Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.7 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Dubai Ballooning

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider: Dubai Ballooning

From US$ 310.37 per person

Explore the Arabian Desert from 4,000 feet above the ground on this hot air balloon ride in Dubai.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Please be at your pickup location 5 minutes prior to the specified pickup time. Pickup time be between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.


  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Arabian desert
  • View Dubai's skyscrapers and city skyline
  • Have an adventure of a lifetime
  • Get your photo taken with a falcon
  • Catch a glimpse of local wildlife like camels and gazelles
Full description

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.

  • Pickup from Dubai hotels
  • Briefing by a licensed pilot
  • 60-minute hot air balloon flight
  • Wifi onboard
  • Soft drink and water
  • E-certificate of flight attendance
  • Group photo with pilot
  • Full insurance
  • Full flight video via email (available to purchase onsite)
  • Drop-off back to the hotel
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People afraid of heights
    • People with recent surgeries

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    Important information

    What to bring

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

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Backpacks
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Bags
    • Baby carriages

    Know before you go

    • Pickup and drop-off includes any hotel within central Dubai (does not include Jabel Ali and Bab Al Shams)
    • The balloon ride includes 16 to 24 passengers
    • Car transfers occur in groups unless a private transfer is requested
    • When traveling with children, ensure they remain under parental supervision at all times
    • It's mandatory that all passengers submit a copy of their government-issued ID
    • All passengers must sign a self-declaration/indemnity form before takeoff
    • The flight duration is 40 to 70 minutes, depending on weather
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 35 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had an amazing morning hot air balloon ride. Fareed our driver was very friendly and helpful collecting us and dropping to hotel. Getting onto the balloon and taking off was a bit scary initially than but once we were up it was incredible. The 2 pilots ( I’m sorry I don’t remember your names!) were very professional and did an amazing smooth landing. Worth the money!

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    April 21, 2022

    Sunrise over the desert. Flight between 2000m and 2m from the ground. sight of antelopes and camels. A great experience in a nice setting. Attention, the recommendations of warm clothes are not to be followed at this time (March), the burner ensures you a good heat! On the possibilities of views during the flight: just the desert, no view of Dubai, but I guess it depends on the wind conditions on the day of the flight.

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    April 1, 2022

    I only decided to take part 5 hours before the start of the tour. Still everything worked perfectly. The balloon ride itself was a challenge for me, but everything was safe, you can tell that professionals are at work. The ride was beautiful crossing the cloud cover. A unique experience for me.

    February 24, 2022

    Product ID: 409252