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16
Sep
'14
First Time (Tandem) Skydiving Information for Fall 2014
Ready to exit the plane at 13,000ft? Bookings for first time skydives at the Palm Drop Zone are now open all the way to the end of 2014! When booking your skydive with us, kindly review all requirements prior to making your reservation. They are listed on our website here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html. Operations Advisory for November and December: We are sorry for the inconvenience, but there will be no first time skydives available between Nov. 21 and Dec.14. VIPs are requested to email us at vip@skydivedubai.ae for assistance during this time period. Our first time skydive operation will resume on December 15 and those dates are now available for booking. Please also note that our drop zone will be closed on December 25 and January 1 so that our staff can be with their families. Kindly refer to our Events calendar, located on our homepage, to check out all the exciting events taking place at both of our drop zones. Many are free and open to the public to come and watch/participate in. Skydive Dubai Palm DZ Hours The Palm DZ hours for this Fall are the following: September, Monday through Saturday, 6am-12pm. October–December, Monday through Saturday, from 8am–4pm. Please kindly note that skydiving is a weather dependent sport. If the weather conditions are not right operations might be stopped sooner than posted hours. Be sure to monitor the email address provided with your reservation for any urgent message from our Manifest dept. on the day of your jump. Skydive Dubai Palm DZ Location, Transportation, Accommodation The location for your tandem skydive is the Palm Drop Zone, located between the Marina and JBR, click here to be taken to the location map. There are several transportation options to reach our drop zone, click here for the Dubai RTA Journey Planner. Skydive Dubai does not provide housing or visa assistance. We recommend using one of the many travel online sites to find accommodation that suits. For those looking for information about fun jumpers requirements for skydiving at the Palm DZ, please click here. Frequently Asked Questions Question: From what altitude will I jump? All tandem jumps are done from 13,000 feet or 4,000 meters. Question: Can I bring my own camera/GoPro with me on the jump? For the safety of everyone involved, tandem customers may not bring their own cameras/GoPros with them on their jump. Every tandem skydive comes with a dedicated camera flyer to document the thrill of your first time skydive. Question: Do you have Wi-Fi? A café? Yes, we provide our guests with access to free Wi-Fi. Just ask at the registration desk for assistance. Yes, we have a café just a few steps away from our operations building. It has air conditioning and also free Wi-Fi access. Please kindly note that it only accepts Dirhams. Question: Can I get Skydive Dubai t-shirts, caps, shorts, etc.? Yes, we have store within the operations building were items are available for purchase. The store hours are the same as skydiving operations and they accept credit cards and Dirhams. Question: Is there an age requirement? Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age (by Gregorian calendar), please come with a valid ID. Question: Is it possible to request a woman tandem instructor? Yes. Towards the end of creating your reservation you can make requests such as that in the Note section. Question: I am ready to learn to skydive by myself. What’s the process? That’s great! Welcome to your new family. The first thing you need to do is to take our Accelerated Free Fall course (AFF). This is where our instructors teach you to skydive, after this course you can start working towards your A-license, you can click this link to read more about it. You can download the course information in Arabic or English through this link: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school.html. Question: Can I change my reservation date? Yes. You can always reschedule your jump; please let us know at least 24 hours prior the jump by sending an email at info@skydivedubai.ae. Groups larger than 5 must give us 3 days notice to reschedule. Question: Is there a weight restriction? You must be within the weight limit (with clothing and shoes) and BMI (body mass index) limits or you will not be permitted to tandem skydive: Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5 Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0 You can check your body mass index here. Question: What does a first time skydive look like? After a through briefing by your United States Parachute Association (USPA) licensed tandem instructor/master, you will be put into a harness and taken to our runway where one of our five planes will take you to your exit point in the sky. Watch, from our YouTube