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Licenced Skydiver Requirements to jump at the Palm DZ

  • A minimum of 300 skydives
  • USPA D licence (or equivalent) OR USPA C licence (or equivalent) with Flight-1 101 & 102 canopy courses (or equivalent)
  • Wingsuiters at the Palm dropzone must have a minimum of 50 logged wingsuit skydives
  • All skydivers must have completed water training to skydive at the Palm dropzone.
  • Documents needed are the following:
    • Current paper logbook with a jumps and signatures
    • Waiver - 2016 licenced skydiver release of liability waiver
    • Certification from Flight-1 101 and 102 canopy control (or equivalent) courses
    • In-date reserve packing card
    • Valid licenses and memberships (please remember to renew prior to arrival)

Palm DZ Planned Closures:

2017 Planned Closures

  • December 2

2018 Planned Closures

Skydive Dubai reserves the right to close either of the drop zones or cancel operations on any other dates, as well as those specified above. Skydive Dubai will not be responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that tandem students or experienced skydivers may incur as a result of planned or unexpected drop zone closures, including but not limited to visas, airfare tickets, fees related to booking of accommodation etc.

Additional Tips for a Great Experience

Planning to come skydive from outside the UAE? Individuals, groups and teams are asked to let our Palm DZ manifest know before you book your plane ticket and accommodations the dates that you would like to come skydive in Dubai. This is to ensure aircraft availability and a smooth manifest experience. Use the provided contact form below to reach out to our Palm dropzone only manifest team. Messages submitted through the form are answered within 48 hours.

  • Please ensure your personal equipment is in airworthy condition before you arrive; especially as your rig will be inspected by our rigging loft prior to your first skydive.
  • When you first visit the Palm dropzone, our staff will provide a DZ briefing after you complete the waiver.
  • AAD's are mandatory (Cypress and Vigil are accepted however Argus is not accepted).
  • No mobile phones are allowed in any Skydive Dubai aircraft.
  • Check out the Prices page for jump ticket prices, gear rental, packing ticket cost, and other services offered at our dropzones.
  • Unless there are uncontrollable restrictions, skydives will be from our aviation fleet with the highest exit altitude available at 13,000 ft.
  • Third party and medical insurance are not required to fun jump at the Palm, but our operations team strongly advise having it when you are with us.
  • Licenced skydivers who have a USPA D licence (or equivalent) are not required to have canopy courses.
  • If required, recurrency training and coached skydives are available, but only at our Desert Campus dropzone. Please see the Desert Campus briefing for more information or to contact the Desert Campus manifest team directly.
  • Free WiFi courtesy of Skydive Dubai
  • Frequently Asked Questions are shared here

Facilities at our Palm DZ include:

  • Parachute rigging loft
  • Packing area inside the hangar
  • Dedicated landing area for fun jumpers
  • Swoop pond
  • Briefing area
  • Gear and Merchandise Store (Rig rental and more available)
  • Multiple aircraft (availability varies day to day)
  • Cafe (only local currency, Dirhams, accepted)
  • ATM inside the hangar
  • Free WiFi inside the hangar and cafe
  • Mosque
  • Showers
  • Nearby... Zero Gravity

Accommodation and Transport

Accommodation

The Palm dropzone is in a large metropolitan city with many choices for staying nearby and to reach the location.

To find a hotel near our location, the areas close to the dropzone are Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Marina, Mina Seyahi, Dubai Media City and the Palm Jumeirah Island.

We recommend the official Dubai tourism website Visit Dubai for more ideas.

Transport

Sorry, but Skydive Dubai does not provide transportation to or from our locations.

Dubai has an extensive public transportation system that will get you from the airport to your accommodation to our dropzone locations. Visit the official Dubai transportation website or app to plan your journey.

Palm DZ Experienced Skydivers Contact Us Form

Required documents to fun jump the Palm DZ:

  • Current paper logbook with all jumps and signatures
  • Waiver - 2016 licenced skydiver release of liability waiver
  • Certification from Flight-1 101 and 102 canopy control (or equivalent) courses.
  • In-date reserve packing card
  • Valid licences and memberships (Remember to renew before you arrive.)
  • Third-party liability insurance





Licenced Skydiver Requirements to jump at the Desert Campus

The Waiver Process

Pick up a waiver packet from the manifest office sales counter. You will be required to see an instructor for a drop zone briefing, and have your rig checked by our riggers. Take the packet back to manifest once it has been filled out. For a smooth registration process, kindly bring the following with you to the drop zone:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Your signed log book
  • Current valid licences and memberships
  • In-date reserve data card must be filed prior to manifesting (reserve repacks available in the rigging loft)
  • Your gear (your rig needs to be inspected by our riggers before manifesting; if you plan to rent gear just advise us when you check-in)

Additional Tips for a Great Experience

Please ensure your personal equipment is in airworthy condition.

Your rig will be inspected by our rigging loft prior to your first skydive.

AAD's are mandatory (Cypress and Vigil are accepted however Argus is not accepted).

Jumps will be from our aviation fleet at an altitude of 12,500 ft AGL.

Recurrency training and coach jumps are available if required.

Currency requirements are:

  • Students made a skydive within the previous 30 days.
  • A licence made a skydive within the previous 2 months.
  • B licence made a skydive within the previous 3 months.
  • C licence made a skydive within the previous 6 months.
  • D licence made a skydive within the previous 6 months.

Looking for 1-on-1 coaching? See what the Skydive Dubai Flight School has to offer.

To stay up-to-date with skills camps, events, competitions, and other drop zone news, subscribe to our Licenced Skydiver Newsletter.

Facilities

Our facilities include two air-conditioned buildings with large cushioned packing areas. While beautiful desert dunes surround the drop zone, our landing area is covered with grass. Check out our facilities photo album on our team training page.

Our facilities also include:

  • Gear rental
  • Wingsuit rental
  • Rigging loft
  • Packers
  • Team training rooms (check availability prior to arrival)
  • Briefing area equipped with large screen
  • Game room
  • Merchandise store
  • Cafeteria (local currency only)
  • ATM available at nearby Inflight Dubai
  • Mosque
  • Showers
  • Free Wifi

Inflight Dubai's 16.5ft vertical wind tunnel is also located on site at the Desert Campus. First-time flyers, pro flyers and teams are all welcome to learn train and enhance their skills at Inflight Dubai. For more information or to make a booking check out Inflight Dubai's website .

Skyhub Dubai offers even more adventure at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Visit Skyhub Dubai's Facebook page for details.

Desert Campus Planned Closures:

2017 Planned Closures

  • December 25

2018 Planned Closures

  • January 1

Skydive Dubai reserves the right to close either of the drop zones or cancel operations on any other dates, as well as those specified above. Skydive Dubai will not be responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that tandem students or experienced skydivers may incur as a result of planned or unexpected drop zone closures, including but not limited to visas, airfare tickets, fees related to booking of accommodation etc.

Desert Campus Experienced Skydivers Contact Us Form

Hotel & Accommodation

An option close to the drop zone is to stay at the Premier Inn at Silicon Oasis You would need to rent a car or take a taxi from the hotel in order to reach the drop zone. Be sure to mention Skydive Dubai when making the reservation for a discount.

If you would prefer to be closer to the city, check out Visit Dubai, Dubai's official tourism site, for more options.