Colourful Balloon Festival in Dubai

Dubai is known for its iconic skyscrapers, desert safaris, and extravagant lifestyle. It is also home to an event that adds a touch of magic and wonder to its skyline- The Dubai Balloon Festival. This annual festival in the desert has turned into a beloved tradition, attracting both locals and tourists. It's a festival of hot air balloons, colour, and sky-high experiences that has been gaining interest from people worldwide. In this blog, we will delve into the exciting universe of Dubai's Balloon Festival, from its beginnings to the wonderful and exhilarating experience it has to offer.


Balloon Festival History

The Dubai International Balloon Fiesta, often known as the Dubai Balloon Festival began in 2019. While it lacks the historical tradition of several other international balloon festivals, it has quickly gained interest and popularity. The festival showcases Dubai's commitment to organizing outstanding events, and catering to locals and tourists looking for an exceptional experience.


Multicolored Sky

The kaleidoscope of colours that fills the sky is one of the most enchanting parts of the Dubai Balloon Festival. Hundreds of hot air balloon in Dubai soar into the desert sky each morning of the festival, creating a vivid scene that is nothing short of spectacular. These balloons come in a variety of forms and sizes, ranging from typical, vibrantly coloured spheres to creative designs resembling famous people and animals. As the sun rises over the desert, it soaks the hot air balloons in a warm, golden light, creating a dreamy illusion.


Thrilling Balloon Rides

Ground spectators are fascinating, but great excitement awaits above. Guests at the Dubai Balloon Festival ride gorgeous balloons above desert dunes. The feeling of weightlessness and wide desert landscapes leave a lasting impression. This peaceful visit reveals the enormous splendor of Dubai's desert, providing a perspective like no other.


Hot Air Balloon Glow

The Dubai Balloon Festival comes to life with the stunning Balloon Glow as the sun sets below Dubai's desert horizon. This mesmerising evening show turns hot air balloons into massive lanterns. These balloons illuminate the night sky with coordinated burners, illuminating it with a bright, warm glow that radiates magic. The mood becomes peaceful and nice, enticing everyone in the surroundings. The Balloon Glow offers photographers an amazing opportunity to capture breathtaking images of this one-of-a-kind, whimsical show.


Fun For All Ages

The Dubai Balloon Festival is a family-friendly event with activities for people of all ages. It offers a variety of attractions, including live music, international food booths, and a dedicated Kids' Zone overflowing with games and activities. Such enticing activities make this festival an excellent adventure for families looking to create lasting memorable experiences.


Global Gathering at Dubai’s Balloon Fest

The international attraction of the Dubai Balloon Festival adds to its uniqueness. Hot air balloon fans and pilots from all over the world travel to Dubai for this event. This worldwide gathering brings a diverse and vibrant aspect to the festival, with guests sharing their passion for hot-air ballooning as well as their unique takes on the sport. It's an incredible opportunity to meet people from other countries and origins who share a mutual love of adventure and travel.


Serene Views of Dubai Desert

Aside from the vibrant balloons and entertaining events, the Dubai Balloon Festival provides an exceptional chance to connect with the desert landscape. The desert in Dubai is a strikingly gorgeous location, and the event allows visitors to experience its natural beauty up close. You'll find a profound sense of peace and astonishment in the desert's vast, calm vistas - whether you're drifting gently above the dunes in a hot air balloon or simply soaking in the beauty from the festival grounds.

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  • Passenger pick-up time in between 3 AM and 5 AM, depending sunrise time and hotel's location.
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  • Ladies who are more than 3 months pregnant, kids below 5 years of age and adults above 80 years of age are not allowed to participate in the Hot Air Balloon.
  • This experience has weight restrictions. The maximum weight limit for 1 adult is 120kg. People weighing above the limit will be charged double.
  • It is mandatory to sign a declaration stating that you don’t fall under the following criteria before the tour commences or you will be denied entry: Women more than 3 months pregnant , children less than 5 years of age, anyone more than 85 years of age, serious heart problems or any other medical conditions will not be suitable for this trip, anyone who had major surgery recently within the last 6 months, anyone that has had a broken leg/arm, anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries, anyone who has a phobia of height, serious heart problems or someone with mental health and emotional or physical disabilities
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  • Experience the spellbinding beauty of Dubai's sunrise from a hot air balloon, offering unparalleled views during the golden hour.

