Dubai Tour 2018 to begin at Palm DZ

In two weeks’ time, some of the best and most accomplished cyclists from around the world will take part in the Dubai Tour 2018. All five stages of the professional race will start from Skydive Dubai’s premium location, the Palm DZ.  

All the action will take place from February 6-10. The fifth edition of the sprinted stage race will feature a total of 16 professional teams, each comprising seven riders.   

Skydiving operations at the Palm DZ will continue as usual, however, our entrance at King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St and part of Al Seyahi St, will be closed for approximately an hour each morning for each stage to get underway.

Here’s a breakdown of the planned road closures at the Palm DZ:

February 6, Stage 1… starting at 11 am

February 7, Stage 2… at 10:15 am

February 8, Stage 3… at 10:50 am

February 9, Stage 4… at 10:30 am

February 10, Stage 5… at 11:50 am

All times given are from the Dubai Tour race officials and could change on the date.

The first stage, the Nakheel Stage, is scheduled to start at 11:30am and the competitors will make their way down to Al Qudra Cycling track and Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, before turning back to the Jumeirah Islands and ending on the Palm Jumeirah. Road closure at the Palm DZ will start at 11 am.  

Clocking in a whopping 190km, the second Ras Al Khaimah Stage will begin at 10:45 am and will run through Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain before finishing on the Corniche in RAK. Road closure for that day will start at 10:15 am.  

The Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage will start at 11:20 am and take racers all the way across to Fujairah. Road closure for the third stage will start at 10:50 am.  

For the fourth leg, the Westin Stage, racers will make their way back to Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah before ending in Hatta. The 11 am start means road closure will begin at 10:30 am.  

The fifth and final Meraas Stage will get underway at 12:20 pm and take racers past Meydan Race Course, Mushrif Park and Dubai Museum before finishing at City Walk. Road closure starts at 11:50 am on that day.  

A series of roads will also be closed within the emirate to make way for the riders, so please plan your journey accordingly.  

Residents and tourists are invited to come down to the Palm DZ (next to the open gym area) to cheer on the cyclists as they embark on each grueling stage. Visitors can expect a festival-like ambience with food trucks, a kids’ play area, a retail and a heritage village.  

Please be advised, there will be plenty of international media attention around the event including television cameras and press / wire photographers on site.

All Skydive Dubai operation updates will be shared on a dedicated Facebook event page.

Media and others seeking more information about the competition should contact Dubai Tour directly.

    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: http://www.snapchat.com/add/skydivedubai (skydivedubai)

Changes in 2018 for Licensed Skydivers at the Palm DZ

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, all skydivers new to Palm Dropzone will be required to hold a USPA D-license (or equivalent) and have documented a minimum number of 1,000 skydives.

This change is due to Palm DZ unique location and planned construction projects.

Skydivers already jumping at the Palm Dropzone will be required to have USPA D-License (or it’s equivalent) plus a minimum of 800 skydives.

It is highly recommended that all skydivers hold insurance policies that cover both first party and third party liability.

We also highly recommend that those who are traveling to our Palm DZ outside of the UAE to message manifest first with your planned dates before you book your flight and hotel room.

All of the new changes will begin January 1.

Those who opted in to receive our licensed skydivers newsletter received an email today with links to download all the new briefing information, briefing map, and the new waiver. Sign up here to receive future emails from us regarding operations updates and more.

    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

– TripAdvisor: Click here to leave a review or read one  – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai

– 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) 

Skydive Dubai And Facelift-Bbt’s Social Media Partnership

Read on to learn more, and be in to win a Gyrocopter ride.

Skydive Dubai and Facelift brand building technologies enter into a partnership to enhance Skydive Dubai’s social media activities.

Skydive Dubai, world renowned for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports and holder of multiple Guinness World Records, has developed two of the World’s foremost skydiving locations. Due to its rapidly expanding presence across social networks, the team realised the need for a Social Media Marketing and Management tool to help them scale and effectively manage their social media activities.  Following an evaluation process, Facelift Cloud was selected as the fit-for-purpose solution. Facelift Cloud is an enterprise-grade Software-as-a-Service solution engineered by Facelift-bbt, a German digital media technology company with a local office here in Dubai.

Facelift Cloud enables Skydive Dubai to enhance the social customer experience; transform digital and social data into key insights; drive higher ROI; all from within a secure, ISO-certified environment. Facelift Cloud’s centralised and transparent management of social media assets, enhances operational efficiency and drives better results. Facelift Cloud is used by over 1,200 brands and agencies globally and locally, including, Etisalat, Tecom Group, Chalhoub Group, Ministry of Tourism France, Ministry of Justice Germany, the German Police, Mercedes-Benz, Air Arabia, Lulu International, Aster Healthcare and AlAbbar Enterprises.

To celebrate this partnership, Facelift and Skydive Dubai are offering UAE residents a chance to win a free Gyrocopter ride.  Click HERE to participate.

    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

– TripAdvisor: Click here to leave a review or read one
– 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)

9th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ

The 9th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting will now take place at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ. The competition dates are November 27 to December 1. The competition has been relocated from our Desert Campus due to technical reasons.

Due to the relocation of this competition to the Palm DZ, slot priority will be given to athletes who will need to train just before the competition takes place. Palm DZ operations team strongly advises licensed skydivers to head to our Desert Campus DZ.

Tandem skydives will continue as scheduled and we look forward to welcoming customers at their pre-selected arrival times.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes any of customers. We especially appreciate our fun jumpers understanding and being flexible with these last minute changes.

According to the FAI competition welcome letter, unofficial official training jumps will start soon with the first one taking place on November 18.

Athletes seeking information and updates about the competition should head to the official competition website for information. It can be found at http://www.fai.org/CPWC2017-news.

Everyone is welcome to head to Skydive Dubai Palm DZ to catch all the high speed action at the Pond. Stay tuned to our Skydive Dubai Facebook page for more updates. 

    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

– TripAdvisor: Click here to leave a review or read one  – 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)

Book a gyrocopter flight at the Palm this month with a special offer

November is a great month to go flying in a Gyrocopter!

Book your seat for this truly unique experience, where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the views from the top as our trained pilot takes you around the extraordinary Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab area in our special aircraft, the Gryocopter.

And for the month of November, everyone who books a tandem skydive will receive a special offer for a Gyrocopter flight as well. Each November tandem skydiving customer can purchase one (1) Gyrocopter ticket for 50% off. Instead of AED 999 for a Gyrocopter flight it is AED 500 when you purchase the flight on the same day of your tandem skydive at the Palm DZ.

Flights are available seven days a week, with the first one taking off at 11 am and the last one at 4:30 pm. Please note, the flight schedule could change at the last minute as flying is dependent on weather conditions.

You can book your flight via email, by calling our customer service centre or by showing up at the Palm dropzone. Though we suggest the first two options to avoid any disappointments.

Visit our Gyrocopter page for additional information on safety requirements, price and our sales policies.

Each person will also receive a video and photographs from their flight, so, make sure you smile and give our cameras a wave while you’re up there.

    November Tandem Skydive and Gyrocopter Promotion Terms and Conditions

• Everyone who books either experience must meet our stated requirements

Review tandem skydiving requirements here.

Review gyrocopter flying requirements here.

• This special Gyrocopter price is only available for those who purchased a tandem skydive for the month of November at the Palm DZ.

• Must book your Gyrocopter flight and ‘Fly by’ December 31.

    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

– TripAdvisor: Click here to leave a review or read one  – 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)