Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

From US$ 300 per person

Enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon after a morning drive across the Dubai desert

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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English, Arabic
Pickup included
Please be waiting in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a hot air balloon
  • Experience the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground
  • See the wildlife and float over the dunes
  • Enjoy the in flight falcon show
Full description
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.
  • Pick up and drop-off from any hotel/ residence/ location within Dubai city
  • 45-60 minutes balloon ride depending on weather condition
  • Tea/coffee at the take-off location
  • In flight Falcon show
  • Flying experience certificate (E Certificate)
  • Video of the ride (available for 200 AED)
  • Private vehicle within Dubai (available to purchase)
  • Pick up from other Emirates, Bab Al Shams, or Jebel Ali (available for an extra charge)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People over 80 years
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Bags
  • Baby carriages
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please be at your pickup location 5 minutes prior to the specified pickup time
  • Pickup and drop-off from any hotel within central Dubai (does not include Jabel Ali and Bab Al Shams)
  • The balloon ride has 16-24 passengers
  • Car transfers occur in groups unless a private transfer is requested
  • Please make sure to pay careful attention to the pilot's instructions
  • When travelling with children, please ensure they remain under parental supervision at all times
  • Please wear suitable clothes (e.g. warm clothes during winter) as bags are not permitted on board the balloon
  • It's mandatory for all the passengers to submit a copy of their government issued ID
  • All passengers must sign a self-declaration/indemnity form before takeoff
  • The flight duration is 40-70-minutes balloon ride depending on weather and ATC permission
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Seamless interaction, from making the booking, having local contact and getting the pick-up. Very friendly reception by all members of the team. Splendid experience on the balloon, beautiful scenery lifting off in sunrise and smooth drive close to the border of Oman. I am happy I finally made it, was my plan for long. All on the job made me feel safe and in good hands all the time!

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December 12, 2022

It was a very good tour! I felt a lot of safety from the pilot! In my opinion, they could go up a little earlier, to see the day dawning from up there! Background music would be nice too! The GoPro video (optional) to buy is very expensive ! But it was excellent, I recommend it! The views are beautiful from the top!

November 29, 2022

It was an unforgettable experience!! Hot air balloon ride over the desert at sunrise, just great! The employees were all very experienced and incredibly nice! Everyone spoke English very well, all our questions were answered very nicely and many details were explained. The falcon flight show was also fascinating, the explanations given by his trainer very interesting. All in all a great, unforgettable experience for the whole family!!

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October 14, 2022

Product ID: 406749