VIDEO: Skydive Dubai announce 'Dream Jump' stunt for public
What’s On has details of Skydive Dubai Dream Jump from Princess Tower, Dubai Marina, part of ‘Dream Jump Around the World in 80 Jumps’.
If you thought base jumping from the top of Burj Khalifa was as extreme as it gets, think again. Dream Jump has come to Dubai.
This latest stomach-churning adrenaline sport was unveiled on Sunday on the 99th floor of Princess Tower, currently Dubai’s tallest residential tower. It is a collaboration between Skydive Dubai and Tomasz Zielinski, the creator of the part bungee, part base jump.
So what exactly is it? In its simplest form, Dream Jump Dubai will use multiple zip lines, totalling over 10 kilometers of rope, suspended high over the iconic Dubai Marina skyline and will provide those brave enough to take it on with the chance to experience freefall without deploying a parachute. The experts say it is a patented technique of jumping off heights using a belay system, dynamic ropes and pulleys, allowing the jumper to jump from any object.
The showcase will take place between April 13 and 19, with the public being given the chance to leap from an eight-metre platform protruding from near the top of Princess Tower.
An official booklet handed out at the unveiling detailing how the public could get involved in the exciting event mistakenly contained incorrect information. What’s On published this information in good faith but have since been told details of a competition were incorrect. We apologise to all those who acted on the information and will continue to work with organisers to bring you the most up-to-date information just as soon as it is available.
Originally invented in America, rope jumping has been taken to further extremes by a group of Russian action athletes. Now, a group of rope jumpers who call themselves The Dream Walkers, are planning to jump in 80 of the world’s most ravishing beauty spots, including Dubai.
Speaking to The National newspaper about the safety of the Dubai Dream Jump, Thomas Zielinski, the designer of the system said: “Bungee is just one rope. This has two, so it is safer and more comfortable. The system is 100 per cent safe, but it is only possible to jump in good weather with no wind.”