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28
Jan
'16
Book Your Sky Adventure in March, April and May
Reserve your thrilling adventure with a first time skydive with Skydive Dubai this March, April and May. No experience is required for this amazing adventure in the sky. But we do have strict requirements to ensure a safe skydiving experience for you and our staff. Click here now to review requirements prior to booking. Walk ins are accommodated when we can each day. However, there is no guarantee of a skydive without a reservation. Please note that we are currently not accepting bookings from March 9 - 12 due to a potential competition to be held at the Palm DZ. Stay tuned, we will let you know as the dates become closer whether we will remain open or will close. Save money! Arrive and depart the drop zone by booking your transportation with the KOI Ride App and receive a 20% discount. Information about the discount is on our Contact Us page. Create an adventure day at Skydive Dubai Spend the day at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ. Go for a exhilarating skydive, have lunch and then continue the adrenaline rush with a introductory gyrocopter flight. Information about Skyhub gyrocopter flights is here on the website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/gyrocopter.html. Tag your memorable Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 2016 Palm Drop Zone Planned Closures: March 9-12 … The Palm DZ will potentially be closed for public skydiving due to a potential competition. Stay tuned for updates regarding these dates. December 25 January 1 Licensed Skydivers Are you a licensed skydiver wanting to fun jump at the Palm DZ? Check out the operations briefing to your arrival for a smooth manifest. Click here to be taken to that information on our website. Sorry, due to plane availability, we cannot accommodate you on Sunday's in February. Licensed skydivers only: operational news alerts delivered straight to you Occasionally we will send out newsletters from our operations team. You can sign up for it by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn. The tailored news alerts range from notifications about operations advisories such as last minute closures that only apply to licensed skydivers, events, special discounts, skills camps,and much more. Frequently Asked Questions About First Time (Tandem) Skydiving at Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone. Why should I choose Skydive Dubai? Skydive Dubai is truly unique. The location, staff, equipment, aircraft and safety record are at the cutting edge of the sport. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized as one of the premier skydiving facilities worldwide. Jumping from 13,000ft with almost a full minute of free fall and approximately 5 minutes under the parachute, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah, and the impressive Dubai skyline! Is skydiving safe? As with any adventure sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However, we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device, which automatically deploys your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor is not able to. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous selection, training and certification and all student parachutes are packed and maintained under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our impressive fleet of aircraft is maintained to the very highest standards. Your safety really is our primary concern! How long is the skydiving training? You’ll receive a 10-minute briefing from your instructor. You will have ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Will I be scared? It is normal to be apprehensive about jumping from an airplane. The airplane ride to altitude is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few jumpers report feeling anything, but exhilaration once they’ve left that door! Lots of people who say they have a fear of heights quite happily take up skydiving. How fast will I fall? Free fall is typically about 120 miles per hour. Once you’re under an open parachute, your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour. What Does It Feel Like? We cannot describe the unique sensations you will feel, but we will tell you that it will be your most exhilarating experience yet! The sensation of free fall is more like flying than falling and is intensely exciting and liberating. Jumpers do not experience vertigo or the dropping sensation sometimes experienced on rollercoasters. The flight under canopy is peaceful and relaxing. Can I breathe in free fall? Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, its just air up there! What if my parachute doesn’t open? In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a secondary or reserve parachute. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not. Skydive Dubai has full time FAA certified riggers on staff. How hard is the landing? We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Dubai and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tiptoe landings! On a tandem skydive you and your instructor will land your ‘parachute built for two’ together on our grassed landing area. Listen to your tandem instructor, as they will instruct you before and during your skydive on what you should do from exiting the plane, when you are under canopy and during the landing. Can my friends and I be in the same plane? Skydive Dubai is always keen to accommodate groups! We have large aircraft and lots of instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. (And, as you’ll see on the booking page, discounts for those who make a reservation at the same time.) There are factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at one time so please contact us ahead of time at info@skydivedubai.ae if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes! What are the age requirements? You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you skydive. Valid Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit. Our oldest tandem student to date was 82 years old! Those 60 years or older must fill out a medial statement prior to arrival at the drop zone. Click here to download the form. What are the physical requirements? For tandem skydiving the weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) limits are as follows: Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5 Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0 For safety reasons we cannot make any exceptions and your weight and your BMI will be checked when you arrive. On the day you check-in and you do not meet our physical requirements, you can move your reservation date to a new one and try again. If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping. If you are in any doubt, please check with your doctor. A doctors note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can skydive. Can I wear prescription glasses or contact lenses during the skydive? No problem! Just let your instructor know that you wear them. Please note no sunglasses are allowed during your skydive. Palm Drop Zone Hours of Operation: Skydive Dubai drop zones are open all year round, but the hours of operations for each drop zone are seasonal based upon current weather conditions. Click on our Contact Us page to view our current business hours. Reservations: Skydive Dubai drop zones are one of the busiest drop zones in the world. In order to guarantee your spot on the plane, we offer an online reservation system. A deposit of AED 999 is required (for one skydive) to make your reservation; Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. The deposit guarantees the day and the time you check-in at the drop zone. The remaining balance of AED 1000 must be paid when checking in on the day of your jump. You can pay with cash (local currency) or with a credit card. Do you live in the UAE and would prefer to pay your deposit with cash? You are welcome to come to the drop zone Manifest office and make your reservation in person when we are open. Kindly note that you will still be creating a reservation to skydive one to two months in advance. Payment: We accept cash (Dirhams) as well as Visa and MasterCard. Sorry, we do not accept American Express. There is an ATM machine inside the Palm DZ operations building for cash use at our café and other purchases at the drop zone. Photos And Videos: Your photos and video will be ready approx. 