flight as entertaining as the views were spectacular. Would highly recommend if you're even thinking about it.

J
, Oct 2018

Loved the whole trip and the breakfast was lovely! All staff were professional and friendly! Had great weather, but the falcon show wasnt that exciting

r
, Mar 2018

A dope experience. Really enjoyed the balloon and the breakfast was awesome. Guides were fun and entertaining. Coming back for this one again!!!

A
, Feb 2018

I loved it!!! An experience that I would recommend to anyone. Our balloon was for 10 people only so it didn't feel too cramped. I never experienced such silence like being up there and the breakfast was delightful. The whole ritual, riding with those cool cars through the desert was wow!!

c
, Feb 2018

Captain Sanjay is a realy great guy , very profesional , thrustworthy man . It was a real pleasure flying whith him .

D
, Jan 2018

What a great adventure! Our balloon captain, Mr. Sanjay, was experienced and entertaining. Seeing the sun rise over the desert at 4,000 feet, with falcons flying, was a thrill and a half! There were 5 balloons flying the morning of our adventure. Our balloon had an added treat we ended-up with 2 falcons when an additional one from another balloon finished the trip with us. It was so quiet and majestic in the air. And our adventure didn't stop there. Transportation to a location with breakfast was a treat, as well. Very professionally done!! Everyone, from the driver of the pick-up van, to the balloon pilot, to the ground crews, to the breakfast servers, was top-notch!

J
, Dec 2017

Pickup and return was smooth. The driver was friendly and punctual. The balloon ride was a lifetime experience by itself - amazing view of the vast desert. The balloon pilot and the falcon trainer were both in their own aspects. End it off with a sumptous desert dinner.

a
, Dec 2017

We enjoy the Hot Air Balloon as the weather was a bit chill. However, very disappointed with the breakfast since it was mentioned as the Gourmet breakfast but the breakfast was no where near a Gourmet. Consider pretty expensive.

N
, Dec 2017

FAN TAS TIC. Yes it really was that good. A must do experience with a very professional company running the trip.

h
, Dec 2017

If you are afraid of heights, you don't get a sense of height in the balloon. It is calm and serene and you will love the experience. We saw camels racing across the desert, as well as gazelles. Would do it again in a heart beat.


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