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    All about Sky Dive Dubai: The once-in-a-lifetime experience

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    Dubai offers the most extravagant experiences imaginable, ones that reach the sky. Everything in this city is larger than life, including the tallest skyscraper and a floating dinner table in the sky.

    Skydiving is a fantastic experience for those who live in the rush. It’s an unforgettable adventure as your emotions run wild as you soar over the city’s skyline. This practical guide has all the details if you want to skydive in Dubai but are unsure of what to expect. Here is everything you need to know about the skydive in Dubai experience, from pricing to minute details about the activity.

    SKYDIVE DUBAI ABOUT

    Skydive Dubai, which was established in 2010 by H.E. Nasser Al Neyadi, has grown into one of the world’s top skydiving destinations. There are currently two dropzones: the Palm DZ inside the emirate and the Desert DZ about 35 kilometers outside of Dubai. The latter is the place to go if you want to free fall at 120 mph.

    SKYDIVING IN TANDEM OR ALONE

    Customers at Skydive Dubai have two options to choose from. The Tandem Skydive is the fastest and most well-liked method of skydiving in Dubai while being safely fastened to a harness. During the skydive, a qualified instructor will follow you down in a parachute. The solo skydiving course is the alternative option. The Skydive Dubai Desert Campus training program is part of this.

    IN DUBAI TANDEM SKYDIVE

    Are you curious about the quickest way to cross skydiving off your bucket list? Tandem Skydive, of course! The whole process lasts about three hours. The best part is that you receive pictures and a professionally produced video of your skydiving adventure in Dubai!

    TANDEM SKYDIVE DUBAI PRICES

    The skydiving price in Dubai depends on the package you’re going for and the dropzone.

    Here’s a quick recap of the Skydive Dubai prices in the Desert Dropzone.

    • Tandem skydive (includes medical insurance): AED 1,599
    • Tandem skydive (medical insurance, standard video & photos): AED 1,799
    • One-minute Instagram video: AED 100

    Skydive Dubai prices at the Palm Dropzone are as follows:

    • Tandem skydive (includes medical insurance): AED 1,999
    • Tandem skydive (medical insurance, standard video & photos): AED 2,299
    • One-minute Instagram video: AED 100
    • Tandem skydive gift certificate: AED 2,299
    • No-show for a gift certificate: AED 525
    • BMI/Weight default for a gift certificate: AED 525

    THE EXPERIENCE

    Your three-hour journey is divided into four crucial steps.

    REGISTRATION & TRAINING 

    When you arrive at the venue, you must sign in and complete the required waiver forms during check-in. The next step is a weight check to determine your BMI. After completing the registration process, a tandem instructor and camera flyer will be assigned to you to help you during your experience. You are given a safety briefing and are shown the ideal body position for a free fall by the instructor. The harness must be fastened next.

    THE FLIGHT 

    After the initial registration and briefing, staff will escort you to the boarding area, where you will receive a pre-boarding safety check. Once the plane you board rises to 13,000 feet (4,000 m), you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Palm Jumeirah and the skyline. The total time to reach the jumping altitude is approximately 20 minutes.

    THE JUMP

    Your tandem skydiving instructor gives a final check, and that’s when the real deal begins. You and your instructor will exit the plane and free fall for nearly 60 seconds, along with your camera flyer. Once you reach 6,000 ft., you’ll have a 4-5 minute parachute, where you can fly past the skyline of the city like a falcon! 

    POST LANDING

    After landing, the cameraman will interview you to record your reaction after the adrenaline-filled fall. You will then be escorted back to the main building, where you can relax at the café while waiting for your photos and video. Don’t forget to visit the merchandise store, where you can buy t-shirts and other souvenirs. 

    The assigned camera flyer will interview you regularly throughout the journey. So, keep smiling, even when you jump off the plane mid-air! 

    Dubai Skydiving School
    Skydive One of the biggest skydiving schools in the world, Dubai’s Desert Dropzone. It gives thrill-seekers the chance to take the AFF (Accelerated Freefall) Course and learn how to skydive alone.

    The “USPA A license,” a globally recognized certification that entitles the holder to jump at authorized dropzones all over the world, is available to new solo skydivers. For experienced skydivers who want to jump at one of the two Skydive Dubai dropzones, the school also offers advanced coaching courses.

    PROGRAM IN DUBAI
    You must first complete the AFF (Accelerated Freefall) Course to skydive solo. It requires 15 minutes of tunnel time, seven or more skydives, and ground school (theory).

    The course kicks off with ground school training, where skydivers learn to use the equipment, become familiar with parachute deployment and control techniques and in-flight and landing safety procedures. You must also complete a fixed set of manoeuvres to progress to the next stage successfully. 

