Balloon Adventures Dubai
Balloon Adventures Dubai
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Balloon Adventures Dubai provides unforgettable & luxurious sunrise hot air balloon flights over the pristine Dubai desert. Before sunrise, we will pick you up from your hotel to travel to the hot air balloon take-off point in the desert – a 45-minute drive from the city. Be welcomed with Arabic coffee & seated on cosy cushions to witness a breathtaking drone show, offered complimentary in celebration of Expo 2020, before embarking on the hot air balloon flight. At 4000ft, marvel at the desert from a whole new perspective. Take in a stunning sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajar Mountains! Look out for Arabian oryx, gazelles or wandering camels in the dunes below. All balloon flights are roughly 1 hour long. After landing, the ultimate desert adventure does not end there. Travel back in time, hop into a 1950s vintage Land Rover & travel through the desert to a traditional Bedouin camp to enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet with gourmet dishes from local & international cuisines.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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2023

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Jonathan
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
An amazing trip and a great memory.
Definitely an early start with a 3.50am pick up but the early bird catches the worm!
Nikki our guide was very friendly, professional and good driver through the fog…upon arrival…greeted with local coffee and you get to see the balloons being prepared in the backdrop of a beautiful dawn across the desert dunes.

Our captain - the awesome Hosam - was excellent and reassuring. Fantastic flight…upto 4000 feet…and the kids enjoyed the excitement of a windy, and bumpy, landing!

Upon landing you are whisked away to your classic Land Rover drive through roads in the dunes…and to a remote location for a good hearty breakfast and a quick Camel ride!!!

Overall a 10/10 experience!
Written October 22, 2022
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Hi Ellerbeck_Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in detail and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We love to hear when our guests have their expectations exceeded, it is what we work so hard for. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written October 23, 2022
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Victor S
Moscow, Russia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
We always wanted to fly in balloon's basket and Dubai is one of the best spots to fulfill your dream, in my opinion. Dawn in a desert is great but dawn in a desert on 3000 ft is absolutely marvelous. Our guide Nikki was great, he picked us at the hotel and accompanied us through all the adventure, there was no need to ask him for anything cause every wish had been already met. Our pilot Andrew is the best, he was fun and we felt safe and comfortable through the flight. Other activities were also wonderful: ride on classic Land Rovers and camels, breakfast in traditional camp, photos with falcons. Absolutely worth every penny.

P.S. Better book directly from website, touristic operators will rob you with enormous commission for nothing.

Written December 9, 2020
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Hello 128victors, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your Hot Air Balloon experience with us- and we agree your tour guide Nikki and Captain Andrew are truly a gems to have on our team. We will be sure to pass on the lovely comments to them. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best regards, Karen
Written December 13, 2020
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Lasazar
Munich, Germany32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The hot air ballooning was great. Confirmed pickup-time early in the morning at the hotel. A one hour drive to the desert with a short glimpse of racing camels. Little welcome coffee in the night. A small drone show that was funny. Watching how the balloons are being inflated with the fire at night was exiting. And then climbing the basket, soft lift off and watch all the other balloons rising against the sunset. Very impressive. The flight is calm and I don’t think people will have problems with the height, because there are no relations to something. But it is not quit! The fire breather is loud and you are together with 20+ people in a big basket. It is a wonderful experience, but not a romantic moment on your own. The ride took 40 minutes. After a soft landing with only three little bumps, our guide drove us through the desert in a furious style (He asked everybody before doing that!) to a desert camp. The breakfast there was good with a big variety. I was able to hold a falcon and talk to the falconer, as well as ride on a camel for some minutes. It was fun. One of many questions is: Is it safe. The safety instructions were briefed several times. They care for security. Of course you are flying in the air and the landing can always be rough. But you can have a car accident as well. There is no reason to be frightened. All together a great experience. I would do it again.
Written January 12, 2023
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Hi Lasazar, It is with deep happiness reading your commendation. We are truly glad that you had an amazing experience. Indeed, safety is our top priority. We have to make sure that everyone is safe and will enjoy the experience. We hope to see you back booking for a private charter and feel the romance and serenity.
Written January 13, 2023
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Simon
English, IN24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
WOW! What a day and what an experience. Abbas our guide and host showed us a day to remember. Stunning views from the balloon, exciting taking off from the desert in the dark misty fog. Smooth landing from our pilot Hassan followed by an exhilarating desert ride in a 1950’s Land Rover finished off with an Arabian Breakfast and a Camel Ride. Worth every penny!
Written January 19, 2021
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Hi simondpankhurst, Thank you for your warm comments. We are overjoyed that you an incredible flight with us. We aim to offer the most unique experiences for our guests. We hope to see you up in the skies with us again soon! Best regards, Neil
Written February 6, 2021
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C.Lim
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Credit to the crew for their service and detailed brief to ensure safety . Amazing ride on hot air balloon lead by Captain Hosam, watch sunrise, Dubai lake and animals watching from above. . Amazing experience .
Written November 9, 2022
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Hi Chaillim, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us- and we agree that captain Hosam is truly a gem to have on our team. We will be sure to pass on the lovely compliments to Him as well. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Written November 11, 2022
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Nomad65051
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
When I was pondering booking the excursion.....I had some reservations about getting up at the crack of dawn (4:30am) on new year's eve with my 3 boys after a week jam packed with sight seeing and activities throughout the Gulf states. It was well worth it and I am so glad we did it and at the end of our trip. For the entire family it was the pinnacle of our trip. The reservation team was super responsive. The falconer in our basket was super nice and shared color on his profession. We were lucky to be standing next to him. Our pilot Richard S was also super warm and just plain fun to ride. Our subsequent ride in classic landrovers through the desert conservation reserve to the campsite where we had breakfast was awesome as well. To top it off we got to ride camels. We had done so a few days earlier in Doha but the camels were not well cared for. The camels at the campsite seemed to be a in great form. I'd highly recommend BAE and I'd do it again, again, and again if I were there.
Written January 10, 2020
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Hello Nomad65051, Thank you for your review. You are right, Captain Richard is a true balloon enthusiast! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed this experience and we always appreciate it when people share the same passion for the wellbeing of animals as we do. Our Camels are well looked after. Best Regards, Mabel
Written January 18, 2020
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Sj T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beyond my expectations, unbelievable in every aspect, they went above and beyond.
Hands down the only Balloon company you need to go with in Dubai. Reels our consultant and coordination was perfect in every way and made the whole experience absolutely perfect. Caroline our Pilot was so lovely, helpful and informative, couldn't speak more highly of her and made the whole experience better than I could have even imagined. Mutty our driver was absolutely perfect, so nice and helpful and again informative. Red our cameraman was amazing with amazing results.

The whole experience literally could not have been better and I couldn't recommend the companies and the people any higher, words actually can't describe what in all meant to us. Thank you so much. SJ & Sharnie
Written April 10, 2023
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Hi 100sjt, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in detail and for sharing your wonderful experience with Reels, Captain Caroline, and Mutty. We love to hear when our guests have their expectations exceeded, it is what we work so hard for. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written April 14, 2023
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Ronald s
Boston, MA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We began our magnificent journey w Captain Driver Ravi, who is so funny, easy to engae with, kept eveyone on a timely schedule and is a skilled photographer....followed by a fab drone show, and the incomparable Captain Mariya's seemless navigation of the hot air balloon above the Arabian desert during the brilliance of the morning sunrise.

All followed by a vast array of food and drinks. The tour of the desert 🏜 while Ravi drove through the sands and dunes lead us to natural nature animals and a fabulous camel interaction and ride experience lwad by seasoned Staff. The entire staff are so welcoming 🙏
Written January 10, 2024
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Hi Ronald, Thank you for your precious time to write this great review. The team here at Balloon Adventures is thrilled to hear such positive feedback, we are proud to be one of the most unique experiences in Dubai! We will be sure to pass on the warm comments to Ravi and Captain Maria. Looking forward to seeing you again flying over the Dubai Desert with us!
Written January 14, 2024
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Joost S
Dilbeek31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We were picked up at our hotel at 5am and arrived at the departure location in the desert after a 1 hour drive. After a briefing of 10', given by our captain/pilot, Yoshi, we departed for an amazing balloon ride over the desert. It was a beautiful morning and we were treated to an amazing sunrise. The views over the desert were absolutely stunning. Yoshi smoothly set us back on ground after a 1 hour ballooning experience. We were picked up by our driver and brought to a Royal desert retreat where we got a super breakfast. A sort ride with vintage Land Rovers and camel ride for the fans really made the experience complete.
This company is very professional. The whole trip was organised conform all Corona rules and measurements.
It's a must do for anybody visiting Dubai and looking for The experience !
Written January 4, 2021
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Hi Joost S, Thank you for the kind words! We’re so happy your trip with us went so smoothly, this is definitely thanks to our incredible captains who make sure our guests enjoy the flight to the fullest. We appreciate all your words and consider this a must thing to do in Dubai despite the current situation. Best regards, Neil
Written February 6, 2021
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Siobhan
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Nikki was our driver & guide, & was fantastic. He picked us up at our respective hotels at just before 5am. There were 4 in our vehicle. It’s about a 40min drive to the balloon site where we met Captain Andrew for our flight, (with a further 14 guests), amazing & informative Captain. We had a splendid sunrise & flight over the desert, we got to see Oryx’s & gazelles who reside on the conservation reserve we flew over. Once we landed we were brought to a fabulous breakfast & met pikachu the falcon & his trainer. Lovely to meet the others in the group & chat over breakfast. This was the highlight of my first trip to Dubai.
Written January 29, 2024
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Hello Shivers19, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in detail. We are so happy that you loved our experience. Your heartfelt comment means a great deal to us. We agree Nikki and Captain Andrew are truly a gem to have on our team. We will be sure to pass on the lovely compliments to them as well. We hope to see you up in the skies with us again!
Written February 5, 2024
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