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  • Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

    1. Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

    Your balloon adventure starts out with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to begin a 4-hour adventure! You’ll float above the Arabian Desert for about an hour in the rising morning sun. In addition to seeing giant red sand dunes you’ll be on the lookout for camels, wild gazelles, vivid green oases, date farms, and the ever-changing shadows on the desert landscape. Keep an eye out for the mighty Arabian oryx in their natural habitat. Once you have landed, drive to a private desert conservation reserve and freshen up in the clean, private bathrooms. Get the opportunity to take a photo with a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon, a fruit platter, and more.  After the end of this magical ride you’ll be transferred back to the city and dropped off at your hotel.

    Despite corona and Ramadan everything went smoothly - from booking to the end. Especially, for the first time it is a must see, flying over the desert with beautiful view of the sunrise. Pickup on time in air conditioning bus. Also the drop on the way back went good. Balkon Ride as expected last for one hour. Afterwards nice ride with a safari jeep to the camp. Camp made delicious buffet, with opportunities to take Picture with falcons and riding camels. However the time at the camp were too short: only one hour. All in all nice experience especially for the first time. Thus 5 stars

  • Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

    2. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

    Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up, take photos with a falcon, and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Finally, be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

    It was a great experience overall. All the guides were professional and helpful. It was truly a dream come true and all thanks to this tour I have amazing memories to take with me.

  • Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, Quad Biking, and More

    3. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, Quad Biking, and More

    Your desert adventure begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for a refreshment and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your takeoff location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to Margham Desert to freshen up and have your photo taken with a falcon. Next up, you’ll have a safety talk before experiencing the thrill of quad biking over the desert dunes and enjoying a camel ride. On the safari, your guide will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle over towering sand dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. At ...

Dubai hot air balloon tours: Everything you need to know

You probably know that Dubai, one of the world’s most luxurious and futuristic destinations, is often described as the fastest-growing city on the globe. However, you may not be aware that outside of urban landscapes, Dubai has yet more to offer. Take a break from the city with a hot air balloon tour of Dubai. Enjoy the spectacular experience of drifting over the desert. Watch a falconry show. Indulge in a gourmet breakfast. Take a safari through a desert reserve.

What should you expect on a hot air balloon tour of Dubai?

Welcome onboard and enjoy the ride! Float over the Arabian desert at 4,000 feet in a hot air balloon. Take a deep breath and experience a unique balloon flight.

Catch a glimpse of a great variety of scenery and wildlife, including oases, gazelles, camels, and the Arabian oryx. Glide over the Dubai desert and catch the sunrise. The possibilities are endless, and you’ll get to witness for yourself the vast expanse of sand dunes stretching out below.

An experienced pilot will safely guide you through the desert with the aid of the wind. There’s no telling where exactly you’ll end up around these areas, so relax and enjoy the adventure!

You may be carried to a nearby reserve—the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve—where you'll have the opportunity to see more wildlife.

What are the perks of hot air balloon tours in Dubai?

The instructors speak English, so you don't have to worry about communication barriers. They're also usually locals, so you can confidently ask for advice or tips about Dubai.And here’s an added bonus! Some tours include breakfast or brunch, so you won't need to bring snacks.

Sometimes you’ll have the option to take home a personal souvenir from the flight: a certificate to confirm you made the flight! But don’t worry, your guide will keep you safe and sound for the duration of the trip. And they will be happy to answer any questions you have, in case you’re feeling anxious.

How long are more hot air balloon tours in Dubai?

Most tours are six hours total, with a start time of 4:30 a.m.—plenty of time to catch the sunrise! The hot air balloon Dubai flight itself lasts for one hour.

There are other options for balloon tours in the Dubai area, including tours with city views through Gray Line Emirates.

Good things to know and tips for hot air balloon tours in Dubai

Note the following points before booking to ensure that you are well prepared.

  • You may wish to bring sunglasses, a hat, and any other relevant clothing, as well as sunscreen, since you may be soaring the skies under direct sunlight.
  • If you’re staying in an urban area in Dubai, there's more great news: pick-up from your hotel and drop-off after the tour might be included. This tends not to include transfers outside of the urban areas of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain.
  • When booking, don’t forget to list your hotel name and room number. The tour supplier will contact you to reconfirm the estimated start time of 4:30 a.m. Once you’ve gotten all the details sorted out, be on time so that you get as much time as possible onboard!
  • You’ll also need comfy shoes and clothing, mainly for when you climb into the basket of the hot air balloon.
  • Tours may not be suitable for pregnant women or wheelchair users. In addition, anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain, as well as those with recent injuries or surgeries. You’ll be standing during the flight, so these tours are preferable for those who are content with standing for an hour or more. In addition, some tours are not suitable for young children, but others are more child-friendly, so you can bring your little one along!
  • As the balloon flies with the wind, which guides its direction and distance, views may differ from flight to flight. Visibility will depend on weather conditions that day.
  • Access to restrooms is limited during the tour, so be sure to find the right balance between staying hydrated and drinking too much!
  • Finally, the tour operator will try their best to have your balloon in the air in time to see the sunrise, but this isn't guaranteed.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 174 reviews

Despite corona and Ramadan everything went smoothly - from booking to the end. Especially, for the first time it is a must see, flying over the desert with beautiful view of the sunrise. Pickup on time in air conditioning bus. Also the drop on the way back went good. Balkon Ride as expected last for one hour. Afterwards nice ride with a safari jeep to the camp. Camp made delicious buffet, with opportunities to take Picture with falcons and riding camels. However the time at the camp were too short: only one hour. All in all nice experience especially for the first time. Thus 5 stars

It was unforgettable! Gorgeous bird's-eye views! Camels, giraffes, gazelles, succulent plantations, everything is very beautiful! Thank you very much for your company! Special thanks to Ali for his professionalism! The car trip was easy and unnoticeable. The flight was great, very beautiful falcon and camels! We got high-calorie and vivid photos. Breakfast was delicious. I wish your company prosperity and bright moments!

It was a great experience overall. All the guides were professional and helpful. It was truly a dream come true and all thanks to this tour I have amazing memories to take with me.

Very nice experience ! Mustafa (our driver) is one of a kind ! Really nice person, very good service. This is a must do experience here in Dubai. Highly recommended!

Absolutely amazing was so nice to see the sun rise would recommend to any1