Our Pilots


The Dubai Ballon Tourteam is a group of dedicated ballooning professionals with a passion for flying and sharing the magic of hot air ballooning with others. Learn more about what makes our team so special...

TARIQ OL AMARI

Capt. TARIQ OL AMARI, your pilot and host, moved to Dubai in early 2000 and has 15 years ballooning experience so you're in the safest of hands.

His long career in aviation began in 1982 flying planes both as a civilian and in the air force in Jordan.

In 1994 he did his first balloon flight at Wadi Rum in Jordan. He then did his basic and advanced training in Spain and now holds commercial pilot's lincenses in USA, Jordan and UAE.

He has flown all over the world in Jordan, UAE, North America, Europe and North Africa.

What’s you nickname?
Skylover

When did you get started in ballooning?
1994

What’s your favourite thing about your job?  
Flying with people with different countries make my job enjoyable. I always want to stay at sky.

Describe a day on the job?
As a professional Pilot, I am responsible with all take off & landing areas to provide the best experience to my guests.

How many flights have you been on?
About 3000

VOLKAN AĞBULUT

Volkan Agbulut has one of the most experienced pilot in ballooning business. He flied as a balloon almost 3,500 hours.

His long career in aviation began in 2005 with Cappadocia where is the mainland of hot air balloon riding journey.

Volkan has been in many countries of the world and attended to ballooning festival to demonstrate how the balloon is charming for
sky lovers.

 

What’s you nickname?
Volki

When did you get started in ballooning?
2005

What’s your favourite thing about your job?  
Feeling the wind on air makes me excited and landing is the best moment for my job.

Describe a day on the job?
When my guests smile during the balloon experience on air, I m getting extremely happy during watching their face.

How many flights have you been on?
About 3500

YAŞAR AÇAN

Yasar Acan is one of the funniest guy who makes you smile at sky. His smile never end up until landing to ground. He flied as a balloon pilot 2,600 hours.

His long career in aviation began in 2008 with Cappadocia where is the mainland of hot air balloon riding journey.

 

What’s you nickname?
Yasa

When did you get started in ballooning?
2008

What’s your favourite thing about your job?  
My dream was always being a pilot in all of my life that I am in love with clouds,sky,sun and wind.

Describe a day on the job?
You can never imagine how I m happy through rising up slowly to clouds at sky while watching sunrise.

How many flights have you been on?
About 2,600

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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