What To Expect
Catch the rising sun at 4,000 feet on an airborne adventure, viewing the vast expanse of golden sand dunes from the comfort of a gentle hot air balloon ride. See roaming camels, galloping gazelles and the mighty Arabian Oryx in their natural habitat. Take in the cool and serene early morning air - the best time for ballooning - and marvel at the seemingly endless ocean of sand, with the rare oasis here and there, against the backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains.
Upon landing, experience a ride on vintage open top 1950s Land Rovers which will take you to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve where gourmet breakfast will be served. Feast on a spread of scrumptious delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar, fruit platter and more.
Lastly, witness an impressive falconry show and watch transfixed as they fly to collect lures and return to their gloved handlers. Admire the birds' natural agility and power and have a go at swinging a lure and flying your own falcon from your hand.
It is the perfect thing to do in Dubai to experience the desert from above and below.
Pick-up and drop-off at city-center hotels in Dubai*
1-hour balloon ride
Vintage Land Rover desert drive
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
No refund will be provided in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a tour due to weather condition or mechanical failure.
All flights are weather permitting. In case the tour is not able to commence due to severe weather condition, full refund or alternate booking date will be offered.
Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve requirements.
The balloon ride takes off from designated take-off site in the desert of Dubai - Al Ain Road in the area of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. It is about a 35-minute drive from the Burj Khalifa. The balloon flies with the wind, which determines direction and distance, so the views differ from flight to flight.
Please wear comfortable clothing since you will be climbing in and out of the basket.
The actual flight is approximately one hour. Please allow about 4 to 6 hours for the tour.
We are unable to accommodate pregnant women (more than 3 months), children under 5 years old and passengers who: have had major surgery in the last 6 months, have had a broken leg/arm in the last 6 months and guests who suffer from chronic back or neck pain or injuries.
Please notify us upon booking if you require special dietary arrangements. This tour caters to vegetarians and clients on gluten free diets.
Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the tour vehicles.
There are no balloon flights operating during the hot summer season (June to September).
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.