45 minutes after your jump. You will collect them from our store which is directly opposite from our Manifest office. Our professional video editors used pre-approved licensed music for your video. If you have a specific request related to your video edit, kindly contact our video department ahead of time. Please send your message to info@skydivedubai.ae and kindly put “Video Request” in the subject heading. Join the conversation by tagging your Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Time: Plan to spend at least 3 hours for your experience. Your reservation time is your check-in time, not the time you board the plane to skydive. For your comfort Skydive Dubai offers an air-conditioned sitting area and cafe adjacent to the landing area. Weather: Skydive Dubai is blessed with favorable weather for skydiving year-round. On occasion, high winds, high heat, or low cloud and/or visibility can hinder our operations. Safety is always our primary concern so please be patient with us. We will always try and get you in the air as long as it is safe to do so. If the conditions are not perfect, our Manifest team will alert you via the monitors on the wall and through announcements. Please watch the monitors on the wall and listen to the public announcements for updates. When we go on standby this means that our operations team has stopped our in-air operations temporarily and will re-check the weather conditions every 30 minutes. Be sure to also watch your email Inbox for a possible weather advisories / alerts from our Manifest team 48 hours prior to your reserved date. If you are unable to skydive due to bad weather conditions, your deposit is refundable. You may also move your reservation to the next available date(s). Alcohol/Drugs: Please refrain from having alcohol and/or drugs in your system 24 hours before making your tandem skydive. If Skydive Dubai staff believe you to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when you arrive for your skydive you will not be allowed to jump and will lose your deposit. Scuba: Please do not scuba dive 24 hours before your tandem skydive. Can I bring my own camera or GoPro on skydive? It’s a dramatic view that everyone wants to capture while skydiving over Dubai. For your safety and our staff’s, your tandem skydiving package includes a dedicated camera flyer. He or she has over 200 skydives and has taken specific training in order to be a camera flyer. Relax, don’t forget to smile and enjoy your skydive! What about my valuables such as my ID, phone, purse, etc.? Our Palm Drop Zone offers lockers that you can use for free to lock up your valuables. We do ask that you try to not bring luggage with you as we are not responsible for your personal property. To obtain a locker, simply ask at our Registration desk. They will ask you for a valid ID. Be sure to bring the locker key back to the registration desk prior to your skydive. Wait! Where are you located? Skydive Dubai has two drop zones in the Dubai emirate. You will be going to our Palm Drop Zone location, which is in the Dubai Marina area. When traveling from Sharjah or Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road, take exit 32. Follow the brown tourist signs to our location. The turn into our location is signed and there is a large LED screen. Skydive Dubai does not provide transportation to our Palm DZ as there are plenty of access to taxis, an amazing metro, and tram. We also provide free parking for those who opt to drive to our location. If you download the KOI ride app, you can receive a discount on your ride to and from Skydive Dubai drop zones. Location map and KOI discount information, kindly click here. Get Social With Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
20
Jan
'16
Grand opening of new gym area at Palm DZ this Friday, Jan 22. Everyone welcome!
Train hard. Play hard at Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone. And now our public gym is ready for you. Everyone is invited to join us as we launch our new public, outdoor gym this Friday, January 22.Bring your friends and family to celebrate with us from 11am until 2pm with free entry for all ages. New features of the public gym area includes street workout / calisthenics, cross fit, running (sprints, strength and speed), TRX bands, and gymnastics / yoga. If you prefer to train at night, outdoor lighting currently switches on at 6pm lasts for approx. two hours. There is no charge to use the gym area. Highlights of our launch day will include: Events begins at 11am and will go until 2pm Bar tricks and freestyle calisthenics performances at 11 am and 1pm Have fun competing on the slack line, in sprints, and rope climbing to win prizes such as tandems and Skyhub Dubai gyrocopter rides. Hat and t-shirt give-a-aways Free food and drinks available Free parking for those who drive Music provided by Red Bull The gym is located just before the Skydive Dubai Palm DZ paved parking lot. Click here to be taken to our directions and location map information. Discover how you can save 20% with KOI Ride app. Be sure to use the hashtag #skydivedubai to show off your training at the Skydive Dubai Palm DZ bar gym.
19
Jan
'16
Skydive 7 Days A Week at Palm DZ in February
Starting February 1, Skydive Dubai Palm DZ will begin to be open on Sunday's. Currently the Palm DZ is only open from Monday through Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Reservations are now being accepted for those who would like to skydive, weather permitting, Monday through Sunday, in February. Unfortunately, due to limited plane availability on Sundays, we will not be able to accommodate licensed skydivers. Fun jumpers are welcome Monday through Saturday. Click here to discover cost and requirements for a first time (tandem) skydive. Click here to read our 2016 Palm DZ operations briefing for advanced fun jumpers. Information and bookings for Skyhub by Skydive Dubai gyrocopter introductory flights available by emailing gyro@skydivedubai.ae. Save money! Arrive and depart the drop zone by booking your transportation with the KOI Ride App and receive a 20% discount. Information about the discount is on our Contact Us page. See you in Dubai skies in February!
14
Jan
'16
Book now for first time skydives in February
