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30
Oct
'16
Tandem Skydives Now Available to Book Until April 2017
Tandem Skydives Now Available to Book Until April 2017 - Live a Life of Without Boundaries We all need to prioritize what really matters at times, and skydivers prioritize living over anything else, if only for a weekend, a day, or 60 blissful seconds. First-time tandem skydives over the Palm Jumeirah Island are now available to book until April 29, 2017! You’ve checked-in, filled in the forms, and been called for your skydive. You’ve been harnessed and briefed, gave an interview to your camera-flyer, boarded an aircraft that is miniscule in comparison to any commercial plane you’ve ever been on, and now you’re ascending to 13,000 feet. Looking around at others in the same situation, you begin to regret the decision. A voice in your ear asks, ‘Are you ready?’ You’re not ready. Of course you’re not ready. This is madness. Is it too late to back out? You give a thumbs-up to your instructor. The door opens. Thoughts race through your mind. Why is the door of an aircraft open? It shouldn’t be open surely, should it? Your instructor guides you towards it. The distance to the earth is incomprehensible. Your toes are actually outside the plane. Your stomach clenches and your fingers cling desperately to the straps over your shoulders. Your camera-flyer theatrically pushes up her cheeks and grins. She waits for your response. You force a big cheesy smile onto your face – then the adrenaline takes over. The count begins. Ready? Set… You’re bundled out into the abyss, freefalling at over 120 miles per hour. Initial Reaction If you’ve ever heard the words ‘tandem skydive’ the next words that came to mind were quite possibly, ‘no way, that’s crazy!’ It’s a common reaction, and one perpetuated by Hollywood movies and mind-blowing Youtube videos. But in reality skydiving is a sport for absolutely everyone. It’s a sport of inclusion and appreciation, of freedom and perspective. Very few people can truly say they’ve touched the clouds, but we can! You can now book your tandem skydiving experience over the Palm months in advance, to make sure you make the most out of your time in Dubai. And if that wasn’t reason enough, you can also get the VIP treatment by enquiring about our VIP tandem services, try a tandem at Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus training centre, or give someone the gift of flight with a tandem skydiving gift certificate. Why Skydive? A tandem skydive can be the most terrifying thing you’ll ever do, the greatest decision of your life, or both. Skydiving is not for the young and reckless. More and more people are taking to the skies and finding that skydiving is not only a great one-time adrenaline rush, but can be an invaluable tool for personal and professional development, for companies to promote team-building or to make a lasting impression on clients. It’s an extraordinary experience, and one many people choose to accomplish (and it is an accomplishment) for a variety of reasons. Some want to tick a life-box, or strike an item off their bucket-list. Others ‘make the leap’ for a challenge, to face fears, or to mark a new beginning. The one thing that is universal, is the result. Few come away from the experience the same as they began. Their perspective has been altered and suddenly anything becomes possible - that promotion, project, or lifestyle-change becomes attainable. The reason? For those 60 seconds of freefall, the boardroom, classroom, office or desk is left in another world, and all your energy is focused on a moment, one single moment. The immediate present. It’s the ability to forget past and future and concentrate solely on the environment around you. Problems at home or work evaporate. The last things going through the mind of a skydiver at the exit door are the dishes in the sink, or the bills on the table. We all need to prioritize what really matters at times, and skydivers prioritize living over anything else, if only for a weekend, a day, or 60 blissful seconds. Skydiving is for Everyone Almost everyone from the age of 18 upwards can skydive, and in recent years there has been a huge increase in skydivers who begin in their 30s, 40s, and even much later. Many even try skydiving after retirement. The oldest tandem skydiver in the world made the leap for his 101st birthday! For safety there are some limitations on who can skydive, as a moderate level of physical fitness is required as well as an average weight and BMI to ensure the highest safety for customers and Skydive Dubai staff, but if you’re between the ages of 18 and 101 and within the safety requirements, it could be time to try it for yourself! For a full list of requirements see our Requirements and Downloads page. There are no exceptions when it comes to safety at Skydive Dubai, so please ensure you meet the stated requirements as your deposit will not be