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10
Jul
'17
September 2017 Tandem Slots Now Open
First time tandem skydives are now available to book for September seven days a week! New this September at the Palm Dropzone Our Palm dropzone is now accepting tandem skydiving bookings seven (7) days a week. This means that manifest will open at 10 am and go until sunset (approximately 6 pm) Sunday to Sunday. Book Now From Our Website Check our availability by clicking Book Your Tandem Now and reviewing our booking calendar, or by clicking on the Booking Availability tab at the bottom of the main tandem page. Tip: Please remember to review our tandem skydiving requirments prior to creating your booking. The Skydive Dubai Tandem Skydiving Experience For a breakdown of what to expect on the day, the Your Experience page explains the process step-by-step, and even explains the skydiving lingo you’ll hear over the PA system from our manifest team. Our Tips for a Great Experience page covers everything from weather and what to wear, to where you can find UAE visa information and much more, while the Requirements and Downloads page allows you to download our tandem waiver (which you can fill out in advance to save time on the day), to check your BMI, and provides information for those with medical conditions or who are above 60 years of age. Please check the tandem skydiving requirements carefully before making a booking. On the Book it/Gift it/Walk in section you can find instructions on how to make a booking or buy a gift certificate, as well as how to get on our daily waiting list. While our FAQ section answers questions about the skydive itself, and other queries such as celebrating a special occasion at Skydive Dubai. Please note that Skydive Dubai does not honour any bookings made via travel agents and any such bookings are invalid. You can book your amazing tandem experience through Skydive Dubai’s online reservation. So what are you waiting for? Check it out and book your tandem skydiving experience today! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai is an adventure sports brand known for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports and has developed two of the foremost skydiving locations worldwide. Skydive Dubai has been featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone! Awards – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in the category of the best national sports in 2015. – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2015 to 2017 Guinness World Records – Skydive Dubai and Balloon Adventures UAE broke two official Guinness World Records in 2013 by dropping the most skydivers from a hot air balloon in one flight (40 skydivers) and simultaneously releasing the most skydivers at one time (25 skydivers). Watch now at http://youtu.be/BnvOygC2ayo – Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new Guinness World Record in 2014 by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World's Tallest Building. Watch now at http://youtu.be/iD4qsWnjsNU – Skydive Dubai athlete Ernesto Gainza, with landing the world's smallest parachute, a JVX 35 sq. foot canopy, entered Skydive Dubai into the Guinness World Record in 2014. Watch now at http://youtu.be/8gV7QO1ZKzI Official Skydive Dubai Social Media – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai – Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ – Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai – Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai – YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo – LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai – Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai (skydivedubai)
01
Jul
'17
Desert Campus DZ opening August 31
Now call for fun jumpers and AFF students! Skydive Dubai Desert Campus activities will be starting in late August with full operations resuming on September 28. Get the full details below. Overview Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will start on August 28 with it's new season. The month of August and September schedule of operations will be dedicated to skydivers who are looking to get in some fun jumps and for anyone who needs to refresh. Flight-1 courses will also be available. Click here to inquire about taking a Flight-1 canopy piloting course. Anyone who has less than 200 jumps and has not skydived in three months or more from August 31 will need to have refresher skydive or course. Need more details about if you need a refresher? Please contact the Desert Campus manifest closer to August 31 with any questions. Additionally, our operations team asks that you turn your rig into Palm rigging loft (July and August) or the Desert Campus rigging loft (late August onwards) for repacks. Please remember to also renew your licenses and memberships before manifesting. Tandem skydiving, water training, skill camps, other thrilling activities will not begin until full operations are underway. The first full day of operations is scheduled for September 28 with the first ground school on September 29. Be sure you have signed up for the licensed skydiver newsletter to receive operations updates as more activities are confirmed in the coming weeks and months ahead. Schedule August 29, Safety Day. Our safety day will start at 4 pm. All who attend the safety day will have one solo full altitude jump ticket credited to their account. August 