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Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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Overview
Experience an African-style wildlife safari, camping in the desert, and a hot air balloon flight in this overnight trip from Dubai. Travel through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover to look for animals such as gazelles, oryx and camels, and enjoy a 4-course dinner under the stars at a Bedouin-style camp. In the morning, sail above the Arabian Desert in a hot air balloon to watch the sun rise.
Highlights
  • Overnight desert experience with full round of activities from Dubai
  • Enjoy a wildlife drive by retro Land Rover and sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • Feel like a Bedouin with camel rides, shows, and more at a desert camp
  • Includes night in Arabic tent, with 4-course camp dinner and breakfast
What to Expect
Day 1: Dubai – Wildlife Drive – Desert Camp (D) Depart your Dubai hotel and journey to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by open-top vintage Land Rover. On arrival, take a wildlife safari: watching for gazelle and oryx as you cross the sands to a Bedouin-style camp within a private royal retreat. On arrival, enjoy an Arabic coffee and wide range of activities: falconry displays, henna art, folkloric dance shows, camel riding, and more. Then, savor a 4-course dinner of Emirati dishes at a shared table before relaxing by the campfire under the stars and sleeping in an Arabic tent complete with a comfortable mattress, pillows, and blanket. Day 2: Desert Camp - Hot Air Balloon - Dubai (B) Rise early, transfer to the nearby balloon site, and after a safety briefing, climb inside the basket with a pilot at the controls. Then, float high over the dunes and sands as the sun rises over the Hajar Mountains. Watch a trained falcon fly from the balloon and after touching down, enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast at camp. You can purchase a video of your flight if you wish (own expense). Your experience then ends with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time

Pick-up times will vary through-out the year. In order for you to plan your day, please be prepared for a pick-up between the following times:

  • October – February:     14:30h-15:30h
  • March – May:                15:00h-16:00h
  • June – September:       15:30h-16:30h

A confirmation with a precise pickup time will be sent to your email or phone latest 13:00h on the day of the excursion. If we were not able to reach you, we kindly ask you to contact our office 04-4409827.

Duration
18h
Return Details
Drop-off can be arranged at any centrally located hotel in Dubai
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wildlife Safari through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in an 1950's Land Rover
  • Falcon Show with sparkling date juice
  • Henna Artist
  • short Camel rides
  • Live bread and coffee making
  • Dinner
  • Emirati entertainment
  • Overnight - traditional Arabic stone dwellings complete with mattress and bedding
  • Donation to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Hot air balloon flight with a Falcon
  • Breakfast includes smoked salmon, cold meats, eggs, caviar, fruit, bread, tea & coffee
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes
  • Please note: Guides in the following languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Chinese, ) are upon request and availability.
  • Children under 5 years are not permitted
  • At the camp there is running water and clean bathroom but no shower
  • The Falcon will be in the Balloon
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

We really recommend this activity. We had a great time and the sunrise hot-air balloon was an awesome experience. Many thanks to Hajaj, our guide, who took so kindly care of us ! He really contibuted greatly to make this activity so special. Our Captain...More

2  Thank 357christophe
MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Hi 357christophe, We really appreciate the time taken to write about your experience with us. Our Operation team is ecstatic as they run a tight ship, constantly striving for professionalism and improvements in our service. Thank you for noticing and for sharing and the recommendation,...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

One of the most authentic, informative, and unforgettable experiences. For locals as well as visitors. From pick up to drop off, and attention to fine details is what separates this from some other excursions I have experienced. To have access to a very authentic part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AmbassadorNA
NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Platinum Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi AmbassadorNA, Thank you for your great review! It is great to hear that you had a wonderful unforgettable experience. We are very glad that you enjoyed the hot air balloon ride with the falcon show while you are in the air. You are right,...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The best tour I ever been, the guides, the food, the facilities, all excellent. Ballon tour awsome! Beautifull views, falcon show on air.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

I all my travels, this has got to be one of the best excursions we have ever taken. It is also one of the best values. We booked the overnight and balloon tour after reviewing here and if there was 6 stars, I would give...More

3  Thank 730rickya
Reviewed 15 October 2018

There are not enough words in any language to explain our once in a lifetime experience with Platinum Heritage! From the simple online booking, attention to detail, knowledgeable guides (Sam), and authentic atmosphere there's no room for disappointment!! If you'r looking for an adventure, a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Katyann Q
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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