refunded if you make a booking, but do not conform to our requirements. You can also use this BMI calculator to ensure you are within the safety limits. Those who have a high muscle to weight ratio (such as bodybuilders for example) may want to consider a diet that lowers their BMI before making a booking. Once you’re happy that you meet all the requirements, just book online, check-in at your chosen arrival time, fill out the required documentation and pay the remaining balance. After which, you’ll be ready to meet your instructor and camera-flyer before boarding the aircraft! You can even choose between the amazing views at Skydive Dubai’s Palm dropzone, or the ‘ocean’ of rolling desert dunes at our Desert Campus location. To make a booking at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, just send your enquiry using this contact form and our manifest team will get back to you. Then the rest of the process and all requirements are the same! I’ve wanted to skydive since year 2000 … when I moved to Dubai, I thought that I got a chance to make my dream come true. I needed to lose weight to be able to skydive [and] my dream of skydiving has driven my motivation. I’ve lost 30 kg! It was worth it! My efforts have paid off! It was absolutely amazing! – Alaa Khamash (October 2016) Opening Doors So why are so many diverse people taking to the skies? Because it opens doors. It’s not just overcoming a fear that’s helpful throughout other aspects of life, it’s the increased confidence that comes from knowing that there’s nothing you can’t do. Professionally, people who take calculated risks, envision positive outcomes and demonstrate the desire to succeed - despite obstacles and fear - are the ones who reach the pinnacle in their careers. A sport like skydiving instils these characteristics, as you have to do all these and more. A tandem skydive is an excellent way to achieve this, and for those who advance and learn how to skydive on their own through an Accelerated Freefall course (AFF), the rewards can be exponential. It’s not just the aircraft door that’ll open for you, the opportunities skydiving offers to evolve personally and professionally are practically unmatched by any other activity. Even sporting official Skydive Dubai clothing and accessories make a statement about who you are and what you’re capable of – that you were not afraid to step outside your comfort zone, and that you have the determination to overcome the obstacles in your path. Because of skydiving I’ve also found out something new about myself - that I can do more and pushing my limits is really rewarding. So, that’s why I said: “Okay, so what’s next? What else can I do? Or what can I do better?” – Darius Vezeteu (September 2016) Fear is Perfectly Normal Is it scary to jump out of an airplane? Absolutely! It’s the reason you’ve read this far, and the same reason people enjoy racing, rollercoasters and any number of other activities. It’s what gives you the adrenaline rush, and overcoming that fear is what gives you the elation and sense of accomplishment afterwards. Acrophobia, or the fear of heights, is one of the most common reasons people aren’t inclined to skydive. In fact, there are many experienced skydivers who are also afraid of heights. But it’s not like standing on a ladder or on top of a tall building. From the aircraft there are no real visual references, so there is no dizzy sensation such as that associated with vertigo. But if you’re anything like the hundreds of customers that visit Skydive Dubai every week, you’ll have concerns and questions, and will probably feel nervous before you arrive. That’s perfectly natural. Some common concerns are; Will I skydive at my arrival time? In short, no. You will be required to fill out the required documentation and pay the remaining balance before being scheduled on the aircraft. The Your Experience section offers a step-by-step explanation of what to expect on the day. How long does the experience take? A number of hours. We cannot guarantee you will be finished at a certain time. Usually you will board the plane between 1 and 2 hours after arrival, but this can be shorter or longer depending on weather conditions or other factors, so please ensure you have a flexible schedule on the day of your skydive. To put your mind at ease, we have put together an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section on our website where we answer these questions and many more like them so you can learn a little bit more about your skydive, ease your fears, and get a good night’s sleep before the big day! The Your Experience page also offers a comprehensive overview of what the process is on the day with a step-by-step guide from start to finish, while the Tips for a Great Experience section gives great suggestions about reservations, rescheduling, group discounts, what to wear and other helpful information. Check it out and make sure you’re ready to