31, Limited skydiving operations begin. Days Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. Hours: Manifest will open at 5 am First plane load at 6 am Manifest closes at 10 am* * Manifest closing time is subject to weather conditions. Manifest might stay open longer than 10 am or might close before 10 am depending on weather conditions.) Refreshing Information Days available: Thursday, Friday and Saturday only Ground school classes will start at 5 am, 8 am, and 12 pm. Costs All refresh skydives in September will pay full price for their jump ticket (AED 350). As a thank you for coming for your refresh skydive during the month of September, Skydive Dubai will credit your account with 1 free jump ticket that can be used within in one year's time. All refresh AFF jumps will be AED 650 / 750 for the first jump only. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai is an adventure sports brand known for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports and has developed two of the foremost skydiving locations worldwide. Skydive Dubai has been featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone! Awards – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in the category of the best national sports in 2015. – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2015 to 2017 Guinness World Records – Skydive Dubai and Balloon Adventures UAE broke two official Guinness World Records in 2013 by dropping the most skydivers from a hot air balloon in one flight (40 skydivers) and simultaneously releasing the most skydivers at one time (25 skydivers). Watch now at http://youtu.be/BnvOygC2ayo – Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new Guinness World Record in 2014 by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World's Tallest Building. Watch now at http://youtu.be/iD4qsWnjsNU – Skydive Dubai athlete Ernesto Gainza, with landing the world's smallest parachute, a JVX 35 sq. foot canopy, entered Skydive Dubai into the Guinness World Record in 2014. Watch now at http://youtu.be/8gV7QO1ZKzI Official Skydive Dubai Social Media – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai – Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ – Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai – Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai – YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo – LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai – Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai (skydivedubai)
26
May
'17
Ramadan Kareem from all of us at Skydive Dubai
Skydive Dubai dropzones will be open during the holy month of Ramadan. We've shared below a quick breakdown of our locations timings. Desert Campus hours: Manifest opens at 6:30 am with the first plane load at 7 am. The dropzone will stay open as long as the weather permits. Closed June 1 to August 31, 2017 Palm hours for May: Manifest opens at 10:00 am with the first plane load at 11 am. The dropzone will stay open as long as the weather permits. Palm hours for June: Manifest opens at 5:00 am with the first plane load at approx 6 am. Manifest will close at 10 am. All times listed are in GMT+4 time zone and are subject to weather conditions. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai (skydivedubai)
18
Apr
'17
Night Jump Set for May 13
Skydive Dubai has scheduled a night jump at it's Desert Campus on Saturday, May 13. There will be 20 slots available. Minimum license required to participate will be a USPA B license, or it's equivalent, and 100 jumps. The jump ticket price will be AED 350 per ticket. 2 jumps for each skydiver (one hop-n-pop and one full altitude). Start time for the briefing? 2:30 am. We'll go wheels up at 3:00 am. And we look forward to seeing you … at night! For more information or to inquire, kindly use the form below. [123-contact-form i2629691] About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
14
Mar
'17
Summer 2017 at Skydive Dubai
You have asked and we have the answer: Skydive Dubai, the Palm dropzone location only, will be open this June, July and August with limited hours. Now accepting reservations at www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem with limited hours and availability. Skydive Dubai operations team announced today that the Palm dropzone will be open this summer for tandem skydives and licensed skydivers while the Desert Campus dropzone will close on June 1 and reopen on September 1. Manifest will open limited hours from 5:00 am to 10:00 am. Tandem Skydiving Information The cost for a tandem skydive at the Palm dropzone is AED 1999 and includes photos and a professionally edited video. More information about tandem skydiving can be found on our Requirements & Downloads section, and the step-by-step guide so you know what to expect on the day of your skydive. While our Tips for a Great Experience page offers helpful hints to ensure you are well prepared for the adrenaline-fueled jump and to really get the most out of your skydive. Licenced Skydiver Dropzone Briefing Licenced skydivers can review now our dropzone briefing for the Palm dropzone here on our website. Our operations team does ask that you contact them directly ahead of time via the form on the briefing page. This request is for skydivers who are planning to travel to the Palm dropzone from abroad to help ensure a smooth experience upon arrival. Sign up for our monthly newsletters to have Skydive Dubai news delivered directly to your inbox. We offer two different newsletters. Love all things about Skydive Dubai? Sign up for this newsletter here. Just want to keep up with our licensed skydiving community? Sign up for our newsletter here. Thank you for wanting to come to Skydive Dubai this summer. We'll see you in the sky! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
