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Balloon Adventures Emirates

Address: Dubai Desert Aerial Tour, Dubai 76888, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 009714 2854949
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$276*
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Ranked #6 of 110 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Balloon rides, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: So close, yet so far from the glitz and the glamour of the city. Now...
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Type: Balloon rides, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: So close, yet so far from the glitz and the glamour of the city. Now only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Dubai! (Burj Khalifa) We collect you from your hotel within the urban area of Dubai or a specified meeting point and transfer you to the desert, where you'll enjoy a one hour flight. Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains. Once we've touched down and enjoyed some refreshments we then drop you back off at your hotel.Flying daily from 20th September until the 31st of May each year.Closed 1st June until 19th of September each year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a breathtaking experience, not because it is radical or dangerous (it is not!), but because of the whole scenery and the views we enjoyed. I truly recommend for all of you. Capt. Attila, our hungarian balloon pilot, is very communicative and safety minded host. I also advise you to buy the small feature video for you to keep.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It was early start for the day and really cold too, but well worth it! Definately one from the bucket list. Safety briefing before the flight and up we went. I am not fan of hights and was little scared at first. Once we got up it was so quiet and smooth flying not scary at all. Sunrise like never... More 

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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed the flight and indeed smooth flying with the wind. Hope to see you again! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went on the 17.02.2015 as a birthday gift for my fiance.. I must say that Captain Mike was the best thing about this experience. Watching the sunrise was breathtaking. The flight tends to get boring after a while, since you all you see are endless stretches of sand dunes. Otherwise, the basket is too crammed - 6 people in a... More 

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Balloon Adventu... E, Owner at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Dear Maisa, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed flying with Captain Mike. He is not just a truly professional pilot, but also a bit of a character. Most of our passengers do appreciate the desert landscape, which is especially beautiful at sunrise. The balloons take exactly the number of passengers that they are licenced to carry safely. We... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were picked up promptly at 5am and after a few other stops headed out to the dessert. Capt. Attila, our Hungarian pilot, then took care of us from beginning to end. Our safety was of utmost importance. 24 passages climbed into the basket for a smooth ride, sailing through the sky at 4000 ft. watching the sun rise and... More 

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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review Denise! Happy to hear you enjoyed the flight and will send your message to Capt. Attila also. The sunrise is stunning as you mentioned and the desert is always full of surprise. Thank you again and hope to see you again! More 

Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was an early morning trip to the desert and we were half sleep half awake when reached there , and then suddenly Captain Mike came in with tons of energy and fired the balloon to space . It was one of the most amazing moments of our life , and the briefing of Capt Mike was equally impressive ,... More 

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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review!! Capt. Mike does rock, you should have seen him in his hair days.... Early it is but very cool. Thanks for spreading the word and hope to see you again! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A great early morning flight with capt Atilla.Very professional tour.The pick up and drop was managed very well.the flight was very enjoyable.Safety was given utmost attention.the brilliant rising sun is overwhelming to watch.the video of the flight we purchased is a great keepsake.A fun thing to do for sure.

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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed it. Capt. Attila and our crew are very professional and the sunrise definitely worth seeing from the skies. Hope to see you again! More 

Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So they arrived to pick me up at 5am, and then they made us climb into a basket and the balloon could not get inflated. 24 unhappy people had returned to the hotel at 9.30 am. Wasted 4.5 hours of my time. Could not rebook my trip because they don't give enough room to do this in their business. And... More 

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Balloon Adventu... E, Owner at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Dear Asma, There has been a huge and unfortunate misunderstanding! 1. You did not book your flight directly with us. You booked through a tour company, Asia Pacific, and all your problems with refunds, dealing with the travel desk, management and staff etc. relate to that company, not us! 2. Safety first! Your flight was cancelled by your pilot at... More 

Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My first time with my wife on ballon flight. it was very very nice and awsome experience. price is very reasonable and the service was great. it was quite early morning time to have the pick but the experience makes great excitement and enjoy the whole ride. staff was totally professional and cooperative. wish to try again in DUBAI.

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BalloonAdv, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Keith, glad you and your Mrs. enjoyed the flight. It is an early morning indeed but as you said, well worth it!! Hope to see you again! More 

Indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was surprised that I did not get cold on this magnificent trip having forgotten that much heat would come from the torch that blasts hot air into the balloon, down to warm the occupants of the basket. Captain Attila was assuring, competent, efficient and amusing. He was quite informative and happy to share his knowledge of ballooning and the... More 

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BalloonAdv, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, will send your regards to Capt. Attila, he is knowledgeable pilot indeed, did he tell you he started flying 29 years ago? You are right indeed it is only cold before the start, then the burners will keep you nice and warm. One of the reasons why we don't fly in the summer, enough... More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My first ever trip on a balloon Jan 2015. I was rather scared but organization was really good and experience is perfect. I forgot to provide my room number for the pick-up and they called on my cell the day before to check everything. You feel reassured, The trip is fantastic pick-up a 6:00 and at 7:00 you are flying... More 

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BalloonAdv, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the fab review and joining us on our special day! The desert is full of surprises and that day was very exciting, not only due to the Bday but as you mentioned due to the wonders of the desert, all part of the adventure. Hope to see you flying with us again! More 

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