hot air balloon dubai

If you've never taken a hot air balloon ride in Dubai, you're missing out! You will be considered to have aerobatic views of the vast desert, sand dunes, oases, and even camels and mountains.  But what makes the hot air balloon Dubai experience so unique? Continue reading to learn how to have this one-of-a-kind experience!

Before going on a tour of the hot air balloon Dubai, make sure you're in good condition. It is strongly advised that you book your trip as soon as possible, especially during peak tourist seasons. During the flight, you will be required to show a photo ID to prove your identity. A passport or an Emirates ID card can be used. However, pregnant women and people with back or knee problems should avoid hot air ballooning in Dubai.

What Can You Expect from a Hot Air Balloon Dubai?

In Dubai, hot air balloon Dubai rides begin early in the morning, even before sunrise. Around 4 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel or residence and driven to the desert camp. When you arrive, you will be greeted by the sight of a fire igniting from the burner to inflate the balloon. Passengers are not required to know or do much during the flight. So, some safety instructions will be provided, which you must carefully follow.

When the balloon is fully charged, it is time to climb onto the basket, from which your ascent to the sky will begin. Because the hot air balloon ride begins early in the morning, the first thing you see is a spectacular sunrise in the desert. You get a bird's eye view of the desert as the sun brightens the surroundings. You may see desert flora and fauna while taking in the breathtaking views around you and enjoying the silence of the desert. Keep your eyes peeled for desert animals such as Arabian Oryx, camels, and gazelles.

The hot air balloon Dubai ride can last from 20 minutes to an hour. You may be able to enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast at the desert camp, depending on the hot air balloon ride package you choose. You will be able to enjoy Arabic tea and coffee in addition to a variety of delicious dishes. After breakfast, you will be driven back to your hotel or residence before the desert heat becomes unbearable. Combining a hot air balloon ride with other Dubai desert safari adventure activities such as quad biking and dune bashing can extend the duration of your adrenaline rush and increase the intensity of your experience.

Things to Consider Before Trying a Hot Air Balloon Dubai

Get Up Early

Because rising hot air can affect the altitude of the hot air balloon, most rides begin very early in the morning. Even if you are not a morning person, you will not be worried if you skip a few more hours of sleep. You will have the opportunity to see everything from the start and will most likely get the best seat in the house to enjoy the peaceful and calm atmosphere.

Pack Light

You are only supposed to take the necessities on your hot air balloon Dubai ride. Make sure to bring your wallet, sun hat, water bottle, binoculars, and camera! Dress in layers.

Prepare for the Cold and Hot Temperatures

You must be prepared for the chilly morning winds as well as the heat of the hot balloon's flame. Wear a light jacket and take it off whenever you feel warm during the ride. Also, wear comfortable shoes because you will be standing on your feet to enjoy the views. And you may need to walk a short distance to reach the vehicle that will transport you.

Choose to Go During the Peak Season

When there is no rain and good visibility, it is the best time to try a hot balloon in Dubai. There will be enough wind at those times for the rides to take off, glide and land without incident.

Tour Information

  • Departures: Daily
  • Availability: Seasonal
  • Duration: 5 Hours


  • Pick up & Drop Off included from Dubai
  • Up to 1 hour Balloon Flight

Important Information

  • You need to carry any Valid ID Passport along with you to take the flight.
  • It includes Airport Transfers from Dubai Marina Mall, Burjuman Mall, Deira City Centre & Dubai Outlet Mall.
  • Please note that passengers weighing over 120Kg will be charged double the ticket price.
  • Pick-up & Drop from Sharjah / Ajman City is free for a minimum of 6 pax for Deluxe or premium ride only.
  • The pick-up/drop-off timing can be modified 3 hours before the scheduled Tour time, Last minute flight changes are not guaranteed.
  • Tour availability is subject to Flight operation date and time.
  • This tour is not recommended for Pregnant ladies, people with heart diseases / major issues with knee & back, or if you have undergone major surgery in the last 6 to 8 months.
  • Children below 5 are not allowed on Air Balloon Flight.