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Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

1. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea. 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

2. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Begin by enjoying a complimentary pre-flight coffee and tea before hopping aboard a hot air balloon with an experienced English-speaking guide. From above, witness Dubai’s city skyline and the endless desert, the Hajar Mountains, and bright green oases. Spot 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 drop-off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

3. 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: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

4. 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.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Breakfast

5. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Breakfast

Satisfy your appetite for adventure with a sunrise hot air balloon experience in Dubai. Upon landing, get a flight certificate and photos. Then, visit a desert heritage camp and be shown around the sand dunes by a licensed safari driver. Tickle your taste buds with a gourmet breakfast. After a hotel pickup, reach the take-off site to meet your pilot for a safety briefing. Once the balloon is fully inflated, hop on board to soar over the Arabian Desert's pristine red dunes. Soak in breathtaking views of the sunrise and take photos of camels, Arabian oryx, and gazelles from up above. Receive your certificate of flight attendance before continuing your adventure with a drive on a limited-edition Land Cruiser through the Dubai desert. Be led to an authentic handmade heritage camp nestled in a royal Arabian Desert retreat. Bring the desert excursion to a fitting end with a delicious gourmet breakfast. If you wish to ride on a desert ship, a short camel ride will always be available. After a memorable desert adventure, return to your accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with ATV, Camel Ride & Breakfast

6. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with ATV, Camel Ride & Breakfast

Fly over the Dubai desert at 4,000 feet above the ground on a hot air balloon. Then, get ready for a short drive through the dunes in a vintage Land Rover towards a royal desert retreat. Once there, taste a gourmet breakfast and experience the desert in the most original way, on camelback.  Climb into the basket and before you know it, you will begin to peacefully float off the ground and ascend into the sky. All hot air balloon baskets are equipped with GoPros so that you can hold on to the memory for years to come. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Arabian sun behind the Hajar Mountains over the desert dunes. Try to spot from above the Arabian oryx, gazelles, or wandering camels in the sand dunes. Continue your adventure exploring the desert in museum-quality limited-edition Land Cruisers. Then, treat yourself to a gourmet breakfast served on a royal desert retreat. Before heading back to the city, explore the camp or relax in the majlis, their traditional sitting places.

Dubai: Private Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

7. 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.

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

Amazing experience all together .. It was my first ride and it just felt great to fly .. all seemed experienced and well trained,had a wonderful landing and at no point felt uncomfortable.. The package was well planned. Got to ride Camel,horse and to hold Falcon.. On time pick up and all arrangements were well done.. Just one thing which I felt missing was briefing at every stage but towards the end had that connect and they briefed when we got to the camp. Breakfast was okie,people were very welcoming and kind.. Also got the Go pro video at extra cost but it was worth it to carry a memory of the flight☺️ Overall wonderful experience..

Excellent value for money, the staff were attentive and made an effort to personalise your experience. The hot air balloon was fun and safe, any apprehension was removed upon talking to the pilot. 10/10 activity.

Great experience. Its a must do adventure. You would never forget this experience. It was breathtaking and the views was just something you have to see for your self . Going up and coming down was the most fun .

The flight itself of course! Value for money, kind staff, experienced Captain and no fuss package. It delivered on all fronts. Punctuality of pick up. We felt very safe all along.

Amazing experience, super professional and trained staff, super safe flight. Too beautiful in the morning!