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...


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?

When did you get started in ballooning?

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 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?

When did you get started in ballooning?

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


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?

When did you get started in ballooning?

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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Different Attraction for Dubai
West Bromwich, UK

A wonderful experience for the lifetime and there is no doubt that their team is exceptional to organize everything well. The trip was so entertaining from the beginning to the end. Pilot Volcan was so helpful and caring about all the passengers. A very special thanks to Amigos team who made everything so perfect and smooth. Highly recommended activity in Dubai and I can say a must do. 🕺🕺🕺 Kam M.

Finally experienced a hot air balloon ride.
Tallinn, Estonya

Heyyy everyone! If you are considering this trip, please do not hesitate. From the experience to the staff, I can not fault this one bit, I hardly leave reviews... but this tour has really won mine and my wife’s heart 👍 From wanting to do a hot air balloon ride for years, to finally doing it that to over the desert dunes.. mannn life is great and beautiful, so go ahead and give yourself and loved ones a treat. Valmar L.

A great morning out.
Nuneaton, UK

Is this experience worth the getting up at 4am? Yes. Is this experience worth the money? Yes. Is this experience one of life's better moments? Yes. If your are in Dubai this is a must to do and this seems to be the company to do it with. From my initial enquiry back I'm the uk before we left for dubai to communications once in Dubai this company were quick to respond and were very helpful. The driver picked us up on time and was very informative and friendly. The balloon ride itself was simple amazing with our pilot happily pointing things out on the ground and keeping us informed on what was happening, our height, our position on relation to surrounding landmarks, cities etc. The breakfast camp was clean and breakfast plentiful and fresh. The falcon show also great. If your reading these reviews you must be thinking of doing this activity. If you are you wont good wrong booking it with this company. Thank you for giving myself and my son a lifetime memory. Madelein B.

50th Birthday in Dubai
Huntsville, Alabama

What can I say.....our Driver and Guide Alex and our Hot Air Balloon pilot Yasar both made this an AMAZING experience🙏.. The Balloon ride was smooth and being in the sky high above the Desert to watch the sun rise was breathtaking. The breakfast and Camel ride were assume as well. This tour delivered as promised and was well worth the price. A "Must Do" if your in Dubai. Special thx to Amigos team... Crystal R.

Amazing Tour! All in 1 tour of Dubai Desert Experience
Donegal, Irland

If you have limited time and want to get the most out of your morning. This is the best tour I think. It has 1) Full experience of hot air ballooning ; 2) breakfast meal 3) light falcon watching 4) camel ride inside the compound where you eat 5) sand bashing 6) quad biking for a good. Overall coordination was good, they pick you up at the hotel then drop you off as well when done so it's very convenient specially waking up at 4am to be picked up early for the hot air balloon portion.Marvin B.

Amazing breathtaking remarkable ride
Vereeniging, South Africa

It was an amazing experience! Awesome flight, stunning views, wonderful sunrise, great crew. Loved every bit of the flight including the take off and the landing 😁. The entire team did a great job by welcoming everyone on board with a smile, also very friendly staff. Gourmet breakfast in the desert was just unbelievable. Thank you Amigos team for a great experience✌️. Estie H.