HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES IN DUBAI
BALLOON ADVENTURES DUBAI IS THE MOST UNIQUE WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE DUBAI DESERT
Balloon Adventures Dubai provides unforgettable and luxurious hot air balloon rides over the Dubai desert. The pristine Dubai desert is a unique landscape for hot air ballooning. As the longest operating balloon company in the UAE, we are the experts in flying in Dubai and ensure that your once-in-a-lifetime experience is spectacular. Since 2005 we have flown over 120,000 guests, developed world-first safety measures, invented a falconry twist to ballooning and built a team of the balloon industry’s most experienced pilots.
Float at 4,000ft in a Hot Air Balloon over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Witness the Arabian sunrise over the Dubai desert and the backdrop of the Hajar mountains. Take in the spectacular views of the desert as the dunes transform into different shades from the sunlight. At 4,000ft the vastness of the desert is truly mesmerizing. Experience what it’s like to gently float above the clouds and get 360-degree views of the Dubai desert with the best photo opportunities guaranteed. Despite that most people perceive hot air ballooning to be an adrenaline rush, it is actually quite tranquil and peaceful; it is the perfect combo of serenity and adventure.
Learn about the Desert Conservation Reserve and spot native wildlife
Not just anyone can say that they have spotted wildlife in the desert from a hot air balloon. Although the hot air balloon experience in itself is spectacular, we want your travel stories and photos to be the best. As the only hot air balloon company allowed to land in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, our common flight path is over this pristine part of the desert. Our balloon pilots like to ‘ride the magic carpet’ (ballooning terminology) and fly lower over the dunes to give you the best views of the desert. Spot native wildlife like Arabian oryx and gazelles from a unique perspective without disrupting their natural habitat. Our pilots are multi-talented and along with flying the balloon they will also share interesting facts and fascinating anecdotes about Bedouin culture, the Dubai’s desert wildlife and plants during the flight.
Witness the world’s only in-flight falcon show
As Dubai’s most popular hot air balloon company, it only seemed fitting that we would add a cultural twist to ballooning. We don’t like doing things half heartedly so we invented a world-first and innovatively combined falconry with ballooning. We professionally trained falcons in Europe to fly from hot air balloons to bring you the most unique falcon show in history. Witness an incredible falconry from the sky demonstration at 4,000ft and watch in awe as these regal birds of prey demonstrate their speed and agility by swooping below, above and around the hot air balloons.
Go on a desert drive in vintage Land Rovers
After the hot air balloon ride hop into a vintage Land Rover and enjoy a drive in the desert to breakfast. The collection of 24 Series I and II Land Rovers is the largest fleet of active museum quality vintage Land Rovers in the world. In the 1950s these vehicles were introduced to the Dubai desert as the first motorised form of transport. They play a vital role in Emirati heritage and are icons of the Dubai desert. Quite possibly the most photographed cars in the Dubai desert, these Land Rovers are extremely picturesque and offer a fun drive through the desert.
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast spread of smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, caviar and more
An adventure like hot air ballooning certainly builds up an appetite. To maintain the high standard of this quality experience, we prepare a gourmet breakfast feast for you to enjoy after the hot air balloon ride. The buffet includes a selection of eggs and cold meats, smoked salmon, caviar, halloumi cheese, fruit platters, a selection of bread and more. Hot and cold beverages are also available. We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
Relax in a beautiful desert setting inside the grounds of a Royal desert retreat.
Instead of rushing back to the city after the hot air balloon ride, reflect on the unforgettable experience in a unique desert setting. Breakfast is served in this beautiful venue on Royal grounds. Relax in the majlis area in the desert or enjoy your breakfast at the wooden dining area in the desert. This venue is an authentic heritage Bedouin camp and built traditionally so you also get a glimpse into Bedouin culture.
Experience a short camel ride in the desert
Before motorised vehicles, camels were the primary mode of transport in the desert. The camel is a strong part of Emirati culture and no trip to Dubai is complete without riding one in the desert. After breakfast enjoy an optional camel ride around the camp in the desert. Discover why camels are also known as the ships of the desert because of the graceful wave-like motion of their stride. Feel like Lawrence of Arabia as you traverse the desert like a nomadic Bedouin on camel back.
Includes Dubai Hotel pick up and drop off
We pick you up from your hotel in Dubai in the morning of the hot air balloon flight. The exact pick up time is determined by the sunrise time and will be confirmed the day before between 6:00 PM -7:30 PM. The balloon take-off site is only about a 45-minute drive from the city. After the experience we return to Dubai and drop you off at your hotel. If you are a Dubai resident, we can pick you up from the nearest hotel or meet you at the Dubai Outlet Mall.
Wi-Fi and GoPro camera installed on every hot air balloon
We have onboard Wi-Fi installed on every balloon basket that you can connect to. This hot air balloon experience is extremely photogenic and even though you will be able to take your own incredible photos, we have installed GoPro cameras which film every flight. At the end of the balloon flight you will get the opportunity to purchase a recording of your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
MORE THAN A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Hot air ballooning with Balloon Adventures Dubai is truly unique. Not only do you get to float over the Dubai desert at 4,000ft, but you also get to witness the world’s first in-flight falcon show and traverse the desert in museum-quality vintage Land Rovers. The gourmet breakfast buffet is served in an authentic desert setting in a Royal desert retreat and the experience includes pick up and drop off from Dubai hotels. All hot air balloon baskets are equipped with GoPros so that you can hold on to the memory for years to come.
More than just a Hot Air Balloon ride, float over the pristine Dubai desert, world first falconry show and a gourmet breakfast at a stunning desert
DAYS OF OPERATION
Daily : 1st September – 31st May
Half Day : Mornings
PRICE PER PERSON
Adult : AED 1,250 | Child : AED 1,100
Make your hot air balloon experience more exclusive with our smaller private hot air balloon. Includes private luxury Ranger Rover and gourmet breakfast is served in a secluded desert setting.
Experience Dubai’s most awarded desert safari in vintage Land Rover, stay the night in the desert and wake up close to Hot Air Balloon take off point
DAYS OF OPERATION
Daily : 1st Oct – 15th May
Half Day : Overnight
PRICE PER PERSON
Adult : AED 2,100 | Child : AED 1,750