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Into the Heart of the Desert.So close, yet so far from the glitz and the glamour of the city of Dubai. Enjoy a magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes, emerald green oases, oryx, gazelles and wandering camels. Witness a breathtaking sunrise with the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains and be welcomed by the warmth of the desert people we chance to meet on landing. All this is only a 30 minute drive from Burj Khalifa! A promise of a great adventure!
We will pick you up from one of our meeting points and transfer you out to the desert, where you'll enjoy approximately one hours flight floating across the dunes while the sun rises up to greet us. Once we've touched down, enjoyed some cold refreshments and you have collected your flight certificate from the pilot, we then head back into town where you will be dropped off and ready to enjoy the rest of your day.
time of year do balloon flights in Dubai take place?
Balloons fly in Dubai from the end of September
to the beginning of June.
high will we fly?
We fly as high as 2,500ft, depending on
conditions and airspace restrictions, so you will get an incredible view of the
How many people can fly?
The capacity of the balloon
may vary from 8 to 24 people.
Where does the balloon take
Your balloon takes off from
the Skydive Dubai desert campus located on the Al Ain highway. It is a 30
minute drive from the Burj Khalifa. Our take-off site is next door to the world
famous Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to many indigenous species like
oryx and gazelles.
Why do flights
take place so early in the morning?
Balloons need stable winds
to operate effectively and the hours just following sunrise are the best for
finding these winds. Since balloons move with the air, the weather is very
important in deciding to whether or not to fly. The pilot chooses a launch site
to use the wind currents to fly towards a suitable landing site.
What if I'm
afraid of heights?
Flying in a high sided
balloon basket is not like standing in a roof or a high ladder. You don't get
that vertigo feeling. It is more like the ground is unfolding beneath you, and,
because you are moving with the wind, there is no wind blowing. The basket does
not rock or sway so you can't possibly fall out.
I sometimes get
airsick in airplanes. Is a balloon the same?
No. The turbulence which
usually causes motion sickness is completely absent in a balloon ride. The
flight of a balloon is almost too smooth to describe.
Can pregnant women fly?
No. If you are pregnant or think that you might
be pregnant, you shouldn’t fly with balloons due to possible bumpy landings.
However, if you have friends and family taking a flight with us, we are more
than happy to take you to the launch site to see them off and to meet them at
the landing site.
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