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Jetpack operates with a similar mechanism like any hydro sport. Located on the famous JBR beach of Dubai. The first time you fly one, you will be surprised by the fact you are sitting in your seat and all your weight is carried by the saddle. The straps holding you in place. It takes a while getting used to but once you are set in the terms, this is going to be one of the best experiences you will ever have.
The entire experience will last for 60 minutes, in which the jetpack session will last for 30 minutes.
The first 10 minutes, the pro instructor will teach how to use the device, take off, hand signals and safety procedures.
You will have a flight time of 20 minutes.
No previous know-how is required to try this water activity. It can be enjoyed by anyone above 16 years and with an ideal weight between 45 kg and 135 kg. Flying with the new Water Jetpack is the latest water sport to hit the shores of the UAE. Get ready to experience the thrills even if you’re a complete beginner.
How to reach: It is a 30-minute drive from Bur Dubai to JBR beach. Cab/Self-drive is preferred as from Bur Dubai you will have to change buses to reach.
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Is there a height or weight limit?
Yes. When it comes to height and weight, there is a minimum and a maximum limit fixed to try Jet Pack in Dubai. And it is strictly followed by the instructors. One needs to be a minimum of 4’9’’ and a maximum of 7’0’’ height. Similarly, the minimum weight is 45 kg and the maximum weight is 135 kg. Any individual who doesn’t fall under this height and weight category will not be allowed participating in the ride. Due to safety reasons, the instructors have set a certain limit for the riders to avoid any mishaps while riding the device.
How to reach for Jet Pack in Dubai?
To experience the famous Jet Pack hydro sport, you need to reach the Jumeirah Beach (JBR Beach), Dubai. You can get to JBR Beach by Bus, Metro, or Car. By bus – the nearest bus stations are Bus – 8, Bus – 84, and Bus – F55A. By the metro – the nearest metro station is Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Once you reach the metro station, you can take a 15-minute walk via Al Gharbi St. The metro station is located on the red line and it lies between the Dubai Marina and Nakheel Harbour and Tower Stations. By car – A taxi cab can drop you at JBR in 12 minutes heading towards the apartments via Al Sufouh Road which is about 5.7 km distance.
How does Jet Pack work?
To know how Jet Pack works, one needs to recall the Newton’s Third Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). The hot gas is released when fuel is burned in the gas chamber shoots downwards, which eventually results in an upward thrust. This upward thrust pushes the body upward from the water. When you look at the design, the bilateral nozzles are placed just above your center of gravity, so it allows your body to float like a hanging object. Hence, it helps you to maintain balance when you’re moving upward or forward.
How long will it take me to learn?
It takes maximum of 10 minutes to learn and master the device. During the training session, you will be given an overview of the device, how to take off, basic hand signals, and adequate safety procedures. The training method is made to easily understand by anyone and attain confidence before riding. Based on the rider’s intake, he or she can do wonderful stunts with the device. Some people may take a little longer time to learn, and have a seamless ride. So, it’s completely okay if you take some time until you get that comfortable feeling.
What should I wear on my jet pack adventure?
You will be required to have beach attire like wearing shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt to have a comfortable ride. At the same time, you are advised to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, remove precious items, jewelry, rings, etc. In addition, you need to wear a life jacket and a helmet to ensure your safety. The life jacket prevents you from drowning into the water, and the helmet prevents any head injuries. The life jacket and helmet will be provided by the tour operator itself. Finally, don’t forget to bring a pair of dry clothes, a towel, and sunglass.
How high can I fly?
One can fly at a maximum height of 3,000 feet (900 meters) in a Jet Pack for a maximum duration of 30 to 45 minutes. The height and speed are in the hands of the pilot. The pilot controls thrust, altitude, and direction with two hand controls, just like handling a motorcycle. However, the instructor gives you a warning-like signal if you’re reaching more than a certain height as it may lead to falling down or an accident. Hence, it is recommended to maintain an average height and come to the ground once the time is over.
Why is Jet Pack in Dubai so famous?
It is one of the most sought-after leisure activities among adventurers and other tourists. One can really fly like a bird without swinging his hands and have an unimaginable experience. The Jet Pack has emerged as an important attraction in Dubai for its one-of-a-kind experience which adds zeal to the rider. Here, he or she can undertake formal training from the instructor for the first 10 minutes, and then they can start Jet Packing at ease. Moreover, the experience will last for 60 minutes, gives one to exploit it to the core.
What is the age limit for this?
The minimum age to try Jet Pack is 16 years, whereas, the maximum age is not given. Because of safety purposes, the instructors have set a minimum age limit to do Jet Pack. The participants who are aged between 12 to 16 years are required to have the waiver signed by his/her parent or guardian. Jet Pack is the latest thrill-seeking sport, indulged by hundreds of tourists in a day. Right from a fresher to an expert, anyone can try this enthralling activity and get the most amusing experience out of it. If you’re the first time in Dubai, don’t miss this lifetime opportunity.
How fast can you travel above and underwater with the flyboard?
One can travel in a flyboard at a speed of 18.5 miles per hour above and underwater. Considering its high powered engine and maximum horsepower, a flyboard can travel relatively faster than other water sports’ devices. However, the speed varies based on the rider’s height and weight. If the rider weighs more than 120 kg, the flyboard can reach a maximum speed of 14 to 15 miles per hour, and vice versa. The instructor will give you instructions on how to control the speed and maintain a stable position for a long time. So, follow it closely.
Is Jet Pack in Dubai safe?
It is totally safe for all kind of tourists who come under the given range of height and weight. Before getting into the device, you will be provided with safety instructions, followed by practical training to gain comfortability with the device. Upon completing the basic training, you need to wear a life jacket and a helmet to prevent any injury to the body. The instructors are highly experienced professionals; they make sure your safety is 100%, and allow you to have a safe and joyful ride.
Does Jet Pack require a lot of strength?
Fortunately, there is no strength required to ride a Jet Pack. It’s the device on the back which uses the gas or liquid to propel the rider above the ground surface. However, it requires a lot of control, stability, and endurance. Many jet packers with no strength, gets easy with the device and do amazing stunts. For first-time riders, they will be taught by professional instructors, followed by some practical sessions to gain comfortability and confidence with the device. After that, they can have unlimited fun and entertainment with the device and get some adrenaline rush feeling
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