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03
Sep
'15
October Bookings Opens This September 6
We are happy to announce that our new online reservation system will open for October bookings this Sunday, Sept. 6, at 12pm GMT+4. Prior to reserving your date and check-in time for a first time (tandem) skydive we ask that you review our requirements for a thrilling, but safe skydiving experience. All of our requirements are shared here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html. Our Palm Drop Zone hours for October will be: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm Friday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: Closed Our cafe, parachute rigging loft and merchandise store will be open the same hours as the drop zone. Thank you for wanting to experience the ultimate first time skydiving experience at the Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone. Tag your Skydive Dubai photos and videos with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.‬ FAQ’s 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 will 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, your deposit will not be refunded. 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 about whether you should be participating in a skydive due to your health conditions, 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. What are the 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. Our Palm DZ will be open this October 2015 from: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm Friday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: Closed Please note that once in-air operations are completed for the day, our drop zone closes. Phone calls and emails sent to info@skydivedubai.ae are only answered when our drop zone is open. 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 for use at our café and other purchases at the drop zone. Photos And Videos: Your photos and video will be ready approx. 1 hour after your jump. You will collect them from our store which is directly opposite from our Manifest office. Our professional video editors use 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. Tag your Skydive Dubai moments with ‪#SkydiveDubai on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.‬ Time: 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. Plan to spend at least 3 hours for your experience. 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 public 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 24/48 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. They have had specific training in order to become 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 photo 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, which is located 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 video monitor board. 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 choose to drive to our location. For a location map and more, kindly click here. Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Watch 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
29
Aug
'15
Desert FS Skills Camp September 4: New Tunnel Option
The next Desert FS skills camp will be running on Friday, September 4, at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Now is the time to grab your limited slot by signing up ahead of time. This monthly camp is for licensed skydivers at any level who wish to progress their belly flying skills. 3-4 ways for A licensed jumpers who wish to work towards their skills required for B license. Up to 10 ways for more experienced jumpers who wish to achieve the requirements for C license, or just want to have some fun. Please bring 4 normal altitude jump tickets ready to meet your coach at 6:30am. We may or may not get all 4 jumps done, but we will try our best as always! Remember the drop zone will be on new hours: 6:30am till 2:pm, weather permitting. As a bonus we would also like to offer group coaching in the wind tunnel after the skills camp for anyone interested. We have time booked 14:00 till 15:30. To join this part of the day we require that you have previous tunnel experience to be able to fly with other people. The cost of this will depend on the number of groups and number of flyers in your group. There are limited slots available so please contact Mishka directly at bellyschool@skydivedubai.ae or see Mishka, Lazslo or Jane in the belly school to confirm for both the jumping and tunnel parts of the day. It is possible to just do the jumping, or just the tunnel, or both! Note: due to the skills camp there will be no A Licence coaching available on September 4th, but everyone is welcome to come fun jump solo. Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Watch 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
27
Aug
'15
September Hours for Palm DZ, Desert Campus
Skydive Dubai drop zones are open all year round, but the hours we are open during specific months varies due to current weather conditions. Below are the hours we will be open for September. This information is for both drop zones. Desert Campus Hours Our Desert Campus will be open Friday – Tuesday. The drop zone will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. Manifest will open at 6:30am. First load will take off at 7am. Please note that the drop zone will keep going, weather permitting, until 2pm . You can find jump ticket pricing here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/experienced.html Keep up with the Desert Campus activities on Facebook: fb.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus. Palm Drop Zone Hours Our Palm Drop Zone will be open Tuesday – Saturday. The drop zone will be closed Sunday and Monday. Manifest will open at 5:15am with first load by sunrise. Please note that the drop zone will keep going, weather permitting, until 10 am. You can find out information about first time skydives here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html Directions for both drop zones is shared on our Contact Us page. Keep up with Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai Operation Advisories & 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 Thank you for coming to skydive at both of our drop zones! #SkydiveDubai
