Dubai is an entertainment hub that fulfils tourist expectations beyond their wildest dreams. From futuristic innovations to state-of-the-art malls, the Emirate truly has it all. One of the most popular excursions provided by Dubai is skydiving, and Skydive Dubai is the go-to place if you want an aerial view of the city.
Skydive Dubai was founded by His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi and is one of the most famous diving sites in the world. You can decide between two drop zones, the Palm DZ, which is in the state itself, and the Desert DZ, which is about 35 km from the city. Desert DZ lets you freefall at about 120 miles/h so it is recommended as this is among the top things to do in Dubai.
The easiest and most accessible type, you are dropped down while attached to a harness, and an experienced instructor will accompany you. The other choice is to solo dive, and there are training programmes in place before you go ahead with that.
After completing the registration forms and other requirements, you are boarded onto a flight that will take you to the drop zone. The plane will rise to 13,000 feet, from where you can enjoy the beauty of the Dubai skyline in all its elegance.
Once the instructor gives the all-clear, it’s ‘go time’! The instructor and you will dive off the plane and freefall for about a minute or so, and at about 6000 ft, the parachute will be opened and you will descend while getting a lovely view of the city for about 5 minutes. A cameraman will accompany you during the fall to record your experience.
What To Remember Before Going
It is crucial to book your session before attending, so make sure to do so in advance. Rescheduling is possible for up to 24 hours for individuals and up to 72 hours for groups. Skydive Dubai is located in the Dubai Marina, which is near luxury hotels such as the Avani Palm View Dubai, so it’s quite easy to get to.