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Travel bucket list idea:

Last updated: 26 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Nicola Chilton

One for adrenalin junkies, Skydive Dubai offers skydives over two sites in Dubai: the famous Palm (the Palm drop zone) or Dubai’s nearby desert dunes, 35km from the city (the Desert drop zone).

You’ll jump from 13,000 feet and reach speeds of up to 120 mph, with 60 seconds of freefall. If you can relax enough to enjoy the views, they’re spectacular.


Price from: £200
Minimum age: 18
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 4 hours

Getting there & doing it

Tandem skydives are the quickest and easiest way to go, requiring no training. Generally, anyone over 18 can go, subject to suitable health and fitness.

When to do it

Tandem skydives are offered all year round, seven days a week.

Destination guides including or relevant to this experience


United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Burj Khalifa rising above Dubai downtown cityscape high angle view view at sunset. United Arab Emirates modern architecture and travel abstract

A desert city playground with a unique combination of Arabian culture, mega-malls and audacious architecture in a setting of year-round sun, sand and sea. Great family hotels and a ridiculous number of family attractions too.