Our team accepted with great pleasure invitation to the first big event in the Middle-east in history - Dubai balloon festival 2006. Although it was in difficult timing - just over the Christmas, over 70 balloons from all over the world took part and mostly enjoyed it very much! We managed 11 nice flights incl. 2 night glows, some in the real desert, some very close to the famous Burj al Arab hotel. It was great new experience, many thanks to Ahmed, Goulam and Amit and their festival team and also of course Pat, Mark and Tomas.