Frequently asked questions

Why take a Hot Air Balloon ride in Dubai?

Balloon Adventures Dubai has the only truly unique Hot Air Balloon experience in the world. Fly with falcons from the balloon basket as you soar over the Dubai desert.

How much does a Hot Air Balloon ride cost?

With Balloon Adventures Dubai you get so much more than a Hot Air Balloon ride. After your flight with falcons flying from the basket, ride to a traditional Bedouin Camp in a 1950’s Land Rover for a scrumptious gourmet breakfast. All this for only 1195 AED for adults and 1045 AED for children including VAT.

Do you sell Gift Vouchers for the Hot Air Balloon?

Yes, it is the perfect gift for that someone special to give a surprise Hot Air Balloon ride. Order online now and give the gift of flight.

How long does the Hot Air Balloon ride last?

Our Hot Air Balloon Rides average an hour in the air most mornings. After you land we 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 flight to confirm your exact pick-up time.

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:

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

What happens if the weather is bad and the flight is cancelled?

We care about your safety, so we only fly if the weather conditions are ideal. In case we have to cancel the flight due to bad weather, we will rebook you flight to another convenient day or you have the option for a full refund.

What does it mean to fly with falcons?

Balloon Adventures Dubai pioneered a totally new concept in both ballooning and falconry. We trained the world’s fastest animal, the peregrine falcon to fly and return to the Hot Air Balloon. It is spectacular to watch them fly 1km up in the air, soaring with them over the Dubai desert. The process we undertook to make this happen involved a long journey around the world with training by expert balloonists and falconers. The falcons love flying and both them and our passengers are very safe. You can only experience this with Balloon Adventures Dubai – don’t be fooled by advertised ‘falconry’ when it is on the ground!

What if I need to cancel my Hot Air Balloon flight?

You are welcome to cancel your Hot Air Balloon ride up to 48 hours before the flight. If it is less than 48 hours before the flight or you do not show up on the day we cannot offer a refund as we reserved those spots for you and it would mean others miss out.

When do you fly the Hot Air Balloons?

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.

Where does the Hot Air Balloon land?

The Hot Air Balloon flies with the wind, which determines direction and distance, so the experience and views differ from flight to flight.

What should we wear?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, but in the winter months wear something warm as it is cold in the desert before the sun rises. As you need to climb in and out of the balloon basket, wearing a skirt or dress can get in the way. Although we know you want to look stylish for all those selfies, please don’t wear your high-heeled shoes. Trainers are normally the best. A hat and sunglasses are also a good idea for when the sun is up.

Is there anyone who can’t take a Hot Air Balloon Ride?

Although ballooning is very safe, there are a few passengers that unfortunately won’t be able to join us:
– Ladies more than 3 months pregnant
– Children younger than 5 years old
– 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

I’m a fussy eater, what is for breakfast?

We like to go all out and spoil our guests as much as we can…. Our breakfast is definitely proof of this. We don’t just grab a few stale sandwiches from the local service station but have our on-site chefs cook up a storm. Feast on caviar, hand cut smoked salmon, Eggs Benedict, Egg Florentine, cold cuts, fresh fruit and more. It is a big spread but please tell us if you have any specific requirements, so we can make sure you are looked after.