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Skydive Dubai To Host Swoop Festival 2022

Published on: 14 Dec 2022

Updated: December 30, 2022. 

Skydive Dubai is all set to host its inaugural Swoop Festival this month. The 3-day canopy piloting event will take place from December 28-30 along Dubai Harbour’s seafront, promising athletes, and spectators breathtaking and iconic vistas of the Arabian Gulf.

Canopy Piloting is a high-speed discipline of skydiving in which an experienced and trained pilot glides over a body of water while performing various stunts by masterfully controlling a small and powerful parachute.

The Swoop Festival is one of the many unique and vibrant world-class experiences taking place at the premier, multifaceted seafront district, Dubai Harbour.

It brings together some of the best athletes from around the world to showcase their swooping skills as they navigate a set course.

The festival will follow an obstacle course format. Participants will be required to clear a series of inflatable obstacles before attempting to land on one of three rafts.

The first day of the event will be a training day where participants can get a feel for the course and chart their strategy. On the 2nd and 3rd day, a different course will be set up each time and participants will have three rounds to master each layout.

December 31, Saturday, has been reserved as a backup day in case the weather plays spoilsport and interrupts the event’s proceedings.

Residents and tourists are welcome to attend the festival and experience an action-packed and entertaining event unlike any other.

Entry is free for spectators, who can access the event through Zero Gravity.

The event will follow the schedule below.

December 29, Thursday - Training Day.

  • 12:00 pm to 13:00 pm – Practice round 1
  • 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm – Practice round 2
  • 16:00 pm to 17:00 pm – Practice round 3

December 30, Friday - Day 1, Obstacle Course 1.

  • 12:00 pm to 13:00 pm – Round 1
  • 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm – Round 2
  • After 15:00 pm  – Round 3

December 31, Saturday - Day 2, Obstacle Course 2

  • 08:30 am to 09:30 am – Round 1
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Round 2
  • 13:00 pm to 14:00 pm – Round 3

We hope to see you there!