fly! “I believe life is about challenges and I considered skydiving as my personal challenge ... It was awesome! I want to do it again definitely! The view is amazing here in Dubai! Thanks to skydiving I know that if you want to do something and you find it challenging, you just need to break your personal barriers and that it’s not so hard. Now I know I can do whatever I want!” – Hugo Aguiar (October 2016) Gifts & VIP So skydiving isn’t just for the fearless, it’s also for professionals, companies, customers, and clients, and it’s a fantastic way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday and even make a marriage proposal! Our engagement and birthday banners can get your message across loud and clear long before they touch down on the grass. And with photos and video of the entire experience, you can share it with friends and family across the world and re-live it again and again. Purchase a gift voucher for a tandem skydive on our website and treat someone special to the gift of flight. For any special arrangements, please book your skydive through our website, and then contact our manifest team using this form to organise your surprise! The VIP express tandem service is also a great way to book your preferred date even if it’s already booked up on the website! So if you’re short on time and only have a few days in the city, become a VIP for the day and don’t miss out on your tandem experience. Just choose the “I am a VIP that would like to book a tandem skydive” option on our Contact Us page to enquire about your preferred date and arrival time. Terms and conditions apply. “It was amazing! Thanks to skydiving I’ve learnt that I am kind of addicted to adrenaline. I also found out that if you are nervous about doing something, just let your fear go, and you will be able to do awesome things!” – Mahmoud Lattouf (October 2016) Skydive Dubai Dropzones Here at Skydive Dubai we have two dropzone locations, the Palm and the Desert Campus. The Palm is perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime tandem experience, skydiving gifts and vouchers, and for advertising and marketing brands. Its iconic view over the Palm Jumeirah Island has made it a must for tourists visiting the UAE, an impressive host for events and festivals, and one of the most photogenic locations for advertising. The Desert Campus is perfect for groups of first-time tandem skydivers, those who want to learn how to skydive solo, corporate and team-building events, and of course the Desert Campus Flight School caters to all disciplines and experience levels of licenced skydivers. Living Life Skydiving is about life. It’s about pushing the boundaries of what we think we’re capable of and living in that one moment. It’s about opening doors, opening minds, increasing possibilities, and coming together to share experiences. It’s about learning, experiencing, and living. It’s about who you are and who you want to become. It’s about you. Your 'Life in the Sky' begins today. Live it! Book your tandem skydiving experience at the Palm and choose your preferred date between now and April 29, 2017! Book your Tandem Skydive in 4 Easy Steps! 1) Check out the First Time Skydiving Requirements & Downloads on our website. 2) While you’re there, find out What to Expect on the Day and get some Tips for a Great Experience. 3) Click the ‘Book Your Tandem Now’ button to select the day you would like to skydive and the time you will arrive inside the Skydive Dubai, Palm location, main building at the tandem check-in desk. 4) Come to the Palm location on your reserved date. Be sure to be at our registration desk at the arrival time you selected while creating the booking. Please note that your arrival time is not your skydive time. At check-in you’ll be required to fill out the relevant documentation and pay the remaining balance of your skydive. Then our manifest team will schedule your skydiving slot on one of our aircraft. For a faster check-in on the day you can even download and fill out the tandem skydiving regular booking waiver from the Requirements & Downloads page. Usually your skydive will take place 1 to 2 hours after check-in. If weather or other circumstances beyond Skydive Dubai’s control hinder operations, your experience may take a little longer. Thank you for your patience. While you wait Skydive Dubai t-shirts, available in the gear store, are the perfect apparel for your skydive, and pick up branded Skydive Dubai sunglasses, trucker caps, and more. Official Skydive Dubai merchandise is only available from Skydive Dubai dropzones. Groups can avail of tandem skydiving discounts when booked together, so bring your friends, family and colleagues along for the ride! Group discounts can be viewed on the Tips for a Great Experience section. Skydive Dubai does not offer company discounts. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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, special projects, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
