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Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride provided by Platinum Heritage

Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
As a responsible tourism company, your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated by Dubai Tourism and the UAE government’s Covid-19 Command Control Centre to ensure that our experiences are safe.
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
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 contributions3 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
1 Helpful vote
Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded Nov. 13, 2019
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
Utrecht, The Netherlands19 contributions46 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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3 Helpful votes
Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded Nov. 9, 2019
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
Belgium12 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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3 Helpful votes
Response from MABELBIH, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded May 13, 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
3 Helpful votes
Response from NeilSoleta, Guest Relations Manager at Overnight Safari and Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
Responded Dec. 7, 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
Celebration, Florida142 contributions49 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
About the operator

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By: Platinum Heritage
A magical day at the desert
very magical day at the desert. one of my dreams came true. I met the CEO because it was the first day of reopening
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Land Rover Land Rover may I come over
Riding in Land Rovers built in the 1950s is a unique experience, not many will be able to do so. It accords the ind
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Heritage safari
We had Tato as our guide. He had so much knowledge on the area, the animals, the plantation and the culture. He a
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Cynthia A
Excellent desert experience with Tato as a guide
We went on 13.10.2020 to the desert experience with Tato as tourist guide, and the experience was amazing, on top o
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Urlaub Dubai 2020
We were with my family. What an amazing Experience. Tato was outstanding! The best of the best! Thanks tato and p
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Pedro C
Amazing plan in dubai
We did the overnight safary and it was amazing. We had an wonderful experience with all the activities, the food, t
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Great tour and amazing tour guide
We just arrived back home from our Dubai vacation. we did this excursion with Tato on October 2nd. He was amazing!
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Platinum Luxury Desert Safari
We had the absolute best experience. Booked the luxury safari and it was 100% worth it. From the very start, platin
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a MUST do experience in Dubai!!
My fiancé and I recently traveled to Dubai and booked with Platinum Heritage for the desert experience of a lifetim
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Amazing Must-Do in Dubai!!!
The Night Desert Tour with Astronomy is such a wonderful experience!!! We’ve been to two different camps for dinner
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Couples, If you can only do one thing in Dubai, you need to do this.
This is a must do for Dubai! Our tour guide was Tato (who spoke English & Spanish) and he did an excellent job tell
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7-star experience
The Burj Al Arab is the 7-star hotel in dubai, this tour is the 7-star desert safari. Don’t look any further and bo
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Excellent Company
This was an EXCELLENT TOUR from start to finish! Our guide was SAEED and he was absolutely wonderful! I recommend
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All was Perfect.... Excellent global organisation, super friendly and experienced staff, very good food...... I had
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Shruti S
Wonderful desert experience
This trip brings back fond memories! While the falconry show was no doubt the star attraction, just looking out at
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Key Details
  • Platinum Heritage
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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