Hot Air Ballooning is one of the most romantic things to do in Dubai, and flying in your very own private balloon basket with that special someone is even better. After the romantic Hot Air Balloon ride, enjoy a private gourmet breakfast at an exclusive desert oasis setting and embark on a wildlife drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This experience gives you’re the opportunity to discover the desert from the sky and the land. Whether it’s to celebrate an anniversary, surprise your spouse on honeymoon, a guaranteed ‘YES’ proposal, a once-in-a-lifetime birthday gift or just your next ‘couple goals’ activity, this experience is renowned for becoming one of the best days of your life together!
The excitement starts before sunrise – we promise that the early wakeup call will be worth it! Our driver will collect you in a stylish Range Rover to whisk you out to the balloon take-off site in the desert. The journey is only an approximately 45-minute drive from Dubai.
Arrive at the take-off site in the desert to be welcomed by your personal balloon Pilot. After a quick safety briefing, the Pilot will begin the exciting balloon inflation process. Before you know it, you will be climbing into the balloon basket and waving to the ground crew as your Hot Air Balloon gently starts to float and head up into the sky.
You will be floating on cloud 9 (quite literally) as the Hot Air Balloon glides over the Dubai desert at 4,000ft. Look out for wandering camels and Arabian oryx down below and take in the stunning views of the sunrise over the rolling sand dunes and the Hajar mountains. One of the best things about this private Hot Air Balloon is that the entire experience is your own. This means that you get clear 360-degree panoramic views from the basket and share the intimate experience with your partner. The only other person in the balloon basket will be the Pilot.
It’s easy to see why sunrise is often associated with romance and new experiences when you witness a Hot Air Balloon sunrise. This entire experience is extremely picturesque and the golden hour glow around sunrise time creates perfect photo opportunities. The Arabian sunrise over the Dubai desert is spectacular as the light highlights the sky and casts different hues across the rolling sand dunes. If you are planning to pop that big question or simply remind your partner that you love them, this is the moment! The balloon flight is approximately one hour (depending on the wind).
After landing in the desert, your private Range Rover will collect you for the next part of this romantic experience. An adventure like Hot Air Ballooning wouldn’t be complete without a hearty breakfast – besides you’ll need a bit of quality time to reflect about your Hot Air Balloon ride before heading back to the city. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast of smoked salmon, caviar, cold meats, fruit platter, bread selection and free range eggs including Eggs Benedict.
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Your breakfast is served in a private desert setting prepared especially for you. Set at an exclusive desert oasis in a Royal desert retreat, you’ll get to take in the beauty of the Dubai desert for even longer. Enjoy the charming silence of the desert in the morning in the private desert setting and take in the stunning scenery set amoungst the sand dunes. The privacy makes you feel as though you and your partner are the only two in the world.
After breakfast, embark on a luxury one-hour wildlife drive in a Range Rover through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which is teeming with life. Your Conservation Guide will take you to a remote desert lake which is also a bird sanctuary. Visit a ghaf tree forest and spot native desert wildlife like Arabian oryx and gazelles. The wildlife drive follows set tracks through this pristine part of the Dubai desert.