Why is the Hot Air Balloon Ride famous in dubai?

If you are in Dubai, an enjoyable activity which you must not miss out on is taking a ride in the hot air balloon Dubai. The activity is unique to this city and is sure to enthrall you with its stunning views. During this enchanting experience, you will be able to witness the breathtaking sight of the sun rising over the golden sand deserts of the city from a different perspective. You will be delighted with the opportunity to watch the big sand dunes from a height of 1200 to 4000 feet above. Included in the view would be the sight of the animals of the desert such as camels, gazelles and Arabian oryx roaming around freely in their natural habitat. Added to the beautiful picture will be the first ray of light illuminating the whole surrounding, drawing the curtain from beautiful scenery. 


Apart from the stunning view, the experience of the Hot Air Balloon will allow you to experience the joy of soaring up in the air and enjoying the morning fresh air. If you opt for a package which includes majestic falcons, your enjoyment will be further enhanced, watching the birds entertaining you with its show. The Hot Air Balloon ride will finally commence after a flight of 40 to 60 minutes at some part of the DDCR or Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and will reach its finale with a group photo with the pilot and a flight certificate. The entire experience is one of its kind and must not be missed out during your Dubai trip.

Location & Timings

Location:

  • Departure Location: Hot air balloon will take off from its launch site at Margham (at Dubai Al Ain road near Exit No 47)
  • Return Location: Hot air balloon will land somewhere in the DDCR or Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve


Timings:

The experience usually takes place early in the morning and starts between 4 am to 5 am, depending on the time of sunrise. The complete experience usually finishes off by 8 am to 9 am in the morning. The finishing time of the experience will also depend on the package opted for.


Duration:

2 to 3 Hours for the total experience, which will include: 

  • Pickup from your place of accommodation in the Dubai City
  • Briefing from the pilot on take-off Formalities, including safety and security
  • 1 hour of balloon flight experience, which can increase or decrease by 30 minutes depending on prevailing weather conditions
  • Drop back to your location within Dubai City
  • The duration may vary with variations of packages selected

What to Expect at Hot Air Balloon Dubai


What to Expect at Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai
  • Plan your visit to the Hot Air Balloon early in the morning before sunrise.
  • Watch the pre-flight preparations where the enormous balloon is unfurled, the engine/burner is fixed, and the balloon is inflated.
  • Soar up in the air and gradually drift over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enjoy the captivating view of the Hajar Mountains and also the vast stretch of golden sand and sand dunes over miles and miles.
  • See up close, the spectacular view of the sun rising over the desert and illuminating its landscape.
  • Watch an in-flight falcon show where the majestic bird will be released from the basket to circle the balloon before returning gracefully back into the basket again.
  • Get an aerial view of the flora and fauna of the desert as you take a glimpse at the camels, gazelles, and Arabian oryx in their natural habitat.
  • Come back to the land at a different point depending on the flow of the hot air balloon.
  • Enjoy a traditional Arabic breakfast at a heritage campsite.
  • Also, plan your trip to Hot Air Balloon to include other amazing desert adventures such as camel riding, bedouin tent visit and dune bashing. to make the experience even more wonderful.

Best Time to Go For Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

The best time to plan your visit to the Hot Air Balloon experience is during sunrise, as this is the time when the desert looks the best. As the sun rises, the first ray of light falls on the sand, making them glitter, creating a stunning view. To let you enjoy this spectacular view, the hot air balloon rides are scheduled during sunrise, and you will need to plan your trip to Hot Air Balloon to start as early as 5 am in the morning. To get the best view of the desert, go for this adventure between the months of November to April.