    After completing ground school, the next step is training at Inflight Dubai, which offers indoor skydiving in Dubai. Here, you will learn to fly and practice the freefall position for your first skydive. After completing this step successfully, you will be one of the AFF graduates and perform your first solo skydive.

    If this is something you are interested in pursuing, here is the breakdown of the skydiving cost in Dubai for the AFF Skydiving course.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR SKYDIVING IN DUBAI

    The skydiving requirements in Dubai are as follows:

    • All participants must carry their passports or a valid photo ID such as Emirates ID/driver’s licence/government ID card with them on the day of the skydive.
    • Participants must be 12 years of age or older on the day of the tandem skydive at both dropzones, as per the Gregorian calendar.
    • Those between the ages of 12 to 17 will need a parent or legal guardian’s signed consent on the Parent Consent Tandem Waiver.
    • Participants above the age of 70 will need to get a medical certificate before the skydive.
    • Skydiving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for tandem skydives is strictly prohibited.
    • Skydivers must avoid scuba diving at least 24 hours before the tandem skydive.
    • Dress in comfortable sportswear and shoes on the day of the skydive
    • All participants will be subject to a BMI and weight check before the skydive. Those exceeding weight and BMI limits will not be authorised to participate. For women, it’s 90.0 kg/198.0 lbs or less and a maximum BMI of 27.5. For men, it’s 100.0 kg/220.5 lbs or less and a maximum BMI of 30.
    • Those with medical conditions, diabetes, dislocated shoulder, drug or alcohol addiction, hypertension, mental illness or severe head injury must get a fitness declaration form signed by a doctor.

    THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE SKYDIVING IN DUBAI

    • Reserve your skydive date and check-in time well in advance. Booking is granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Sandals, boots, high heels, shirts with a collar, short shirts or shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Make sure you are wearing sneakers/sports shoes and t-shirts with short or long sleeves.
    • Female Tandem Skydivers are available on request, but this will be subject to availability. For those wearing a hijab, a special scarf for skydiving is available too.
    • Rescheduling is allowed up to 24 hours before the reservation date for individuals and 72 hours prior for groups. All rescheduling must be done by contacting Skydive Dubai.
    • Here are some more tips for skydiving in Dubai, shared by a professional skydiver.

    SKYDIVE DUBAI TIMINGS & CONTACT

    Skydive Dubai is open seven days a week. However, open days may vary. It would be best to check the official website for confirmation before making plans. Or you can call at +971-4-377-8888

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    World’s largest tech show Gitex 2023

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    What is the theme of Gitex 2023?

    This is The Year To Imagine AI in Everything at GITEX – with artificial intelligence’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months affecting all aspects of our modern lives – the AI theme will weave seamlessly throughout the show.

    What is the entry fee for Gitex?

    So, let’s talk about the entrance fees for GITEX Global Dubai. While the cost of attending can vary depending on the type of pass you choose, it’s important to note that options suit different budgets and needs. For a basic one-day pass, prices typically start at around $299.

    What does Gitex stand for?

    of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is a global tech show, organised by, and taking place at, the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

    What are the benefits of VIP pass in Gitex?

    For those seeking a more exclusive experience, GITEX Dubai also offers VIP passes, which provide additional benefits such as fast-track entry, exclusive access to VIP lounges, and priority seating at conference sessions.

    What is the world’s largest tech show?

    GITEX GLOBAL 2023

    Described as the “world’s largest tech show,” the much-anticipated GITEX GLOBAL 2023 has opened doors for its 43rd edition in Dubai. Gathering technology creators, investors, enthusiasts and startups, the five-day event is hosting hundreds of companies, including renowned brands, to exhibit their latest products.

    What is the theme of technology in 2023?

    Artificial intelligence will become more prevalent in 2023 with natural language processing and machine learning advancement. Artificial intelligence can better understand us and perform more complex tasks using this technology. It is estimated that 5G will revolutionize the way we live and work in the future.

    What do you wear to GITEX?

    Wear Comfortable Clothes

    Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Sure it’s a business event and you need to put your best foot forward, but if you’re sweating so much you could wring out your shirt, and you can’t walk in a straight line because your new shoes are pinching, that’s not going to do it either.

    Who should attend GITEX?

    GITEX 2023 is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees, including entrepreneurs, technologists, IT enthusiasts, and business professionals, making it an exceptional venue for meaningful connections and one-on-one discussions about the transformative potential of technology.

    What happens at GITEX?

    Gitex typically hosts a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops featuring industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators. These events cover various technology-related topics and offer insights into emerging trends and challenges.

    Where is Gitex Global 2023?

    The Dubai World Trade Centre, historically called Sheikh Rashid Tower, is a 38-storey and a height 184 m skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note.

