Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

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41 reviews

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon, Desert Safari, and Quad Biking Tour

Activity provider: Hot Air Balloon UAE
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From US$ 410 per person

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Enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon after a morning drive across the red dunes of the Dubai desert. Experience sunrise in desert with a multitude of unforgettable experiences.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Arabic
Pickup included
From the lobby of your hotel.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a hot air balloon
  • Experience the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground
  • Fly with Falcon and enjoy an Arabic-style buffet breakfast
  • Ride a camel and a quad bike over the red dune sands
  • Catch a glimpse of local wildlife like camels and gazelles on a desert safari
Full description

Have an action-packed day in Dubai, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Admire the sunrise, and see the desert at the crack of dawn. Jump in the back of the SUV car, sit back as your driver rides through the sand and enjoy this adrenaline-pumping activity that will wake up all your senses.

Enjoy a desert adventure that begins early in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Margham Desert for refreshments and briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red dunes of the Dubai desert to your takeoff 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. Watch an in-flight falcon show and admire breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to Margham Desert to freshen up and have your photo taken with a falcon. Next up, you’ll have a safety talk before experiencing the thrill of quad biking over the desert dunes and enjoying a camel ride. On the safari, your guide will drive you in a 4x4 vehicle over towering dunes deep into the heart of the desert. Enjoy an authentic Arabic-style breakfast at your destination before being dropped off at your hotel.

  • Pickup and drop-off from any location within Dubai city
  • 45-60 minutes balloon ride depending on weather condition
  • Tea/coffee at the take-off location
  • In flight falcon show
  • Short camel ride (inside the camp)
  • Short horse ride (inside the camp)
  • Buffet breakfast in a traditional Bedouin camp
  • Quad biking ride - 20 Minutes (within a limited area)
  • Dune bashing - 20 Minutes
  • Flying experience certificate (E Certificate)
  • Edited flight video (optional - AED 200)
  • Private vehicle within Dubai (can be booked for an extra fee)
  • Pickup from other Emirates, Bab Al Shams, or Jebel Ali (extra charge)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
  • Children under 5 years

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • 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 travelling with children, please ensure they remain under parental supervision at all times
  • Bags are not permitted on board the balloon
  • The maximum weight limit for 1 adult is 120 KG, any passengers above this weight will be charged double
  • It's mandatory for all the passengers to submit a copy of their ID (e.g. passport/driver's license/government ID)
  • All passengers must sign a self-declaration/indemnity form before takeoff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 41 reviews

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This tour is a great way to experience a little of everything. The hot air balloon ride is the best way to see the desert. It was amazing!! Additionally you get a brief falcon show (and you can hold and photo with the falcon!!) breakfast, dune driving adventure, camel ride, and ATV ride on the dunes.

November 25, 2022

The hot air balloon experience is just perfect! Security is at the maximum… Everything is checked several times, the safety instructions are repeated several times, the equipment seemed to be in excellent condition, even new! Nothing to say about the balloon. We also took the Quad tour which is not in the desert you should know! In reality it's in a Quad farm so in a delimited enclosure… Overall the staff is very professional, the support at the top, everything is absolutely millimeter! We definitely recommend it as we had a great morning.

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April 2, 2022

Organization at the top, from pick up to the hotel, to the activities It was really a superb experience, our driver was adorable, the flight in the hot air balloon fabulous, very good breakfast with camels, horse and falcon, dune bashing in 4 * 4 then, I would have liked to enjoy the desert a little more at this time because the landscape in the middle of the dunes is really fabulous and I regret not having spent more time there, and 20min of quad to finish, very fun, dune buggy ride option for those who wish A great morning

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March 23, 2022

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