The competency and humor of the owner Peter and in our case the pilot is what make this experience worth getting up at 4am in the morning worthwhile! The ride itself was enjoyable although the initially the view was not great because of the haze. We did see the sun rise but, I didn't find it as spectacular as others on the balloon. Maybe I'm a bit jaded and have seen to many spectacular sunrises in other parts of the world.
However, all that was offset in the final stages of the ride as we came down low over the sand dunes, just barely skimming the tops. Saw some gazelles and where they had been feeding on desert water melons. This accompanied with Peters entertaining commentary and a very smooth landing finished off the trip in a very pleasant way.
Certainly worth doing if you are in the UAE.
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