  • Create lasting memories as you meet the majestic Peregrine Falcon during your hot air balloon adventure, a moment not to be missed.

  • Encounter the captivating wildlife of Dubai, from elegant camels to graceful gazelles, all from an impressive altitude of over 4000 ft, providing a truly extraordinary aerial experience.

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Passenger pick-up time in between 3 AM and 5 AM, depending sunrise time and hotel's location.
  • The Hot Air Balloon in Dubai package depends on the subject to availability.
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along with the pick-up route as this is a shared transfer.
  • Passengers are not allowed to carry Gun, Lighter, Professional zoom camera, Luggage Bag, Alcohol and Knife.
  • Passport copy / Emirates ID / UAE Driving License are required to be shown.
  • Passengers having serious heart, knee & back bone surgery/ problems and any other medical conditions are not allowed.
  • Passengers who had major surgery, broken leg/arm or any chronic back or neck pain or injuries in the last 6 months are not allowed.
  • Ladies who are more than 3 months pregnant, kids below 5 years of age and adults above 80 years of age are not allowed to participate in the Hot Air Balloon.
  • This experience has weight restrictions. The maximum weight limit for 1 adult is 120kg. People weighing above the limit will be charged double.
  • It is mandatory to sign a declaration stating that you don’t fall under the following criteria before the tour commences or you will be denied entry: Women more than 3 months pregnant , children less than 5 years of age, anyone more than 85 years of age, serious heart problems or any other medical conditions will not be suitable for this trip, anyone who had major surgery recently within the last 6 months, anyone that has had a broken leg/arm, anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries, anyone who has a phobia of height, serious heart problems or someone with mental health and emotional or physical disabilities
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  • Experience the spellbinding beauty of Dubai's sunrise from a hot air balloon, offering unparalleled views during the golden hour.

  • Create lasting memories as you meet the majestic Peregrine Falcon during your hot air balloon adventure, a moment not to be missed.

  • Encounter the captivating wildlife of Dubai, from elegant camels to graceful gazelles, all from an impressive altitude of over 4000 ft, providing a truly extraordinary aerial experience.

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Passenger pick-up time in between 3 AM and 5 AM, depending sunrise time and hotel's location.
  • The Hot Air Balloon in Dubai package depends on the subject to availability.
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along with the pick-up route as this is a shared transfer.
  • Passengers are not allowed to carry Gun, Lighter, Professional zoom camera, Luggage Bag, Alcohol and Knife.
  • Passport copy / Emirates ID / UAE Driving License are required to be shown.
  • Passengers having serious heart, knee & back bone surgery/ problems and any other medical conditions are not allowed.
  • Passengers who had major surgery, broken leg/arm or any chronic back or neck pain or injuries in the last 6 months are not allowed.
  • Ladies who are more than 3 months pregnant, kids below 5 years of age and adults above 80 years of age are not allowed to participate in the Hot Air Balloon.
  • This experience has weight restrictions. The maximum weight limit for 1 adult is 120kg. People weighing above the limit will be charged double.
  • It is mandatory to sign a declaration stating that you don’t fall under the following criteria before the tour commences or you will be denied entry: Women more than 3 months pregnant , children less than 5 years of age, anyone more than 85 years of age, serious heart problems or any other medical conditions will not be suitable for this trip, anyone who had major surgery recently within the last 6 months, anyone that has had a broken leg/arm, anyone who suffers from chronic back or neck pain or injuries, anyone who has a phobia of height, serious heart problems or someone with mental health and emotional or physical disabilities
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FAQs

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    No, consuming food or beverages is not allowed on most hot air balloon rides. Although, it depends on your hot air balloon operators. This is mostly for safety concerns, as it is critical for passengers to remain seated and focus on the pilot's instructions throughout the flight to ensure a smooth and safe trip.

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