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New timings at Skydive Dubai dropzones starting in September

Skydive Dubai is pleased to announce new hours of operation at our two dropzone locations effective September 1.

Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus DZ will welcome tandem customers and licensed skydivers for the start of its new season on September 26. For the initial weeks, the manifest window will open at 6:30 am, with the first planeload scheduled for 7 am. Operations will continue until 3 pm, or until the weather allows. The dropzone will be open from Tuesday to Sunday.

After a summer of morning-only operations, Skydive Dubai’s premium location the Palm DZ, will switch back to its regular hours starting September 1 with the manifest window opening at 10 am, from Sunday to Saturday, with the first plane taking off around 11 am. Currently, the last available check-in (arrival) time is at 2:45 pm. These hours will remain the same until the end of May 2019.

    Tandem Skydiving

A tandem skydive is the best way to experience skydiving without any prior experience. After finalizing your paperwork and payment, you will be assigned a tandem instructor and a camera flyer to document your experience and a flight number.

While waiting for your assigned flight, this is the best time to empty your pockets and to use the restroom.

Approximately 20 minutes before your assigned plane takes off from our runway, your tandem instructor will call out your name to put you into the harness and provide a thorough briefing of what will happen and what is expected. Right after the briefing, your camera flyer will look for you to record your pre-skydiving interview and to provide hints and tips for the best photos of you skydiving in Dubai. Click here to review a list of our frequently asked questions. 

The cost of a tandem skydive at our standard location, the Desert Campus DZ, is AED 1699. Even though the Desert Campus location is currently closed, they are accepting bookings now online for tandem skydives from September 26 to the end of October.

The cost of a tandem skydive at the Palm DZ is AED 2199. You can book now from now to the end of May 2019. The only planned closure at this location is January 1.

The price of the tandem skydive at both of our locations include photos and a professionally edited video of your complete skydiving experience.

Kindly go here to review requirements before you book your skydive at either location.

Go here to learn about payment methods and our waitlist option.

Excited and ready to book your skydive in Dubai at either location? Click here to begin the booking process. 

We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind our tandem customers that the time slot selected when making a reservation is the time you need to check-in. It is not your skydiving time. For example, if you select a 10 am check-in time, you need to report to the manifest window inside the main Skydive Dubai building at 10 am.

Those visiting Dubai on holiday are advised to book at least one to three months ahead and on the day of your skydive to block at least 3 hours for your tandem experience. Both our dropzones are equipped with free Wi-Fi and house a café and a merchandise store. Friends and family are welcome to join our customers at our locations. However, please note, Skydive Dubai does not offer childcare services, and minors must always be accompanied.

    Learn to Skydive Solo

Step into the world of adventure at our Desert Campus DZ and learn to skydive solo with the Accelerated Freefall (AFF) first jump course.

This training program is a combination of ground school (theory class) and 8 skydives.

Taught at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, the only skydiving school in the GCC, you will first complete a First Jump Course (FJC), in which you will learn how to make your very first skydive.

The First Jump Course (FJC) covers topics such as basic safety procedures, equipment, body position in freefall, canopy deployment and control, aircraft procedures, and landing. Overall it takes about 6-8 hours.

We are now registering people for the first jump course; which will start the weekend of October 26. The course is taught in Arabic and English. Due to limited seating, you must book ahead with our AFF staff. This can be done easily through our website Contact Us page.

Learn more about the course and the cost by clicking here.

    Licensed Skydivers

Let the fun jumping begin this September 26 with the opening of the Desert Campus DZ for its new skydiving season! Fun activities are being planned for the weekend months as well as a boogie in the new year.

Our operations team asks each student and licensed skydiver traveling from outside the UAE to skydive at either of our dropzones to first read the provided briefing information, located here, and then use the form on either briefing page to message the manifest team the dates you are thinking of coming to skydive.

Additionally, while you are on the briefing page, why not opt in and sign up for our monthly newsletter dedicated to skydiving in the UAE?

Jump ticket packages are available exclusively at our Desert Campus DZ location. Spend AED 1150 and receive 10 jump tickets. Spend AED 2750 for our 25 jump ticket package. The tickets are valid for 18 months from the purchase date.

    Skyhub Dubai Gyrocopter

Skyhub Dubai’s Gyrocopter operations will also be airborne in September. Those looking to take off in the unique aircraft from the Palm DZ can book a flight between 11 am to 4:30 pm, seven days a week. Additionally, to commemorate the new season, the team has planned a special reduced-price promotion for all UAE residents. You can read more about the limited-time offer here.

Skyhub Dubai will be open from Sunday to Saturday with hours from 11 am to 4:30 pm. All timings and flights are weather dependent. More information about this adventure is located here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our staff directly via our website Contact Us page form. Be sure to select the correct option to ensure your message is received by the correct staff at either of our locations. We respond within 48 business hours (or sooner!).

September brings with it more opportunities for fun and adventure! And we look forward to seeing you next month and exploring Dubai’s skies together.