Come celebrate your birthday, a wedding anniversary, or more at Skydive Dubai this February with an adrenaline driven first time skydiving experience at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ. Booking is now open for February only. No experience is required for this amazing adventure in the sky. But we do have strict requirements to ensure a safe skydiving experience for you and our staff. Click here now to review requirements prior to booking. There are a limited number of select slots still available for late January. Look for March dates to be opened for booking soon in the coming weeks. Tag your memorable Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 2016 Palm Drop Zone Planned Closures: December 25 January 1 Licensed Skydivers Are you a licensed skydiver wanting to fun jump at the Palm DZ? Check out the operations briefing to your arrival for a smooth manifest. Click here to be taken to that information on our website. Licensed skydivers only: operational news alerts delivered straight to you Occasionally we will send out e-News Alerts from our operations team. You can sign up for it by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn. The tailored news alerts range from notifications about operations advisories such as last minute closures that only apply to licensed skydivers, events, special discounts, skills camps,and much more. Frequently Asked Questions About First Time (Tandem) Skydiving at Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone. Why should I choose Skydive Dubai? Skydive Dubai is truly unique. The location, staff, equipment, aircraft and safety record are at the cutting edge of the sport. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized as one of the premier skydiving facilities worldwide. Jumping from 13,000ft with almost a full minute of free fall and approximately 5 minutes under the parachute, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah, and the impressive Dubai skyline! Is skydiving safe? As with any adventure sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However, we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device, which automatically deploys your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor is not able to. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous selection, training and certification and all student parachutes are packed and maintained under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our impressive fleet of aircraft is maintained to the very highest standards. Your safety really is our primary concern! How long is the skydiving training? You’ll receive a 10-minute briefing from your instructor. You will have ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Will I be scared? It is normal to be apprehensive about jumping from an airplane. The airplane ride to altitude is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few jumpers report feeling anything, but exhilaration once they’ve left that door! Lots of people who say they have a fear of heights quite happily take up skydiving. How fast will I fall? Free fall is typically about 120 miles per hour. Once you’re under an open parachute, your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour. What Does It Feel Like? We cannot describe the unique sensations you will feel, but we will tell you that it will be your most exhilarating experience yet! The sensation of free fall is more like flying than falling and is intensely exciting and liberating. Jumpers do not experience vertigo or the dropping sensation sometimes experienced on rollercoasters. The flight under canopy is peaceful and relaxing. Can I breathe in free fall? Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, its just air up there! What if my parachute doesn’t open? In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a secondary or reserve parachute. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not. Skydive Dubai has full time FAA certified riggers on staff. How hard is the landing? We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Dubai and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tiptoe landings! On a tandem skydive you and your instructor will land your ‘parachute built for two’ together on our grassed landing area. Listen to your tandem instructor, as they will instruct you before and during your skydive on what you should do from exiting the plane, when you are under canopy and during the landing. Can my friends and I be in the same plane? Skydive Dubai is always keen to accommodate groups! We have large aircraft and lots of instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. (And, as you’ll see on the booking page, discounts for those who make a reservation at the same time.) There are factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at one time so please contact us ahead of time at info@skydivedubai.ae if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes! What are the age requirements? You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you skydive. Valid Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit. Our oldest tandem student to date was 82 years old! Those 60 years or older must fill out a medial statement prior to arrival at the drop zone. Click here to download the form. What are the physical requirements? For tandem skydiving the weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) limits are as follows: Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5 Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0 For safety reasons we cannot make any exceptions and your weight and your BMI will be checked when you arrive. On the day you check-in and you do not meet our physical requirements, you can move your reservation date to a new one and try again. If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping. If you are in any doubt, please check with your doctor. A doctors note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can skydive. Can I wear prescription glasses or contact lenses during the skydive? No problem! Just let your instructor know that you wear them. Please note no sunglasses are allowed during your skydive. Palm Drop Zone Hours of Operation: Skydive Dubai drop zones are open all year round, but the hours of operations for each drop zone are seasonal based upon current weather conditions. Click on our Contact Us page to view our current business hours. Reservations: Skydive Dubai drop zones are one of the busiest drop zones in the world. In order to guarantee your spot on the plane, we offer an online reservation system. A deposit of AED 999 is required (for one skydive) to make your reservation; Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. The deposit guarantees the day and the time you check-in at the drop zone. The remaining balance of AED 1000 must be paid when checking in on the day of your jump. You can pay with cash (local currency) or with a credit card. Do you live in the UAE and would prefer to pay your deposit with cash? You are welcome to come to the drop zone Manifest office and make your reservation in person when we are open. Kindly note that you will still be creating a reservation to skydive one to two months in advance. Payment: We accept cash (Dirhams) as well as Visa and MasterCard. Sorry, we do not accept American Express. There is an ATM machine inside the Palm DZ operations building for cash use at our café and other purchases at the drop zone. Photos And Videos: Your photos and video will be ready approx. 