Gravity-Defying Stunts Over Dubai

The official announcement took place at the iconic Burj Park beside the Burj Khalifa. Three jet-suit pilots demonstrated their capabilities by soaring over the Dubai Fountain. The crowd, a mix of media representatives and aerial sports enthusiasts, witnessed firsthand the incredible maneuvers these suits allow.

  • When: The race is scheduled for February 28, 2024.
  • Where: The action will unfold at the prestigious Dubai Boat Show.
  • What: Competitors will trade traditional airplanes for futuristic jet suits—think Iron Man meets Superman. These gravity-defying suits allow pilots to soar through the skies with unmatched agility and speed.
  • Who: Eight contenders from around the globe will go head-to-head in this high-flying extravaganza. Among them is the UAE’s very own Ahmed Al Shehhi, part of the XDubai team.
  • Collaboration: The event is made possible through a collaboration with Gravity Industries, a trailblazing company at the forefront of jet-suit technology.
  • Dubai’s Spirit: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, expressed excitement about this pioneering event. He emphasized Dubai’s spirit of innovation, adventure, and ambition, pushing the boundaries of human imagination.

Safety First

The competition will unfold between Dubai Harbor and Skydive Dubai, with specially designed jet suits prioritizing safety features. These include protection from drowning and added buoyancy, ensuring that the race combines thrill with precaution.

Dubai’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of human achievement is on full display with the world’s first jet suit race. So mark your calendars, keep your eyes on the skies, and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle like no other!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *