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Why would you jump from a perfectly working plane? Because there's possibly no better adrenaline rush that's why.

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So why would you jump out of a perfectly working aircraft?


Because there's possibly no better adrenaline rush that's why.

Sitting on the edge of a plane is very surreal. A feeling that's very unique, you'll probably have butterflies like never before. You jump out and the feeling is exhilarating, a dump of adrenaline and sensory overload. You're as close as you'll ever be to flying.

When your chute opens, your heart stops racing and you get a euphoric rush, you'll be able to take in the entire surroundings as you glide back safely to earth.

Then probably want to go right back up to do it all again!

A little bit of History

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To those that haven't done it, its hard to explain why you would skydive, but for those who have done it, words can't usually describe the rush.

Back in 1797 André-Jacques Garnerin a French balloonist thought it be great to release himself from the sky with a parachute. Roll on to 1919 and Leslie Irvin made the first free fall premeditated attempt. Luckily these brave and adventurous people made such an exciting, and actually rather safe sport come to life.

Since then equipment has been developed and safety procedures improved so much that people are able to enjoy skydiving with a very low chance of things going wrong.

Don't worry though, those safety improvements definitely don't make skydiving boring.

Where To Stay For Skydiving

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Dubai - UAE
There's no more iconic palm tree than the one created by these made made islands off the cost of Dubai.
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Skydive Dubai Skydive Dubai

Skydive Dubai have two drop zones, but we are just interested in the Palm DZ. The jump enables you to jump over the iconic Palm Islands and Dubai's impressive landscape. You'll catch the desert, the city and the Palm island all in one go for a simply unique experience.

You'll jump from 13,000ft and freefall at 120mph. This is mainly for Tandom only, as to jump solo you need 1,000+ jumps in your log book!

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Skydive Dubai are the only company to enable you to book with them. You aren't able to book through travel agents, and so you need to contact them directly. They have the rights to skydiving in Dubai so if you want to experience this incredible experience, it's with them.

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There are other incredible drop zones in the world, and so for this entry the other options below are also very much incredible. The man made Palm Island though for us is provides a jaw dropping place for you to take the jump.

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If you want to dive this on your own, Palm DZ will be required to hold a USPA D-license (or it's equivalent) and showing in their logbook a minimum of 1,000 skydives.

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Other great Drop Zones

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Skydiving Experiences and Resources

Virgin Experience Days
  • Virgin Experience Days provide Skydiving experiences you can book for yourself, or for someone else such as a gift.
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Skyscanner

  • Use Skyscanner to find the most convenient flight for the cheapest price.
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Viator

  • Alternatively, if you're a Viator user find the best experience for you here.
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World Nomads

  • Travel safe with world nomads and have that security and peace of mind while abroad.
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