Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert


Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

From US$ 285.92 per person

Watch the sunrise over the vast sand dunes of the Dubai desert on this hot air balloon ride. Feel the thrill of seeing camels and mountains as you soar at an altitude of 4000-feet.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Arabic
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Experience the excitement of taking flight in a hot air balloon
  • Have the chance to admire the sunrise from an altitude of 4000-feet
  • Try to spot animals like camels, the Arabian oryx, or the sand gazelle
  • Wake up with a morning coffee or tea before your hot air balloon trip
  • Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and drop-off service in Dubai
Full description

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea before experiencing picturesque views of sweeping sand dunes and stunning mountains. Spot wildlife roaming below you like oryx and sand gazelles.

Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of lifting off.

Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from within the urban areas in Dubai
  • 40-70-minute balloon ride
  • Tea, coffee, water
  • Video of the ride (available for 200 AED).
  • Double charge over 120kg per person
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People over 80 years
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Backpacks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages
  • Firework
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Pickup is from within the urban areas in Dubai (except for Jabel-Ali and Bab-Al-Shams)
  • There is 40-70-minutes of air-time depending on the weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

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We felt that the pick up from hotel could have been later as we ended up at a gas station waiting for time to pass to drive to the dessert location. When we got to the location we signed forms and waited some more. Overall experience of the balloon ride was great and I would recommend. Our pilot (Smiley) was great and clearly knows what he is doing and he landed the balloon softly and without any problems.

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March 28, 2023

The tour was well organized and operated. The pickup from my hotel was on time and staff provided the group with trip details upon arrival to the launch site. We were given coffee, tea and bottled water while the balloon was being prepared. The captain provided us with clear safety instructions before we boarded the balloon. Nice experience overall.

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March 28, 2023

Overall a fantastic expereince that I highly recommend to amyone visiting Dubai. The hotel pick up and drive to the desert was wonderful and made even better with the driver, Kundal, a real pro...who also took some pictures and videos for me of the hot air ballon taking off. And speaking of the take off, the pilot was a real pro and eveyone felt safe throughout the trip.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 411207