Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

From US$ 330 per person

Enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above ground in a hot air balloon ride above the red dunes of the Dubai desert. Ride a camel, sample a traditional breakfast, and watch a falconry show.

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Duration 4 hours
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Arabic, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a hot air balloon
  • Experience the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground
  • Savor an Arabic-style buffet breakfast in the desert
  • Enjoy in flight falcon show and local wildlife like camels and gazelles
Full description

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride.

Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off 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, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

  • Pickup and drop-off from any location in Dubai city
  • 45-60 minute balloon ride (depending on weather conditions)
  • Tea/coffee at the take-off location
  • In-flight falcon show
  • Camel ride (inside the camp)
  • Buffet breakfast in a traditional Bedouin camp
  • Flying experience e-certificate
  • Video of the ride (available for 200 AED)
  • Private vehicle within Dubai (available for an extra fee)
  • Pickup from other Emirates, Bab Al Shams, or Jebel Ali (available for an extra fee)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Bags
  • Baby carriages
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please be at your pickup location 5 minutes prior to the specified pickup time
  • 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 traveling with children, please ensure they remain under parental supervision at all times
  • Please wear comfortable clothes (e.g. warm clothes during winter) as bags are not permitted onboard the balloon
  • It's mandatory for all the passengers to submit a copy of ID (e.g. passport/driver's license/government ID)
  • All passengers must sign a self-declaration/indemnity form before takeoff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

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It is really a beautiful experience to view the sunrise from this event. Good hospitality and a humorous captain adds to the charm. You get to a height higher than Burj Khalifa and you get about an hour and a half in the sky. After that a pleasant breakfast along with Camel and Horse ride.

March 31, 2023

The hot air balloon ride was fantastic! It was quite foggy as we were being picked up from our hotels, so we were anxiously waiting for the fog to burn off before we could launch. However, once we were airborne, it was absolutely breathtaking to watch the sun rise over the desert. I also loved that the falcon and its handler came along with us and we got to hold it not only on the ground but while were in the air as well. While the hot air balloon ride was of course the highlight of the morning, it was also a nice treat and a lot of fun to be able to ride a camel, horse and drive an ATV after breakfast.

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March 31, 2023

I loved the captain and the falcon trainer. Captain Tariq was great with a friendly personality and he explained some things about the hot air balloon itself. The falcon trainer and Tesla, the falcon, was absolutely fantastic. I had great conversations with him about falcons and Dubai information that he shared with us. The only reason why I gave this a 4 stars instead of 5 is because each "cubby" of the hot air balloon was fitting 4 people but I had 5 for including the falcon trainer and two very large people in the place so my cousin got moved behind everyone and could not get a good view against the basket. Then the "video" we purchased of our flight was just a go pro that was shortened and basically facing us unmoving the whole time, didn't really get the view behind us or anything so it wasn't really worth $20 extra.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 185699