Catch the sunrise over Dubai with a breathtaking hot air balloon flight - one of the best ways to enjoy the desert landscape next to a magic carpet ride. Enjoy a short desert drive in a vintage Land Rover, take delight in a scrumptious breakfast, experience flying with falcons and see an exciting falconry show to complete the experience.
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 platter of fruits, hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar 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.
Fly with Falcons on Every Balloon Ride
The first of its kind! Passengers can enjoy flying with the world's fastest bird while afloat on a hot air balloon one kilometer above the ground. Falcon trainers will be on board every balloon flight to facilitate the experience many years in the making.
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.
4:15~5:15 Pick-up at Select Hotels in Dubai (Tour approx 4 Hours)
Tour Start Time will Vary According to the Sunrise
Drive Out to the Desert (1 hour)
Enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Watch the morning sun rise from the vast desert from your hot-air balloon.
Go to the Camp Site (15 min)
Head to the dedicated camp site on a 1950s vintage 4WD Land Rover (about 5 minutes).
As you land and reach the campsite, feast on a gourmet breakfast which includes caviar, hand-cut smoked salmon, Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit and more!
Falconry Show (20 min)
Have the opportunity to witness a falconry show, get to see these majestic birds fly to collect lures and return to their handlers.
Drop off at Select Hotels in Dubai City * Time varies according to the season
Price & Options
Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests who have had broken bones in any of their limbs within six months of the activity date are not permitted to participate.
Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
No high heels
Please make sure to call the tour operator prior to the tour. The contact information can be found on the voucher. Please mention your hotel name, room number and the name the hotel is booked under for transportation.
Pick-up time will be confirmed the day before the tour. On the night before the participation day, the tour operator will inform you of your exact pick-up time by telephone. Or a message may be left with the hotel reception. If you can not confirm the pick-up time, please be sure to call the organizing company by the day before by telephone.
Since it is necessary to depart according to the time of sunrise, please be on time. The tour operator cannot wait if customer does not arrive at pick up time. Please understand that the bus will depart on time.
There is no bathroom break after being picked up from your hotel. Please use the restroom before you participate in the tour.
Tour start time will be vary depending on the time of sunrise.
Free pick-up and drop-off service is available only in the center of Dubai.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
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