1. Dubai: Tandem Skydive Experience at The Palm
Allow yourself to experience the thrill of freefalling at 120 miles per hour while securely attached in a harness to a world-class instructor. Make your way to the meeting point to be greeted by the friendly team guiding you through your experience. Approximately an hour before you boards the plane, you will be introduced to the instructor, who will explain the process, give a safety briefing, show the best body position for free fall, put on and check the harness. Both a tandem instructor and a camera flyer will also accompany you throughout the experience to capture the unforgettable moments. After a 20-minute ascent in the plane, get harnassed to the front of your fully qualified tandem skydiving instructor, who will do a final check before exiting the aircraft from 13,000 feet (4,000 m). Enjoy the thrill of nearly 60 seconds adrenaline-fuelled freefall before the parachute will be deployed at around 6,000 feet to begin your 4-5 minute parachute ride down to the ground. Take in the breathtaking views from above as people skydive over Dubai's sandy dunes or over the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island. After softly touching down, the camera flyer will give a final interview with you to record your adrenaline-fuelled reaction before guiding you back to the main building. Your package includes digital photos and a professionally edited video to capture every sensational moment until the smooth landing. The full experience takes between 3 and 4 hours. Family and friend spectators are welcome to watch you jump from below, with a cafe available to purchase light food and drinks.