Fly With The Falcons Of Dubai…On A Scorching Air Balloon! – The Thrift Journey

hot air balloon experience in Dubai

Lastly gotten over my El Nido, Palawan journey with occasional separation anxiousness on my island dwelling within the Philippines as a result of the little miss is an island woman by coronary heart. As quickly as I arrived in Dubai final Nov. 28, hustling and grinding continued and you’ll certainly be excited on just a few upcoming Dubai posts as a result of the occasions I went to for the previous weeks are waaaay excessive and even ticked of some of my bucket lists – certainly one of them is driving a sizzling air balloon.


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I may have waited for a visit to Turkey for a sizzling air balloon experience however with Land Rover‘s invite to hop on one and fly with our new falcon pals, I could not say no. However wait, what? FLY WITH THE FALCONS?

On Land Rover’s MYLAND Falconry World-First Expertise , we flew with ‘Bomber’ , a six-month previous falcon born in Europe and was skilled to fly and work together with people right here in Dubai. The falcons had been  skilled otherwise and when you want to see and perceive the journey, you’ll be able to watch this video:

These falcons work together with people very nicely and had been even skilled on easy methods to fly with sizzling air balloons. I am fairly certain you understand how a lot they’re very delicate with gentle, sound, and warmth however with their intensive coaching from Royal Shaheen, they acquired used to it as people do.

Our flight was taken cared of Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most skilled sizzling air balloon firm so you probably have been questioning if we ever had any issues with touchdown again to the desert, we did not.

I took just a few photographs from my digital camera and here is how our day went:

From Meydan Resort, just a few Land Rover 4X4 models took us to Margham Desert. It was a bit foggy at round 6:45am so we needed to rapidly cease on the nearest gasoline station. Security first, that is what our pilots stated they usually additionally like for us to totally see every part within the desert.

hot air balloon experience in Dubai

World-First Hot Air Balloon and Falconry Experience by Land Rover

We had a really fast briefing on what to do when boarding the balloon and security ideas throughout touchdown. You will not consider it however every part went very easily, a few of those that have tried sizzling air balloon rides even stated it was the most secure rides that they had. Effectively, we’re on board the world’s most skilled sizzling air balloon firm so I assume that ought to clarify it.

Whereas driving the balloon, I used to be in a position to take these photographs (that I am fairly proud to showcase) from a 50mm lens:

photo of hot air balloon in Dubai

photo taken from a hot air balloon in Dubai

photo taken from a hot air balloon in Dubai

photo taken from a hot air balloon in Dubai

photo taken from a hot air balloon in Dubai

photo taken from a hot air balloon in Dubai

‘Bomber’ the falcon, the star of  Land Rover’s MYLAND Falconry expertise

We landed protected and sound, no tipping over and even acquired the possibility to speak to ‘Bomber’ and have just a few picture op, she’s tremendous chill.

Photograph by Land Rover MENA

Proper after the experience, we had been in a position to take pleasure in a gourmand breakfast full with hand-cut smoked salmon, caviar, bread choice and recent fruits in one of many fanciest desert camps in Dubai. We had been then transported again to our most important vehicles by way of a classic 1950’s Land Rover.

So why am I sharing this? As a result of you can also take pleasure in this final sizzling air balloon expertise as I did on this epic journey!


What you’re going to get when you e-book the world’s first sizzling air balloon falconry present:

  • Decide-up and drop off from the place you might be staying in Dubai
  • You get to expertise a world first – fly with the world’s quickest animal (skilled by the very best falcon trainers) on a sizzling air balloon by the world’s most skilled sizzling air balloon firm
  • Get pleasure from a gourmand breakfast on the fanciest 5-star desert camp
  • A drive in a classic 1950’s Land Rover
All these might be availed for under AED 1,100 per particular person and might be booked on Balloon Adventures web site  OR by way of cellphone enquiries on+97143884044. They are going to be flying on a regular basis in fact depending on the climate besides summer season season.
Photograph by Land Rover MENA

Enable me to finish this put up with my largest thanks to Land Rover MENA for the invite and for ticking certainly one of my bucket lists. Please do observe them on their social networks for any updates:

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I used to be invited to this occasion by Land Rover MENA, opinion and photographs are my very own until said within the caption.

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