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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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95%
Ranked #17 of 443 Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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Dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Balloon Experience was one of the best experience i had in Dubai. Was very lucky to be flying with Captain Attila who was very experienced, professional and knowledgeable! The flight was very smooth and enjoyable! Landing was another experience i will not forget :D Thank you Captain Attila!

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Dubai, the epicentre of luxury without any real content... Or are there exceptions perhaps? As a frequent traveller, I don't generally experience enough during my visits to different parts of the world, simply because time doesn't allow. So when a moment of silence occur, I try to seize it and this was exactly what I did together with my 6... More

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Exeter
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had an exciting and fast trip in the balloon in apparently the opposite direction to the one they normally fly in. This was die to a deep low in the sea of Arabia. When we finished Captain Peter set up in his office in the desert to take orders for the flight video. He said they did it this... More

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

Thank you for the review. The video is a professional edit of the trip and actually takes time and effort to produce. Our pricing on it is also very fair in consideration to many similar tours and as you mentioned, there is no obligation to buy it but it is a fantastic souvenir in high resolution and wide ankle filming.... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What an exciting experience! I enjoyed every fabulous moment. The staff were in control the whole time and the captain informed us of what was happening. The view was superb, the sunrise great, the thrill of the morning was one for the albums. Advise others to go!!!!!

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

Thank you for the amazing review. It is beautiful indeed and something you will not see every day. Our Captains are like tour guides and comedians up in the air, they know the desert extremely well. Hope to see you again! More

Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

amazing and awesome and absolutely professional We flew on 26th Oct with captain Mike beautiful sunrise in the desert at a height of 4000 ft breathtaking . seeing the scenic beauty The ride safety norms explained very well and landing was great and smooth Captain Mike a German very sweet and full of humour

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

Thank you for the great review. Sweet Capt. Mike also thanks for flying with us. The scenery is stunning as you say, never sure where we fly but always good fun. Hope to see you again! More

N Yorkshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My Wife, daughter and I flew with these guys on the 26th October and boy was it memorable. We were promptly picked up from our hotel and driven about 45 mins to the desert where we embarked on an hours flight. It was amazing; we saw the sun rise at 4000 feet which was breathtaking and the views in general... More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review and glad to hear you enjoyed the flight. Capt. Mike is a jolly chap, and don't worry about the spelling... we don't get it either ;) Landing can be one of the most adventurous and thrilling parts of a balloon flight and tipping on its side is usual as you mentioned, lot of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A wonderful experience! It was my first time flying with a balloon and it went very well. All staff were professional and did their job very well. Captain Mike was the star! an excellent pilot. His instructions at every moment of the flight were very helpful to enjoy our flight as much as possible. I highly recommend flying with Captain... More

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

Thank you for the great review, will be sending your regards to Capt. Mike, he will be pleased. Thank you for flying with us! More

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