Road closure update at Palm DZ for Dubai Tour
The Dubai Tour 2018 is less than 48 hours away, and as mentioned in an earlier update, all five stages of the international cycling race will start from the entrance of the Palm DZ.
While skydiving and Gyrocopter operations will continue as usual at the Palm DZ, the section of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street that leads to Skydive Dubai and a part of Al Seyahi Street, will be closed for approximately an hour each morning as each stage gets underway.
Listed below are the updated timings for the road closure for all five days. You are advised to plan your journey and the arrival for your skydive or Gyrocopter flight accordingly. All times given are from the Dubai Tour race officials and could change without prior warning on the date.
February 6, Stage 1… road closure from 10:50 am to 11:30 am.
February 7, Stage 2… road closure from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
February 8, Stage 3… road closure from 10:10am to 11:10 am.
February 9, Stage 4… road closure from 10:15 am to 11:05 am.
February 10, Stage 5… road closure from 11:20 am to 12:20 pm.
In case you’d like to book a tandem skydive or a Gyrocopter ride at the Palm DZ this week, there are still slots available. Click here to check availability for each day.
Please visit the official Dubai Tour website for more details.
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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 license, at least 6 hours logged freefall time and a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM), which can be downloaded for free from The United States Parachute Association’s website.
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.