‘The sky is full of dreams, but you don’t know until you fly’.
Recently, we had a chance to experience one of the most thrilling activities which is the Gyrocopter flight in Dubai with Skyhub.
In this post, we are going to share our experience about the Gyrocopter, gyro flight packages & pricing, aerial views you get to see, location and many more things.
A little bit about what a Gyrocopter is
A gyrocopter is quite an unusual kind of aircraft, especially to look at. They look similar to helicopters but by the construction and the way of flying they are more similar to the airplanes.
They are a very small aircraft that usually carries two people (Pilot & Passenger).
The gyrocopter flown by Skyhub Dubai is one that has no roof ‘Naked’, this gives a much better view of the landscape but comes with the safety ruling of no equipment allowed onboard by the passenger.
The #p2visitdxb team were invited to this incredible experience of flying over Dubai in one of Skyhub Dubai’s open-top gyrocopters.
We arrived at the Skydive Dubai Palm Drop Zone about thirty minutes before our scheduled flights, as this is where the SkyHub Gyrocopter office is also located.
We had to complete the safety documentation at the reception, this was after having to complete a separate one via email 24 hours before.
Safety is paramount at Skyhub Dubai and you feel safe throughout, which is amazing on their part.
With our early arrival, the staff were extremely accommodating in welcoming us and prepped us for the ultimate experience.
As soon as we had completed the documents, we then got a buggy to where our flight would be taking off from.
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We met the pilot, Captain Frank, who briefed us in what to do in case of an emergency.
Anya was flying before me (Patrick), so I had to watch her take off and return to the reception, whilst she was flying.
Frank was extremely reassuring throughout and gave us some little tips to make use of throughout our flight.
The thrilling part was the takeoff but as soon as we were in the air, it was quite an exhilarating experience and we both didn’t know which part of the skyline to marvel at first.
We flew over such landmarks as:
- Palm Jumeirah
- Burj Al Arab
- Jumeriah Beach
- Dubai Marina
- Sheikh Zayed Road
- Mall of the Emirates
- Kite Beach
The flight route take-off was from the Skydive Palm Drop Zone.
Once we got into the sky, we started to head up towards Atlantis. Once reaching there and being able to look down the stalk of the Palm, we flew to the Burj Al Arab.
After reaching the Burj Al Arab, we did a few doughnuts in the gyrocopter which was great fun and then head along Sheikh Zayed Road back to the Marina.
It was a long 20-minute ride, which was the perfect package. There is an option to have a longer flight but you only fly over the World Islands, which most are empty anyway.
We got to enjoy the sights of the city and the weather was perfect, November was a great month to do it in.
Gyrocopter Flight Packages & Pricing
Skyhub Dubai have some FANTASTIC deals on offer until the New Year, which is a great time to take advantage and book that flight for a loved one, birthday or even for a fun activity whilst here on holiday.
The options that they currently have on offer are:
- Option 1: 30-minute flight (long route) AED 999
- Option 2: 20-minute flight (our popular, standard route) AED 700
- Option 3: 12-minute flight (over the Palm Jumeirah Island only) AED 400
Those looking for an adventure that’s short and sweet can opt for the 12-minute flight over the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island.
The 20-minute flight will fly you over some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Ain Dubai, Burj Al Arab, and the Palm Jumeirah.
If you’ve got a little more time on your hands and are looking for a little more fun and adventure, the 30-minute flight includes all of the above attractions as well as Dubai’s world-famous World Islands and Kite Beach.
Aerial Views Over Dubai in Gyrocopter Flight
Key things to know
1. Minimum Age is 17 years old.
2. As a legal requirement, the maximum weight limit of the person is 105 kg on the day.
3. You can reschedule your flight at least 24 hours before the date of flight, but any earlier would be better for them to know.
4. The gyrocopter flight in Dubai is subject to weather conditions and operates everyday from September to May months.
5. Pictures and videos can be taken for an additional fee, they can Go Pro key moments of the flight tour. Go and see our video from the @placestovisitindubai
6. Check in 30 minutes before your time of reservation, this is key to complete the safety briefing and medical questionnaire.
7. Unsecured cameras or phones (without a neck strap or wristband) are prohibited on board.
8. Bring a jacket as it’s cold and windy if you ride the open gyrocopter, but we didn’t need one in November.
Address: SkyDive Dubai, Al Seyahi St, Mina Seyahi area, Dubai, UAE
Google Map Location
Below is a map guide to the location of SkyDive Dubai, where the Skyhub Gyrocopter office and reception is also located.
There’s plenty of free parking spacesin a very short walk to the location or a cab can drop you outside.