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Balloon Adventures Emirates

Dubai Desert Aerial Tour, Dubai 76888, United Arab Emirates
009714 2854949
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$276*
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Ranked #22 of 452 Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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 December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just back from an amazing morning spent looking at the sun rising above the clouds over the deserts of the Emirates . Got collected from our hotel & met the lovely Captain Peter ... Absolute gent and hilarious character ... Arrived at our destination on the desert and then met our own Captain Attila...another unforgettable character he has a passion... More 

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

Dear Emma from Ireland! Thank you for the amazing review, Capt. Attila and Peter remember you well and jolly fellows they are indeed, they send their regards. It is a way to start the morning for sure, and one to remember. Thank you for flying with us and wishing you and your mum a wonderful holiday season! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had booked a balloon ride in mid November, unfortunately it was too windy on the day and the balloon ride could not proceed. It happens. No problem. We tried to rebook for the following day but it was already sold out. Again, it happens and no problem. As we were leaving Dubai soon after we asked for a refund... More 

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

Thank you for the message. Not sure which day you have flown because your name is not here so cannot check, however, we always process all the refunds as soon as we can. Unfortunately if you have paid with a credit card it might take longer for them to set the account but this is from their end. Hopefully you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was a fantastic trip... if you are worried that it is a little bit of an expensive trip then don't be.... it's so worth it. To see the sun rising from that height and then the peaceful trip across the desert! Magical!! Captain Attila is a lovely, funny jovial Hungarian man with such enthusiasm for his passengers. He makes... More 

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

Thank you for a great review, will send your regards to Capt. Attila, he will be happy to hear you enjoyed the flight. And you hit the nail on the head, it is exactly that, different side of Dubai you will not experience anywhere else. Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This activity is totally worth the price. I cannot explain how beautiful it was to drive to the dessert before dawn and watch the sun come up ...twice (wait what?!...trust me you'll see) being 1km above ground. The staff & ballon captain (Captain Attila) were not only really nice but extremely funny and pleasant. This was the best experience we... 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. Captain Attila will get your regards, he is a sweetheart :D Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

'Nothing short of magical' is another headline I could have used for our hot air ballooning adventure over the desert this month. Seeing the sunrise while gliding silently thousands of feet above the dunes was an experience I'll never forget. The guide and pilot was informative and entertaining. Thanks Ballooning UAE!

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

Thank you for the great review Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the ride, it is a different way to experience Dubai for sure. Hope to see you again! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What an awesome experience to be 4000ft above the ground!!! The sunrise and desert views were absolutely breathtaking and the ride was smooth and nothing compared to my initial worries of height anxiety. Our pilot, Captain Michael Schaefer, was absolutely amazing...comical, yet professional at all times, with safety as his number one priority. Due to our Dubai Marina residential location,... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review John! You hit the nail in the head with that description, your comments are much appreciated and will send your message to Capt. Mike also. Thank you and hope you will fly with us again! More 

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If I could give more then five starts, I definitely would. It was awesome! Beautiful sunrise in the desert, dunes, view from 4000 feet, very professional Captain Mike. Incredible!!!

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

Thank you for the awesome review and glad you enjoyed the flight. The views are spectacular indeed. Hope to see you again. More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A very nice team offering us this early amazing spectacle ! For sure the take off of these few balloons is very impressive but finally the last miles playing the magic carpet after camels and gazelles is unique. Wake up and try !

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

Thank you for the review! Early it is but as you mentioned well worth it and the desert is full of amazing things. Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

Piscataway, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I really enjoyed the Balloon ride in the Arabian desert. The pickup was at 5.30am and we reached into the desert about 30mins before sunrise, and were up and away just in time for an amazing sunrise. It quite amazing how high these balloon ride, 4000ft. Our balloon had 5 sections with between 4 and 6 people in each section,... More 

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

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the flight. Mr. Germany is Capt. Mike, jolly fellow indeed. Hope to see you again! More 

Dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took an early morning balloon ride across the sand dunes of the Emirates and it was definitely an unforgettable trip. I would definitely recommend it for anyone visiting the Emirates as it is a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape and watch the sunrise from behind the Hajjar mountains. Balloon Adventures has professional pilots - specially Attila the... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Flying with us is definately as you said a different way to see the Emirates. Looking at the desert from above is very different to the ground. Will send your regards to Capt. Attila, he will be pleased. Thank you and hope to see you again! More 

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