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Balloon Adventures Emirates

Dubai Desert Aerial Tour, Dubai 76888, United Arab Emirates
009714 2854949
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Ranked #22 of 328 activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I was waiting in the lobby if the hotel for being picked up and the bus driver just left us there without taking the time to meet us. We were left and abandoned after making a long journey to Dubai for this terrible experience. When we noticed nobody was going to take us we called and they refused to take... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well what can I say? This was a totally out of the world experience in short! We booked balloon adventures for our 1st anniversary and I don't regret it a bit. We were advised to arrive in front of the open parking space at festival city and a bus would come to pick us up. We were picked up by... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was Amazing and exciting experience, very safe company. Excellent and professional captain. So funny and surprising flight and landing. Wonderful view of the desert and the sunset. Thanks so much for our pilot. Must try for every one and should be with this well organized company.

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Zejtun, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is something everyone should do. It is just amazing. The flight is sooo smooth and the views are magnificent. Our pilot was very experienced and charismatic. He explained everything to us and even identified a gazelle which we saw running on the desert sand. It is something definitely worth doing, and I would definitely do it again. The heat... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a fantastic few hours on the balloon experience while on our recent Dubai trip. Sunrise is a sight to behold and happens very quickly so get your cameras ready early, if you want to capture the perfect orange sphere, otherwise you will just get a lot of very bright light.

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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! Sunrise at 4000 feet is indeed magnificent and it colors the whole sky! Hope to see you flying with us again! More

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Captain Mike was extremely professional before and throughout the balloon ride, making sure that everyone was aware of the safety procedures while telling us about the surroundings and what we could expect to see. I was really impressed with the stunning sunrise, views of the mountains, the variety of what there was to see. For us, one of the highlights... More

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

Thank you for the lovely review and will send your greeting to Capt Mike. It is something different for sure! Hope to see you flying with us again! More

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I had a week of amazing activities planned for my week in Dubai celebrating my birthday but this was definitely the highlight of my whole trip. Prompt pick up at 0420 and about an hours drive to the desert. Captain Mike did safety briefing that put me at ease. The take off was exciting as it was quite windy and... More

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

Thank you for the great review! Will let Capt. Mike also know, he will be pleased you enjoyed the flight. It is as you said, incredible and not easily put to words. Thank you and hope to see you flying with us again! More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It was interesting , but, yet , not amazing. If you are expecting something involving adrenaline , is not that thrilling, no matter how harsh the take-off or landing would be. If you are expecting some serenity or some romance , is a bit too noisy for that. But definitely is an interesting experience if you don't find it expensive.... More

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

Thanks for the review! And right you are, it is not the adrenaline that draws us to the balloons, it is the amazing sunrise and the serenity. The oasis you are referring to is probably the one with 'Dubai' written on it? It is an interesting one and can only be seen if you fly above it. Thank you for... More

Rolling Prairie, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If I could give more than a 5 star review I definitely would - If you only plan on 1 excursion - This is the must do one - This is a safe professional company who pride themselves on making your experience safe and enjoyable - soaring so high it was so peaceful and serene. We landed by a camel... More

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

Thank you for a great review and for flying with us! We are indeed very professional, with pilots having over 60 years of combined experience and a well trained ground crew. The desert offers a great many things which in the light of the morning sun are even more charming. Hope to see you again! More

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I participated today one of balloon adventure trips in the desert. The whole trip is very well organized, I was picked up at my hotel with the scheduled time and we went with all attendees to the desert starting point. Our pilot, Peter, was a fantastic entertainer for non-early birds like me. He just gave us the introduction what to... 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. Our desert crew and Peter will be glad to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you again! More

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