For more detailed information you can read the best time for hot air balloon ride in Dubai

How to Prepare for Hot Air Balloon Dubai

How to Prepare for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai
  • Wear the Right Gear: When up in the air, it is preferable to wear a hat or a cap as it will not only protect your head from the glare of the sun when it rises, but it will also protect your head from the hot blast of the gas jet of the hot air balloon.
  • Book in Advance: Booking in advance is always advisable as it helps you plan your schedule better. Moreover, the activity being a pre-dawn one, you will need to be picked up from your location very early in the morning. For this, prior booking is essential.
  • Flights Time: The flight time varies between 30 minutes to 1 hr 30 minutes as the pilot has to follow the wind condition. They cannot follow any fixed route in a hot-air balloon so while your pickup point will be fixed, the flight will land anywhere at a nearby location
  • What to Pack: You will need to carry light while taking a hot air balloon flight. The items which you should pack to take along would be your wallet, hat or cap, sunglasses, water bottle, extra layers, a set of binoculars and a camera. 
  • What to Wear: Wear clothing which is comfortable and convenient at the same time. You may opt to wear a trouser as it will be easier to get into the hot air balloon basket. Wear comfortable shoes such as a sneaker or a boot as you will be required to remain standing throughout the entire duration of the flight.

Also Read: What to Wear for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

Know Before Your Go

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  • Children below the age of 5 years are restricted to participate in this ride
  • Adults only up to the age of 80 years can participate in the ride
  • Visitor who is just recovering from surgery or have a serious problem in their back or knee should not go for this ride
  • Those with heart-related severe conditions must not participate in this ride.
  • Visitors with any kind of physical impairments or disabilities should refrain from joining this ride.
  • Women who are pregnant should not go for this ride
  • The ride is not recommended for participants who have a phobia of heights or flying


Also Read: Safety Tips for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dubai

Tips for the Hot Air Balloon Experience

  • Plan your visit to Hot Air Balloon well in advance to avoid last minute hassles and also to plan for your trip well.
  • Dress appropriately for the ride, ensuring that it is comfortable and allows for easy ascent and disembark in the basket.
  • Carry either a passport copy or Emirates ID Card or Driving Licence along.
  • Carry your camera, mobile phone and binoculars to capture captivating views, however, restrict yourself to carry only small-size personal cameras.
  • Plan your trip to Hot Air Balloon to wake up early for your ride, eat dinner early on the previous day, and get adequate sleep the night before. 
  • Arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time, as the driver may not wait for long. 
  • Leave your valuables behind as you will not find any place to store them at the activity location.
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol when you are either onboard the ride or before embarking on this experience.


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  • Capture cherished memories with the magnificent Peregrine Falcon during your enchanting hot air balloon excursion, perfect for an unforgettable photo opportunity

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  • Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Passenger pick up time in between 3 AM to 5 AM depending sunrise time and hotel 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.
  • Either Passport copy / Emirates Id / UAE Driving License are required at the time of arrival.
  • 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.
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  • Book the Hot Air Balloon tickets and delight in the awe-inspiring panorama of Dubai's skyline as you gracefully glide over the Arabian Desert

  • Enjoy the convenience and comfort of being picked up and dropped off directly at your Dubai hotel, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free adventure

  • Capture cherished memories with the magnificent Peregrine Falcon during your enchanting hot air balloon excursion, perfect for an unforgettable photo opportunity

  • Marvel at an array of captivating local wildlife, including majestic camels and graceful wild gazelles, from an impressive altitude surpassing 4000 ft, creating an extraordinary aerial encounter

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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 to 5 AM depending sunrise time and hotel 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.
  • Either Passport copy / Emirates Id / UAE Driving License are required at the time of arrival.
  • 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.
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  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise vistas amidst Dubai's pristine skies aboard a captivating hot air balloon ride

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  • Enjoy the convenience and comfort of being picked up and dropped off directly at your Dubai hotel, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free adventure

  • Capture cherished memories with the magnificent Peregrine Falcon during your enchanting hot air balloon excursion, perfect for an unforgettable photo opportunity

  • Marvel at an array of captivating local wildlife, including majestic camels and graceful wild gazelles, from an impressive altitude surpassing 4000 ft, creating an extraordinary aerial encounter

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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 to 5 AM depending sunrise time and hotel 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.
  • Either Passport copy / Emirates Id / UAE Driving License are required at the time of arrival.
  • 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.
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FAQs

How much does it cost to ride a hot air balloon in Dubai?

    A standard hot air balloon ride would cost you around AED 1100 (INR 22,000 approx). Apart from this, you can also opt for other variations of the package such as the Adventure hot air balloon package, Hot Air Balloon Tour with In-Flight Falcon Show and others. 

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