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    Largest tech and startup show in the world “Gitex”

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    Gitex-2023

    This year’s GITEX GLOBAL will be the 43rd edition of the most established and iconic large scale exhibition in the world – providing a gateway for tech creators, investors and enthusiasts to collaborate for over 4 decades.

    The surge in global demand has rallied GITEX GLOBAL – The world’s largest tech show, scaling even bigger this year across two mega venues, Dubai World Trade Centre & Dubai Harbour – covering a ground-breaking 41 halls of exhibition space, housing tech powerhouses & revolutionary startups within AI, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Sustainable Tech and much more.

    Get ready for 5 full days of enthralling conferences, live-action workshops, matched concierge networking and business partnerships as well as discovering the latest tech in use and unseen by the masses.

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from DWTC

    Shuttle Buses (FREE)

    Get to Dubai Harbour from GITEX GLOBAL with frequent and free shuttle buses that run all day, every day

    Time10:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    Pick Up PointsArena Plaza (next to Hall 1) and Convention Gate (Hall 8)
    CostFree

    FAST-TRACK

    TaxiDedicated taxi pick up points at GITEX GLOBAL with a fast-track lane for all Dubai Harbour visitor.
    LocationTransportation Hub

    CAREEM (Discount)

    CareemUse your exclusive discount code for
    20% Off on all Careem Journeys (T&Cs apply)
    LocationPick up / drop o Transportation Hub
    CostCareem Code : ENS2023

    FAST-TRACK

    METRO

    METRO
    The fastest way to Dubai Harbour. Right outside Dubai World Trade Centre, take the Red Line metro to Al Khail station (10 stops), then jump on the free shuttle bus that will swiftly take you to Expand North Star in just a few minutes

    LocationWorld Trade Centre Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours
    Cost5 AED with NOL card

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from the city

    Metro

    Quick and easy jump on the Dubai metro Red Line and take our free Expand North Star shuttle from there to the Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours

    Tram

    Travelling from JBR or Dubai Marina? Take the tram to Mina Seyahi Station and use our free shuttle service for the last few minutes of your journey.

    LocationMina Seyahi Tram Station
    TimeTram schedule
    FrequencyEvery 8 minutes
    Cost3 AED with NOL card

    Shuttle Buses – Hotels

    LocationGrand Millennium
    Signature 1
    Novotel
    Radisson Blu
    Media One
    W Dubai
    Al Habtoor
    Sheraton JBR
    Avani
    Westin Mina Seyahi
    Beach Resort
    TimePick up & drop o 09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyDaily
    CostFree

    Taxi

    Door-to-door travel with drop off right in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    Location : Dubai Harbour

    CODE IS APPLICABLE TO/FROM DUBAI HARBOUR

    CAREEM

    Book your ride via the Careem app and save 20% on your journey. (T&Cs apply) The drop off point is directly in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    LocationDubai Harbour
    CostCareem Code – ENS2023

    Arriving to Dubai Harbour

    PARKING

    FREE PARKING

    700 parking spaces Head to SkyDive Dubai and cross the waters to Dubai Harbour using the free water taxi. Ahoy sailors!

    LocationSkyDive Dubai Parking
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    CostFree

    *FREE SHUTTLE BUSES AVAILABLE

    PARKING

    Park at Nakheel Monorail parking for the Dubai Palm and get on our free shuttle service direct to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationNakheel Monorail Parking Building Dubai Palm
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    Cost10 AED per hour

    Water Tax

    With a venue surrounded by water, what better way to arrive than by boat! Take the water taxi from SkyDive Dubai to Expand North Star.

    Metro Pick up

    Want to avoid Dubai traffic & jump on the metro? Take our free shuttle from Al Khail Metro station to connect you to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    Time09:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    COSTFree

    BUGGIES

    Expand North Star buggies onsite will bring you from the Harbour parking and the water taxi station to the main entrance.

    LocationOn Site – Harbour
    Time09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyEvery 5 min
    CostFree

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    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

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    Dubai: As the holiday season draws to a close, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) is likely to experience heavy traffic. According to airport officials, 3.3 million passengers will pass through Dubai International Airport in the next 13 days.

    “The average daily traffic will reach 258,000 visitors. August 26 and 27 is expected to be the busiest time with over half a million guests arriving.” said in a statement issued on Wednesday. Passengers should follow special instructions to ensure a hassle-free journey.

    Upon arrival at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, passengers between the ages of 4 and 12 can use the special passport control counters to stamp their passports independently. For those traveling with families, passengers above the age of 12 can use the smart gates to speed up the passport control process. At the smart gates, registered passengers can clear passport control by looking for a green light without the need to scan a document, according to Dubai Airports’ website.

    Those arriving to pick up guests from the airport should use designated car parks or valet services. Access to the arrival forecourts at Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and other authorized airport vehicles, officials said.

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