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Your guide to Ramadan 2018 at Skydive Dubai

Joy and blessings to you during this year’s Ramadan.

Given the significance of Ramadan in the UAE, those visiting our locations during this time are requested to read through our guide below to avoid any inconvenience and enjoy Ramadan in Dubai.

    What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar and is a sacred time for Muslims around the world. It lasts for 29 to 30 days or one moon cycle. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. This observance is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.

Eid Al-Fitr, which translates to ‘festival of breaking the fast’, begins after the last day of Ramadan and is a three-day celebration that centers around family gatherings and feasting.

Dubai transforms during Ramadan and provides visitors a unique cultural experience. To help you get the best experience we’ve drawn out a list of tips to follow during Ramadan.

    When to book a skydive

If you are fasting and would like to book a tandem skydive we suggest booking one of the earlier slots in the day.

    Share a greeting

Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan Mubarak are popular greetings used during the Holy Month to greet each other.

    Refrain from eating and drinking in public

Do not eat, drink or smoke in public places during fasting hours. This includes the hangar, the outdoor gym area, the lawn at the entrance, and outside the main building.

    Café on premises

Non-Muslims looking for a quick bite are welcome to visit our onsite cafés which will remain open during the hours of operation at both our locations.

    Dress conservatively

If you are a tandem customer or are accompanying one to our locations, please make sure you are dressed appropriately. It is recommended to wear comfortable sportswear and avoid clothing that is sheer, too short, low-cut or tight-fighting. You are also advised to cover your shoulders and knees out of respect to those observing Ramadan. We do have bathrooms where you can change in and out of your sports clothes.

    Outdoor gym decorum

If you are visiting the outdoor public gym on our premises you are requested to abide by the guidelines mentioned above and dress conservatively. You are welcome to use the changing rooms at the main Skydive Dubai building if required. Please also refrain from drinking water in public during fasting hours.

    Prayer room onsite

Our Desert Campus DZ has an onsite mosque and our Palm DZ has a public prayer room located on the first floor of the main building.

    Hold back on PDA

Any public display of affection is considered indecent, and even more so during Ramadan. This includes holding hands and hugging.

    Be charitable

Ramadan is a time for reflection, gratitude, and charity. Skydive Dubai has teamed up with Alpine water company Monviso for its ‘Take Water. Give Life’ initiative that donates AED 1 to Al Jalila Foundation for every 1 liter sold by the program’s participants. You too can choose to be a part of this initiative by ordering water through the Monviso app.

    Avoid playing loud music

Please refrain from dancing, playing music or singing in public as it may offend those who are fasting. If you’d like to listen to music while waiting for your planeload inside our hangar, you may use a pair of headphones with the volume on low.

    #whyiskydive

Skydive Dubai will run its #whyiskydive online initiative during Ramadan. If you’d like to share why you are thankful to skydive don’t forget to use one (or more) of the following tags on your social media posts: #skydivedubai, #whyiskydive and #ramadankareem.

    Licensed skydivers briefing

We always ask visiting licensed skydivers to contact our manifest staff before they plan their visit. This is to ensure a smooth manifest experience on arrival.

For those looking to skydive during Ramadan in Dubai, both of our locations will be open for skydiving.

Our Desert Campus location will open only on the weekend in May and will close for the summer on June 1.

Skydive Dubai’s premium location the Palm DZ will remain open during the period of Ramadan and Eid and for the rest of the summer.

The Skyhub Dubai Gyrocopter experience at our Palm DZ will be available in May, and potentially June.

As always everyone (including families) is welcome to visit our dropzones and watch skydivers land from the viewing area outside our cafés even if you don’t have a skydive booked with us. You are, however, requested to adhere to the points mentioned above when you do.

For those opting to skydive with us, an airconditioned tent has been set up at the loading area for customers and licensed skydivers as they wait to board the aircraft at the Palm DZ. Don’t forget, we are offering a Year of Zayed promotion for our tandem skydives at the Palm DZ for AED 1,799. Our limited-time Year of Zayed promotion will be available until May 31.

We appreciate your cooperation during this special time and look forward to skydiving with you.

Ramadan Kareem!

    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)

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  • December 21, 2018

    Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus DZ will offer load organizing all day during the weekend of Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22.

    We will be offering three load organizers each day: freefly, formation skydiving, and wing suit. If there is any other instructor available, we will inform you on the day. Everything will be organized in the morning, onsite.

    No need to register ahead of time or to inform manifest of your interest.

     

  • 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 02, 2019

    During the month of January, the following will be our hours only at the Desert Campus DZ location:

    DZ opens at 8 am

    Manifest window opens at 8:30 am

    The first planeload goes up at 9 am

    As always all timings are weather permitting

    Thank you for coming to skydive with us at the Desert Campus DZ.

  • January 16, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus location will host DXBoogie from January 16 to 20, 2019.

    To register, skydivers…
    ➝ must be current
    ➝ are required to hold a valid license
    ➝ have a minimum of 100 logged jumps

    Learn more about our skydiving boogie and to register: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/keep-calm-its-time-to-dxboogie/

  • 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 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.