channel, the celebrities that have taken the first time skydive leap with us. (Don’t forget to subscribe to receive awesome skydiving moments directly in your inbox.) Question: What should I wear? Skydiving is a sport. T-shirts with sleeves, long shorts or jeans, and closed toed shoes such as trainers are recommended. Question: Does Skydive Dubai sponsor athletes? Yes, we do sponsor skydiving and non-skydiving athletes. Keep up with our non-skydiving athletes here http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiRacing. You have a question, but it wasn’t answered here? Drop our Palm DZ manifest staff your questions about booking or anything regarding your experience at info@skydivedubai.ae. Visitors are always welcome to come and watch our operations, photograph skydiving activities and ask questions. Be sure to mind posted safety signs and directions from our ground control staff.
10
Sep
'14
Dubai Winter Festival 2014
#DWF14, our annual festival for skydivers by skydivers will take place this year at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus from December 28 to January 3, 2015. – All license and jump levels welcome with coaching available – Daily load organizing – Balloon jump – Night time huck jam at Inflight Dubai – Daily Jumps for AED 90 (USD25) If you are interested in onsite accommodation, make sure you email us at dubaiwinterfestival@skydivedubai.ae before October 25, 2014. Join the Facebook event page by clicking here.
03
Sep
'14
Fall 2014 Fun Jumping at the Palm DZ
As of August 2014, our Palm DZ is open to all the fun jumpers with 300 jumps or more and a USPA C license (or its FAI equivalent). Sport jumpers must provide proof of Flight–1 101 & 102 canopy control courses or their equivalent. Documents Required By Manifest Upon Arrival: Current Log Book with all jumps and signatures. Flight-1 certification from 101 and 102 canopy control courses Reserve pack Valid licenses and memberships Third party liability insurance Personal injury insurance Insurance Resources for the UAE: Bupa International: http://www.bupa-intl.com International Health Insurance Companies: http://www.globalsurance.com/insurers/ Operations Advisory for November: Construction for the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship will begin on November 1st, therefore we won’t be able to accommodate fun jumpers until mid December. Location, hours, and transportation options: Skydive Dubai Palm DZ is located in Dubai, UAE, in the Marina area. Click here to be taken to our location map. The Palm DZ hours for this Fall are the following: September, Monday through Saturday, 6am-12pm. October, Monday through Saturday, from 8am–4pm. November, Palm DZ drop zone closed to fun jumpers due to 5th DIPC. There are several transportation options to reach our drop zone, click here for the Dubai RTA Journey Planner. Rigging Loft hours as of September 2: Monday through Saturday, 6am-2pm. +971 43778810 Jump ticket prices and more: We encourage new fun jumpers to check out the experienced section of our website for jump ticket prices and other services offered at our drop zones http://www.skydivedubai.ae/experienced.html Further inquires about fun jumping with us, please email Manifest at info@skydivedubai.ae. For those looking for information about a first time skydive, please click here. And don’t forget to follow Skydive Dubai on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
12
Aug
'14
Skydive Dubai at Flow Tour 2014
Our flowboarding team has been representing Skydive Dubai at the Flow Tour 2014. Check out their results below! Mohammad Ibrahim - July 24- The Solomon Center – Ogden, Utah – 4th place (BB) Max Sokolov - July 16- Wave House SD – San Diego, California – 3rd place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 18- Perris-Menifee Waterpark – Perris, California – 3rd place (BB) and 4th place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 23- Lindon Aquatic Center – Lindon, Utah – 4th place(BB) and 2nd place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 24- The Solomon Center – Ogden, Utah – 2nd place(BB) Max Sokolov - July 25- Provo Beach Resort – Provo, Utah – 4th place (BB) Type of Race / Category Open Bodyboard (BB) – Mohammad Ibrahim Open Flowboard (FB) – Max Sokolov Junior Bodyboard (BB) – Max Sokolov Junior Flowboard (FB) – Max Sokolov Follow all of our racing teams updates on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiRacing
10
Aug
'14
Skydive in Jordan!
The 3rd Skydive Jordan, in partnership with Skydive Dubai, is back! When: September 7 to November 7, 2014 8:00AM - 5:00PM Tuesday to Sunday Where: The Dead Sea dropzone of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan. (Map Coordinates: 31.7672890, 35.5585170) Booking Method: www.skydivejordan.com Price: 250 JD Contact: info@skydivejordan.com Call +962 79 8706622
30
Jul
'14
Sport Jumping returns to the Palm DZ!
