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Hot Air Balloon Rides over Dubai

With the world’s most experienced hot air balloon company

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Meet the most experienced team in the world

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 a magic carpet ride over a desert conservation reserve with endless ocean of sand dunes and emerald green oases. Witness a world first falcon show from 3000ft in the air as you fly with the world’s fastest animals. Spot native Arabian animals such as oryx, gazelles and wandering camels in their natural habitat.

Balloon Adventures has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and has achieved this for three years in a row. It is proof of our total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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 with a ride to a traditional Bedouin Camp in a 1950’s Land Rover for a scrumptious gourmet breakfast and falconry demonstration is 1195 AED for adults and 1045 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. Order online now.

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.Afterwards we will drive you to a Bedouin camp with a ride in a 1950s vintage Land Rover to enjoy a gourmet 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?


The start time varies depending on the sunrise.

Hotel pickups:

We will call you the evening before your flight to confirm a time. If you stay in a hotel, please contact us immediately upon check in to confirm your hotel and room details.

Residence of Dubai:

SMS will be sent to your mobile for meeting time at our meeting point at Dubai Outlet Mall Car Park Main Entrance.

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 48 hours prior to the flight. Any cancellation made less than 48 hours 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 5 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