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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 #18 of 454 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 January 29, 2015 NEW

I took the morning trip starting from 6 in jan 2015, the captain was with good humor and very experienced making us feel relaxed and enjoy the experience to the fullest. Safety instructions were clear and reiterated. For anyone living in the middle east and anyone visiting i would so suggest doing this - its a different experience from up... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I would like to share with the unpleasant experience on Balloon Adventures by Emirates Everything start at 06:00 when we notice that the driver is going at 140 Kmh on a MINIBUS????? Very polite I ask “ Sir do you mind to go a bit slower “ and what he reply “ No worries the Speed cameras not catching us... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

After pickup from the hotel at 5:30 AM, we drove out to the takeoff site in the desert and met our pilot, Captain Mike. We watched the crew inflate the balloon, then went up to 4000 feet to watch the sunrise over the mountains. After the sunrise, we descended and flew low over the desert for a while. The flight... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed the flight. Smooth and safe is what we do the best. Will send your message to Capt. Mike. Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I took this trip on Sunday 18 January 2015. The hotel pick up was at 5.30am. That part was awful. When we arrived at the balloon site, we could watch how they inflated the balloon. It was incredible watching it. We saw the sun rising and it was fantastic. We had approximately 20 people in our basket. Two baskets went... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Yes the early mornings are not amicable, but as you mentioned well worth it when you get to the take off site. Most of the time the animals wonder around early morning when it is not too hot still Glad you enjoyed the flight and hope to see you again! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Upon the first morning of arrival to the United Arab Emirates, my nephew and I set out to experience a view of the desert in Dubai from 4,000 feet up. We had a wonderful time and Captain Mike was an excellent host. He is very knowledgable and professional. Our trip was very smooth from takeoff to landing. Complimentary water and... More 

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

Thank you for the great review and glad you and your nephew enjoyed it. Capt. Mike is indeed a knowledgeable and jolly chap, he loves flying especially with BOB, which as you mentioned is one of the largest balloons in the world. BOB also has a Guinness World record :D Thank you and hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had the adventure in the first day of 2015, in the morning with the 1st sun rise in 2015. Super funny with pilot Peter. He gave us an impression lay down landing. then we got our certification of flight. the desert balloon flight is incroyable!

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

Thank you for the fab review! Happy you enjoyed Capt. Peter's commentary, the early morning does bring out the comedian in him. The best way to start the year on a high and 4000 feet! Hope to see you again. More 

Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is definitely one thing you should do in Dubai. The staff is very professional and prompt. The actual experience is nothing less than extraordinary.

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

Thank you for the fab review, we do aim to be professional always. Hope to see you again! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a wonderful experience, very well organized and I felt safe during the flight. The landing was very smooth, we landed just between the two other balloons. The view is breathtaking. Even though is expensive, still it's really worth it.

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

Thank you for the lovely review Sylvie, very nice to hear you enjoyed it. The desert is indeed breathtaking when you look at it from the skies. Hope to see you again! More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Extremely well organized tours and great communication. The flight was fairly smooth (except for the landing due to high winds). It was an incredible experience, full of info and breathtaking views. The sunrise views are unparalleled. Just make sure you bring your cameras.

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

Thank you for the great review. Yes, cameras are a must as you pointed out, the things we see in the desert are always intriguing and the views are superb. Our Pilots do know their way around the desert, more like tour guides ;) Happy New Year and hope to see you again! More 

Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We recently had an afternoon hot air ballon adventure with Captain Peter after there had been some double booking for the morning flight (never got the full story). It was fantastic fun. Captain Peter was a great pilot, funny, interesting and clearly skillful. We had an exciting launch, a ride that went up to 4000 feet and down to 100... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Capt. Peter does do his utmost to entertain his guests. Glad you enjoyed the flight and hope to see you again. Happy New Year! More 

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