20
Aug
'15
New Online Booking System For October Reservations
Thank you! Skydive Dubai Palm DZ first time (tandem) skydives are completely booked for the month of September. Stay tuned! A new online reservation system is coming soon to our website for October and beyond reservations for first time skydives at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ. While waiting to book your spot on the plane, be sure to read our requirements for a safe, but thrilling tandem skydive with us. Go to http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html to read up on our requirements. Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai Operation Advisories & 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
10
Aug
'15
Book your tandem skydive over the Palm Jumeirah for September 2015
Ready for a first time skydive in Dubai this September? Our operations team will open dates and time slots on our booking page for September only on Tuesday, August 11. 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 September 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. Our Palm DZ will be open this September 2015 from 5am-10am, Tuesday through Saturday GMT+4. Operations will release more afternoon slots once the weather conditions permit safe skydiving conditions. Please note that once in-air operations are complete, our drop zone is closed. Phone calls and emails sent to info@skydivedubai.ae are answered when our drop zone is open. 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 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. Tag 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 jumps and 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 at? Skydive Dubai has two drop zones in the Dubai emirate. You will be going to our Palm Drop Zone, which is located 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 video monitor board. 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 choose to drive to our location. For a location map and more, kindly click here. Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai Operation Advisories & 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
14
Jun
'15
Skydive Dubai athletes win at Swoop Challenge 2015
Skydive Dubai athletes had an epic day in Copenhagen, Denmark, taking part in the first professional freestyle skydiving contest ever held in the heart of a major city. The Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational took place on the famous Copenhagen Lakes yesterday afternoon, Friday the 12th June. A total of 19 international athletes from 11 countries participated, 16 of them making it to the final in Copenhagen. 70,000+ spectators created an intense atmosphere at the Peblinge Lake as the city took advantage of the first Danish summer day basking in the sun and warm temperatures throughout the whole event The Swoop Finals were the culmination of 5 days of intense parachuting in Denmark as the Swoop Challenge consisted of a Swoop Qualifying at Dropzone Denmark in Herning, the Swoop Night Lights, a spectacular air show in the Copenhagen Harbour on Thursday, and the climax, The Swoop Finals on Friday. The sunny and warm weather made conditions close to perfect for the spectator, however the wind direction and strength was unpredictable causing problems for the athletes during the warm up and two competition rounds, with many ending up in the water next to the landing platform (6 meters wide/25 meters long). At the end of a dramatic and close two rounds of competition, it was Noah Bahnson that took home the Swoop Challenge title along with a first price of $7,500. In a close second came Nicholas Batsch ($5,000) (both are former swoop world champions) and David 'Junior' Ludvik ($2,500) rounded up the podium in 3rd. "I have never swooped in front of this many people before and it's just amazing in this beautiful weather and on a great course here in the middle of Copenhagen. We normally don't get to see this setup in skydiving because swooping competitions are held out on skydiving centers in the middle of nowhere on a small pond, so it's fantastic what the organizers are doing bringing the competition to a major city for the first time. Copenhagen is an amazing city from the sky and it is beautiful so see the city from above and landing on the big lake. We have all had a great stay in Denmark attending this fantastic Swoop Challenge event," the winner Noah Bahnson says and adds: "My last swoop is up there among my favorite swoops of all time, it was too much fun," Noah Bahson said on live TV while watching his swoop freestyle trick after he was announced as the winner. The Swoop Finals were the culmination of 5 days of intense parachuting in Denmark as the Swoop Challenge consisted of a Swoop Qualifying at Dropzone Denmark in Herning, the Swoop Night Lights, a spectacular air show in the Copenhagen Harbour on Thursday, and the climax, The Swoop Finals, this past Friday. Skydive Dubai Swoop and Wingsuit teams are now headed to Ekstremesportveko in Voss, Norway. Top-6 - the total number of point attainable were 100 per round (200 total after 2 rounds) 1: Noah Bahnson, USA - 140,80 points (60,60 and 80,20) 2: Nicholas Batsch, USA - 140,01 points (58,32 and 81,69) 3: David Junior Ludvik, USA - 133,49 points (58,75 and 74,74) 4: Patrick Kaye, USA - 126,28 points (57,00 and 69,28) 5: Curt Bartholomew, USA - 123,53 points (57,68 and 65,85) 6: Christian Webber, Denmark - 112,32 points (63,76 and 48,56) ----- 7: Cornelia Mihai, Romania 8: Billy Sharman, South Africa 9: Gage Galle, USA 10: Petter Mazzetta, Sweden 11: Abdulbari Qubaisi, UAE 12: Martin Reynolds, England 13: Micah Couch, USA 14: Chris Stewart, New Zealand 15: Leigh ‘Macca’ McCormack, Australia 16: Kristian Moxnes, Norway Tukes Iwamoto from Japan, Kenneth Gajda from Denmark and Jeannie Bartholomew from America were the three athletes not qualifying for Swoop Finals, but they each had a chance to perform at the Swoop Night Lights on Thursday evening in the Copenhagen Harbour. Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Skydive Dubai Skydiving teams: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaiskydivingteams Watch 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/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
