Hot Air Balloon

Highlights
  • Magical ride over the sprawling deserts of Dubai on a hot air balloon
  • Beautiful views of the expansive dunes, oases, gazelles and camels from the air
  • Breathtaking view of the sunrise while flying
  • Rare opportunity to take aerial photos of the wide open desert
  • A memorable experience that will last a lifetime
Days of Operation Daily from mid-September to end of May Location Dubai
Duration 1 hour flight Timing Pickup 3:30 to 4 AM | Drop-off after activity
Age limit No age limit Dress code Smart casual. Warmer clothes during winter.
Minimum guests 2 persons

Take a contemporary magic carpet ride over the vast expanse of the red-gold desert on a breathtaking Hot Air Balloon. Away from the frenzy of the city, feel calm and nostalgic as you gaze done at the peaceful and seemingly unspoiled wonder of the dunes down below.

Your adventure on a hot air balloon starts with a pickup at early dawn in order for you to catch the breathtaking sunrise from up high. Early morning is the perfect time for ballooning as temperatures are still cool and the world is still sleepy and serene. Your pickup takes you on the 30-minute ride to the Skydive Dubai desert campus along the highway to Al Ain where you balloon takes off. From up high, your eyes see wide stretches of the undulating sand dunes in all directions with the occasional oases, prancing oryxes and gazelles, and camels sauntering about.

Trip Features

  • Exhilarating flight on a colorful hot air balloon over the Dubai Desert
  • Professional pilots and ground crew
  • Fully insured and safe hot air balloons
  • Pickup and drop-off in Dubai
Days of Operation Daily from mid-September to end of May Location Dubai
Duration 1 hour flight Timing Pickup 3:30 to 4 AM | Drop-off after activity
Age limit No age limit Dress code Smart casual. Warmer clothes during winter.
Minimum Guests 2 persons

  • You will receive confirmation of your city tour at the time of the booking.
  • Hot Air Ballooning is licensed by the General Civil Aviation Authority. All balloons undergo a strict maintenance system with regular testing.
  • Expert international pilots and friendly ground staff are highly trained to look after everyone's safety.
  • As guests have to climb in and out of the balloon basket, wearing a skirt can be inconvenient.
  • It is recommended that you wear c

Dress Code
Smart casual. Warmer clothes during winter.

Cancellation
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone your tour for reasons beyond our control, such as bad weather conditions, equipment malfunction, government policies, or force majeure. We will offer you a refund or work with you to reschedule your tour at a later date. If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled tour, or if you and your guests do not arrive at the designated time, you will be charged the full cost of the activity.

Flying in the skies on a hot air balloon is one of my must-try experiences. Flying over the wide deserts of Dubai waiting for the sun to rise was a dream come true. Thank you for helping me make it possible. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance that I will forever treasure.

I am not a morning person, but I wouldn't miss a chance to ride a hot air balloon over the deserts of Dubai at sunrise. I appreciate the tour operator's reminder about my hot air balloon trip. They were very friendly. Best service. And of course, the Hot Air balloon Tour was just what I hoped it would be -- breathtaking!

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