    Desert Campus DZ Important Dates:

September 26: Opening day for the new season
September 28: Annual Safety Day for student and licensed skydivers
October 26: the first Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course of the season
December 24: Open
December 25: Closed for the holiday
December 31: Open
January 1, 2019: Closed for the holiday

    Palm DZ Important Dates:

December 25: Open for the holiday
January 1, 2019: Closed for the holiday

    Skyhub Dubai Gyrocopter Important Dates:

December 25: Open for the holiday
January 1, 2019: Closed for the holiday

    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)
– Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/skydivedubai
– Dianping: http://www.dianping.com/shop/112505033

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  • November 16, 2018

    Chicks Fly is a two-day, ladies-only skydiving event for all skill levels (minimum A license required).

    What to expect:
    • Registration fee, AED 350 (must be paid before the first load on Friday, November 16)
    • Between 4-6 skydives/group, each day (depending on skill level)
    • Full briefing and video debriefing of jumps
    • One load organizer for every 6 participating ladies covering different skill-sets.
    • Participants are invited to stay back for a BBQ on Friday, November 16, after the last load. Please bring a plate of your own choice for the grill.

    For queries, or to register, contact our staff at the Desert Campus directly, with the following details
    • Full name
    • Jump count and date of last jump
    • License details
    • Preferred discipline and estimate of jumps in that discipline
    • Date(s) you wish to attend

  • November 16, 2018

    Skydive Dubai’s rating courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.

    We are offering a coach rating course and it will take place from November 16 to 18.

    To gain a coach rating you must have a B license and a minimum of 100 skydives.

    We have shared extensive information about the Coach Course here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/instructional-ratings-courses.html.

    To sign-up, stop in at the check-in desk at the DZ or contact us by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take Coach Course” option.

  • November 22, 2018

    Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is running instructional courses for coach, AFF, and tandem ratings during the 2018–2019 skydiving season.

    If you’ve ever dreamed of working in skydiving this your chance to get your rating!

    Click here http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/tandem-instructor-courses.html to get in-depth information about the course.

    The first tandem instructor rating course of our new season will take place at the Desert Campus from November 22 to 25.

    (Actual class length is dependent on the number of students in the course and may be shorter than stated.)

    To gain a rating as a tandem instructor you must have a D licence.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact Skydive Dubai Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the Vector Sigma Tandem Certification Course” option.

  • December 11, 2018

    Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is running instructional courses for coach, AFF, and tandem ratings during the 2018–2019 skydiving season.

    If you’ve ever dreamed of working in skydiving this your chance to get your rating!

    Click here http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/tandem-instructor-courses.html to get in-depth information about the course.

    The next tandem instructor rating course will take place at the Desert Campus from February 21 to 24.

    (Actual class length is dependent on the number of students in the course and may be shorter than stated.)

    To gain a rating as a tandem instructor you must have a D licence.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact Skydive Dubai Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the Vector Sigma Tandem Certification Course” option.

  • December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas!

    Come and watch people land from their skydives at the Palm DZ.

    Our Desert Campus DZ is closed today.

     

     

     

     

     

  • January 01, 2019

    Happy New Year!

    Skydive Dubai locations are closed today.

    Click here to visit our live booking calendar to reserve your preferred skydiving date.

  • January 25, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s rating courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.

    We are offering a coach rating course and it will take place from January 25 to 27.

    To gain a coach rating you must have a B license and a minimum of 100 skydives.

    We have shared extensive information about the Coach Course here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/instructional-ratings-courses.html.

    To sign-up, stop in at the check-in desk at the DZ or contact us by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take Coach Course” option.

  • February 21, 2019

    Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is running instructional courses for coach, AFF, and tandem ratings during the 2018–2019 skydiving season.

    If you’ve ever dreamed of working in skydiving this your chance to get your rating!

    Click here http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/tandem-instructor-courses.html to get in-depth information about the course.

    The next tandem instructor rating course will take place at the Desert Campus from February 21 to 24.

    (Actual class length is dependent on the number of students in the course and may be shorter than stated.)

    To gain a rating as a tandem instructor you must have a D licence.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact Skydive Dubai Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the Vector Sigma Tandem Certification Course” option.

    Note, start and stop time is an estimate. Your instructor will confirm timings once you are confirmed for the course.

  • March 12, 2019

    Live the dream and teach your passion! We will be offering the AFF instructor rating course on March 12 to 17.

    The AFF instructional rating course is for those who have held a coach rating for a minimum of 12 months, or who have at least 500 skydives using a ram-air canopy.

    Other requirements include, a C licence, at least 6 hours logged freefall time and a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM), available at the Desert Campus merchandise store.

    The AFF instructor proficiency card – found in the IRM – must also be fully completed prior to the course date.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact the Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae. Use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the AFF Rating Course” option.

  • April 05, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s rating courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.

    We are offering a coach rating course and it will take place from April 5 to 7.

    To gain a coach rating you must have a B license and a minimum of 100 skydives.

    We have shared extensive information about the Coach Course here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/instructional-ratings-courses.html.

    To sign-up, stop in at the check-in desk at the DZ or contact us by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take Coach Course” option.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO BECOME A LICENSED SKYDIVER?

The first thing you need to do is take our Accelerated Free Fall Course (AFF). Afterwards you work towards you’re A (25 jumps), B (100 jumps), C (200 jumps) and D (500 jumps) license by fulfilling the requirements for each.