45 minutes after your jump. You will collect them from our store which is directly opposite from our Manifest office. Our professional video editors used pre-approved licensed music for your video. If you have a specific request related to your video edit, kindly contact our video department ahead of time. Please send your message to info@skydivedubai.ae and kindly put “Video Request” in the subject heading. Join the conversation by tagging your Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Time: Plan to spend at least 3 hours for your experience. Your reservation time is your check-in time, not the time you board the plane to skydive. For your comfort Skydive Dubai offers an air-conditioned sitting area and cafe adjacent to the landing area. Weather: Skydive Dubai is blessed with favorable weather for skydiving year-round. On occasion, high winds, high heat, or low cloud and/or visibility can hinder our operations. Safety is always our primary concern so please be patient with us. We will always try and get you in the air as long as it is safe to do so. If the conditions are not perfect, our Manifest team will alert you via the monitors on the wall and through announcements. Please watch the monitors on the wall and listen to the public announcements for updates. When we go on standby this means that our operations team has stopped our in-air operations temporarily and will re-check the weather conditions every 30 minutes. Be sure to also watch your email Inbox for a possible weather advisories / alerts from our Manifest team 48 hours prior to your reserved date. If you are unable to skydive due to bad weather conditions, your deposit is refundable. You may also move your reservation to the next available date(s). Alcohol/Drugs: Please refrain from having alcohol and/or drugs in your system 24 hours before making your tandem skydive. If Skydive Dubai staff believe you to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when you arrive for your skydive you will not be allowed to jump and will lose your deposit. Scuba: Please do not scuba dive 24 hours before your tandem skydive. Can I bring my own camera or GoPro on skydive? It’s a dramatic view that everyone wants to capture while skydiving over Dubai. For your safety and our staff’s, your tandem skydiving package includes a dedicated camera flyer. He or she has over 200 skydives and has taken specific training in order to be a camera flyer. Relax, don’t forget to smile and enjoy your skydive! What about my valuables such as my ID, phone, purse, etc.? Our Palm Drop Zone offers lockers that you can use for free to lock up your valuables. We do ask that you try to not bring luggage with you as we are not responsible for your personal property. To obtain a locker, simply ask at our Registration desk. They will ask you for a valid ID. Be sure to bring the locker key back to the registration desk prior to your skydive. Wait! Where are you located? Skydive Dubai has two drop zones in the Dubai emirate. You will be going to our Palm Drop Zone location, which is in the Dubai Marina area. When traveling from Sharjah or Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road, take exit 32. Follow the brown tourist signs to our location. The turn into our location is signed and there is a large LED screen. Skydive Dubai does not provide transportation to our Palm DZ as there is plenty of access to taxis, an amazing metro, and tram. We also provide free parking for those who opt to drive to our location. If you download the KOI ride app, you can receive a discount on your ride to and from Skydive Dubai drop zones. Location map and KOI discount information, kindly click here. Get Social With Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai Operation Advisories And News Updates on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
13
Jan
'16
Fun jump the Palm DZ with 300 jumps (and a few more requirements)
Keep calm and come fun jump the Palm Drop Zone (DZ)! For the second year in a row, a fun jumper with 300 jumps (and a few more requirements) is welcome to skydive in Dubai's sunny skies at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ all year. Looking for the Desert Campus Drop Zone briefing? Click here to read that briefing. Looking for first time (tandem) skydiving information… cost & requirements? Kindly click here. 2016 Licensed Skydiver Briefing for Fun Jumping the Palm DZ A licensed skydiver with 300 jumps or more, a USPA C license (or it's equivalent), proof of Flight–1 101 & 102 canopy control courses (or their equivalent), along with proof of valid third party liability and personal injury insurance may fun jump the Palm DZ. Your parachute will be inspected by our rigging loft prior to your first skydive. Fun jumpers who have a USPA D license (or it's equivalent) without canopy courses are also welcome. You will still need to provide proof of valid third party liability and personal injury insurances. Come exit at 13,000ft / 4000m with us! No pre-booking required, just come and we'll do our best to get you on the next load. Thank you for choosing to skydive in Dubai! Required documents to fun jump the Palm DZ: • Current paper logbook with all jumps and signatures • Waiver …a new one must be filled out every year • Flight-1 certification from 101 and 102 canopy control (or it’s equivalent) courses • Reserve pack • Valid licenses and memberships (Remember to renew before you arrive.) • Third party liability insurance • Personal injury insurance Optional: sign up for the fun jumper newsletter to find out first what is happening at each drop zone: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn Potential insurance resources for fun jumping in the UAE: • Emirates Aerosports Federation license includes insurance coverage for the UAE. Request the form onsite at Palm DZ manifest. After completing the form and paying for the fee, you will need to give the form to Mr. Mohammed Yousuf. The resources below are only listed to assist skydivers to find third liability insurance for the UAE. • Bupa International: http://www.bupa-intl.com • International Health Insurance Companies: http://www.globalsurance.com/insurers/ Drop Zone Hours: The Palm Drop Zone is open all year round, weather permitting. However, our daily business hours do change throughout the year. Check our Contact Us page for current hours. Click here to go there now. Rigging loft hours: You will need to have your parachute inspected by our riggers prior to manifesting. Our drop zone rigging loft hours are the same as the drop zones. To contact the rigging loft directly, go to our Contact Us page Palm DZ department directory. Security will not allow access to the drop zone after business hours. Please do not contact Skydive Dubai management or staff after business hours to request special access to the drop zone to collect gear left inside the loft or inside the operations building. Jump ticket prices, load organising, gear rental and more: We encourage fun jumpers new to Skydive Dubai to check out the experienced section of our website for jump ticket prices, gear rental pricing, and other services offered at our drop zones: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/experienced.html Keep up with operational updates from both drop zones. Sign up for our exclusive licensed skydivers newsletter by clicking here. Daily load organizing is available with Skydive Dubai staff. Request upon arrival. Planning to come with team or a big group? Please email Manifest prior to your arrival at