AlUla Hot Air Balloons

Dec 22, 2022 - Feb 28, 2023
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Inspiring child-like fun and wonder, hot air balloons are returning to AlUla, offering a bird’s-eye view of this impressive landscape. Because of its surreal, otherworldly features, AlUla is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world for hot air ballooning.

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AlUla Hot Air Balloons
For those with an eye for natural beauty, a hot air balloon tour is an essential part your visit to AlUla. Even the most stunning images fail to capture its true beauty. Drift gently over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra, around unique rock formations and over lush farmlands. The diverse colors and vistas of the flight will make for beautiful photographs and unforgettable memories.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Untethered Flights

Rise with the sun and soar high above AlUla. Float through the early morning in this magical hot air balloon experience - sure to be something you'll never forget. Each flight will last around 45-60 minutes depending on weather.

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4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tethered Flights

Experience the exciting lift-off of hot air ballooning, while remaining tethered to ground. This afternoon experience is a great introduction to hot air ballooning. Each flight will last around 10-15 minutes depending on weather.

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Meeting Points
Meeting point: Guests can arrive directly at the venue 30 minutes before your booking.
Alternatively, guests can meet at Winter Park to take a shuttle to the venue.
Untethered Flight Bus: Departs at 6:00 am
Tethered Flight Bus: Departs at 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, and 4:30 pm

Parking: Complimentary at Winter Park or at the venue if coming with your own car.
Recommended Attire
Guests should wear comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe walking shoes or boots. We advise bringing a jacket, as it can be cold up high in the open-air balloon. After checking in, staff will go over safety procedures to prepare you for the flight.
Height & Weight Restrictions
Height: 121 cm minimum
This height restriction is set so that children are able to see over the basket safely.

Weight: 130 kg maximum
Please note passengers will be asked to share their weight before the flight. Even weight distribution is extremely important in hot air ballooning for safety purposes.
What’s Included
Untethered balloon flight (Up to 60 minutes)
• Round trip transportation between Winter Park and the event site (available, if needed)
• Return to event site after balloon landing
• Flight certificate
• Access to the balloon lounge area
*Suitable for children 9 years and above.
*Not suitable for pregnant women, people who have recently had surgery or have back injuries.


Tethered balloon flight (10-15 minutes)
• Round trip transportation between Winter Park and the event site (available, if needed)
• Access to the balloon lounge area
*Suitable for children 5 years and above.
* Not suitable for pregnant women, people who have recently had surgery or have back injuries.

 
Entrance Policy
  • Pre-registration is required. Please read the terms and conditions before purchase and note that you will be required to complete a waiver form before the activity.
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your balloon experience.

*The flight experience is not suitable people of determination, but all are welcome to come and enjoy the launch of the balloons from the lounge area.

A Note On Weather

Hot air balloon flights are weather dependent and may be cancelled last minute due to bad conditions or strong wind. In this event, you will be offered a full refund or a member from our call centre team will help you reschedule. Plan to spend a few days in AlUla so you can rebook if this happens to you.

Flight length will be based on the assessment of the hot air balloon team, and the direction of the flight will be based on the wind.

**Before heading to the experience site, please visit the AlUla Hot Air Balloon Experience – Flight Status Updates page for weather and flight updates on the day of your booking.

Hot Air Balloons in AlUla and Khaybar


Offering a bird’s-eye view of the otherworldly landscapes of AlUla and Khaybar, this hot air balloon experience is an absolute must when visiting the region. The diverse colours and vistas of the tethered and untethered flights will make for beautiful photographs and unforgettable memories.

Hot Air Balloons in AlUla and Khaybar

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