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Dropzone: Middle East: United Arab Emirates: Skydive Dubai Desert Campus

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus

Average Rating: 4.40
4.40 out of 5 based on 5 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Lat: 24.9556024044091
Lng: 55.5073499679565

Near Margham (Exit is marked)
United Arab Emirates

+971.501542992  (3100 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-10-08
3 Twin Otters, 1 Caravan, 1 Pilatus porter, and 3 air balloons

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required



Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is a fully operational drop zone that is open all year round for licensed skydivers of all jump levels, instructional rating courses, team training, rigging loft and a skydiving school. We are also the host drop zone for the Dubai International Swoop League. We also Flight-1 courses, balloon jumps in the cooler months, a monthly tracking skills camp and we have Flight School coaches to assist with those wanting more from their flying experience. Jump ticket prices & more are shared here Have questions? Kindly email Manifest directly at We look forward to saying hello to you at the drop zone.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse

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5 Reviews Written

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Great place to jump!

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Rated 5 by: accur8shot on 2014-06-22

Pros: amazing facilities, clean, great rental gear, pro staff
Cons: long ride to get there and back

I loved this place. Great facilities, lots of pros on hand, very frequent turns of the aircraft, great rental gear, and beautiful desert scenery and cool place in general. Flight school in-house, gear store, and there's a wind tunnel on site!

The ONLY downside I can think of is that it's a bit far outside of Dubai - about 50 minutes, and I had written to them on FB to ask about transportation and didn't get a message back. I ended up hiring a taxi and paying him a bit to sit and wait for me for the 3 hours I was there. I paid a total of $90 for that, which is NOT bad considering what it would cost to do that elsewhere, but it was an added expense.

Otherwise, loved this place and can't wait to go back.

(Review ID:8537)

Highly recommended

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Rated 5 by: Mustafa_Ali on 2014-04-16

Pros: Safety is always first, International staff and jumpers, some with the highest recognition's, frequent non-stop loads
Cons: Expensive, but nevertheless, worth it.

I've just finished my AFF at there and I have to do my solo next. Very friendly and helpful staff with safety of all as their priority. The dropzone is perfect for new jumpers with soft sands all around the DZ & a lot of buggy vehicles to pick up jumpers who land a little faraway or just if you don't feel like walking back.

The mix of people from different countries and experience gives this DZ a great fun vibe, with a lot to learn from everyone.
The wind tunnel next door from the DZ gives the chance to go back and forth on holds and get the time and chance to master some skills. Can't wait to go back after saving some money! :))

(Review ID:8417)

Great Drop Zone with awesome instructors

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Rated 5 by: nkdbear on 2014-04-09

Pros: Very professional, also everything is at a high standard
Cons: 50 mins to 1 hour drive from the city, gets hot in the summer

I took my AFF course here, and it was great! it is my "home" drop zone as its the only place available for me to jump! The desert scenery is beautiful and the landing area is very easily distinguished from its surroundings.

All in all I would say that its a Great drop zone to start at and work your way up, they offer many different types of coaching from freeflying, swooping, etc.

has been a pleasure to start my skydiving here and I continue to go back!

The AFF course could have been a little cheaper though!

(Review ID:8411)

AFF course at SD2

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Rated 2 by: george.gg68 on 2013-04-28

Pros: Landing area, aircraft, and Facilities
Cons: Expensive , staff bad attitude

I went there to do AFF course , and to be honest I had bad experience. I cant judge if this the issue with all aff instructor or only mine.

1- It's really expensive for AFF , and they ask to do 10 coach Jump after AFF , so needed price to do it at SkyDive Dubai SD2 is double the price of doing it in Spain or South Africa.

2- Bad attitude , I would say that depend on your nationality if you are local or European you wont face this issue.

3- My instructor refuse to give me the jump videos cause copying will take time and he have 3-4 AFF students, to jump with.

4- If the instructor told you , " You will Jump after one hour", then that mean you will jump after 3-4 hours , and that's really boring and kill the fun in going to the dropzone

5- Skydive Dubai desert campus is in middle of no where , around 50 min driving from the city and the desert view is not beautiful

6- Instructor is not supportive

Again Ive seen alot of people recommend this dropzone and that's dependant on their AFF instructor.

(Review ID:7883)

The best DZ in my (limited) experience for learning and then progressing with some of the best coach

Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Rated 5 by: gregorygottlieb on 2013-03-14

Pros: Everything a skydiver could wish for in a friendly, professional atmosphere.
Cons: Expensive rental gear, occasional wind issues - and VERY hot in the summer!

This purpose built facility in the middle of the desert has attracted some of the best instructors from all over the world. With a fleet of superb aircraft, occasional helicopters (Bell 212s) on hand and regular balloon jumps in the season, the biggest challenge with this dropzone is where to go to find something nearly as good!
(Review ID:7826)