info@skydivedubai.ae. This is to allow us time to check plane availability, allow us to communicate any planned closures to your group and to ensure a smooth manifest experience upon arrival. Location, Accommodations, and Visa information: Location and directions: click here. Accommodation recommendations: We are located in a large metropolitan city with many choices for staying close to the Palm DZ. Areas close to the drop zone are Dubai Marina, JBR, Palm Jumeirah Island and Dubai Media City. Head on over to Visit Dubai, the official tourism site for Dubai, to get ideas. (Our Desert Campus does offer a onsite hotel at the drop zone due to it's location outside of the city.) Visa and Entry information: Kindly go to Visit Dubai for the complete information about UAE entry information and cultural questions. FAQs: I have not taken any canopy control courses yet. Can I take them at Skydive Dubai and when do they take place? Yes, Skydive Dubai Desert Campus offers the course all year long with flexible dates. Click here to find out more and register your interest with the course instructor. Do I need to pre-book my jump dates and check-in times? No, we only require reservations for our tandem customers. Please just come with all the required documents as listed above for a smooth manifest experience. Teams and large groups are asked to contact Manifest prior to your arrival at info@skydivedubai.ae. I don’t have 300 jumps yet. Can I still fun jump the Palm DZ? Sorry, but you must meet stated briefing requirements for a safe, but enjoyable experience. We do have our Desert Campus Drop Zone where all jump and skill levels are welcomed. Or book in a tandem skydive to experience the thrill of skydiving at the Palm DZ. Click here for Desert Campus hours, location and drop zone information. I am traveling to Dubai during 2016 to fun jump. Will you be open? Once planned closures of drop zones are confirmed they are listed on our Contact Us page. We also share the information, especially last minute updates, in our licensed skydiver newsletter and on our social media channels. Sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn. Please note that in December, for the past five years, we have held special events / competitions during the first two weeks of December where one or both drop zones are closed to public skydiving, but open to visitors. Expect the drop zone to be closed a little before and a little bit after the competition dates. I need to get in some wind tunnel time. Do you have one there and can I book my tunnel time with you? Inflight Dubai is our local wind tunnel. Contact them directly for bookings, location and general information: http://inflightdubai.com. I want to exit from a balloon. How and when does this take place? Ballon jumping takes place all year around, weather permitting, at our Desert Campus Drop Zone. You must own your rig and meet other requirements. Get more information by contacting the balloon pilot directly at sdballoon@skydivedubai.ae. Get social with Skydive Dubai With close to a million fans and followers, you'll want to join the conversation too. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubai Twitter: http://twitter.com/SkydiveDubai YouTube: http://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/skydivedubai/ Licensed Skydiver newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn Be sure to tag your Skydive Dubai moments with #skydivedubai.
17
Dec
'15
Desert Campus DZ closed December 20
Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will be closed to the public for a private event on December 20. The drop zone is currently scheduled to re-open to the public on Tuesday, December 22. Be among the first to learn about closures, openings and more messages from our Operations team by signing up for our licensed skydiver email newsletter alerts. You can sign up for it by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn. We apologise for any inconvenience. Next Events: Water Courses December 27-January 2 Dubai Winter Festival January 31, 2016 Dubai International Swoop League Meet No2 Planned Closures: December 25 Closures during Dubai Winter Festival: No student jumping during the boogie. Hop’n’pops will not be possible during the boogie. The DZ will open at 12pm on January 1 Get social with Skydive Dubai: Follow Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Watch videos from Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJxxz1paFGVlmMLZpejn3bJQmeIlhrZbK Be sure to tag your Skydive Dubai moments with #skydivedubai.
16
Dec
'15
Start 2016 with a first time skydive
Start 2016 with a first time (tandem) skydive over the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island with Skydive Dubai. Tomorrow, December 17, we will be opening up slots to reserve skydives from January 2 – 31. All new slots from will be available to the public to book late in the day on December 17. The Palm Drop Zone (DZ) will also be open for fun jumping by advanced licensed skydivers from December 16-26. Please review our requirements prior to booking here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html. Come have some fun in the sun at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ! Tag your memorable Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Palm Drop Zone Planned Closures: December 25 Dec 29 – January 1 Licensed Skydivers Are you a licensed skydiver wanting to fun jump at the Palm DZ? Check out the operations briefing to your arrival for a smooth manifest. Click here to be taken to that information on our website. Operational news alerts delivered straight to you Occasionally we will send out e-News Alerts from our operations team. You can sign up for it by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn. The tailored news alerts range from notifications about operations advisories, events, special discounts, skills camps,and much more. Frequently Asked Questions About First Time (Tandem) Skydiving at Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone. Why should I choose Skydive Dubai? Skydive Dubai is truly unique. The location, staff, equipment, aircraft and safety record are at the cutting edge of the sport. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized as one of the premier skydiving facilities worldwide. Jumping from 13,000ft with almost a full minute of free fall and approximately 5 minutes under the parachute, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah, and the impressive Dubai skyline! Is skydiving safe? As with any adventure sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However, we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device, which automatically deploys your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor is not able to. