Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Adventure from Dubai

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Adventure from Dubai

There is no better way to view the amazing desert landscape and the awesome desert dawn than from the vantage point of a gently floating hot air balloon!

Enjoy a unique perspective of Dubai that will forever remain etched in your memory. Glide gently over giant sand dunes, wandering camels, an oasis and rugged mountains, while you marvel at breathtaking views of the sunrise and its magical effect on the desert vistas.

Ballooning is suitable for most people, making it possible for families with children over the age of five to have an adventure together, within a safe environment. Taking off at sunrise allows you to enjoy the beginning of your day in an original and memorable way, and still be able to fit in the rest of your busy itinerary.

Whether you are a visitor or local of Dubai, you'll gain new appreciation of the desert and its unique landscape. They say a picture paints a thousands words, and with the picturesque views from above, this hot air balloon tour may leave you surprisingly lacking words to describe the experience.

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1 hour flight - approximately 3-4 hours total


Daily at Sunrise (Mid September through May)
Time is approximate only and will change with the sunrise time.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes hotel pickup from urban area Dubai. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Dubai's geography and climate are ideal for ballooning - they provide a unique situation where passengers can experience the desert as only a few have seen it - from a gently floating hot air balloon.

Feel the cool dawn air as you float only a few metres above the red dunes, then be awestruck as the mesmerizing landscape unfolds below you.


  • 5 hours from start to finish
  • An hour-long balloon flight in the sky
  • Spectacular views and photo opportunities
  • Light refreshments (Chilled fruit juice, water, sodas and snacks) after landing
  • Flight certificate
  • An in-flight photo of the flight is available for purchase as a memento

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we have to start so early? -- The best time to fly balloons is in the cool dawn air when the winds are light. It is also the most beautiful time of day in the desert.

What should I wear? -- It is warm in the balloon and the desert so you should dress as if you were going for a walk outside in the city. You should wear trainers or similar, and not high heels. Bring a hat or cap and sunglasses.

Can I bring my camera? -- Yes! There are always amazing photo opportunities.

How long does it take? -- You'll fly over the desert for approximately one hour. You should allow up to five hours from start to finish.

If I am afraid of heights is this OK for me? -- Many people who are afraid of heights come on these balloon flights. The feeling of flying in a balloon is very gentle and different from looking off a high bridge or building, or climbing a ladder. You should have no problem, however if you are really concerned please advise your pilot and he will take special care of you.

Is there an age limit? -- The minimum age is five.

How fit do I have to be? -- Ballooning is a soft 'adventure' so it does not require a high level of fitness. You should be able to stand unaided and climb into the basket. If you have a serious medical condition or perhaps have recently had a hip replacement, you should check with your doctor for your own peace of mind.

Is it safe? -- Statistically ballooning is the safest form of flying. Certainly much safer than driving in a motor car! The balloons are inspected and certified in the same way as an airliner and undergo various inspections every four months, every year and every 100 hours. This is required by law.

Who are the pilots? -- All pilots are internationally qualified commercial pilots and amongst the most experienced in the world. All are full time professionals.

Do you have insurance? -- Yes. Public liability is a requirement to qualify for and hold an Air Operators Certificate in the U.A.E.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes hotel pickup from urban area Dubai. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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October 19, 2017

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04:45 AM