09
Mar
'17
Online Booking for May Tandem Skydives Over the Palm Jumeriah Island Now Available
Great news for anyone who wants to book a first-time tandem skydive over the Palm Jumeirah in May. You can now book your tandem skydive at our premium location, the Palm dropzone until the end of May 2017. Click here now to book in for March, April or May or continue to read more below. To make a booking, just follow the steps below and you could be skydiving in Dubai’s skies soon! Step 1. Check our requirements here. Step 2. Choose a date, number of skydivers, and check-in time. Step 3. Read and agree to our Terms and Conditions. Step 4. Review your details and click Pay Now, to connect with the secure payment gateway and pay your deposit. The remainder can be paid by cash or card on the day of your skydive. That’s it! Now, just come to the Palm on your reserved date. Be sure to be at our registration desk at the check in time you selected when you created the resevation. Meanwhile, we invite you to find out What to Expect on the Day and get some Tips for a Great Experience. Available slots are on a ‘first come first served’ basis until all slots have been taken. Everyone who books with us must conform to our requirements for a safe and enjoyable skydive. This means if you are over the listed weight and BMI requirements then we cannot at this time allow you to skydive with us. If this is the case with your friend or loved one, why not opt for a Skyhub Dubai Gyrocopter ride for a 20 minute flight around the Palm Jumeirah Island and over the Dubai's coast line across Dubai's coast Book your experience today, and begin your life in the sky! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai (skydivedubai)
07
Feb
'17
Book Your Tandem Skydive Online Now for the Desert Campus
Your satisfaction is our goal, thus we don’t stop working making our services better for you. Whatever location you chose to try skydiving for your first skydiving experience, we’ve just made it easier for you. Now you can use live online calendars to check availability and to book a tandem skydive at either Skydive Dubai location. A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to feel the thrill of freefall. No previous experience is required, as you will be securely attached to one of our world-class instructors who will guide you through the whole experience. Skydive Dubai offers tandem skydives at both of our locations. Whether you’re living locally or just visiting, a tandem skydiving experience over the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island or beautiful desert dunes is a must-try when in Dubai! The price for a tandem skydive at our premium location, the Palm, is AED 1999 and the price for first -timers at our standard location, the Desert Campus, is AED 1699. Both include photos and a professionally edited video. Whichever location you opt for take a look at our live online calendars to check our availability and to reserve your spot on the plane at either our location. Please keep in mind that everyone who wants to do a tandem skydive with us must meet certain requirements. Click here to review these at your leisure on our website before you create a booking with us, as your deposit will not be returned if you make a booking and will not meet our requirements. Stop dreaming about it! Just chose your preferred location and book your skydiving experience now. We can’t wait to skydive with you at either of our locations. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, demo skydives, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: http://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
18
Dec
'16
Holiday Opening Hours at Skydive Dubai Dropzones
The holidays are coming, and if you’re lucky, they may have already arrived! Both dropzones will be open for much of the holiday season so you can celebrate and leap into the New Year, but we’ll be treating ourselves to a few well-deserved days off of our own too! We also have plenty going on to keep you entertained this festive season, from Dubai Winter Festival to glider and balloon flights and skydives. Make your holidays memorable at Skydive Dubai! Holiday Opening Hours and Dropzone Closures The Desert Campus will be open it's normal hours on December 24th, but the Palm location will close early at 3pm. Both locations will be closed on Sunday, December 25. The Desert Campus will reopen from December 26 as Dubai Winter Festival; the boogie of the winter season gets underway! Manifest opens at 7.30am. The Palm will also re-open its doors on December 26 for some merry freefall! Manifest will begin checking-in pre-booked customers from 10am. Regular dropzone hours will then continue until December 31, when the Palm dropzone will close early again at 4pm. The Desert Campus will still be open for skydiving on Sunday, January 1, but after the New Year festivities, manifest will open a little later, at 10am. The Palm will be closed on Sunday January 1, and will return to normal operations from January 2. Also on January 