Good news for those still seeking a guaranteed first time skydive this October or November. Our operations team will be releasing additional dates and time slots on our tandem skydiving booking system from October 28 through Nov 26. Online booking for these additional slots will open to the public late in the afternoon or in the early evening on Oct 22.
Remember to review our requirements prior to booking. We have shared them here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html
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Note: Palm DZ will be closed to skydiving from Nov 27-Dec 12 due to hosting the FAI World Air Games. We look forward to welcoming everyone at our drop zone for this amazing multi-air sports competition between Dec 1 – 12.
Have questions about skydiving and / or skydiving experience? Check out this FAQ we have put together.
- Why should I choose Skydive Dubai?
Skydive Dubai is truly unique. The location, staff, equipment, aircraft and safety record are at the cutting edge of the sport. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized as one of the premier skydiving facilities worldwide. Jumping from 13,000ft with almost a full minute of free fall and approximately 5 minutes under the parachute, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views of the Palm Jumeirah, and the impressive Dubai skyline!
- Is skydiving safe?
As with any adventure sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However, we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device, which automatically deploys your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor is not able to.
All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous selection, training and certification and all student parachutes are packed and maintained under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our impressive fleet of aircraft is maintained to the very highest standards. Your safety really is our primary concern!
- How long is the training?
You’ll receive a 10-minute briefing from your instructor. You will have ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
- Will I be scared?
It is normal to be apprehensive about jumping from an airplane. The airplane ride to altitude is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few jumpers report feeling anything, but exhilaration once they’ve left that door! Lots of people who say they have a fear of heights quite happily take up skydiving.
- How fast will I fall?
Free fall is typically about 120 miles per hour. Once you’re under an open parachute, your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour.
- What Does It Feel Like?
We cannot describe the unique sensations you will feel, but we will tell you that it will be your most exhilarating experience yet! The sensation of free fall is more like flying than falling and is intensely exciting and liberating. Jumpers do not experience vertigo or the dropping sensation sometimes experienced on rollercoasters. The flight under canopy is peaceful and relaxing.
- Can I breathe in free fall?
Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, its just air up there!
What if my parachute doesn’t open?
In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a secondary or reserve parachute. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not. Skydive Dubai has full time FAA certified riggers on staff.
- How hard is the landing?
We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Dubai and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tiptoe landings! On a tandem skydive you and your instructor will land your ‘parachute built for two’ together on our grassed landing area.
Listen to your tandem instructor, as they will instruct you before and during your skydive on what you should do from exiting the plane, when you are under canopy and during the landing.
- Can my friends and I be in the same plane?
Skydive Dubai is always keen to accommodate groups! We have large aircraft and lots of instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. (And, as you’ll see on the booking page, discounts for those who make a reservation at the same time.) There are factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at one time so please contact us ahead of time at email@example.com if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes!
- What are the age requirements?
You must be at least 18 years of age to make a tandem skydive. Valid Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit. Our oldest tandem student to date was 82 years old!
- What are the physical requirements?
For tandem skydiving the weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) limits are as follows:
Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5
Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0
For safety reasons we cannot make any exceptions and your weight and your BMI will be checked when you arrive.
On the day you check-in and you do not meet our physical requirements, you can move your reservation date to a new one and try again.
If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping.
If you are in any doubt, please check with your doctor. A doctors note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can skydive.
- Can I wear prescription glasses or contact lenses during skydive?
No problem! Just let your instructor know that you wear them.
Please note no sunglasses are allowed during your skydive.
- Palm Drop Zone Hours of Operation:
Skydive Dubai drop zones are open all year round, but the hours of operations for each drop zone are seasonal based upon current weather conditions.
Our Palm DZ October and November hours are from 8am-4pm, Monday through Thursday. We are open Friday and Saturday from 10am until 6pm. All times are GMT+4.
Skydive Dubai drop zones are one of the busiest drop zones in the world.
In order to guarantee your spot on the plane, we offer an online reservation system. A deposit of AED 999 is required (for one skydive) to make your reservation; Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.
The deposit guarantees the day and the time you check-in at the drop zone.
The remaining balance of AED 1000 must be paid when checking in on the day of your jump. You can pay with cash (local currency) or with a credit card.
- Do you live in the UAE and would prefer to pay your deposit with cash?
You are welcome to come to the drop zone Manifest office and make your reservation in person when we are open. Kindly note that you will still be creating a reservation to skydive one to two months in advance.
We accept cash (Dirhams) as well as Visa and MasterCard. Sorry, we do not accept American Express.
There is an ATM machine inside the Palm DZ operations building for cash for use at our café and other purchases at the drop zone.
- Photos And Videos:
Your photos and video will be ready approx. 45 minutes after your jump. You will collect them from our store which is directly opposite from our Manifest office.
Our professional video editors used pre-approved licensed music for your video. If you have a specific request related to your video edit, kindly contact our video department ahead of time. Please send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org and kindly put “Video Request” in the subject heading.
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Plan to spend at least 3 hours for your experience.
Your reservation time is your check-in time, not the time you board the plane to skydive.
For your comfort Skydive Dubai offers an air-conditioned sitting area and cafe adjacent to the landing area.
Skydive Dubai is blessed with favorable weather for skydiving year-round. On occasion, high winds, high heat, or low cloud and/or visibility can hinder our operations. Safety is always our primary concern so please be patient with us. We will always try and get you in the air as long as it is safe to do so.
If the conditions are not perfect, our Manifest team will alert you via the monitors on the wall and through announcements. Please watch the monitors on the wall and listen to the public announcements for updates.
When we go on standby this means that our operations team has stopped our in-air operations temporarily and will re-check the weather conditions every 30 minutes.
Be sure to also watch your email Inbox for a possible weather advisories / alerts from our Manifest team 48 hours prior to your reserved date.
If you are unable to skydive due to bad weather conditions, your deposit is refundable. You may also move your reservation to the next available date(s).
Please refrain from having alcohol and/or drugs in your system 24 hours before making your tandem skydive.
If Skydive Dubai staff believe you to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when you arrive for your skydive you will not be allowed to jump and will lose your deposit.
Please do not scuba dive 24 hours before your tandem skydive.
- Can I bring my own camera or GoPro on skydive?
It’s a dramatic view that everyone wants to capture while skydiving over Dubai.
For your safety and our staff’s, your tandem skydiving package includes a dedicated camera flyer. He or she has over 200 skydives and has taken specific training in order to be a camera flyer. Relax, don’t forget to smile and enjoy your skydive!
- What about my valuables such as my ID, phone, purse, etc.?
Our Palm Drop Zone offers lockers that you can use for free to lock up your valuables. We do ask that you try to not bring luggage with you as we are not responsible for your personal property.
To obtain a locker, simply ask at our Registration desk. They will ask you for a valid ID. Be sure to bring the locker key back to the registration desk prior to your skydive.
- Wait! Where are you located?
Skydive Dubai has two drop zones in the Dubai emirate.
You will be going to our Palm Drop Zone, which is located in the Dubai Marina area.
When traveling from Sharjah or Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road, take exit 32. Follow the brown tourist signs to our location. The turn into our location is signed and there is a large video monitor board.
Skydive Dubai does not provide transportation to our Palm DZ as there is plenty of access to taxis, an amazing metro, and tram. We also provide free parking for those who choose to drive to our location. For a location map and more, kindly click here.
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