Hot Air Balloon Rides over the Dubai Desert

With the World’s Most Experienced Balloon Pilots

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Why Fly with Us

Having flown in UAE since 2005, Balloon Adventures Emirates is one of the world’s most experienced hot air balloon companies with operations in the UAE and in Europe. A world leader in flying passenger balloons with a world record to match!
Enjoy the Dubai desert in an experience that is unforgettable. Enjoy a magic carpet ride over a desert conservation reserve with endless ocean of sand dunes and emerald green oases. Spot native Arabian animals such as oryx, gazelles and wandering camels in their natural habitat.
Hot air ballooning is the oldest form of flying and has been enjoyed since the 1700s. Although called an adventure sport it is very safe and enjoyable experience for people of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why take a Balloon Flight over the Dubai Desert?
A. You will be flying with the world’s most experienced team. It is an unforgettable tour of Dubai that everyone must experience in their lifetime.
Q. How much does a balloon flight cost?
A. Your hot air balloon ride over the Dubai desert is 995 AED for adults and 850AED for children.  For a balloon ride followed by an amazing gourmet breakfast in the desert is 1295 AED for adults and 1050 AED for children.
Q. Do you sell gift vouchers?
A. Yes, it is the perfect gift for that someone special to give a surprise balloon flight. For full details of our balloon ride gift vouchers and gift packs read our gift vouchers page.
Q. When do you fly the balloons?

A. We take off to meet the sun as it rises over the Arabian desert and fills the sky with light. The early morning provides the best flying conditions. The cool and serene ambience enhances the breathtaking views and incredible desert landscapes.

The actual balloon flight time is approximately one hour. Weather permitting, we fly 7-days-a-week from September until the end of May.

Q. How long does the balloon ride last?
A. Our flights over the Dubai desert average an hour in the air most mornings. Depending if you stay for breakfast the whole tour lasts around 4-6 hours. We shall call you between 6pm-8.30pm, the evening before your fight to confirm your exact pick-up time.
Q. Where and at what time do we meet?
A. Our flights over the Dubai desert average an hour in the air most mornings. Depending if you stay for breakfast the whole tour lasts around 4-6 hours. We shall call you between 6pm-8.30pm, the evening before your fight to confirm your exact pick-up time.
Q. What happens if the weather is bad and the flight is cancelled?
A. For your safety, all flights are weather permitting. In case of cancellation by Balloon Adventures Emirates due to weather we will book another convenient time or they may receive a full refund upon request.
Q. What if I need to cancel my balloon flight?
A. Cancellations are allowed no later than 14 days prior to the flight. Any cancellation made less than 14 days before the flight or no-shows will be charged in full.
Q. Where does the balloon take off from?
A. Your balloon ride takes off from our designated take off site in the desert off from Dubai – Al Ain Road in the area of The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. It is about 35 minutes drive from the Burj Khalifa. We take off next to and often fly over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to many indigenous species like Oryx and Gazelles.
Q. Where does the balloon land?
A. The balloon flies with the wind, which determines direction and distance, so the views differ from flight to flight.
Q. What should we wear?
A. Wear comfortable loose clothing. In the winter months, it is advisable to carry a light jacket or cardigan. As you will have to climb in and out of the basket, wearing a skirt or a long dress can get in the way. A sun hat or cap is also a good idea. Avoid high-heeled shoes. Trainers are ideal.
Q. Can everyone take a Balloon Ride?

A. Although ballooning is very safe, there are a few passengers we are unable to fly:
– Ladies more than 3 months pregnant
– Children less than 6 years of age
– Anyone that has had major surgery in the last 6 months
– Anyone that has had a broken leg/arm in the last 6 months
– Anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries