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“stunning!”

Balloon Adventures Emirates
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$328.50*
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Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Gourmet Breakfast and Falconry...
Ranked #33 of 456 Tours in Dubai
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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, you will be transfered to a desert camp in vintage 1950's Land Rovers for a gourmet breakfast of Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, Caviar, bread selection and fruit.
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“stunning!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

A great way to travel the sands by air. A must-do while in Dubai, but pray for a clear sky on the day of your flight. Also, hope that not only one balloon will fly, cause it's not a quite good photo opportunity. (I'm sorry, I was expecting to capture a whole balloon in flight while enjoying it at the same time.)
I would like to thank Capt. Mike for his excellent service, from hotel pick up to the actual flight, and up to the return to the hotel.

Visited December 2012
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KiwiUAE, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for the recommendation and I passed your message to the Captain.
Apologies that we only had one balloon out that day. Even if we do fly 2 or 3 balloons we cannot promise any close up shots. If anyone is looking to capture photographs of multiple balloons please do check with our reservations team and they can guide you as to which days we have more than one basket going out.
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Dubai
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“Christmas morning, a stunning sunrise”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Thank you to Peter and his team for accommodating us this morning. Picture this, it's Christmas morning, we've been looking forward to our ballooning trip for a couple of months, and nightmare of nightmares, neither of our alarms wake us up at 5am for the trip to Al Ain (about 1 hour drive from Dubai). It was Peter who woke us with a friendly call. 'If you can get in the car and catch us up we'll be ok. Anyhow, through thick fog and after many phone calls, we made it just in time... And we weren't disappointed. The experience was awesome. Peter was extremely knowledgable and made the whole adventure something we will never forget.

Thank you so much for your patience and such a wonderful memory. I thoroughly recommend this trip.

Visited December 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“A must do in Dubai”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

It was a great experience for me and my daughter (12 years old). It is really worth doing this despite of the early morning wake up call. Captain Attila was very nice and professional, he really knows what to do, we felt all the time safe. We saw the sun rise, some wild animals plus the great desert view.

Visited December 2012
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KiwiUAE, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
We know it is hard for people who don't like mornings, but sunrise is the best time of day for us to fly so thank you for braving the early morning wake-up! It means everything to us that you think the experience was worth it and are encouraging others to give it a go.
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Bonn, Germany
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“The best way to see the desert”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I've taken trips into the desert before, both in the UAE and in other countries such as Egypt, Morocco, and Kazakhstan. But seeing the desert by balloon was new for me, and I can highly recommend it. Captain Attila and his support crew were very professional and fun, working hard to keep us on schedule. We quickly rose to 4000 feet above the tranquil desert just as the sun came up over the mountains in Oman. A spectacular, unforgettable moment. We rode for about an hour, at times high up, and at times drifting low over huge spectacular dunes, but at all times in the very safe hands of our captain. This is truly the best way to appreciate the size and beauty of the desert, as well as the sheer fun and magic of a balloon trip. The highlight of my trip, for sure.

Visited December 2012
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KiwiUAE, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
We really appreciate the recommendation and love the amazing photographs.
Thanks for the review!
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Lucknow, India
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“Wonderful Experience If you visit Dubai you Must Do It”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

There is no word to describe the wonderful experience .It is a must do thing for every Dubai visitor Only few people get a chance to fly in Hot Air Balloon It is a wonderful experience to be remembered through out life and one may want to do it again
It is refreshing in fresh cool air as it is done early morning and very enjoyable If one is careful and lucky ; one may enjoy the sun coming out from a height in balloon.. One floats in air ; no noise ;only enjoyment with beautiful view as one floats in air .It is safe if one has a person like Capt Mike operating the hot air balloon flight. I took it with Capt Mike who gives preflight safety instructions ; explains every thing and tells the precautions to be taken during flight and landing . He keeps on giving small description of passing area and structures below .Landing may be a bit harder for which Capt Mike had given us instructions how to hold the rope in front with bend knees .If landing is a bit harder or may be not as smooth as take off please do not panic ; enjoy it ; nothing will happen.
A visit to Dubai will be incomplete without a hot Air Balloon Flight I took it with Balloon Adventures Emirates ( Mobile: +971 50 4945578 ; web site www.ballooning.ae Emil Id amber.balloon@yahoo.com with Capt Michael Schaefer as flight Capt) and found every thing good as described above .

Ask and pay for a short version of flight video from the Capt. If one wants full coverage video ask the Capt for special favor to send Complete DVD set by post and please pay for it .These DVD usually three in numbers are for life time viewing and one cant not hold himself/herself back to play it again and again . It covers all the aspect of you Balloon Flight ; i.e balloon being filled with gas ; climbing in basket ;take off ;Arial view ; your movements during flight ; descend and final landing

It has been an excellent experience for me and I appreciate and thanks Capt. Michael Schaefer .
I was picked from hotel early morning and dropped at hotel before hotel stopped serving BF Most comfortable journey to and back from hotel to flying point .

Visited October 2012
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KiwiUAE, Manager at Balloon Adventures Emirates, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for your review!
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