This was easily one of the funnest things I've ever done! They provide a few minute-long video for 'training' and then everyone goes into the flying area. Each person get one flight to practice hovering, then the second flight they crank up the fan and the instructor helps guide you fly to about 40ft in the airtube, dropping down again when he brings his legs down. It's almost as fun watching others in there until it was my turn. I can see how this could become addictive for those that live close to one of these skydiving training centers. Dubai has two that I know of: iFly Dubai in Mirdif City Center Mall and Skydive Dubai which is around 40km outside of Dubai on the road to Al Ain. At the end of the group session, the instructor get a few minutes flying time to show off their skills which was very impressive... TheiFly Dubai was charging 220dhs for the quick introduction with two 1 minute flights and offer discounts on Groupon from time to time to do this at a big discount. Great fun to add onto the mall visit.
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