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Address: Dubai Desert Aerial Tour, Dubai 76888, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 009714 2854949
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: So close, yet so far from the glitz and the glamour of the city. Now only...
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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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

While in Dubai on vacation, my friend and I signed up for a ride with Balloon Adventures Emirates on March 16, 2015. We were picked up at our hotel right on schedule at 5:10 AM... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While in Dubai on vacation, my friend and I signed up for a ride with Balloon Adventures Emirates on March 16, 2015. We were picked up at our hotel right on schedule at 5:10 AM. After picking up two more groups, we arrived out in the desert at our launch area. There were two balloons each with 22 people in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

From watching the balloon inflate, to the safety drills, and to the ultimate experience of floating gently above the desert, this was truly one of the great experiences of a lifetime. Our pilot, Peter, was the consummate professional. Every effort was made to make this experience special.

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Vaasa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Getting to fly in a hot air balloon was one of my bucket list items and Dubai seemed like the perfect place to do it. We booked well in advance and wee picked up around 5.30 from in front of our hotel by captain Peter who seems to run the business. We then proceeded to pick up some other people... More 

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

Hei Linda! Kiitoksia hyvästä arvostelusta ja kiva kuulla etta viihdyit lennollamme. Glad to hear we got to be part of our bucket list :D and thank you for flying with us. Captain Peter does indeed run the show, he is also the Chief Pilot and a rather good tour guide. Calm indeed is the word to be used, we often... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

i was dreaming for this , and it come true in Dubai , just you need to weak up early , they came and pick you up from your hotel ,, you should be ready on time (very accurate on time ) early by 4:30 am ,, then the adventure started it just amazing trip . advice you have to... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review and glad to hear you enjoyed the flight. Early it is but the best time to see the desert. As you mentioned comfortable shoes and clothing is a must, we do take off and land in the sand. We are happy to have made your dreams more real. Hope to see you again! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

There are few experiences from my life that can measure up to the serenity and pleasure I experienced seeing the sun rise while floating 4000 feet above the desert. It was surreal. The Balloon Adventures team know when to speak (Captain Mike was hilarious) and when to let the view and the silence take the lead. Whether soaring high over... More 

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

Thanks for the fab review Mr. Aussieontheroad! Capt. Mike does have his moments indeed but the silence and serenity is as you mentioned something to behold. Thank you again and hope you will visit us again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The whole experience was excellent, from hotel pickup through the hot air ballon take off, landing (was a bit rough) till the drop-off. my only comment is for Muslims bro and sis, the pickup time was few minutes before Fajir prayer, the road trip took almost 50 minutes. we almost missed the Fajir prayer. i asked the captain when he... More 

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

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the flight. We hope to see you again! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had an amazing morning with Captain Peter.Had so much fun!Highly recommend this experience. Well organized and stunning views from above.Will definitely do it again!! Only remark, it would be nice to write the names on the certificates. Makes it more personal;-). Thanks, Simone and Andre'

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

Thank you for the great review Simone and Andre! It is stunning isn't it, the sunrise from 4000ft? Glad you enjoyed it and will send your regards to Capt. Peter, he will be pleased to hear. Thank you for the note on the certificates, we will look into this. Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Thank you for the great review Rafael, glad you enjoyed the flight. It is one of the calmest things you will ever do in Dubai. Will send the message to Capt. Attila as well. He is a lovely chap,very knowledgeable and safety conscious. Thank you again and hope we see you soon! More 

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

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
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3 helpful votes 3 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 

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