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous selection, training and certification and all student parachutes are packed and maintained under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our impressive fleet of aircraft is maintained to the very highest standards. Your safety really is our primary concern! How long is the training? You’ll receive a 10-minute briefing from your instructor. You will have ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Will I be scared? It is normal to be apprehensive about jumping from an airplane. The airplane ride to altitude is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few jumpers report feeling anything, but exhilaration once they’ve left that door! Lots of people who say they have a fear of heights quite happily take up skydiving. How fast will I fall? Free fall is typically about 120 miles per hour. Once you’re under an open parachute, your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour. What Does It Feel Like? We cannot describe the unique sensations you will feel, but we will tell you that it will be your most exhilarating experience yet! The sensation of free fall is more like flying than falling and is intensely exciting and liberating. Jumpers do not experience vertigo or the dropping sensation sometimes experienced on rollercoasters. The flight under canopy is peaceful and relaxing. Can I breathe in free fall? Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, its just air up there! What if my parachute doesn’t open? In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a secondary or reserve parachute. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not. Skydive Dubai has full time FAA certified riggers on staff. How hard is the landing? We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Dubai and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tiptoe landings! On a tandem skydive you and your instructor will land your ‘parachute built for two’ together on our grassed landing area. Listen to your tandem instructor, as they will instruct you before and during your skydive on what you should do from exiting the plane, when you are under canopy and during the landing. Can my friends and I be in the same plane? Skydive Dubai is always keen to accommodate groups! We have large aircraft and lots of instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. (And, as you’ll see on the booking page, discounts for those who make a reservation at the same time.) There are factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at one time so please contact us ahead of time at info@skydivedubai.ae if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes! What are the age requirements? You must be at least 18 years of age to make a tandem skydive. Valid Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit. Our oldest tandem student to date was 82 years old! What are the physical requirements? For tandem skydiving the weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) limits are as follows: Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5 Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0 For safety reasons we cannot make any exceptions and your weight and your BMI will be checked when you arrive. On the day you check-in and you do not meet our physical requirements, you can move your reservation date to a new one and try again. If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping. If you are in any doubt, please check with your doctor. A doctors note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can skydive. Can I wear prescription glasses or contact lenses during skydive? No problem! Just let your instructor know that you wear them. Please note no sunglasses are allowed during your skydive. Palm Drop Zone Hours of Operation: Skydive Dubai drop zones are open all year round, but the hours of operations for each drop zone are seasonal based upon current weather conditions. Click on our Contact Us page to view our current business hours. Reservations: Skydive Dubai drop zones are one of the busiest drop zones in the world. In order to guarantee your spot on the plane, we offer an online reservation system. A deposit of AED 999 is required (for one skydive) to make your reservation; Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. The deposit guarantees the day and the time you check-in at the drop zone. The remaining balance of AED 1000 must be paid when checking in on the day of your jump. You can pay with cash (local currency) or with a credit card. Do you live in the UAE and would prefer to pay your deposit with cash? You are welcome to come to the drop zone Manifest office and make your reservation in person when we are open. Kindly note that you will still be creating a reservation to skydive one to two months in advance. Payment: We accept cash (Dirhams) as well as Visa and MasterCard. Sorry, we do not accept American Express. There is an ATM machine inside the Palm DZ operations building for use at our café and other purchases at the drop zone. Photos And Videos: Your photos and video will be ready approx. 45 minutes after your jump. You will collect them from our store which is directly opposite from our Manifest office. Our professional video editors used pre-approved licensed music for your video. If you have a specific request related to your video edit, kindly contact our video department ahead of time. Please send your message to info@skydivedubai.ae and kindly put “Video Request” in the subject heading. Join the conversation by tagging your Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Time: Plan to spend at least 3 hours for your experience. Your reservation time is your check-in time, not the time you board the plane to skydive. For your comfort Skydive Dubai offers an air-conditioned sitting area and cafe adjacent to the landing area. Weather: Skydive Dubai is blessed with favorable weather for skydiving year-round. On occasion, high winds, high heat, or low cloud and/or visibility can hinder our operations. Safety is always our primary concern so please be patient with us. We will always try and get you in the air as long as it is safe to do so. If the conditions are not perfect, our Manifest team will alert you via the monitors on the wall and through announcements. Please watch the monitors on the wall and listen to the public announcements for updates. When we go on standby this means that our operations team has stopped our in-air operations temporarily and will re-check the weather conditions every 30 minutes. Be sure to also watch your email Inbox for a possible weather advisories / alerts from our Manifest team 48 hours prior to your reserved date. If you are unable to skydive due to bad weather conditions, your deposit is refundable. You may also move your reservation to the next available date(s). Alcohol/Drugs: Please refrain from having alcohol and/or drugs in your system 24 hours before making your tandem skydive. If Skydive Dubai staff believe you to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when you arrive for your skydive you will not be allowed to jump and will lose your deposit. Scuba: Please do not scuba dive 24 hours before your tandem skydive. Can I bring my own camera or GoPro on skydive? It’s a dramatic view that everyone wants to capture while skydiving over Dubai. For your safety and our staff’s, your tandem skydiving package includes a dedicated camera flyer. He or she has over 200 skydives and has taken specific training in order to be a camera flyer. Relax, don’t forget to smile and enjoy your skydive! What about my valuables such as my ID, phone, purse, etc.? Our Palm Drop Zone offers lockers that you can use for free to lock up your valuables. We do ask that you try to not bring luggage with you as we are not responsible for your personal property. To obtain a locker, simply ask at our Registration desk. They will ask you for a valid ID. Be sure to bring the locker key back to the registration desk prior to your skydive. Wait! Where are you located? Skydive Dubai has two drop zones in the Dubai emirate. You will be going to our Palm Drop Zone location, which is in the Dubai Marina area. When traveling from Sharjah or Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road, take exit 32. Follow the brown tourist signs to our location. The turn into our location is signed and there is a large LED screen. Skydive Dubai does not provide transportation to our Palm DZ as there is plenty of access to taxis, an amazing metro, and tram. We also provide free parking for those who opt to drive to our location. For a location map and more, kindly click here. Get Social With Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai Operation Advisories And News Updates on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
