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Flyboarding in Dubai

Challenge gravity and fly above the waters around Jumeirah Beach


If you like water sports and flying, this activity belongs in your bucket list. Fly boarding, sometimes called hydro-flying, is a hip new thing at Dubai's popular JBR Beach and other spots. Like a superhero, you can soar above the waters, spin and dive like a dolphin.

In half-an-hour you can learn how to operate a fly board, that is connected by a long hose to a watercraft, and make different kinds of tricks with it.

The Flyboard was invented in 2012 by Franky Zapata. The French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) granted Zapata a patent for his invention. The public saw this device for the first time at the jet ski championship in China.

Practical info

When is the best time of year to try flyboarding in Dubai?

Flyboarding in Dubai is best experienced between November and March, the cooler winter months. While the water temperature remains warm throughout the year, the summer months are challenging due to high humidity and heat. Show more

Where exactly can you flyboard in Dubai, besides Jumeirah Beach?

Dubai offers different flyboarding locations. Apart from Jumeirah Beach, flyboarding is available at Nemo WaterSports by Dubai Marina, and other locations including Ajman, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. Nemo WaterSports also provides guided tours that enable participants to enjoy the activity while exploring Dubai’s waterways. Show more

What is the process for learning how to operate a flyboard?

Licensed instructors provide a brief training session to familiarize individuals with the flyboard's operation. The session includes learning to control the board with weight shifts, hand movements, and feet. During the session, individuals also learn to maintain balance, initiate takeoff and landing, and safely perform aerial tricks. The training usually takes around 30 minutes. Show more

How high above the water can you go while flyboarding?

Individuals can reach heights of approximately 15-20 feet while flyboarding, depending on their skill level and comfort. While beginners tend to remain close to the water surface, safety guidelines prohibit certain complex tricks and exceeding specified height limits to ensure the safety of all participants. Show more

Are any special safety measures or precautions required before trying flyboarding?

Before trying flyboarding, participants need to be 16 years or older and in good physical condition. Additionally, participants must sign waivers acknowledging the potential risks involved. Every participant is required to wear safety gear, including a life jacket and helmet. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, it is important to follow the instructor's guidelines throughout the activity. Show more

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