24
Apr
'15
Julien Guiho wins DISL Meet No5
Under sunny skies and the hot Dubai winds, Julien Guiho took home first place honors (more…)
22
Apr
'15
DISL Meet No5 Moved to April 24
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our DISL competition has been shifted to this Friday. Registration will close Thursday at 2pm. Competitor registration for DISL Meet No.5: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT On Friday – Competitors briefing: 5:45am Wheels up: 6:30am Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause. Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Watch 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/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
12
Apr
'15
Go skydiving in Dubai this summer
Say that you went skydiving in Dubai over the summer! Both Skydive Dubai drop zones will be open with limited hours. Starting June 2, the operation hours for the Palm Drop Zone, located just before the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa in the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area, will be the following: Closed Sunday and Monday Tuesday through Saturday, 5am until 10am. These hours are the same for the gear store located inside the operations building, our cafe and our parachute rigging loft. We highly recommend reviewing the requirements and checking your BMI prior to making your reservation. Click here to be taken to the information. Starting June 3, the operation hours for the Desert Campus, located on the Dubai-Al Ain road, will be the following: Closed Wednesday and Thursday Friday through Tuesday, 7am until 12pm. Skydivers can begin manifesting for the first load at 6:30am. In addition to fun jumping and skydiving coaching, this summer the belly school will be offering a 4-Way Summer league. Details will soon be shared about this exciting new league. Visiting licensed skydivers jumping at the Desert Campus are encouraged to bring their valid license, reserve data card on file with manifest and complete a waiver once on site. Gear rental is available at the drop zone along with packers. Click here to be taken to the experienced part of our website for prices. Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Watch 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/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
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Skydive Dubai to host record breaking Dream Jump Attempt at Princess Tower
Skydive Dubai in association with Never Before Events announced plans to introduce the revolutionary 'Dream Jump’ experience to Dubai. Dream Jump Dubai, a part of ‘Dream Walker Around the World in 80 Jumps’ expedition, is the first such event outside of Europe, and will break records and introduce fans to this one of a kind experience. To be held between the 13th and 19th April, 2015, Skydive Dubai athletes will join Dream Jumpers as they take the plunge from 400 meters above sea level, on the 99th floor of the iconic Princess Tower in Dubai Marina. Announcing Skydive Dubai’s sponsorship of the world’s biggest Dream Jump event was, His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi, Chairman of Skydive Dubai and President of the UAE Aerosports Federation; Zarir Saifuddin, partner at Never Before Events and founder of the Middle East Extreme Sports Expo; and Thomas Zielinski, the founder of the Dream Jump initiative. “Our athletes have consistently broken records because of their adventurous and thrill-seeking spirit. That is why, we are extremely thrilled to host the largest edition of Dream Jump in Dubai” says H.E. Nasser Al Neyadi, Chairman of Skydive Dubai. “With a jump height of 400 meters, Dream Jump Dubai will break all boundaries of rope jumping as we know it and will enable athletes to experience base jumps against one of the most iconic skylines in the world.” “Dream Jump Dubai will use multiple zip lines, totaling over 10 kilometers of rope, suspended high over the iconic Dubai Marina skyline. Such an event has never been attempted before inside any city,” said Zarir Saifuddin, partner at Never Before Events and the regional distributor for the Dream Jump system. “Dream jumps are referred to around the world as bungee jumps without a recoil. A dream jump involves jumpers leaping off of tall structures while connected to a patented system of dynamic ropes. The end result is a long and safe free fall from any land mass or tower.” Thomas Zielinski a former high-altitude worker and founder of the latest rope jumping craze said, “The patented braking system allows jumpers to land in a position similar as if a parachute had been deployed without experiencing the recoil as in Bungee Jumping." Skydive Dubai is giving fans an opportunity to win entry for an exclusive Dream Jump experience. To enter, simply follow these instructions: 1. Follow @Skydive_Dubai on Instagram 2. Record an Instagram video of yourself saying the following message, "I love to fly and I love Dubai." 3. Enter your video in the contest by posting it on Instagram and using the hashtag #DreamJumpDubai. You will automatically be entered and your Instagram video will be displayed! Winners will be selected by whoever has the most likes on their entry. The voting will take place on Facebook. You must be 18 years old to enter. Terms and Conditions apply. Good luck to all who enter! ENGLISH PRESS RELEASE ARABIC PRESS RELEASE Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai #DreamJumpDubai #NeverB4Events #MyDubai ------ Media enquiries: pr@skydivedubai.ae

