Glide up and away in a hot air balloon over Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Take to the morning skies as the sun starts to rise over the Hajar Mountains and falcons fly up to 4,000 feet above the Earth in a trained demonstration. After an hour in the air, return to ground to celebrate the flight with a gourmet breakfast before returning to Dubai.
Rise early to start your hot air balloon experience with a hotel pickup from central Dubai, and then travel out of the city toward Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, roughly 30 minutes away. Stop at the launch field in Margham, and hop out of your minibus to watch your balloon inflate. After listening to a safety briefing, step inside the basket and take to the skies with your pilot. Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.Have your camera ready to capture bird’s-eye views of the desert that stretches out as far as the eye can see. As you watch the sun rise over the red-tinged sand dunes, listen to your pilot talking about the barren landscape mapped out beneath you, and learn about the wildlife — think camels and gazelles — that prosper in the harsh desert conditions. As you soar to scenic heights you will have the pleasure of watching falcons fly up to 4,000 feet above the Earth, all while gently floating over the pristine dunes of the Dubai desert and watching the sunrise over the Hajar Mountains.After an hour in the air, return to ground level for a gourmet breakfast of select delicacies. Then return to your minibus to end your Dubai hot air balloon experience with a hotel drop-off.