Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

From US$ 410 per person

Enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon after a morning drive across the red dunes of the Dubai desert. Experience sunrise in desert with a multitude of unforgettable experiences.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Arabic
Pickup included
From the lobby of your hotel.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a hot air balloon
  • Experience the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground
  • Fly with Falcon and enjoy an Arabic-style buffet breakfast
  • Ride a camel and a quad bike over the red dune sands
  • Catch a glimpse of local wildlife like camels and gazelles on a desert safari
Full description

Have an action-packed day in Dubai, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Admire the sunrise, and see the desert at the crack of dawn. Jump in the back of the SUV car, sit back as your driver rides through the sand and enjoy this adrenaline-pumping activity that will wake up all your senses.

Enjoy a desert adventure that begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for refreshments and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red dunes of the Dubai desert to your takeoff location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground. Watch an in-flight falcon show and admire breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to Margham Desert to freshen up and have your photo taken with a falcon. Next up, you’ll have a safety talk before experiencing the thrill of quad biking over the desert dunes and enjoying a camel ride. On the safari, your guide will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle over towering dunes deep into the heart of the desert. Enjoy an authentic Arabic-style breakfast at your destination before being dropped off at your hotel.

  • Pickup and drop-off from any location within Dubai city
  • 45-60 minutes balloon ride depending on weather condition
  • Tea/coffee at the take-off location
  • In flight falcon show
  • Short camel ride (inside the camp)
  • Short horse ride (inside the camp)
  • Buffet breakfast in a traditional Bedouin camp
  • Quad biking ride - 20 Minutes (within a limited area)
  • Dune bashing - 20 Minutes
  • Flying experience certificate (E Certificate)
  • Edited flight video (optional - AED 200)
  • Private vehicle within Dubai (can be booked for an extra fee)
  • Pickup from other Emirates, Bab Al Shams, or Jebel Ali (extra charge)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
  • Children under 5 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The balloon ride consists of 16-20 passengers
  • Car transfers occur in groups unless a private transfer is requested
  • Please make sure to pay careful attention to the pilot's instructions
  • When travelling with children, please ensure they remain under parental supervision at all times
  • Bags are not permitted on board the balloon
  • The maximum weight limit for 1 adult is 120 KG, any passengers above this weight will be charged double
  • It's mandatory for all the passengers to submit a copy of their ID (e.g. passport/driver's license/government ID)
  • All passengers must sign a self-declaration/indemnity form before takeoff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

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The hot air balloon ride was the best tour thst we took. Breakfast was great, riding ATV was a blast. They did sell too many extras such as pictures with the falcons. The hot air balloon captain was really a great guy, very interesting and a lot of fun. The falcon trainer on the balloon ride was great and very friendly. And Very appreciative of the tips.

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March 24, 2023

This tour is a great way to experience a little of everything. The hot air balloon ride is the best way to see the desert. It was amazing!! Additionally you get a brief falcon show (and you can hold and photo with the falcon!!) breakfast, dune driving adventure, camel ride, and ATV ride on the dunes.

March 24, 2023

staff was very helpfull from the pick up till the end of the journey. i would like to thank the following below for their exceptional service the driver : Sohail The admin : Leo the location site for the ballon and some of the ride : Chayan many thanks for all the staff

March 24, 2023

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