Dubai Bucket List: Hot Air Ballooning
At the beginning of this year, Dubai Travel Advice listed hot air ballooning on their 2019 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. Our partners, Balloon Adventures Dubai have added on to this once-in-a-lifetime activity to make it even more memorable. There’s nowhere else in the world where you can get the hot air balloon experience quite like Balloon Adventures Dubai. What we offer is unique and here’s why hot air ballooning with us should be on your bucket list.
1. Flight Path over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Balloon Adventures is the only hot air balloon company that is permitted to land in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which is one of the largest national parks in the UAE.
As you fly over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve you may see wildlife like Arabian oryx and gazelles. The balloon pilots are also trained by a professional conservationist. This means that during the balloon flight, the pilots share some interesting facts and stories about Dubai, it’s cultural heritage and native wildlife. Find out more about the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
2. High Safety Standards and Extensive Experience
Balloon Adventures Dubai are the largest and longest operating hot air balloon company in the UAE.
They chartered the Dubai desert in 2005 and since then have flown more than 120,000 guests. They have a team of very experienced balloon pilots lead by the Chief Pilot Peter Kollar who has over 26 years flying experience. Find out more about the safety standards.
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.
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.
Platinum Heritage teamed up with Balloon Adventures Dubai, Land Rover and Royal Shaheen to professionally train falcons to fly from the balloon basket at 4,000 ft. Privileged guests get a chance to watch this unique demonstration on every flight. Discover more about our innovative work with falcons.
4. More than a Hot Air Balloon Ride – Vintage Land Rovers and Camel Ride
The hot air balloon ride with Balloon Adventures Dubai offers a full experience which also includes a desert drive in vintage Land Rovers from the 1950s.
These classic vehicles will take you to the breakfast venue after the hot air balloon ride. Once you arrive you will also have the option to enjoy a short camel ride before you enjoy the gourmet breakfast. There is Wi-Fi on every balloon basket and a GoPro camera which documents the experience.
5. Gourmet Breakfast in a Desert Venue on Royal Grounds
What makes this hot air balloon experience extra special and unique is also the beautiful breakfast venue. 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.