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Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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Overview
Dubai serves up a host of outdoor desert activities, but enjoying them can involve several trips into the sands. This tour puts a full line-up on a plate, with a night in an Arabic desert tent in between. Take a vintage Land Rover wildlife safari, enjoy dinner, falconry shows, and more at a Bedouin-style camp, and finish with a sunrise hot air balloon ride and desert breakfast the next day.
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
Duration
18h
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
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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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ThisGirlTravels wrote a review Nov. 2019
8 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I booked this overnight tour for her birthday. It was an amazing tour and and our guide Travis J. Couldn’t have done a better job. He picked us up from the hotel & throughout he was very informative, friendly, and patient. The views were incredible. The food &
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Sheliz123, What an incredible review. Thank you so much for going into so much detail and helping other Tripadvisor readers understand the Overnight Safari with Hot Air Balloon combo. It is always special when our guests leave such heart-warming comments and we are overjoyed that you took so much from the experience. We appreciate the support and hope to have you again. Kind Regards, Mabel
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Amandackerman wrote a review Nov. 2019
14 contributions31 helpful votes
Just returned from our overnight desert safari with morning balloon ride and WOW what an experience! What really made our experience special was our guide, Abid. He was so knowledgeable and told us so much about culture, customs, the terrain, etc. He made our experience so
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi amandackerman, Thank you for the amazing feedback and it was a pleasure to welcome you on our Overnight and Hot Air Balloon experience. This is actually our 2 in 1 combo designed to guess who enjoyed sleeping under the stars in the desert. Thank you for your support and recommendation. Regards, Mabel
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357christophe wrote a review Apr. 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
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 Andrew also did a great
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Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded 12 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, is the best compliment of all. Best Regards, Mabel
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AmbassadorNA wrote a review Nov. 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 of the
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Date of experience: November 2018
Response from NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded 6 Dec. 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, Sanjay is a true balloon enthusiast! We are truly humbled to know that this exceeded your expectation and that you would be back for more! Thank you once again for the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Neil
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HECTOR D wrote a review Nov. 2018
153 contributions52 helpful votes
The best tour I ever been, the guides, the food, the facilities, all excellent. Ballon tour awsome! Beautifull views, falcon show on air.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
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