Have you noticed a lot of activity up-above-in-the-sky over the past week? Well that’s because the World Air Games is happening, and this weekend is your last chance to catch the action.

Things to do this weekend

Running until December 12, and with dropzones at SkyDive Dubai, in the desert at Margham, in Al Sufouh Beach and even at Dubai Mall Ice Rink, you’ll find parachuters, gliders, aerobatic pilots, hot air balloons and more taking to the Dubai skies to compete at their disciplines.

Follow World Air Games Dubai on Instagram for day-to-day updates, and see the website for more.

For now, here are 15 of the most epic shots of the games so far:

1. Here’s an absolute classic from the one and only Faz.


A photo posted by Fazza (@faz3) on

2. Yes, you’re seeing correctly, that solo glider is upside down. Gulp.


[#WorldAirGames] … and the king is @lucabertossio #Dubai


A photo posted by Red Bull Italia Official IG (@redbullitalia) on

3. Skydiving is definitely the coolest synchronised sport (no nose plugs required).

4. Hot air balloons take off over a very Dubai skyline.

 5. And again.

Just a normal Wednesday afternoon in Dubai // Dubai, UAE   A photo posted by Fly Guy (@internationalflyguy) on

6. We even caught them taking off over Dubai Marina.

Now that’s a morning view to wake up to. #worldairgames #mydubai A photo posted by WhatsOnDubai (@whatsondubai) on

7. Yes, those women are STANDING on top of a plane. They’re part of the team of Breitling Wingwalkers: the tradition of people standing atop planes pulling out synchronised moves dates back to 1911.

8. And here are the Wingwalker planes zooming around the dunes.

The Dubai desert providing the perfect Breitling Wingwalker orange backdrop #BreitlingWingwalkers #Wag2015

A photo posted by Breitling Wingwalkers (@aerosuperbatics) on

9. There’s nothing like a surprise fly by from the legendary aerobatics team Al Fursan to make a beach day.

10. We’re getting dragons in-flight vibes from this shot of the UAE’s military stunt team Al Fursan.


#dubaimarina #jbr #uae #worldairgames #wag #amazing #mydubai#airplanes #dayoff #beach #palmjumeirah


A photo posted by Carlos Bazaga Fernandez (@bazagaca) on

 11. This is a straight-up amazing photo.

12. They leave festive-looking clouds in their wake.

13. And here they are standing to attention and flying in formation (click to watch).

14. Okay, the balloons are Photoshopped in here, but this photo makes us happy, so thought we’d include.

15. Aw, we love you too World Air Games.

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