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What is a tandem skydive?

A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour, while securely harnessed to one of our experienced and accomplished instructors. Adrenaline enthusiasts can live this adventure at our two world-class locations, the Palm Dropzone and the Desert Dropzone. 

Every customer who purchases a tandem package at either of our locations will receive a USB provided by us which contains photographs and our standard edited video of their experience. This can be collected from the on-site Shop, 45 minutes after you complete your skydive.

A tandem package at our premium location, the Palm Dropzone, costs a total of AED 2,199. Located within the city of Dubai, the highlight of a tandem experience here is the stunning view of the iconic Palm Jumeirah island from 13,000 ft. You can also purchase third-party insurance and pay to receive an Instagram-friendly video edit at this location on the day of your skydive.

Those who visit our Desert Dropzone, located about 35 km outside Dubai, will need to pay a total of AED 1,699 for a tandem package. This, our standard location, offers customers a skydive over Dubai’s sandy dunes from 13,000 ft. A desert safari, if you will, like no other.

Those interested in a tandem experience at either location must meet all of our Requirements (below). If you do not meet all our requirements you will not be allowed to skydive and your deposit will not be refunded. We also suggest you read through the Important section (below) for information on how to prepare for your skydive and for what to expect on the day. For any other queries please contact our tandem reservation team directly.

We look forward to skydiving with you!

Requirements

1. Weight & BMI remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

A minimum degree of fitness is required to complete a tandem skydive and to ensure a safe landing for you and your instructor. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of this.

Skydive Dubai requires each tandem customer to meet both, the weight and BMI requirements listed below. These are the equipment’s manufacturer’s requirements and we cannot make exceptions for safety reasons.

Women

Weight: 90.0 kg/ 198.0 lbs or less.
BMI: 27.5 or less.

Men

Weight: 100.0 kg/220 lbs or less.
BMI: 30.0 or less.

Please note, our staff will weigh you (with your shoes and clothes on) when you check-in on the day of your skydive before you make the final payment. You are welcome to visit our locations before you book your skydive to weigh yourself on our scales.

 

2. Age remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

You must be 12 years or older (according to the Gregorian calendar) on the day of your tandem skydive. Please bring a valid and official government photo ID (Emirates ID, driver’s license, passport) on the day of your skydive.

If you are between 12 to 17 years of age, you will need the signed consent of a parent or legal guardian on the Parent Consent Tandem Waiver. It is required that the same parent or legal guardian accompany you on the day of your skydive. Please note, you will not be allowed to skydive if they are not present. Additionally, your parent or legal guardian must also carry a valid and official government photo ID (Emirates ID, driver’s license, passport).

If you are 70 years old or older on the day you skydive, kindly download and fill out the Declaration of Fitness form (point 6) prior to your arrival at our location. The form must be completed and must be signed and stamped by your doctor.

3. No drugs or alcohol remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Skydive Dubai has a zero-tolerance alcohol and/or drugs policy. There must be no alcohol or drugs in your system 24 hours before your skydive.

4. Medical conditions remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

If you suffer from or have previously suffered from any of the conditions listed below, kindly download and fill out the Declaration of Fitness form (point 6) prior to your arrival at our location. The form must be completed and must be signed and stamped by your doctor. This is essential for both your safety and the safety of your instructor. If you do not follow these instructions, there is a chance your skydive could be canceled. Please contact your doctor in case of any queries.

  • Epilepsy
  • Fits
  • Severe head injury
  • Recurrent blackouts or giddiness
  • Disease of the brain or nervous system
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Dislocated shoulder or other limb(s)
  • Recurrent weakness
  • Diabetes
  • Mental illness
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Any past or present medical conditions

If you are pregnant you should not skydive.

5. No scuba diving remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Please avoid scuba diving at least 24 hours prior to you tandem skydive.

6. Download Tandem Waiver & Declaration of Fitness form remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

You can download our Tandem Waiver and the Declaration of Fitness form here. These documents are valid for both our locations. 

Skydive Dubai Tandem Waiver

Declaration of Fitness form

Consent waiver form

IMPORTANT

1. What time to arrive remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

The time mentioned in your booking confirmation email is your arrival time, it is not your skydive time. If you selected a slot of 10:00 am, please arrive at 10:00 am. Additionally, please plan to spend between three to four hours, (i.e. from the time you check-in till the time you collect your USB), at our location on the day of your skydive.

2. What to bring remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

  • A filled and signed copy of the Tandem Waiver form (also available at our locations, if required).
  • A valid and official government photo ID (Emirates ID, driver’s license, passport).
  • Your gift certificate, if using it.
  • A completed and stamped Declaration of Fitness form if you are 70 years or older, or if you have or have had any medical conditions mentioned in the list above.

3. What to wear remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Please dress suitably and comfortably for your skydive. 

  • Athletic clothes and sneakers/sport shoes are ideal. 
  • No sandals, slippers, boots or high heels. Your footwear must be secure to avoid them coming off when you freefall at over 120 miles per hour. 
  • No low-cut blouses, sleeveless shirts, crop tops or mini shorts as this will make wearing the harness during your skydive uncomfortable. 
  • No collared shirts or blouses with tassels as these may hurt you during freefall. 
  • Please do not wear any precious jewelry or expensive accessories during your skydive. 