Starting Thursday, July 31, the Palm DZ is welcoming sport jumpers back to the dropzone. • Limited slots available • Twin Otter on weekdays • Twin Otter and Porter on weekends • First load at 6am • Operating hours: 5:30 - 10am, Thursday through Monday. For sport jumpers who are visiting the Palm DZ for the first time, kindly click here to read a note from Palm DZ operations. We hope to see you all soon!
07
Jun
'14
Summer Operation Hours at the Desert DZ
Our skydiving school and fun jumper zone, Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, will be changing their hours of operation: from 7:00am to 12:00pm starting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Operations will continue to be closed on Monday’s. Soon, we will announce when longer operation hours will resume – stay tuned! A few notes: - We accept all fun jumper skill levels and licenses at our drop zone. - Discover our wide range of skydiving courses - When you visit us the first time, you’ll need to fill out a waiver form. Kindly bring your logbook, license, membership and reserve pack data card in date. - Find a map to our location on the Dubai - Al Ain Road by clicking here. Make this summer a special one at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus!
14
May
'14
Summer Booking at the Palm DZ
Booking for first time skydives at the Palm Drop Zone is now open for summer! Book your skydive adventure through our online booking system http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html When booking your skydive with us, kindly keep in mind the following: -The location for your tandem skydives is the Palm Drop Zone, located between Marina and JBR, in the heart of Dubai - click here to be taken to the location map. -Check-in times will be from 5:15am until 8:15am. Operations will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. -Check-in times could be altered due to weather conditions. -The Palm Drop Zone manifest team will be contacting you about last minute changes by emailing you at the email ID that was provided with your reservation form. - Due to the limited number of aircrafts we will be able to operate, there will be no fun jumping allowed at our Palm Drop Zone, this summer. We look forward to seeing you here for a memorable first time skydive with us!
27
Apr
'14
Skydive Dubai sets a new World Record by BASE Jumping from the top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
Skydive Dubai, a leader in extreme skydiving, has broken yet another Guinness World Record in less than a month for BASE jumping off the very tip of The Burj Khalifa. Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, on Saturday 21th April 2014, claiming the new Guinness World Record Title of the Highest BASE Jump from the Tallest Building, exhibiting their astonishing base jumping skills. The jump from The Burj Khalifa was possible with the construction of a 3 X 1 meter platform at the very top of the pinnacle and was a mammoth of a task in itself. The structure which was spotted by residents and tourists recently, took a total of 3 days for installation with challenges faced due to weather constrictions limiting the time available for construction. Throughout the whole period, the highest safety measures were put in place to ensure the pinnacle did not get damaged. “On behalf of the entire team and myself, I would like to thank H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council for giving us the opportunity in making this project a reality. Skydive Dubai has become a pioneer in regards to aerial sports and will continue to strive in setting more new world records.” said His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi, President of the Aero Sport Federation and Chairman of Skydive Dubai. Fred and Vince had to go through a series of training in Switzerland by base jumping off Lauterbeunnen Mountain which is almost the same height as The Burj Khalifa. Fred and Vince continued to condition themselves with BASE jumping out of helicopters in Dubai to ensure they were ready for the leap off of the world’s tallest building. “This was the jump of a lifetime and an achievement of three years of hard training. I am glad we landed successfully, accomplishing a lifelong dream.” stated Fred Fugen. “This was my best jump by far. It was a dream come true.” continued Vince Reffet. Skydive Dubai, with the support of Emirates Aerosports Federation, is one of the world’s premier skydiving locations right in the heart of Dubai City, with a desire for breaking world records. Since Skydive Dubai’s launch in 2010, they have provided a platform for extreme athletes to express their passion, train hard and achieve their dreams. This was highlighted earlier in April when they broke the Guinness World Record for the smallest parachute jump. “As always, Skydive Dubai prides itself on the 100% safety record and the Burj Khalifa Jump is no exception”, said Alan Gayton, General Manager, Skydive Dubai, The Palm Drop Zone. “This success is due to the ‘Practice make perfect’ method of training that we always follow and the 100% dedication of everyone working on this project”. Skydive Dubai and The Burj Khalifa are symbols of Dubai’s exceptional growth over the past 30 years as well as an example of International Corporation and exceptional human talent, aspiration and inspiration. Dubai Film Production in association with Skydive Dubai is currently working on a short documentary focus on the project as a whole which will be released soon. All the shooting of this spectacular jump was carried out by Dubai Film Production. Media and brands are requested to contact us at pr@skydivedubai.ae
31
Mar
'14
Skydive Dubai to Break the Record by Landing the World’s Smallest Parachute
Extreme Canopy Flight (XCF) is Skydive Dubai’s vision of making skydiving history by setting new limits for human flight by breaking the Guinness World Record for the smallest parachute jump. With the support of Emirates Aero Sports Federation and Skydive Dubai, Project XCF’s training and record attempts are going to take place at Skydive Dubai the Palm Dropzone in Dubai on Saturday 5th April from 3 – 7pm. The record breaking attempt is going to be performed by extreme athlete Ernesto Gainza, a test pilot for NZ Aerosports and Icarus canopies and professional stunt man with more than seven thousand skydives. The project will be documented from inception to successful completion. XCF jumps are all performed under highly experimental conditions and using specially designed prototype equipment. Currently expert skydivers use parachutes that range in size from 80-200 square feet and over the last decade the development of high-performance canopy sizes have averaged between 70-90 square feet. Ernesto aims to land a parachute of 35 square feet, less than half the size of the smallest parachutes currently being jumped. With the significant reduction in size the opening, flight and landing characteristics change dramatically resulting in a spinning malfunction which could cause an almost instantaneous loss of consciousness, as such Ernesto needs to have the right mental and physical preparation to be able to react decisively to any situation. Across the global skydiving community, a very small percentage of competitive canopy pilots have the skill to fly these canopies successfully. Ernesto Gainza stated, “Project XCF is the product of a man’s dream to fly and land the world’s smallest parachute. Regardless of the size of the challenge, a dream will always be a dream if there is no determination to make it reality.” The current unofficial record for the smallest parachute landed is held by Luigi Cani who jumped a 37 square foot canopy on January 1st 2008. Luigi was the inspiration for this project. Skydive Dubai provides a platform to fulfill dreams. In addition to granting Ernesto’s dream of breaking the world record of XCF jumps, Skydive Dubai will also be granting the wishes of three kids with incurable diseases through their collaboration with The Make-A-Wish Foundation® United Arab Emirates, an international non-profit organization with 38 active offices dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event on Saturday 5th April is open to all who wish to come and see history being made. The day will be filled with a lot of entertainments for all ages.

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September 07, 2014

Skydiving in Jordan

3rd Skydive Jordan in Partnership with Skydive Dubai will take place from 7 Sept to 7 Nov.

Visit http://www.skydivejordan.com for more information and to book for skydives in Jordan.

October 09, 2014

Spearo Xtreme Sports Expo 2014

The 1st Extreme Sports Expo held in Dubai and organized by SPEARO Freediving and Spearfishing magazine.

http://www.thespearoexpo.com

November 26, 2014

Dubai International Parachuting Championship

The 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship will take place from 26 Nov to 07 Dec 2014.

Main focus of activity will be at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ.

Visit DIPC for more information about the event.

December 11, 2014

UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series

The UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series finals will take place at Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.

Free entry, Family oriented powerboat racing action!

December 28, 2014

3rd Dubai Winter Festival

Come boogie in the skies of Dubai from December 28 – January 3 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

  • On site accommodation available, All jump levels welcome
  • Load organizer everyday
  • Coaching available for any level
  • Balloon Jump
  • Night time huck jam at Inflight Dubai

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