2, the Desert Campus will close as usual on Monday, giving everyone a much-needed break after Winter Festival. However, the GliderFX team will still be available for all your adrenaline needs! The Desert Campus will return to normal operations again on January 3. Regular operation hours: Desert Campus: Tuesday – Sunday 7:30am to 4pm; weather permitting. Closed Monday. The Palm dropzone: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm; weather permitting. Closed Sunday. Dubai Winter Festival The much anticipated skydiving festival is just a week away! Tandem skydives and the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) school will run as usual throughout the boogie. The Winter Festival is also a great place to take friends and family over the holidays. Chill-out on the terrace, join in the activities, take a balloon ride or an acrobatic glider flight, and of course watch plenty of skydivers descending from the skies! See a different side of Dubai, and visit the Desert Campus this holiday season! Skyhub Gyrocopter Flights Take a scenic trip and see Dubai like never before. Gyrocopter flights are available at the Palm dropzone during regular operational hours. Fly above it all over the Burj Al Arab and the Palm, or take a trip up the coast with Skyhub! Head over to Skyhub’s Facebook page and send a message to make a booking. Hot-Air Balloon Flights & Skydives Both skydivers and non-skydivers can take a sunrise balloon flight over the desert dunes this holiday season. Licenced skydivers can of course experience a unique type of exit, but the skydiving family extends far beyond skydivers themselves. Friends, family, neighbours, and better-halves are welcome to enjoy a balloon flight with ballooning breakfast, or ascend with the skydiver in your life and watch them exit the basket! For more information on balloon flights, balloon skydives, requirements and to make a booking, click over to our Hot-Air Balloon Update for all the details. Aerobatic Glider Flights & Glider Skydives Less than 200 people in the world have made a skydiving exit from an aerobatic glider, will you be one of them? Glider jumps for licenced skydivers are available all throughout the festive season from December 27 to January 5, and can even be enjoyed when the Desert Campus dropzone is closed on Jan 2! Celebrate your holiday by freefalling upwards! Even if you’re not a skydiver (yet), you can still go for an adrenaline-filled aerobatic flight and experience a roller coaster like no other, this one doesn’t even have a track! Discounts are available for those who book in advance. For all the details, requirements, and booking information, see our GliderFX Update. Let the festivities begin with adrenaline! At A Glance: December 24: Palm dropzone closes early at 4pm December 25: Desert Campus and Palm dropzones closed for the day December 26: Both locations open December 31: Palm dropzone closes early at 4pm January 1: Desert Campus manifest opens at 10am. Palm dropzone closed for the day. January 2: Desert Campus closed. Palm dropzone manifest opens at 10am. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai
07
Dec
'16
Freefall Upwards with Skydive Dubai and GliderFX
Back in March the GliderFX team brought us up and kicked us out over the Palm and the Desert Campus, and now they’re back at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus to do it all again from December 6 to 11 and for the duration of the Dubai Winter Festival! Whether you are a skydiver or not, everyone can participate. Non-skydivers can go for an aerobatic flight and experienced skydivers can opt to be ejected from the glider. "It’s the most acrobatic two seater glider ever, ever, ever!” according to GliderFX pilot Guy Westgate. The glider has a 14 metre wingspan, top speed of 175 miles per hour, and reach G-forces of +9 to negative 6! The aerobatic glider flight (for non-skydivers) is a high-speed thrill ride that barrel rolls, loops and twists across the sky, so even if you're not a skydiver and above the minimum age of 14 (by Gregorian calendar), you can feel the g-forces on the ultimate roller coaster flight! Skydiving from a glider is definitely a unique type of exit. You don’t even have to jump, the glider pilot will ‘eject’ you and you’ll actually begin a freefall ascent (yes, freefalling upwards!) of about 100 miles per hour before gravity takes over! As the freefall ascent slows, you’ll experience a stasis, momentarily suspended in the air, before beginning your freefall descent. During your freefall and under canopy the pilot – an eight-time national aerobatic champion and double world record holder – can even come and ‘play’ by performing fly-bys! All glider skydives also include the raw video footage from the wing and the chassis, you can of course bring your own helmet-mounted cameras and handi-cams for that first person ‘ejection’ point of view. For glider skydives a minimum of a B licence and 100 skydives is required. Wingsuit jumps from the glider are only permitted with direct permission from dropzone management or the chief instructor. Aerobatic Glider flights are AED 850, while glider skydives booked before December 26 are AED 1,500. Last minute bookings are not discounted and will set you back AED 1,750. GliderFX retains the right to refuse customers who do not adhere to requirements. It’s the ultimate roller coaster ride in the sky, and whether you want to go for