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After pre-dawn pickup from your Dubai hotel, journey into the desert by climate-controlled 4x4.

Arrive at the take-off site and watch your hot air balloon being inflated by the crew. Meet your pilot for a safety briefing, and climb into the basket.

Ascend into the sky and sail at approximately 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above the Arabian Desert. Look for camels, gazelle, and oryx below as the sun illuminates the Hajar Mountains, and watch a falcon fly around your balloon in a spectacular demonstration.

Touch down and travel to a private desert reserve to freshen up and savor a gourmet breakfast of dishes such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar.

Afterward, enjoy a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by open-top, 1950s Land Rover. Look for oryx, gazelle, and other animals with tips from your guide before your experience ends at your Dubai hotel.
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris
Dubai’s desert is best seen at dawn, as the sun rises over the sands. With this tour, enjoy the best possible early-morning views from a vantage point most travelers never experience—a hot air balloon. Look for wildlife below, watch a falcon fly from the basket, and finish with a gourmet breakfast and wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover. Round-trip Dubai hotel transfers are included for your convenience and comfort.
  • View the Dubai desert from above on a sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • See mountains, dunes, wildlife, and a falcon fly from your balloon
  • Cap your trip with a gourmet breakfast and retro Land Rover wildlife safari
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your Dubai hotel
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Reviewed 30 May 2018
Amazing experience. Highly recommended

We booked this experience (hot air balloon and morning safari) for a filming and enjoyed a great time. Our guide M. AFEF was super helpful. Since it was a filming project, he need to pick up us 30 minutes earlier than normal schedule, and spent...More

4  Thank ChinCHN
Neil S, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi ChinCHN, Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Best Regards, Neil

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Wish we could have done at least part of this tour

My group was interested in a more upscale desert safari experience. Being able to do that and get a balloon ride too seemed like a plus so we booked the hot air balloon and wildlife safari. The night before our safari we were notified that...More

3  Thank NC_Hiker
Adam M, Group CEO at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello NC_Hiker, I would love to provide an explanation for why we could not offer the wildlife experience on that morning. Just to give a bit of background on your particular flight, we had 66 guests booked on the flight of the 24th. They were...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Magical Anniversary Experience

My wife booked this tour as something special for our wedding anniversary, and boy were we not disappointed! We had the 4am pick up by the energetic and funny guide Ben (from Singapore). First stop was the sunrise air balloon experience. It was both our...More

4  Thank John B
Neil S, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage Luxury Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi John B, Thanks for the great review. We are so pleased that this was your Magical Anniversary trip to Dubai. It sounds like you enjoyed all elements of the Hot Air Balloon experience. Thank you for the great in-depth account of your time with...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018
un forgetabel day

One of the best experiences in Dubai, I loved the desert with the incredible sand colors and dunes, the Hot air balloon was amazing, every thing was very well organized, Mike was very friendly and he made the activity even better with his friendly personality....More

3  Thank safa1903
Reviewed 1 March 2018
Awesome Experience

This was an excellent Dubai experience. The tour guide, Ali Moussa provided us with excellent service and made this a memorable experience.

2  Thank marisadcastello
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22 April 2018|
Response from CalHorn | Reviewed this property |
They are large baskets - there were 4 in each section of the balloon when we went and I think there were about 20 in total. Check with platinum heritage and they can confirm
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