Excursion Point Tourism
Hot Air Balloon
Duration: 06:00 AM To  12:00 PM

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.

  • Pick up and drop off from hotel / residence 
  • Presentation of a certificate to commemorate the ocassion
  • Refreshments  

What time of year do balloon flights in Dubai take place?

Balloons fly in Dubai from the end of September to the beginning of June.

How 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 Dubai landscape.

How many people can fly?

The capacity of the balloon may vary from 8 to 24 people.

Where does the balloon take off from?

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.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

  • In case the tour is cancelled 48 hours prior, refund can be done for the same.
  • A 50% refund will be applied in case the tour is cancelled within 24 hours to 48 hours prior to the tour date.
  • In case of a No Show 100% charges will apply and no refunds will be done
  • If the payment is done by credit card online then there will be a charge of 5% (online service charge) for refunding the money back.
  • Please note that gift certificates are both non-refundable and non-cancellable.

Amendment Policy

  • Any kind of service amendment done 48 hrs prior to the service date, no charges will apply.

  • Availability subject to weather conditions
  • Age Limit: 5 years plus. Children aged 12 years and below must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable loose clothing. In the winter months, it is advisable to carry a light jacket or cardigan.
  • As you will have to climb in and out of the basket, wearing a skirt or a long dress can get in the way.
  • A sun hat or cap is also a good idea.
  • Avoid high-heeled shoes. Trainers are ideal.
  • The entire outing normally takes about 4 hours with limited access to rest rooms.
  • Transportation outside Dubai can be provided at an additional cost. Contact us for the same.
  • The balloon flies with the wind, which determines direction and distance, so the views differ from flight to flight. Visibility is completely dependent on weather conditions
  • The exact return time to the hotel or meeting point is dependent on where the balloon lands and the traffic conditions in the city

USD 272.00
Adult Price
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