a ride, or get propelled from the passenger seat you can get in on the action! It's “one of the most amazing skydives I have experienced so far,” said Shavon Simpson after her ‘ejection’ at the Desert Campus. The gliders are at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus all this week until December 11, and they'll be back again during Winter Fest. Book your flight or ejection now for this week or pre-book for Dubai Winter Festival. At A Glance GliderFX is offering flights to non-skydivers and experienced skydivers at the Desert Campus only from December 7 to 11 to December 27 to January 5. Experienced (Licenced) Skydivers Requirements for the glider skydive option B-licence or equivalent and 100 jumps Any Wingsuit jumps must get permission from the Desert Campus or Chief Instructor prior Jump flight booked before December 26… AED1500 Jump flight booked after December 26… AED1750 For the non-skydiver aerobatic flight option Minimum age is 14 (Gregorian calendar) Max height allowed is 6ft 2inches Aerobatic flight… AED850 Payment method Cash only (UAE Dirhams) Please contact the GliderFX team directly via the form below for more information and to book. [123-contact-form i2351996] About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
30
Oct
'16
Tandem Skydives Now Available to Book Until April 2017
Tandem Skydives Now Available to Book Until April 2017 - Live a Life of Without Boundaries We all need to prioritize what really matters at times, and skydivers prioritize living over anything else, if only for a weekend, a day, or 60 blissful seconds. First-time tandem skydives over the Palm Jumeirah Island are now available to book until April 29, 2017! You’ve checked-in, filled in the forms, and been called for your skydive. You’ve been harnessed and briefed, gave an interview to your camera-flyer, boarded an aircraft that is miniscule in comparison to any commercial plane you’ve ever been on, and now you’re ascending to 13,000 feet. Looking around at others in the same situation, you begin to regret the decision. A voice in your ear asks, ‘Are you ready?’ You’re not ready. Of course you’re not ready. This is madness. Is it too late to back out? You give a thumbs-up to your instructor. The door opens. Thoughts race through your mind. Why is the door of an aircraft open? It shouldn’t be open surely, should it? Your instructor guides you towards it. The distance to the earth is incomprehensible. Your toes are actually outside the plane. Your stomach clenches and your fingers cling desperately to the straps over your shoulders. Your camera-flyer theatrically pushes up her cheeks and grins. She waits for your response. You force a big cheesy smile onto your face – then the adrenaline takes over. The count begins. Ready? Set… You’re bundled out into the abyss, freefalling at over 120 miles per hour. Initial Reaction If you’ve ever heard the words ‘tandem skydive’ the next words that came to mind were quite possibly, ‘no way, that’s crazy!’ It’s a common reaction, and one perpetuated by Hollywood movies and mind-blowing Youtube videos. But in reality skydiving is a sport for absolutely everyone. It’s a sport of inclusion and appreciation, of freedom and perspective. Very few people can truly say they’ve touched the clouds, but we can! You can now book your tandem skydiving experience over the Palm months in advance, to make sure you make the most out of your time in Dubai. And if that wasn’t reason enough, you can also get the VIP treatment by enquiring about our VIP tandem services, try a tandem at Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus training centre, or give someone the gift of flight with a tandem skydiving gift certificate. Why Skydive? A tandem skydive can be the most terrifying thing you’ll ever do, the greatest decision of your life, or both. Skydiving is not for the young and reckless. More and more people are taking to the skies and finding that skydiving is not only a great one-time adrenaline rush, but can be an invaluable tool for personal and professional development, for companies to promote team-building or to make a lasting impression on clients. It’s an extraordinary experience, and one many people choose to accomplish (and it is an accomplishment) for a variety of reasons. Some want to tick a life-box, or strike an item off their bucket-list. Others ‘make the leap’ for a challenge, to face fears, or to mark a new beginning. The one thing that is universal, is the result. Few come away from the experience the same as they began. Their perspective has been altered and suddenly anything becomes possible - that promotion, project, or lifestyle-change becomes attainable. The reason? For those 60 seconds of freefall, the boardroom, classroom, office or desk is left in another world, and all your energy is focused on a moment, one single moment. The immediate present. It’s the ability to forget past and future and concentrate solely on the environment around you. Problems at home or work evaporate. The last things going through the mind of a skydiver at the exit door are the dishes in the sink, or the bills on the table. We all need to prioritize what really matters at times, and skydivers prioritize living over anything else, if only for a weekend, a day, or 60 blissful seconds. Skydiving is for Everyone Almost everyone from the age of 18 upwards can skydive, and in recent years there has been a huge increase