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Make your first tandem jump

at Skydive Dubai!

Skydive Dubai offers tandem skydives at our Palm drop zone, which allow you to feel the thrill of free falling at over 120 miles per hour!

A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to feel the thrill of freefall. No previous experience is required, as you will be securely attached to one of our world-class instructors who will guide you through the whole experience.

Whether you’re living locally or just visiting, a tandem skydiving experience over the Palm Jumeirah Island is a must-try when in Dubai!

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Step 1

On arrival at your specified check-in time, proceed to our registration desk. Here you will be welcomed and given registration and waiver forms to fill out. For safety reasons you will be weighed and your BMI calculated. Your spot will then be reserved on one of our aircraft.

Step 2

A tandem instructor and camera flyer will accompany you during your experience. Approximately 20-30 minutes before you board the plane, you will be introduced to your instructor, who will explain the process, give you a safety briefing, show you the best body position for free fall, put on and check your harness.

Step 3

Your camera flyer will interview you before the jump, and tell you to smile whenever you see them (even if you’re feeling nervous!).

Step 4

You will be driven by buggy to the boarding area shortly after, where you will receive a pre-boarding safety check, and have your picture taken with your instructor and the aircraft.

Step 5

You, your instructor and your videographer will then board the aircraft.

Step 6

On the way up you will be treated to astounding aerial views of the Palm Jumeirah Island and surrounding areas. The ride up is approximately 20 minutes, during which you will be asked to give a short interview.

Step 7

A few minutes before reaching exit altitude, you will be harnessed to the front of your fully qualified tandem skydiving instructor, who will give you a final check before exiting the aircraft from 13,000 feet (4,000 m).

Step 8

When the plane gets to exit altitude, you and your instructor, along with your camera flyer, will exit the plane and free fall for nearly 60 seconds! (Don’t forget to smile for the camera on your way down!)

Step 9

Your parachute will be deployed at around 6,000 feet and after the adrenaline-fuelled freefall, you’ll have a 4-5 minute parachute ride to catch your breath and see the Dubai skyline like never before.

Step 10

After softly touching down, your camera flyer will interview you again to record your reaction, and you will be escorted off the landing area back to the main building.

Step 11

Your photos and videos will be ready for collection approximately an hour after your skydive. These can be collected from our merchandise store, located to the left in the main building.

In the meantime

You will be able to relax at our café that overlooks the landing area, lounge out in the sun in our chill-out area, or peruse all we have to offer in our merchandise store.

Before you leave the drop zone, watch your video on the Snapcha monitors beside manifest and from there, post pictures directly to your social media accounts! Remember to tag us at #skydivedubai.

What do the announcements from manifest mean?

"We're 15 minutes out for 'Merica load 4. 15 minutes!"

At Skydive Dubai we announce 20, 15, 10, and 5 minute calls. This means that everybody must be ready to go to the plane in that time. We often have multiple aircraft on any given day, so manifest will specify which aircraft the call is for.

The example above is for one of our aircraft that's coloured red, white, and blue. We call that one 'Merica!

"It's a 'nnnNNNow' call for Yellow Otter 7. Yellow Otter 7, that's a 'nnnNNow' call!"

The 'nnNow' call (or 'now' call) means the buggy is ready to transport you to the plane and you should already be on it! Yellow Otter refers to the type of aircraft (in this case one of our DHC Twin Otters), with the yellow 'SD' logo on the side.

"We are going on 'Stand-by' "

This announcement means that conditions are currently unsuitable to skydive. We're very lucky with the sun here in the UAE, but sometimes winds can make things difficult. This doesn't mean that you won't skydive, usually it just means you may have to wait a bit for the winds to settle down again. Our ground control checks the conditions every 30 minutes.