10
Dec
'15
Ride And Skydive with KOI Ride
Starting December 13, Skydive Dubai customers will be able to receive 20% on a ride to and from our drop zones. For every tandem booking made at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ, customers will receive 20% off on a ride to and from the Palm DZ. All fun jumpers and AFF students traveling to and from the Desert Campus DZ will also receive 20% off on a ride with KOI. To avail this offer, simply download either the KOI iPhone or Android app and enter the code SKYDIVEDUBAI. If you have problems or issues with your KOI Ride, please contact KOI directly. This is a service provided solely by KOI. Skydive Dubai and/or KOI reserve the right to change/amend the Promo Code and the agreed rates at any time at its sole discretion.
09
Dec
'15
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awarded to Skydive Dubai
The management of Skydive Dubai announced day before yesterday during a press conference, that they won the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports award that is currently running in its seventh edition, in the category of the best national sports along with Abu Dhabi Falconers Club. The award was given in recognition of the efforts of the club and the launch of an initiative to raise awareness for aerial sports and the safely measures put in place for the athletes. The press conference, which was held at the Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone in Dubai Marina, during the World Air Games 2015, was attended by H.E. Nasser Al Neyadi, the President of the UAE Aero Sports Federation, chairman of Skydive Dubai and also Mohammed Yousuf Abdulrahman and Salim Akram. The conference started with a short documentary about the launch of the club and followed by a video of the award ceremony and other projects including the base jump from the tallest residential tower in the world. Neyadi thanked and showed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, for his patronage and extended support for the sports and its athletes and for the win of the Mohamed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award 2015. Neyadi also congratulated the management of Skydive Dubai on the win of this prestigious award and pointed out that the next phase of Skydive Dubai activities and staff would be doubled to work towards continuous excellence and maintain the high level of achievements not only for aerial sports , but also for the sports that Skydive Dubai sponsors and promotes. Skydive Dubai has hosted a large number of tournaments, including the International Parachuting Championship for five years in a row, the Gulf Cup for Skydiving and the World Mondial. The club has also achieved numerous world records, including Mohammad Hashim Baqir’s record in swooping 70 meters over water. Skydive Dubai’s skydiving teams are among the best in the world and have won first place in various Gulf tournaments and are second place on an Asian level, in addition to the accuracy target team winning the International Championship for Skydiving in Italy. Skydive Dubai's jet ski gold medalist Rashid Al Mullah has also won the Belgium Cup and the first round of the European Championship Jetski in 2014 and was the first Emirati and Arabic champion to win and succeed in embracing international achievements. Skydive Dubai sponsored flow boarding team also won the World Flowboarding Championship, which was held in Yas Garden, Abu Dhabi, in addition to the cycling team winning the Japan Cruising tour and Tour De Sharjah. Skydive Dubai also sponsors numerous clubs and events; which includes one of the top national football clubs, Al Ahli Club of the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Mohammed Yousuf Abdulrahman, Executive Director of Skydive Dubai also thanked His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for all the ongoing support extended by him to the sport, athletes and said that the management and staff are always inspired by all the steps and directives of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai. He also thanked Mr. Nasser Al Neyadi for all his ongoing and tireless efforts extended to the management in making this achievement a reality. #SkydiveDubai
07
Dec
'15
Aviation. Adventure. Adrenaline: Breitling and Skydive Dubai announce exclusive partnership
Aviation and chronograph pioneers, Breitling has announced an exclusive partnership with Skydive Dubai. To mark the occasion, the iconic Breitling Wingwalkers and the Skydive Dubai, took to the skies this week to perform a spectacular and exclusive aerial display. In addition to an extensive branding presence throughout the Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone (DZ) and Desert Campus locations, the luxury Swiss watch brand and the skydiving pioneers will use their combined expertise for aviation, aero sports and adrenaline, to create unique experiences in the skies for thrill seekers both living and visiting the UAE. Speaking about the new partnership, Aed Adwan, Breitling Middle East, said, “Breitling has been sharing their conquests of the skies for 100 years, and this passion for aviation and adventure is something that the great team at Skydive Dubai shares with us. Through the collaboration of our brands, we look forward to reaching even more aviation milestones and providing unique experiences for adrenaline enthusiasts that are second to none.” H.E. Nasser Al Neyadi, Chairman of Skydive Dubai, said: “We have been cultivating and growing our Skydive Dubai offering since 2010, and we now provide the best skydiving experience in the world. This strategic partnership with Breitling provides further expansion that mirrors the Dubai Vision; adding a new perception to the aviation industry in general and aero sports in particular.” From the creation of cockpit chronographs and building on its reputation for precision and sturdiness in the 1930s, Breitling continues to perpetuate the authentic and privileged ties with aviation by cooperating with the world’s elite aviators. In addition to the Breitling Wingwalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, several exceptional teams fly the firm’s colours, including; the famous Breitling Jet Team with its spectacular precision aerobatics; it’s association with the greatest airshows on the planet, such as the famous Reno Air Races (Nevada/United States) and the Red Bull Air Race, in which its own team competes under its colours; and its support of the restoration of the legendary aircraft the Breitling Super Constellation, the remaining flightworthy “Super Connie” in the world. Download English Press Release Download Arabic Press Release Media requesting more information should contact pr@skydivedubai.ae (more…)