in skydivers who begin in their 30s, 40s, and even much later. Many even try skydiving after retirement. The oldest tandem skydiver in the world made the leap for his 101st birthday! For safety there are some limitations on who can skydive, as a moderate level of physical fitness is required as well as an average weight and BMI to ensure the highest safety for customers and Skydive Dubai staff, but if you’re between the ages of 18 and 101 and within the safety requirements, it could be time to try it for yourself! For a full list of requirements see our Requirements and Downloads page. There are no exceptions when it comes to safety at Skydive Dubai, so please ensure you meet the stated requirements as your deposit will not be refunded if you make a booking, but do not conform to our requirements. You can also use this BMI calculator to ensure you are within the safety limits. Those who have a high muscle to weight ratio (such as bodybuilders for example) may want to consider a diet that lowers their BMI before making a booking. Once you’re happy that you meet all the requirements, just book online, check-in at your chosen arrival time, fill out the required documentation and pay the remaining balance. After which, you’ll be ready to meet your instructor and camera-flyer before boarding the aircraft! You can even choose between the amazing views at Skydive Dubai’s Palm dropzone, or the ‘ocean’ of rolling desert dunes at our Desert Campus location. To make a booking at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, just send your enquiry using this contact form and our manifest team will get back to you. Then the rest of the process and all requirements are the same! I’ve wanted to skydive since year 2000 … when I moved to Dubai, I thought that I got a chance to make my dream come true. I needed to lose weight to be able to skydive [and] my dream of skydiving has driven my motivation. I’ve lost 30 kg! It was worth it! My efforts have paid off! It was absolutely amazing! – Alaa Khamash (October 2016) Opening Doors So why are so many diverse people taking to the skies? Because it opens doors. It’s not just overcoming a fear that’s helpful throughout other aspects of life, it’s the increased confidence that comes from knowing that there’s nothing you can’t do. Professionally, people who take calculated risks, envision positive outcomes and demonstrate the desire to succeed - despite obstacles and fear - are the ones who reach the pinnacle in their careers. A sport like skydiving instils these characteristics, as you have to do all these and more. A tandem skydive is an excellent way to achieve this, and for those who advance and learn how to skydive on their own through an Accelerated Freefall course (AFF), the rewards can be exponential. It’s not just the aircraft door that’ll open for you, the opportunities skydiving offers to evolve personally and professionally are practically unmatched by any other activity. Even sporting official Skydive Dubai clothing and accessories make a statement about who you are and what you’re capable of – that you were not afraid to step outside your comfort zone, and that you have the determination to overcome the obstacles in your path. Because of skydiving I’ve also found out something new about myself - that I can do more and pushing my limits is really rewarding. So, that’s why I said: “Okay, so what’s next? What else can I do? Or what can I do better?” – Darius Vezeteu (September 2016) Fear is Perfectly Normal Is it scary to jump out of an airplane? Absolutely! It’s the reason you’ve read this far, and the same reason people enjoy racing, rollercoasters and any number of other activities. It’s what gives you the adrenaline rush, and overcoming that fear is what gives you the elation and sense of accomplishment afterwards. Acrophobia, or the fear of heights, is one of the most common reasons people aren’t inclined to skydive. In fact, there are many experienced skydivers who are also afraid of heights. But it’s not like standing on a ladder or on top of a tall building. From the aircraft there are no real visual references, so there is no dizzy sensation such as that associated with vertigo. But if you’re anything like the hundreds of customers that visit Skydive Dubai every week, you’ll have concerns and questions, and will probably feel nervous before you arrive. That’s perfectly natural. Some common concerns are; Will I skydive at my arrival time? In short, no. You will be required to fill out the required documentation and pay the remaining balance before being scheduled on the aircraft. The Your Experience section offers a step-by-step explanation of what to expect on the day. How long does the experience take? A number of hours. We cannot guarantee you will be finished at a certain time. Usually you will board the plane between 1 and 2 hours after arrival, but this can be shorter or longer depending on weather conditions or other factors, so please ensure you have a flexible schedule on the day of your skydive. To put your mind at ease, we have put together an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section on our website where we answer these questions and many more like them so you can learn a little bit more about your skydive, ease your fears, and get a good night’s sleep before the big day! The Your Experience page also offers a comprehensive overview of what the process is on