We are proud to be the only company in the world that offers an in-flight falcon show on a hot air balloon. Sharing the skies and balloon basket with falcons is the most unique falconry experience in Dubai – there’s nothing else quite like it!
During this experience, you go on a beautiful hot air balloon ride above the Arabian desert as the sun rises. At 4,000ft midway through the flight, the falcon is released and soars the golden blue morning sky circling the hot air balloon baskets. This experience provides the best photo opportunities in Dubai and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The significance of the falcon in Dubai goes back thousands of years. Before Dubai had the amazing falcon shows that we know today, these captivating birds were actually used by the Bedouin people for survival.
Hunting for food was a part of the Bedouin people’s everyday life, and the falcon played a huge role in the way they hunted. By capturing and training falcons, they were able to hunt much more efficiently during the winter months. Falcons would help find and kill animals such as hares, birds, and gazelles, which were major food sources for the Bedouin people.
What’s interesting about the relationship the Bedouin people had with their falcons is how short lived it was. The falcons were caught and tamed over a period of weeks as they migrated south from Iran to Africa every winter. Once the weather began to warm up again, they were released back into the wild.
The deep rooted relationship the Bedouin people shared with falcons is a fascinating part of this region’s history, and experiencing an authentic falcon show first hand truly gives you a glimpse into the past.