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Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

1. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

Your hot-air balloon ride begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from the hotel. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to the Margham desert. Stop and have a warm cup of coffee or tea once you arrive. Drive through the Dubai desert to your take-off location. Snap some pictures as the balloon inflates in the desert. Float above the Arabian desert and witness the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground. Fly with falcon and experience breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and try to spot some native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

2. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

Feel the thrill of seeing the sun rise over the Dubai desert as you soar at an altitude of 4000-feet during this hot air balloon tour from Dubai. Wake up with a hot morning coffee or tea before your flight.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of taking off. Admire sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and the distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. After landing, travel to an authentic Bedouin camp to fill up with a delicious breakfast. Feel the thrill of a desert camel ride. Capture pictures with a magnificent falcon to share with friends and family back home. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

3. Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea before experiencing picturesque views of sweeping sand dunes and stunning mountains. Spot wildlife roaming below you like oryx and sand gazelles. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of lifting off. Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

4. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride. 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, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

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

Marvel at views of the Arabian Desert from above with a thrilling hot air balloon flight tour from Dubai. Transfer from your hotel to the landing site and catch the sunrise over the sand. Meet a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a gourmet breakfast. Begin your balloon adventure with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to begin the 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.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

6. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Take in the breathtaking views of the Arabian Desert and Dubai skyline from 4,000 feet and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and making your way to the departure site. Be greeted with a pre-flight coffee and tea before hopping aboard a hot air balloon with an experienced guide. Ascend up to 4,000 feet and witness Dubai’s glittering skyline, the Hajar Mountains, and bright green oases across the vast Arabian Desert. Capture incredible photos as you drift above the world. As you glide, look out for the Arabian Oryx, gazelles, and wandering camels in their natural habitat as the sun rises over the Arabian Desert. Once back on the ground, enjoy a return transfer back to your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

7. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

Have an action-packed day in Dubai, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Admire the sunrise, and see the desert at the crack of dawn. Jump in the back of the SUV car, sit back as your driver rides through the sand and enjoy this adrenaline-pumping activity that will wake up all your senses. Enjoy a desert adventure that begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for refreshments and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red 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. Watch an in-flight falcon show and admire 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 dunes deep into the heart of the desert. Enjoy an authentic Arabic-style breakfast at your destination before being dropped off at your hotel.

Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

8. Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Get unparalleled views of the Dubai sunrise on this private hot air balloon ride. Whether with a partner or in a group, this thrilling flight is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. The experience also includes an in-flight falcon show, a desert camel ride, and a post-flight breakfast. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dubai City and taken to a desert location for your private hot air balloon ride. On your flight, you'll watch a beautiful sunrise from 4000 feet. Spot desert wildlife and admire the landscape from an unrivaled perspective. To add to the amazement, watch an impressive in-flight falcon show organized just for your group. The excitement continues after landing, with a camel ride awaiting you post-flight. You’ll then enjoy a specially prepared buffet breakfast to top off the experience.  This activity can be personalized to your wishes, with celebratory add-ons like birthday cakes, flowers, and a red carpet balloon boarding all available upon request. Special proceedings are also available for marriage proposal flights.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with In-Flight Falcon Show

9. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with In-Flight Falcon Show

Enjoy and explore the iconic Dubai desert as you float gently in our hot air balloon. All our balloon rides start just before sunrise and this package is truly for the ballooning enthusiasts. Therefore, you need to wake up before dawn and take an early morning drive to catch a glimpse of the natural beauty all around you. Begin the adventure by experiencing the hot air balloon inflation, a quick pre-flight briefing and then board the basket to glide all across the vast expanse of the Dubai desert.

Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

10. Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains on this sunrise hot air balloon ride from Dubai. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai in a private vehicle. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of lifting off. Watch a stunning sunrise over the vast sand dunes of the Dubai desert. Feel the thrill of spotting animals like camels as you fly through the sky. Get a unique view of the desert and mountains as you reach at an altitude of 4000-feet. Capture pictures to share with your friends and family back home. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour.

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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

The whole family had such an extraordinary experience. From the driver to the pilot to the hosts at the camp, everyone was welcoming and made sure that we are comfortable and had fun. There was a drone show, of course the balloon ride for an hour, a trip to a camp , a delicious open buffet breakfast, camel ride and falcon encounter. It was an amazing trip for all ages from 9 to 45. Worth every penny. I would highly recommend and would go again.

Really nice experience my daughter and I love it. They have professional people doing the activity. Easy to book through the app. They always keep in touch with you for wherever you need.

This is must it is an amazing experience… great company special experience captain of the flight was fabulous

Take off and landing was very smooth. Great Captain Bashir!!

Beautiful view and the pickup driver Mehdi was excellent!