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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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The BAD Boys create GOOD times!

Over the weekend, my wife and I took our second desert ballooning trip with Balloon Adventures Dubai. In my opinion, the BAD boys run the tightest ship in Dubai. They are always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Everett C
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Over the weekend, my wife and I took our second desert ballooning trip with Balloon Adventures Dubai. In my opinion, the BAD boys run the tightest ship in Dubai. They are always organized, prompt and polite, which unfortunately is not the case with many of services in the area. Our second balloon trip was just as wonderful as our first,... More 

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Persistence pays off. Big time. Three friends and I spent an incredible week in Dubai with Gate 1 Travel and were advised to work in a dawn hot air balloon ride into our free time. “Must do,” said the prior travelers. The travel desk at our hotel booked us with Balloon Adventures Emirates ~ Balloon Adventures into the Heart of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was awesome! Been in Dubai for 11 years and this has been one of the best... Might seem uneventful to balloon over the desert and not much to see but just being up there, enjoying the sunrise, listening to the silence of the desert was really nice to experience. You do see the sunrise coming up from behind the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

IT's something to try once in your life (Dubai or other). Peaceful activity. Nice to see the desert dunes from above and the sunrise. Be prepared to wake up at 4! We saw some gazelles and oryx running, it was the highlight for me. For 2 persons you pay around 550 USD! It's a nice experience but come on! And... More 

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

We are happy to hear that you found our flight to be "excellent". As far as our price is concerned, it is on par with most balloon flights in Europe or in the USA. Dubai, as you may have noticed it, is not an inexpensive destination. The price of our professionally edited video is also in line with prices around... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The booking was easy to make and the view was memerising and beautiful. However I would not recommend this activity for people with mobility problems and the elderly. You have to climb in and out of the ballon it has NO door and landing is you laying on the ground and people with mobility issues will struggle at this. YOU... More 

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

You visited us in October and posted your comment now, five months later!? I am sorry, but given the timing and the tone of your comments, it is difficult to take them seriously. Please note that the "elderly and the disabled" do not need your advice and protection! They can make their own decision if ballooning is for them. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had an amazing experience, was very well organized, got picked up right on time, got explained everything very clearly, the take off was very smooth, just a little difficult for some to jump in the basket, the flight was really peaceful and beautiful, our balloon was part of a group of 3 air balloons following each other. We saw... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the flight. Capt. Mike does truly love his job and he is definitely very passionate about it. We are very lucky being able to fly in the area, the roaming animals are lovely and usually about in the mornings. Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were not too sure what to expect from this adventure but once we mat Captain Mike, we knew we were in for a great morning of ballooning! Without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable activities we have done in Dubai. Would strongly recommend it to one and all...make sure to ask fro Captain Mike!!

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

Thank you for the fab review Phil! Capt. Mike is pleased to hear you enjoyed his flight. And his jokes.... hope to see you on board again! More 

Salem, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was my most favorite adventure while I was on vacation in Dubai. Captain Mike was very good in walking us through what was happening. Climbing in inside the balloon carriage was definitely quite an experience. Watching the sunrise above ground was an experience my fiance and I would treasure for the rest of our lives. Do yourselves a favor... More 

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

Thank you for the awesome review! Glad to hear you both enjoyed the flight. It is rather special and as you mentioned something most people only do once. Capt. Mike will be pleased to hear. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! More 

Exmouth, Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While on holiday in dubai I receveived this as a birthday present , so on March 15th we were collected at 4.30am from our hotel to pick up others before arriving at the ballon site. Although I was a bit apprehensive I have to say it was a truly magical experience to see the sun rise over the Arabian dessert,... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review and Happy delayed Birthday June!! Glad you enjoyed the flight and hope you had a jolly rest of the day too. Hope to see you again. More 

San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thanks for fab the review Dave and for the recommendation. Hovering it is indeed at around 4000 feet max so you do need to be ok with heights, although the flight is calm. Hope you enjoyed Dubai and hope to see you again! More 

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