25
Oct
'16
Sun, Sand, and Skydiving – Ring in the New Year at Dubai Winter Festival
Winter is coming, and here at Skydive Dubai that just means one thing, perfect conditions for the biggest boogie of the season! Dubai Winter Festival returns for the third year in a row at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, from December 26 to January 1. For the freeflyers, the ‘boogie within a boogie’ freefly skills camp is back, and there are some amazing organisers, tubes, big-ways and plenty of surprises too! For the first four days of the boogie (Dec 26 to 29) there will even be a limited number of slots to avoid long waiting times between jumps, so you don’t have to choose between disciplines or organisers, you can do it all. You must pre-register (form below) to take part. The long weekend (Dec 30 to Jan 1) will be open to all licenced skydivers with no limit on slot numbers. Boogie Antics All disciplines and levels are catered for, so you can brush up on your belly, sit with style, turn the world up-side-down, track to the future, or zip up your wings. All you need to take part is a USPA A licence or equivalent. We have world-class organisers in formation skydiving, freefly, and wingsuiting, along with the usual awesome boogie jumps - freefly tubes, hybrids and bigways! Be sure to sign up for the Dubai Winter Festival newsletter receive all the updates, load organiser profiles, pre-boogie checklist and DWF survival guide, as well as any news and boogie info between now and December 26. We will be sending out DWF updates through the newsletter on the following dates: November 7, November 21, December 5 and December 29. Confirmed Organisers Freefly: Rob Jones, Vitor Bennassi, Brad Merrit, and Jim Harris. Formation Skydiving: Lazlo Csizmadia and Gabor Ritter-Molnar Wingsuit: Darren Burke Freefly Skills Camp The Advanced Freefly Skills Camp is a dedicated 3-day event within the boogie incorporating dynamic, sequential, and angle flying. The aim is to progress skills in smaller groups, selected by ability, eventually combining these teams into larger formations towards the end. The camp runs for the first 3 days of the Winter Festival, December 26 to 28, and costs AED 2,200 payable on arrival. Included are 18 organised jumps, dedicated load organiser, in-depth briefs and debriefs, and registration for the entire boogie, so you can keep on jumping! The Advanced Freefly Skills camp is for those who can already demonstrate safe and consistent approaches, fly a slot and break-off safely in any orientation including head-up, head down and angles both back and belly. After the Sun Goes Down As always the daily videos will be screened each evening (except on NYE as we party our way into 2017), with food and beverages served every night around the fire at our Bedouin campsite. On December 31 we'll ring in the new year with Dubai Winter Festival's New Year's Eve Boogie Bash, finishing 2016 in style and beginning 2017 from 12,500 feet! Manifest will open a little later on January 1 – 10:30am – so we all get a much needed rest after the New Year's festivities. DWF Briefing Required documentation, rental equipment, landing areas and more are all covered on the Desert Campus Experienced Skydiver Briefing page. The Desert Campus briefing page also answers frequently asked questions, gives an overview of the waiver process, and a list of dropzone facilities. If you need more information, there’s also a contact form for any queries. Hop-and-pops and one-on-one coaching will not be available during the boogie, but the AFF school will continue as normal throughout the event. Accommodation Pre-registrants can avail of free accommodation on-site for the entire boogie. Bring your own camping gear and immerse yourself in the festival vibe, or reserve a bed in the Bedouin tent and chill out under the moon and stars. Spaces are limited, so get in quick and secure your spot! Registration Fees and Jump tickets Registration Pre-registration is required for the full boogie and advanced freefly skills camp. Registration cost for the full boogie is AED 300. The 3-day Advanced Freefly camp is AED 2,200 and includes 18 jump tickets and registration for the full boogie. Or you can register for the holiday weekend only (Friday Dec 30 to Sunday Jan 1) for AED 150. Pre-registration is not required for the holiday weekend but is highly recommended. Jump tickets Jump tickets throughout the boogie are AED 90! These are only valid during the boogie, but are refundable if you have tickets left over. All payments will be made onsite during the boogie. DWF 2016 Facebook Event Page After you register, don't forget to join others on the dedicated Dubai Winter Festival Facebook event page. Let's boogie! [123-contact-form i2264816] About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
19
Oct
'16
Experienced Skydiver Prices at the Palm Rolled Back!
