From the sky the desert is something else. The sun pops over the horizon, the mist begins to disperse, and you’re basking in simmering sunlight. Floating across the Emirates you can truly appreciate the vast Arabian Desert, as you’re peering over sandy structures.
This hot air balloon flight only takes place in the early morning, from September through to May. You will be picked up from your Dubai accommodation before sunrise. Private balloon trips are available. Shared balloon trips are still beautiful, although do note that the transfer time from your hotel is longer.
After a romantic morning flight, you are swept off your feet once again by jumping into a four-wheel drive. Thrash through the desert to Dubai’s Conservation Reserve and indulge in a private gourmet alfresco breakfast.