At the beginning of this year, Dubai Travel Advice listed hot air ballooning on their 2021 Dubai Bucket List Activities. Hot air ballooning anywhere in the world should be on your bucket list but experiencing it in Dubai is truly unique and at Balloon Adventures we’ve added on to this once-in-a-lifetime activity to make it even more memorable. What we offer is unique and here’s why hot air ballooning with us should be on your bucket list.
1. High Safety Standards and Extensive Experience
We are the largest and longest operating hot air balloon company in the UAE. We chartered the Dubai desert in 2005 and since then we have flown more than 120,000 guests. We have a team of very experienced balloon pilots lead by our Chief Pilot Yoshitaka Shigyo who has over 18 years flying experience. Find out more about our safety standards.
2. Flight Path over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Balloon Adventures is the only hot air balloon company that is allowed to land in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which is the largest national park in the UAE. As you fly over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve you may see wildlife like Arabian oryx and gazelles. Our balloon pilots are also trained by a professional conservationist and during the balloon flight they share some interesting facts and stories about Dubai, it’s cultural heritage and native wildlife. Find out more about the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
3. Only In-Flight Falcon Demonstration in the World
Balloon Adventures Dubai is the only hot air balloon company in the world that actually flies with falcons. We have professionally trained falcons to fly from our balloon baskets at 4,000ft and our guests get a chance to witness this unique demonstration when they book a private hot air balloon ride. Discover more about our innovative work with falcons.
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Many hot air balloon companies advertise that their experience includes falconry. What they usually mean by this is that you can get a posed photo taken with a falcon on the ground after the hot air balloon ride.
4. More than a Hot Air Balloon Ride – Vintage Land Rovers and Camel Ride
Our hot air balloon ride is a full experience which also includes a desert drive in vintage Land Rovers from the 1950s. These classic vehicles will take you to a traditional Bedouin camp where you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast after the hot air balloon ride. Once you arrive you will also have the option to enjoy a short camel ride.
5. Gourmet Breakfast in a Desert Venue on Royal Grounds
Hidden in the heart of a Royal desert retreat lies a beautiful and authentic desert venue which is a replica of a traditional Bedouin camp. Dine on a gourmet breakfast and relax in this hidden gem in the desert before heading back to the city. Breakfast includes a selection of eggs like Eggs Benedict and Shakshuka, smoked salmon, caviar, fruit salad and more.
Whether you are looking for a unique experience for a special occasion, a gift idea for a loved one or a weekend activity as a Dubai resident, Hot Air Ballooning just might be your next favourite and unforgettable adventure to tick off your bucket list.