Experience a World First – Fly with the World’s Fastest Animal, the Peregrine Falcon, from the Hot Air Balloon Basket!
Enjoy a Gourmet Breakfast with Hand-cut Smoked Salmon, Caviar, Cold Meats, Eggs Benedict, Fresh Fruit and More!
After Your Hot Air Balloon Ride, Drive in a Vintage 1950’s Land Rover to a Luxury Desert Bedouin Camp.
What is the most exhilarating, yet tranquil and romantic thing to do in Dubai? We think it’s a Hot Air Balloon ride over the Dubai desert. At Balloon Adventures Dubai, we make it our business to exceed your expectations and offer one of the most unique Hot Air Balloon ride in the world. So what’s so unique about our Hot Air Balloon rides you ask? A few world-firsts and a lot of experience!
We don’t mean to brag, but Balloon Adventures Dubai pioneered ballooning in the Emirates, charting the desert and offering balloon flights since 2005. That’s 13 years of flying over the Dubai desert, so naturally, we know it better than anyone! All of our Hot Air Balloon Pilots are European qualified and are some of the most experienced in the world. Not only does this mean you are in very safe hands, they are also happy to impart their knowledge (possibly show off a bit) and share a few interesting facts about the Dubai desert as you fly over.
The truly unique thing about flying with Balloon Adventures is you get to experience a world-first phenomenon. Imagine soaring above the Dubai desert with Peregrine falcons – the world’s fastest animal! Experience these magnificent creatures in full flight as you get uninterrupted 360-degree views from the Hot Air Balloon, over a kilometer above the desert. Flying around a Hot Air Balloon is the most spectacular falcon show on Earth (or at least above it!). How do we know the falcon will come back? Six months of innovative and intensive training and a very interesting journey from the Highlands of Scotland, via Umbria in Italy on their way to Dubai. Watch the video of how it was possible: Flying with falcons.
So now on to the best bit where we use amazingly long, descriptive words to try and communicate the magic of the Hot Air Balloon ride. It won’t quite do it justice, that’s why it’s on the bucket list of most people. It really is something you have to experience to believe and we’re pretty sure it is one of the best things to do in Dubai, and possibly the world!
The excitement starts in the morning when we bring you to the take-off site where the largest Hot Air Balloons in the world are being inflated, glowing in the predawn darkness. One of the best sensations is when you start to rise and enjoy the amazing feeling of floating as we ascend to over a kilometer above the Earth (that’s 4,000ft to the metrically challenged).
During the flight, our falcons fly against the incredible backdrop of the Dubai desert. As the sun rises over the Hajar mountains, your jaw will drop and even the hardest, toughest guys will feel all misty and emotional at the sheer beauty. We may have to issue a warning on whom you should take with you, as it’s very romantic. You may start cuddling up to your mother-in-law if she’s within arms reach!
Every airborne adventure on a Hot Air Balloon is different, but there are always plenty of “National Geographic” photo opportunities. Our skillful Pilots will first fly high for a spectacular vista and then come back down for what we like to call a magic carpet ride (after all, we are in Arabia!).
You can spot roaming camels, herds of gazelles running across the pristine sand dunes and maybe even the mighty Arabian Oryx in their natural habitat. The one thing we do know, you can’t take a bad photo from the Hot Air Balloon so your Social Media profiles will flourish!
Your adventure doesn’t stop once you land as we take you to an authentic Bedouin camp. You will experience a ride in historic open top 1950’s Land Rovers, to an authentic Bedouin camp where you will have the chance to freshen up at clean, private bathrooms. Feast on an awesome breakfast that includes caviar, smoked salmon, Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit and so much more! There are also very nice (and clever) t-shirts available as souvenirs at the camp if you want to show off your experience.
I know we have to say it, but everyone who flies with us tells us it’s a must-do activity in Dubai!
- Wear comfortable loose clothing for climbing in and out of the basket. In the winter months, it’s advisable to bring a jacket. A cap or hat is also a good idea!
- Please wait for us in the Hotel Lobby (not your room) at the pre-arranged time.
- The actual balloon flight time is approximately one hour and breakfast is served afterwards. Weather permitting, we fly 7-days-a-week from September until the end of May.