Dubai now has more indoor skydiving capacity per capita of population than anywhere else in the worldl! Think about it - about five million souls live in Dubai and they have two wind tunnels. As a comparison there are three skydive tunnels in UK serving about sixty million people - you do the math. Tourists to this thriving destination are cosmopolitan and sophisticated and are clearly quite spolied for choice. There is no single 'type' of person who visits Dubai, and each of them have a variety of interests which this young, dynamic country works very hard to satisfy. The new development at iFly Dubai, opens up so many new facilities that it would take pages to list them here. The main thing which we at acceleratedfreefall.com are interested in are the new skydiving wind tunnels - Dubai never was a place to do anything half heartedly! So if you'd like to enjoy a taste of 'skydiving without the fear' or perhaps you'd like to develop your skills a little before going to try the actual thing, then we highly recommend indoor skydiving at iFly Dubai Sports City.
Where did these things come from? Flight simulators have been used for over twenty years by commercial pilots to stay sharp on their emergency drills. After that, smaller software versions became a poular resident on almost every home PC (erm, and a few office ones too we hear :D ) . Military special forces and world class competition teams realised that they could do much of their practice in free fall siimulators without being delayed by wind or rain and now skydive tunnels have become de-rigeur for training of top level free fall competition teams and student skydivers alike. For 'Joe Public' they have become a welcome alternative to golf, indoor skiing and visits to the movies. It really is a sport for all the family to enjoy the skydiving experience but without any of the fear or risk.
We've all seen how focussed and competitive the Dubai people are, especially when we look at sports like football and rmotor acing. Young Emiraties, eager to represent their country at world level are now eagerly pre-booking Accelerated Free Fall courses (AFF) in the nations two wind tunnels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It's been hard to miss the United Arab Emirates quiet but sure, move up the rankings in every sport and now it looks set to become the new leader in the Gulf four way formation skydiving fraternity. We forecast that Dubai will be moving fast up the ratings at the next world championships of skydiving - watch this space!
If you'd like to know a little more about indoor skydiving in a windtunnel then please take a look at our article which gives the full story about this wonderful and exciting new technology.
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