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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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Instead of having your back go out on a "dune bashing" or camel ride in the desert,the best way to experience the Dubai desert is in a hot air balloon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Instead of having your back go out on a "dune bashing" or camel ride in the desert,the best way to experience the Dubai desert is in a hot air balloon.

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

Thank you for the fab review and well said :D Thank you for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As our trip was a surprise birthday present i couldn't have asked for a better adventure then dragging my wife out of bed at 4am ! But i must thank all the staff from my 100 questions during the booking process to being a little late in the morning Capt Pete and the team look after us very well and... More 

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

Thanks for the great review David! Glad you enjoyed the flight. ' Breathtaking views indeed and a hat is recommended. Not only due to the burners (they have 25 000 horse power in case the captain forgot to mention) but also because we are in the desert and the sun does get hot also. Thank you and hope to see... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great views of the desert from the sky, professional team. It is worth to do it once and enjoy the nice views.

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

Thank you for the lovely review. That is what we say, experience a different Dubai see the desert from the sky, it does look very different. Thanks for flying with us and hope to see you again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My partner and I did a sunrise balloon ride and overall it was a great experience! Everything ran very smoothly and the balloon ride itself was completely stunning. I would recommend this as something to do in Dubai.

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Smooth riding is our aim and the sunrise is indeed stunning. Thanks for flying with us and hope to see you again. More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! And we will send the message to our crew also, they will be pleased as they all take great pride in being professional and offering good service is our main target. Glad you enjoyed the right and perhaps we shall see you for the 3rd time? More 

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47 helpful votes 47 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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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! And may I add LOL :D As you rightly mentioned, we are at the mercy of the weather but glad you made it at the 2nd round. The stunning sunrise hopefully makes up for it. We do recommend comfortable clothes, it can be difficult to climb in to the basket otherwise. So yes, trousers... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Balloon Adventu... E, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! Yes we do say that our flights are the most peaceful things you will ever do in Dubai. You are also correct in assuming the military background, all our pilots are ex military and they are very strict with the safety rules, but that is for the best of all. Glad you enjoyed the... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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