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February 19, 2016

This day is open to anyone with an A Licence wishing to improve their skills. It is also a great opportunity to work towards your B and C licences.

We will meet at 7:30am to organize the groups. Please have 6 normal altitudes jump tickets ready at that time to be given to your coach that will manifest you for the day. There is no extra cost for the day.

Slots will be limited this time to ensure everyone gets quality jumps so please make sure you can commit to the whole day jumping.

If you would like to register please email us with your jump numbers and formation skydiving experience (bellyschool@skydivedubai.ae ) or see Jane/Gabor in the flight school.

February 26, 2016

An all-day tracking skills camp for licensed skydivers.

Basic requirements: 200 jumps, audible altimeter, and some group tracking experience.

A limited number of participants ensures group sizes of no more than 7 or 8 trackers.

Minimum commitment of 5 jumps – we will collect 5 tickets from each participant at the beginning of the day.

No registration fee.

We plan to meet at 7.30am to split into groups and brief. Please have tickets ready to give to your organizer.

Limited slots available! Register your interest now here: http://bit.ly/1QC6Tk8

Opt in to keep up! Keep up with all that is happening at both drop zones with our dedicated fun jumpers newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bAiGAn

February 28, 2016

>> Event has been canceled. Next and final competition for the season will be March 26.

Update: Feb. 12, 2016 <<<<

Swoop it up for huge cash prizes and top honors at the 3rd Dubai International Swoop League meet.

Spectators enjoy free entry! Food and coffee available for purchase with great views next to the pond.

Registration taking place on the Dubai International Swoop League website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/disl/dislhome.html

Join us for the meet on March 26th.

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March 12, 2016

Our annual Safety Day in conjunction with USPA.

 

March 26, 2016

Swoop it up for huge cash prizes the final competition for the 2015-2106 Dubai International Swoop League competition.

Beginners, Intermediate and Pro canopy pilots competition sign up at http://www.skydivedubai.ae/disl/dislhome.html.

Spectators enjoy free entry! Food and coffee available for purchase with great views next to the pond.

Directions to the drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html – panel-directions

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