You asked and we listened! At Skydive Dubai we are committed to customer satisfaction, so from Wednesday, October 19, experienced skydiver tickets at the Palm will be rolled back to pre-season prices. This means full altitude jump tickets will drop from AED 250 to AED 120 and hop-and-pops from AED 250 to AED 80! Skydivers who have purchased jump tickets at the former rate should see our Palm manifest team to exchange those tickets. Prices aside, the Palm dropzone will still be operating from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday weather permitting, and closed on Sundays, while the Desert Campus will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30am to 4pm, weather permitting and closed on Mondays. We'll see you in the skies soon! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
14
Oct
'16
Tracking to the Future Skills Camp October 28
Experienced skydivers, are you ready to Track to the Future? If so, join us in the sky on Friday, October 28, to lift up your tracking skills in a fun filled day. Kindly use the form below to express your interest in participating. Our Flight School will review your inquiry and will respond back to you. [123-contact-form i839795]
13
Oct
'16
More Tandem Skydiving Slots Available from October 17 to December 3
Great news for anyone who wants to book a first-time tandem skydive over the Palm Jumeirah Island, first-time tandem skydives are now available to book up to December 3, 2016. You can book your skydive from 10am until 3:15pm throughout October, November and the beginning of December. Slots are limited, so act fast to reserve your preferred date and time. To make a booking, just follow the steps below and you could be flying in Dubai’s skies soon! 1) Check out the First Time Skydiving Requirements & Downloads on our website. 2) While you’re there, find out What to Expect on the Day and get some Tips for a Great Experience. 3) Download and fill out the tandem skydiving regular booking waiver, located on the Requirements & Downloads page. You will need to bring this with you on the day you skydive. 4) Come to the Palm location on your reserved date. Be sure to be at our registration desk at the check in time you selected while creating the booking. Available slots are on a ‘first come first served’ basis until all slots have been taken. All tandem skydivers must conform to our requirements for a safe and enjoyable skydive. First Time Skydiving Requirements can be found on the Tandem section of the website, as well as Tips for a Great Experience, What to Expect on the Day, and Frequently Asked Questions. Do you want to skydive, but after December 3? Keep a watchful eye on our website and social media channels, as we’ll be announcing more spaces soon! Gifts and Special Occasions First-time tandem skydives are a great way to celebrate special occasions and treat someone special to a gift they will never forget. Our birthday banners can get your message across loud and clear long before they touch down on the grass, and our VIP experience is not to be missed if you want to give them (or yourself) the red-carpet treatment. Just choose the "I am a VIP that would like to book a tandem skydive" option on our Contact Us page. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or a complete surprise, a tandem skydive at Skydive Dubai will make it unforgettable. And with photos and video of the entire experience, you can share it with friends and family across the world, to re-live again and again. Show them how much they meant to you and give them the gift of flight! Skydive over the Desert Tandem skydives are available at both Skydive Dubai locations, the Palm and the Desert Campus. A first-time tandem skydive at the Desert Campus is only AED 1,500 with photos and video, or AED 1,200 without them! Choose "I would like to book a tandem skydive at the Desert Campus" on our Contact Us page to get in touch with our reservations team and book your seat on the plane! And if you think you might have found your passion, we can even teach you how to skydive solo! See how you can learn to skydive through an Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course here, and contact our Desert Campus training centre for more information and to book your course! Book your experience today, and begin your life in the sky! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
11
Oct
'16
XRW Wingsuit Skills Camp this October
The Flight School at the Desert Campus will be hosting an XRW Wingsuit skills camp this month, to promote safe flying techniques and to teach the necessary skills for wingsuit pilots to perform technical cross-discipline skydives. The skills camp will take place on October 28 with a limited number of slots for participants. Skydive Dubai David ‘Junior’ Ludvik, a veteran of 17 years and over 15,000 jumps, will be flying the canopy for the event. Junior will be working with wingsuit instructor Darren Burke and participants to create different wingsuit and canopy formations. There are 4 available slots for the camp, which will consist of 5 to 6 jumps on the day. To ensure the highest levels of safety, wingsuit flyers will need clearance from the Flight School wingsuit coach to participate. Participants will work on exits, approach, and maintaining relative flight with Junior under canopy. Registration for the XRW wingsuit camp is AED 350, and jump tickets are AED 140. Get in touch with the Flight School and express your interest via the contact form on the Skydive Dubai website. Share your photos from the skills camp on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #skydivedubai. Blue Skies! About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
07
Oct
'16
October Gear Store Promotion
New October promotion at our gear stores. These select Skydive Dubai t-shirts are now available this month for only AED 60. Available for purchase at either Skydive Dubai location. Take a selfie and be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter at @skydivedubai. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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, demonstration jumps and stunts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Skydive Dubai has something for everyone. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Channels Add Skydive Dubai on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add the Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to the Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
04
Oct
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Even More Instructional Ratings Courses at the Desert Campus
