What better way to become immersed in Ras Al Khaimah’s spectacular landscape than by jumping on board a hot air balloon for panoramic views of the emirate as far as the eye can see.

Best experienced as the sun rises, illuminating the undulating desert dunes in shades of reddish gold, a dramatic scene unfolds beneath you.


Among these contoured giants, look out for wildlife revelling in their natural habitat, from foxes, oryx and camels, to herds of wild donkeys.

And then, depending on how the wind blows, prepare for a change of scene, from the majesty of the Hajar Mountain range and even the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, to the unspoiled coastline and the tranquil Arabian Sea.


Action Flight

An expert in air adventures by hot air balloon, Action Flight operates daily sunrise flights in Ras Al Khaimah.

Launching from various locations depending on the wind conditions of the day, you may fly past dense mangroves, the vast desert, and its winding wadis, over the breath-taking Hajar Mountains, or even out towards the Arabian Gulf coastline. Look out for the famous shipping passage, the Strait of Hormuz, and its eight islands as you sail gracefully, enjoying the tranquillity of being sky high.

If you are staying on Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah’s premier lifestyle destination, you may even spot your hotel as you fly across this spectacular manmade archipelago.


No matter where the wind takes you, a hot air balloon ride with Action Flight promises spectacular views and memories to last a lifetime.

Ideal for celebrating a special occasion, the company offers flights for individuals and small or large groups of up to 20 people per basket, which each flight running for 45-60 minutes, depending on the weather.

More than a flight, the experience also includes a short, fun, off-road drive, a gourmet ‘bubbly’ breakfast at Action Flight’s very own Arabic majlis, and a birds-of-prey show where a falcon, hawk and an owl are the star attraction.


All hot air ballooners receive a flight certificate signed by their pilot and for a professional keepsake, photo and video packages are available. Action Flight also provides return hotel transfers to its visitor centre at Tower Links Golf Course, home to a restaurant and licensed café.

And look out for the skydivers, as they land here too – perhaps tempting you to take your aerial escapades to new heights!


To book visit actionflight.ae, click here, call +971 (0)58 550 9022, or email [email protected] 

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