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See the desert sunrise from the air on this hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Rise early, travel by air-conditioned minibus to the launch site, and glide over the billowing dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with your pilot. Watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above Earth in a trained demonstration as the sun rises over the Hajar Mountains. Conclude with a gourmet breakfast back on the ground.
Dubai desert hot-air balloon ride. including gourmet breakfast and a falcon display
Soar over the desert plains and canyons of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Watch the sun rise over the desert, and see camels and gazelles roaming freely
See falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1,219 meters)
Travel in a vintage 1950s Land Rover to a gourmet desert breakfast
Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Dubai hotels are inlcuded
Wake early and begin your hot-air balloon Dubai experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel or central meeting point. Hop inside your air-conditioned minibus, and travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve outside the city.
After a scenic drive, arrive at the launch site, and watch as your hot-air balloon is inflated for your flight. Listen to a safety briefing before climbing inside the basket with an experienced pilot at the controls. Each basket holds up to 24 passengers, and there’s plenty of space for you to sightsee as you fly.
As you rise higher, take in views of the sunrise, and hear commentary from your pilot about the geology and wildlife of the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Then enjoy a unique opportunity to watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1219 meters) above the Earth in a trained demonstration.
After the flight, you' are driven to a private desert conservation reserve in a vintage 1950s Land Rover where you have the chance to freshen up at clean, private bathrooms. A gourmet breakfast of delicacies, such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar is served.
Afterward, return to your minibus and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.
"And also, just a note - toilet is only available at the breakfast place, so don't forget to use the toilet befoore the hotel pick up."
"If you are afraid of heights, you don't get a sense of height in the balloon." See review
"The first scheduled trip had to be postponed due to high winds,which would have made the flight risky." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
Wonderful experience in Dubai
, Mar 2020
We went on 3/2/20 and it was wonderful! We were picked up at 430am at our hotel and rode in a van with with other passengers to the site. It was dark when we arrived and soon it became light. We watched the balloon being readied and soon it was time to climb in the basket! We had a falconer with us and a falcon called Ivan. It was quiet and we saw the sun rise over the desert and other balloons in the air. Ivan flew around the balloon and came back and he given a treat! The breakfast was wonderful and we rode a camel! I would have given it the maximum stars but we paid cash for the video and they didn’t send it to my email address.
The experience in the balloon was excellent. It was a smooth take off and landing with an excellent experienced pilot. However, it was a very foggy day so there was limited visibility. We did not get to see the beautiful views of the dunes and there wasn't one animal spotted. All I saw was clouds but it was still beautiful and peaceful. There are 25 people in the basket so it is a tight fit without much room to move around. The breakfast and terrible. I have never seen so many flies in my life and the food is outside and uncovered. I didn't eat anything because it was all covered in flies. The ride in the land rover was short and disappointing. If I was just rating the balloon portion, this tour would have been a 4 but the breakfast and land rover were disappointing. Save your money and only pay for the balloon.
Really enjoyed the balloon ride, wished it went up higher but the winds weren't in our favour it seemed. It was really cold though. We went in January, and it was like 11 degrees in the morning. The higher we went, the colder it was. Shivering! We were very fortunate to be in Captain Peter's balloon coz he is really the most experienced pilot and also the former owner of the company! We enjoyed the falcon show on board. Breakfast was also amazing! The spread was great - eggs benedict, baked eggs... it was a treat! Thanks for an unforgettable experience. And also, just a note - toilet is only available at the breakfast place, so don't forget to use the toilet befoore the hotel pick up. There's no toilet when you reach the hot air balloon...
So glad we booked this excursion! The balloon ride was amazing! We also enjoyed our balloon pilot and falcon and falcon trainer. We have some amazing pictures for the balloon and with the 1950s Land Rovers!
I was in Dubai around 2 y. ago. I was up much higher than this time and the ride was a longer one while looking at the sky and the sun rise. Very disappointed with this one because I had friends with me and had told them about the hot air balloon 2 yrs ago. . The price was the same as 2 years ago but the ride was disappointing for the reasons that I stated above. .
The crew were amazing, the whole hit air balloon experience was amazing. We were able to see some of the best views from above. Sunrise above the mountains and the desert was a perfect combo. Food was decent and camping location was clean.