If you’ve ever dreamt of leaving the 9 to 5 behind and becoming a professional skydiver, you’re definitely not alone. Anyone who has ever finished an AFF course has probably considered it at one time or another. So what’s stopping you from hanging up the shirt and tie, and donning a pair of shorts and a rig for work? The Desert Campus is running instructional courses for coach, AFF, and tandem ratings from September until November. Get your name on the list. It could change your life. Course Dates October 28 to 30: Coach Rating Course November 1 to 6: Tandem Instructional Rating Course* November 3-6: Tandem Instructional Rating Course November 11-13: Coach Rating Course November 17-23: AFF Instructional Rating Course *Length of courses dependent on the number of students in each course, and may be shorter than stated. There are obvious advantages to leaving the desk job behind - An office at 13,000 feet, hanging out at the dropzone (and getting paid to do it!), a relaxed working environment, and most importantly, you’ll get to introduce people to the sport you love as a coach, AFF or tandem instructor. The Coach Rating course is the first step on the journey to becoming a skydiving professional, and enables successful candidates to help teach the non-method specific sections of the First Jump Course (FJC), and coach student skydivers who have passed AFF and are progressing towards an A licence. To gain a coach rating you must have a B licence and a minimum of 100 skydives, be 18 years of age and have a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM) available from the Desert Campus gear store. The AFF Instructional Rating course is for those who want to take their skydiving career to the next level. AFF instructors introduce others to the amazing world of skydiving, teach First Jump Courses (FJC), and of course skydive with students progressing through the AFF programme. To be eligible for the AFF Instructional Ratings course candidates must have held a coach rating for a minimum of 12 months, or have at least 500 skydives using a ram-air canopy. Other requirements include, a C licence, at least 6 hours logged freefall time and a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM), available at the Desert Campus gear store. The Tandem Instructional Rating Course enables successful candidates to take passengers for their first skydive, and is the arguably the most advantageous rating to have for those considering a career in skydiving. Requirements for the Tandem Instructional Rating course include a minimum of three years in the sport with documented evidence of at least 500 skydives using a ram-air canopy, a D licence, and a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM) available at the Desert Campus gear store For coach, AFF and Tandem ratings courses, a completed proficiency card – available in the IRM – is required prior to the date of the selected course. For more information or to sign-up, contact Skydive Dubai Desert Campus using the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the relevant course option. Leave the 9 to 5 behind and measure life in altitude, not hours. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai
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Vertical World Record Training Camp this October
The Desert Campus will play host to the Vertical World Record (VWR) training camp this October as they prepare for a 100 way vertical formation, which would smash the current record of 63. All qualified skydivers, male and female, are welcome to attend the Vertical World Record training camp. The camp is organized by Anna Moxnes and Amy Chmelecki, two of the foremost female skydivers in the world, who will also oversee the record attempt. Over the course of three days, October 21 to 23, participants will complete a planned 15 skydives weather permitting, and can join optional wind tunnel training sessions in the evenings, to really work up to the pin-point precision needed. But, you don’t need thousands of skydives under your belt (although it might help). Anyone can register, as long as they can fly head-down on level, maintain their specific slot relative to a base, turn 180 degrees, and back track safely at break-off maintaining their heading. Registration for the training camp costs AED 500 and jump tickets are AED 100 each. To register use the contact form on the Desert Campus Briefing page. For any queries regarding the training camp, use same contact form above to request further information. Fly fast. Fly safe, and register now here. About Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai, featured in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Daily Mail, CNN and more, is home to two of the world’s premier skydiving locations, 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. Begin your “Life in the Sky” with Skydive Dubai! Official Skydive Dubai Social Media Add Skydive Dubai (Palm and Desert Campus) on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Add Desert Campus DZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus/ Add Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydivedubai Add Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Subscribe to Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Follow Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn channel: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add us on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
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Starting October 1 New Hours at Skydive Dubai
As temperatures begin to drop, there’ll soon be more time to play in the skies at Skydive Dubai dropzones. From October 1, both Skydive Dubai dropzones will return to regular operational hours. Hours Desert Campus manifest will open from 7:30am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday, with wheels up on the first load at 8am. At the Palm dropzone, manifest opens from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, with the first load taking-off at 11am. All times are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions. (more…)

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  • December 25, 2016

    Both Skydive Dubai drop zones are closed today.

     

  • December 26, 2016

    Dubai Winter Festival returns for a fourth successive year at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. #BoogieInTheSun

  • January 01, 2017

    Happy New Year from all of us at Skydive Dubai!

    Desert Campus dropzone open for Dubai Winter Festival.

    Palm drop zone closed today.