FAQ
How Do You Ride A Balloon? Who Decides The Route?
When you are on a balloon you can do nothing, just imitate Katie Scarlett O’Hara: Gone with the Wind! There are no commands of direction, the pilot can decide the altitude only. The passengers’ safety is our first priority, where each fligh is custom tailored and planned carefully. We anticipate and determine the direction of travel, however it’s also nice to be improvised according to the condition. Can you think of anything else more romantic and adventurous than this?
How Does A Balloon Work? How Does It Fly?
The hot air balloon works according to Archimedes' principle; the heated air inside the balloon gets lighter than the surrounding air. We never use any of light and/or imfalammable gas (helium or hydrogen)
What Is The Dress Code On A Balloon?
We recommend our passengers to wear flat and comfortable shoes (trekking or sport shoes are recommended where we have to walk for a short distance on the sand). Shoes with high heels are not allowed on board. Wearing layers of clothes will be more comfortable, it is often quite cool early morning. If possible, wear a hat or a cap for the radiant heat of the balloon burners. The weather temperature is almost equal to ground temperature during your flight. Please try to choose suitable clothes for a walk in the country which you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
How Long Is The Flight?
Flight duration varies between 60 and 90 minutes according to your package preference. Depending on weather conditions and suitability of landing sites your ballooning experience may last between 4 hours and 4 hours 30 minutes in total.
When Can We Fly?
We fly early in the morning just after dawn. The mid-day weather temperature may create turbulences which may disrupt the flight
In Which Period Of The Year Can We Fly?
The “ballooning season” is approximately from October to May with annual variations. Weather in UAE can be tricky and unpredictable, especially in early spring; but the months of the winter are regularly good for ballooning. Winter flights can be stunning, with crystal clear views of desert dunes, mountains on the south-east and the skyline of Dubai on the north-west side.
What Happens In Case Of Bad Weather Conditions?
We carefully plan our flights following the weather forecast in detail. Due to bad weather conditions, the flight can be cancelled, even few hours before the scheduled take-off.
Is The Landing Bumpy?
We usually land very softly, Very rarely the wind may pick the balloon up on landing, there meight be a bump and the basket may drag on the landing site untill it comes to a halt.
What Is The Age Limit To Fly?
Children taller than 120 cm. can fly, the shorter will not be able to see out of the basket. Certainly, they must be accompanied by their parents
What Is The Flight Altitude?
We fly at at an altitude of 3,000 ft maximum. to watch and enjoy the sunrise, then while descending and flying thru the dunes we will get the pleasure of flying like a butterfly do.
How Are Balloon Pilots Licenced?
Balloons are registered like any other aircraft and are subject to regular airworthiness checks. The FAA will not allow a balloon to be certified as airworthy unless these inspections and checks are done by authorized maintenance personnel and certified by them. All pilots are certified by FAA & GCAA, 2000 hours of flight experience and have to pass regular flight checks.
Is It Safe Flying On A Balloon?
The hot-air balloon is not a complex machine, therefore little prone to failures. Every year our pilots must pass some tests which prove their ability: risks are reduced to a minimum. A careful flight preparation including the study of weather conditions is our standard practice and represents a further guarantee for your peace of mind.
Where Will We Land? How Do We Get Back To The Hotel?
Direction of the wind determines the landing site. The balloon is followed by a vehicle and the crew. They are constantly in contact with the balloon pilot via radio and should be at the landing site at the same time with the balloon. Once the balloon is packed away (and the ceremonies are completed) the shuttle will take you back to your hotel.
Can Everybody Fly?
Everybody can fly, for safety reasons, pregnant women, heart patients and people with respiratory diseases are not allowed to fly. We also do not recommend the passengers suffering from osteoporosis to fly, During landing, in necessity we may need to squat and soften the contact of the basket with the ground. The passengers who can not keep crouched position are recommended to consult their doctor.

Private Flight

- Private Hotel Transfers
- Gourmet Breakfast 
- One hour hot air balloon flight
- Between 02-20 people
- Champagne toasting after landing
- Free flight pictures and DVD video for the flight
- Certificate of Flight Attendance
- Full insurance

This is completely a private option in a balloon for you and your guest or your group desiring to float above the unique landscape of Dubai. Perfect option to proposals, birthdays, anniversaries,  honeymoons and any other occasions. This experience assures to leave a long-lasting impression. We pick you up from your hotel one hour before sunrise and we first transfer you totake-off area for a quick breakfast* then we all will watch the balloons blowing up. The first 30 minutes duration of our flights presents you the closest view of the desert and skyscrapers, while ascending to the highest altitude you will view the whole landscape in the remaining 30 minutes. After a safe landing, we celebrate our magnificent flight with champagne toasting and certification party. Now it is time to go back to hotel.

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Testimonials

Baladeva
India

Amazing an experience! I would definitely recommend this. Also thanks very much for the delicious drinks.

Alexandra
United States

It was the best hot air balloon experience in Dubai. The staff were great and made the whole experience enjoyable.

Larry
England

It's just perfect! I loved the landing and laughed as we were climbing out of the basket.

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