4. Weather remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Skydiving is a weather-dependent sport. High-speed winds, poor visibility, rain (yes, it is known to happen in Dubai) and low clouds, are just some of the reasons that can delay, or even cancel our skydiving operations.

In case of bad weather, our team will announce a “standby”, which means we have to put our operations on hold. Regular announcements will be made updating you on the conditions while you wait at our locations. 

If the weather shows no signs of improving and we have to cancel operations and you cannot reschedule for the next available date, you will receive a refund.

While we always do our best to communicate operational changes, Skydive Dubai reserves the right to close our dropzones without any prior warning. In this case, our team will contact you by phone or email to cancel or reschedule your skydive.

Skydive Dubai is not liable for any costs (travel, stay, etc.) incurred by the individual in the instances mentioned above. Please visit our Sales & Refund Policy for information. 

5. Accepted methods of payment remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

We accept the following payment methods:

  • UAE Dirhams
  • Debit cards
  • Visa and MasterCard credit cards
  • UnionPay cards

 

We do not accept the following:

  • Currency other than UAE Dirhams
  • American Express cards

6. Reservation/waitlist remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Given the popularity of tandem skydiving in Dubai, we suggest you book your skydive in advance. If you are a tourist and are visiting Dubai, we advise that you schedule your skydive for the beginning of your trip in case it needs to be rescheduled due to bad weather. Reservations must be made through the live booking calendar on our official website.

If you haven’t booked in advance, you may show up when our locations open and put your name on the daily waiting list. Please note, this list is on a first-come-first-served basis and there are no guarantees you will get a turn. It depends on the day’s bookings and scheduling.

7. Request for a female instructor remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Our female tandem instructors are some of the best in the world. If you’d prefer to skydive with a woman for cultural or religious reasons, please tell us when you check-in for your skydive. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request as it depends on staffing and availability on the day.

Please note, if you have a tandem booking for our Desert Dropzone please contact our staff at least 48 hours prior to your skydive with this request using the Contact Us form.

8. Request to reschedule remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Plans change, we understand that. In this case... 

  1. Individuals must reschedule up to 24 hours before their reservation date or risk losing their deposit.
  2. Groups must reschedule 72 hours ahead of their reservation date or risk losing their deposits.

Please send our tandem reservation staff your request to reschedule your skydive using the form on the Contact Us page.

9. Merchandise & gear remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Both our locations have an on-site Shop selling exclusive Skydive Dubai merchandise including clothing, keyrings, mugs, stickers, and bags that make the perfect souvenirs of what is an adventure of a lifetime.

The Shop also stocks limited skydiving gear for purchase. 

10. On-site facilities remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Free WIFI is available at both our dropzones. Our locations also have an on-site café selling food and refreshments.

Visitors are welcome to sit on the outdoor deck at our locations and watch skydivers land.

Skydive Dubai does not provide daycare or child supervision facilities. Young children must be supervised at all times.

Sorry, but we do not allow dogs on the premises.

11. Buy a gift certificate remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

You can purchase a gift certificate online for our Palm Dropzone, and use it for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries or when you have extreme-sports loving friends visiting.

Gift certificates are non-refundable and are valid for a period of one year from the date of purchase. This date can be extended for an additional six months for AED 300.

Please remember that everyone who skydives with us must meet our requirements. If you buy a gift certificate and the person using it does not meet our requirements, they cannot skydive, and we cannot offer a refund.

12. Refund policy remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

The deposit you pay at the time of booking your tandem through our online system is non-refundable. Refunds are only issued when we cancel skydiving operations due to bad weather.

We cannot issue refunds for (examples):

  • Not meeting our age or weight/BMI requirements.
  • Not showing up on time.
  • Arriving under the influence of drugs/ and or alcohol.
  • If you’ve been scuba diving 24 hours before your skydive.
  • If your weight/BMI exceeds our health-and-safety requirements.

13. Pictures and video remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Every tandem customer will be accompanied by a camera flyer capturing every moment of the skydive. A tandem package at both our locations includes photographs and a standard edited video of your tandem experience.

Customers can purchase a special Instagram video edit at our Palm Dropzone for an additional fee of AED 100. 

If during the process of editing your tandem video, we find that the camera equipment malfunctioned during the skydive or the footage and photos do not meet Skydive Dubai’s standards, you may be eligible for a rejump, or a refund of AED 200.

Please note, the case will be escalated to Skydive Dubai’s management for reviewal and the decision of the management team will be final.

14. Locations & hours of operation remove_circle_outline add_circle_outline

Palm Dropzone: Al Seyahi street, Mina Seyahi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • September 2019 to May 2020: 10 am to sunset, open from Sunday to Saturday.
     

Desert Dropzone: Located outside Dubai, on E66 (Dubai-Al Ain road), near Margham, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • The dropzone is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed every Monday. It is open from 7 am until the weather permits. 

All times listed are GMT+4, and operations will continue with weather permitting.