the day with a step-by-step guide from start to finish, while the Tips for a Great Experience section gives great suggestions about reservations, rescheduling, group discounts, what to wear and other helpful information. Check it out and make sure you’re ready to fly! “I believe life is about challenges and I considered skydiving as my personal challenge ... It was awesome! I want to do it again definitely! The view is amazing here in Dubai! Thanks to skydiving I know that if you want to do something and you find it challenging, you just need to break your personal barriers and that it’s not so hard. Now I know I can do whatever I want!” – Hugo Aguiar (October 2016) Gifts & VIP So skydiving isn’t just for the fearless, it’s also for professionals, companies, customers, and clients, and it’s a fantastic way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday and even make a marriage proposal! Our engagement and birthday banners can get your message across loud and clear long before they touch down on the grass. And with photos and video of the entire experience, you can share it with friends and family across the world and re-live it again and again. Purchase a gift voucher for a tandem skydive on our website and treat someone special to the gift of flight. For any special arrangements, please book your skydive through our website, and then contact our manifest team using this form to organise your surprise! The VIP express tandem service is also a great way to book your preferred date even if it’s already booked up on the website! So if you’re short on time and only have a few days in the city, become a VIP for the day and don’t miss out on your tandem experience. Just choose the “I am a VIP that would like to book a tandem skydive” option on our Contact Us page to enquire about your preferred date and arrival time. Terms and conditions apply. “It was amazing! Thanks to skydiving I’ve learnt that I am kind of addicted to adrenaline. I also found out that if you are nervous about doing something, just let your fear go, and you will be able to do awesome things!” – Mahmoud Lattouf (October 2016) Skydive Dubai Dropzones Here at Skydive Dubai we have two dropzone locations, the Palm and the Desert Campus. The Palm is perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime tandem experience, skydiving gifts and vouchers, and for advertising and marketing brands. Its iconic view over the Palm Jumeirah Island has made it a must for tourists visiting the UAE, an impressive host for events and festivals, and one of the most photogenic locations for advertising. The Desert Campus is perfect for groups of first-time tandem skydivers, those who want to learn how to skydive solo, corporate and team-building events, and of course the Desert Campus Flight School caters to all disciplines and experience levels of licenced skydivers. Living Life Skydiving is about life. It’s about pushing the boundaries of what we think we’re capable of and living in that one moment. It’s about opening doors, opening minds, increasing possibilities, and coming together to share experiences. It’s about learning, experiencing, and living. It’s about who you are and who you want to become. It’s about you. Your 'Life in the Sky' begins today. Live it! Book your tandem skydiving experience at the Palm and choose your preferred date between now and April 29, 2017! Book your Tandem Skydive in 4 Easy Steps! 1) Check out the First Time Skydiving Requirements & Downloads on our website. 2) While you’re there, find out What to Expect on the Day and get some Tips for a Great Experience. 3) Click the ‘Book Your Tandem Now’ button to select the day you would like to skydive and the time you will arrive inside the Skydive Dubai, Palm location, main building at the tandem check-in desk. 4) Come to the Palm location on your reserved date. Be sure to be at our registration desk at the arrival time you selected while creating the booking. Please note that your arrival time is not your skydive time. At check-in you’ll be required to fill out the relevant documentation and pay the remaining balance of your skydive. Then our manifest team will schedule your skydiving slot on one of our aircraft. For a faster check-in on the day you can even download and fill out the tandem skydiving regular booking waiver from the Requirements & Downloads page. Usually your skydive will take place 1 to 2 hours after check-in. If weather or other circumstances beyond Skydive Dubai’s control hinder operations, your experience may take a little longer. Thank you for your patience. While you wait Skydive Dubai t-shirts, available in the gear store, are the perfect apparel for your skydive, and pick up branded Skydive Dubai sunglasses, trucker caps, and more. Official Skydive Dubai merchandise is only available from Skydive Dubai dropzones. Groups can avail of tandem skydiving discounts when booked together, so bring your friends, family and colleagues along for the ride! Group discounts can be viewed on the Tips for a Great Experience section. Skydive Dubai does not offer company discounts. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, and has been at the forefront of excellence in the sport of skydiving for a number of years. From First Jump Courses (FJC) where beginners learn to skydive solo, to world-class events, VIP packages, special projects, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai

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  • June 01, 2017

    The Desert Campus dropzone closes today for the summer. The Palm dropzone is open.

    Be sure to come back to the dropzone on August 29 for our safety day and for the first day of limited operations, August 31.

  • August 29, 2017

    UAE and GCC licensed skydivers are invited to attend Skydive Dubai’s Safety Day.

    Safety day at the Desert Campus will start at 4 pm and will end approximately at 8 pm.

    No need to book in, just turn up for great information about keeping our blue skies safe.

    Everyone who attends the safety day will have one free solo, full altitude jump ticket added to their account that can be used within the next year.

  • August 31, 2017

    The Desert Campus dropzone opens for it’s new skydiving season! Limited operations see the news Update for more details.

  • September 01, 2017

    Flight-1 Canopy Courses begin after the summer break.

    Sign up or learn more here.

  • September 28, 2017

    Today is the first full day of operations at our Desert Campus location.

    Hours:
    Manifest will open at 5 am
    First plane load at 6 am
    Manifest closes at 10 am*

    Please stay tuned to the Facebook page or sign up for the licensed skydiver newsletter to receive any last minute updates regarding skydiving operations.

    * Manifest closing time is subject to weather conditions.

    Manifest might stay open longer
    than 10 am or might close before 10 am depending on weather conditions

     

  • September 29, 2017

    Learn to skydive solo! Skydive Dubai ground school begins today.

    Learn more about our Accelerated Freefall program here.

    Be sure to select the “” option.

  • December 25, 2017

    Skydive Dubai dropzones are closed today.

  • January 01, 2018

    Happy New Year! Skydive Dubai dropzones are closed today.