Whether this is your first or 31st Valentine’s Day spent with your better half, make it the most memorable and unique with an unforgettably romantic adventure!
Get an early start to your day being picked up by your dedicated Conservation Guide in a private vehicle from the city. When arriving in the desert, feel the excitement build as the skies light up with a Valentine-themed drone show and inflation of our colorful balloons. Let the love soar and float 4000ft in the sky while marvelling at a sunrise that’s sure to set flame to your love.
Being on Cloud Nine doesn’t have to end when the flight does. Be escorted to your private cabana in a luxurious desert oasis surrounded by pristine dunes, where your gourmet picnic awaits, complete with a bouquet of fresh flowers, sparkling date juice and delectable breakfast dishes. The setting is perfectly intimate for making memories that will last for many more Valentine’s to come.
Before the sun rises we will pick you up from your hotel to travel to the take-off point in the desert – not more than a 45-minute drive from the city. Once you have reached your destination, you will be welcomed with Arabic coffee and accommodated on comfortable cushions while gentle lights start painting the Arabian sky in the early morning. Get ready to witness a drone show lighting up the sky with love, offered complimentary, before embarking on your hot air balloon flight.
After meeting your pilot and going through a quick safety briefing, you will gather around your basket while your Pilot begins the thrilling process of inflation. You will climb into the basket and before you know it, you will begin to peacefully float off the ground and ascend into the sky.
As you float up in the sky, the hues along the horizon begin to transform into beautiful shades of yellows and oranges. Depending on which direction you are facing, you will see the Arabian sun rising behind the Hajar mountains over the desert dunes. 4,000ft in the sky is one of the best places in the world to witness the beauty of the sunrise. Look out for Arabian oryx, gazelles or wandering camels in the sand dunes below. Every balloon flight is approximately 1 hour long.
One of the most exciting aspects of hot air ballooning is the landing! Depending on the winds, you will have a new adventure every time as the landing is always different, and in a different location! The Pilot will scout the vast desert for a suitable location and tell you it is time to attach your safety belts and embrace the landing position a few minutes before the balloon touches the ground. Will your balloon tip over? That is half the fun! You can also watch our other balloons land at the same time and take photos in the desert where we land. Then get taken to the next part of the adventure where your vintage Land Rover awaits!
The adventure doesn’t end there! After your once-in-a-lifetime experience of the desert from above, get ready for a short drive through the serene dunes to a luxurious oasis in a Royal desert retreat. If you’re lucky, you might even spot native animals on the way!
Now that you have explored the desert from the sky in a hot air balloon and on land in a vintage Land Rover, you will get the chance to experience the desert in the most original way: on camel back. Enjoy a short camel ride in the desert on the outskirts of the Heritage Bedouin camp and discover why these animals are so iconic to Dubai.
New adventures always work up an appetite! Arrive at an authentic heritage camp to enjoy a 5-star à la carte breakfast in the heart of the desert. Relax in this beautiful setting and enjoy a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict, shakshuka, salmon, caviar, halloumi cheese, fresh fruit, cold cut platters and more served to your table. Before heading back to the city, explore the authentic camp built out of natural materials like stone, wood and goat hair or sit back and relax in the traditional majlis. When you are ready your driver will take you back to the city.
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