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September 04, 2015

This camp is for licensed skydivers at any level who wish to progress their belly flying skills.
3-4 ways for A licensed jumpers who wish to work towards their skills required for B license.
Up to 10 ways for more experienced jumpers who wish to achieve the requirements for C license, or just want to have some fun.

Participants are asked to bring 4 normal altitude jump tickets and to be ready to meet your coach at 6:30am.
New drop zone hours will be in effect: 6:30am until 2pm, weather permitting. Limited slots available.

** Note: there will be no A license coaching available due to the FS Skills Camp.
*** Note: ask Mishka about the new tunnel option! www.inflightdubai.com

Contact Mishka in the Flight School or email bellyschool@skydivedubai.ae for more information or to sign up.

October 02, 2015

This camp is for licensed skydivers at any level who wish to progress their belly flying skills.
3-4 ways for A licensed jumpers who wish to work towards their skills required for B license.
Up to 10 ways for more experienced jumpers who wish to achieve the requirements for C license, or just want to have some fun. Contact Laszlo or Jane in the Flight School for more information or to sign up.

November 06, 2015

This camp is for licensed skydivers at any level who wish to progress their belly flying skills.
3-4 ways for A licensed jumpers who wish to work towards their skills required for B license.
Up to 10 ways for more experienced jumpers who wish to achieve the requirements for C license, or just want to have some fun. Contact Laszlo or Jane in the Flight School for more information or to sign up.

December 01, 2015

The FAI World Air Games 2015 multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place from 1 to 12 December 2015.

Skydive Dubai drop zones will be closed at this time.

Connect with others attending this year’s World Air Games by following FAI World Air Games on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/worldairgames.

Other resources:

Website: http://www.wagdubai.ae/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WagDubai

Instagram: http://instagram.com/wagdubai/

 

December 25, 2015

Our Palm DZ and Desert Campus are closed today so that our staff can enjoy the day with their families.

See you in the sky tomorrow!

#SkydiveDubai

December 27, 2015

Our annual boogie for licensed skydivers at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

Check out last year’s boogie at youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo.

Connect with skydivers attending this year’s boogie by following Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus.

Remember to tag your boogie photos and video with #SkydiveDubai.

January 01, 2016

Happy New Year!

Our Palm DZ is closed today so that our staff can enjoy the day with their families.

See you in the sky tomorrow!

#SkydiveDubai

January 31, 2016

Swoop it up for huge cash prizes and top honours at the 2nd Dubai International Swoop League meet.

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

Join us for the meet on February 28th.

#SkydiveDubai

February 28, 2016

Swoop it up for huge cash prizes and top honours 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.

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

Join us for the meet on March 26th.

#SkydiveDubai

March 26, 2016

Swoop it up for huge cash prizes and top honours at the 2nd Dubai International Swoop League meet.

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

#SkydiveDubai

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