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Balloon Adventures Emirates

Dubai Desert Aerial Tour, Dubai 76888, United Arab Emirates
009714 2854949
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Ranked #19 of 309 activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: 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... more » 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. « less
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband surprised me w/ the balloon ride for my b-day and what a great way to bring in my next year! The experience was amazing w/ spectacular views of the desert and sunrise. It was very peaceful and a great way to see the sand dunes, the local farms and a way to get away from the city. As... More

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

Happy late Birthday Nancy!! And thank you for the great review. We are indeed one of the most experience ballooning companies with our pilots having over 60 years of combined experience, so indeed you were in safe hands. We do out best to be on time and you would not want to miss the sunrise considering how early you must... More

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have visited Dubai several times over the past 9 years and never done the balloon ride. The experience we had was amazing. The views of the desert and sunrise were spectacular. Our captain, Attila Aklan was excellent and made the ride very enjoyable. He was extremely knowledgeable on both Dubai and ballooning. The trip was extremely well organised from... More

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

Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed flying with us. Will make sure Captain Attila gets your message. We do pride ourselves with our smooth operations, so thank you for that, ground crew will also be happy to hear. Sunrise in the desert is a sight indeed! Hope to see you again! More

Aarhus, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This experience was just about perfect. A very good pilot and guide in one, captain Michael. Really enjoyed it. Was also nice to feel Michaels willingness and interest in smalltalking after the event in the bus about life in Dubai and aviation in general. Good instructions and humor throughout the event, pleasant and efficient minibuses and staff. Met at 5.15am... More

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

Hey Jonas, thank you for the review. i will pass you message to Captain Mike also. Glad you enjoyed the tour and humor :D Hope to see you again! More

Hanko, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Awesome! This hot air balloon ride was a complete adventure in the desert as the sun rises, I recommend! Very friendly and helpful staff, professional and careful pilot Mr. Mike. Spectacular scenery and a perfect experience that stays in mind the rest of my life!

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

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed flying with us, will send your regards to Capt Mike and the crew. Hope we see you again soon!! More

Hacienda Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was picked up at the hotel at 5:30 am. Our group arrived around 7:00 am at the site but it was zero visibility due to thick fog. The group waited until fog has disappeared. Had coffee, snack and breakfast while we waited until the sun was out. When the fog dissipated, we went to the site . Our pilot... More

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

Hello Lilian, thank you for the review and flying with us. Fog indeed is a tricky one here in Dubai but usually with a bit of a wait it works out. I will make sure Capt Attila gets your message also, thank you and he is indeed a professional, with over 2400 hrs to date! Thanks again and hope to... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Had a great day ballooning over the desert. Joel and our Pilot Attila were fantastic to deal with. And we had a great time.

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

Thank you for the review! Captain Attila and Joel will get your regards. Hope we see you again! More

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

be careful when going ballooning in Dubai because the early morning weather can upset things. We did a sunrise tour starting 4.30am. Very heavy fog did not lift and we saw nothing. Crash landed into sand dunes having caribeened ourselves into the basket.Heavy crash tipping basket over.Was not balloon company fault but really waste of $300 each to see nothing.Imagine... More

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

Thank you for the review and very unfortunately you ended up with the fog. The weather is sometimes a bit unpredictable here and even if some places are foggy, others are not. Most of the time we do enjoy nice and clear weather conditions of course. Crash landings are also possible however again relatively rare thankfully. We do follow strict... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You have to wake up early. Eat something before you go, and toilets are not available on site. Over all, it was great experience, and definitely in the list of things to do in life.

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

Thank you for the review. It is indeed a sunrise flight and early but as you said, well worth the waking up. Good points on the eating and toilets, we are in the conservation area so there are some limitations. We are the only ones who are allowed to fly and land there, which makes it even more special as... More

Benidorm, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The balloon flight was fantastic, perfectly organized and one of the best attractions around Dubai. Do not order and pay for your Video offer after the flight and landing because you probably never get it and 30 Euro is gone. After three contact messages not even an answer anymore why and how. It's a pity such a great experience is... More

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

Thank you for the review and for flying with us. I am sorry about the video? Do you have a hotmail address? we have had some issues with them and I am working to solve this. If you could please send one more email to info@ballooning I will see it done ASAP. Thank you again and hope to see you... More

Gurgaon, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It was a greatttt experience flying in the hot air Ballooon with Mike as our Pilot. He trained us before flying with seat belts....and how to pose while landing..made us feel completely safe to fly. He is an efficient pilot,,,kept us entertained...and his commentery was informative and made more sense about the height on which we were gradually rising. The... More

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

Thank you for the review! We will send Capt Mike regards with German efficiency :D and entertainment is definitely his thing as you noted. Landing is part of the journey with us, never know where it is and what we will see! Thanks and hope to see you again!! More

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