What I would buy if I won the lottery; sky diving in Dubai

What I would buy if I won the lottery; sky diving in Dubai

Sky diving has been on my bucket list from the age of 13. It’s been a whole 6 years and I still haven’t been skydiving so in the spirit of my love for luxury and my love for travel, I thought to myself, If I am going to go sky diving – why the hell would I ever do it in the U.K. when I can do it in Dubai??? Everyone around me thinks I’m completely insane for wanting to do so but I am such a carpe diem kind of person. I am such a cliche in the respect that you only get one life so I am going to live it doing silly shit like this. Think about it this way, if I die (GOD FORBID), at least I died having fun. Am I right or am I right?

This sounds so weird but does anyone else feel like adrenaline is good for them? I feel like in order for me to keep motivated and to keep my life going I need a bit of adrenaline every once in a while. For me adrenaline is like working out, initially, it might not actually want to do it bit, in the end, I feel so much better. You’re probably all thinking why Dubai of all places, that’s so random! And yes, it’s so random because the scenery isn’t even all of that compared to other countries I could do it in, however, I’m thinking about all the adrenaline I’ll have after to go and splurge at Dubai mall and give myself the most perfect, rarest, one of a kind well-done gift from me to me – preferably a designer bag. However I’m not completely materialistic, another reason I would choose Dubai specifically is because Skydive Dubai has an excellent reputation for safety and expertise, and is one of the leading skydiving companies in the world. They also hold several Guiness World Records and have developed 2 amazing skydiving locations in Dubai. Therefore I know for a fact I’m coming back in one piece.

dubai skydiving

Here are a few things that may help you out, if you ever want to try it too;

Rules & Restrictions
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Please carry your valid photo id proofs Emirates ID, driver’s license, an ID card with photo, passport.
  • Weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) with clothing and sports shoes must not exceed the maximum safety requirements.
  • BMI and weight requirements are as follows:
    • Women – 90 kgs (198 lbs) or less. Maximum BMI of 27.5.
    • Men – 100 kgs (220.5 lbs) or less. Maximum BMI 30.

 

Tips For Your First Time Skydiving Experience
  • Eat a moderate and healthy breakfast before you head out for your experience. Just know that skydiving with an empty or full stomach is not fun. Just keep it light and make sure you’re nourished well before your dive.
  • Get a good sleep the night before. Though it is normal for the excitement of the jump to keep you up all night, try and ensure that do you manage to get some good hours of sleep.
  • Wear the right clothes – athletic and comfortable clothes, sneakers/sport shoes. Sandals, high heels and shirts with collars won’t be allowed.
  • Be prepared to wait. Skydiving is an extremely weather dependant sport. The SkyDive Dubai officials keep a constant check on the weather monitor to keep track of the winds. If the wind picks up or the weather deteriorates, be prepared to wait. If the conditions are not suitable, your experience may take a little longer.
  • If you’re a female and would want a female tandem instructor, then kindly request the same at the campus.
  • Relax, breathe, jump and enjoy! Statistically, skydiving is safer than being on the road according to the United States Parachuting Association.
When is the best time to skydive in Dubai?

Summer in the desert can be hot, so to avoid the heat, the best time for skydiving is during the winter, from October to April.

Where to go on your Winter Vacation

Where to go on your Winter Vacation

First of all Happy New Year and Happy 1st Birthday to my beloved blog! I hope that 2017 is your best year yet and that you may achieve every single goal that you set yourself this year. Personally my goal for this year is to blog more and grow my blog because I love what I do and I would love to become a full time blogger in the future and run my very own luxury magazine. I love the new year because it’s a time when you can reevaluate yourself and see what you need to change to improve your lifestyle. I don’t know about you but 2016 was an okay year for me and I plan to make 2017 a year that I will never forget, filled with so many new adventures and opportunities I plan to try new things, go to new places, make new friends and just live my life to the absolute fullest whilst I’m still young, it is going to be the most amazing year of my life yet!

To kick start the new year I thought that I would give you guys some ideas on where to go for your winter vacation. If your anything like me then you HATE winter and everything that it brings with it; dark, cold and windy short days, and worst of all you can’t wear your favourite outfits without feeling like your going to freeze to death unless it’s a huge coat or some type of knitwear, not to mention it’s the peak of cold and flu season so you can’t go out as much as you would hope. The only good thing about winter are the huge coats and jackets that may or may not ruin you outfit at times. Personally I love summer, I love the weather, the outfits and most of all I love the atmosphere, everything is so happy, bright and cheerful!

If your looking for a get away as much as I am here are the places that I would recommend;

Bahamas

I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas, it is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. My favourite island has to be Paradise Island, it is home to the Atlantis Paradise Island – one of the best resorts in the entire world! Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.

Mexico

Meico is everything the British winter is not: light, colour, exoticism; warm and exuberant. Parties on the beach, yoga under the trees, a dip in dappled-light cenotes. The weather is wonderful in January: hot but not-too-hot, with barely any rain at all.

South Africa 

Amazing food, amazing wine, amazing beaches, amazing hotels and amazing scenery. January – march are the best months for exploring South Africa with so much to do you’ll never be bored.

Australia’s Gold Coast

The weather’s hot but not too hot. Food, drink, beaches, private islands… everything is big and bold and in style. It is also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild.

Hong Kong

One of the most fascinating city in the Far East, Hong Kong burns brightly on the map of the region – half Chinese metropolis, half global icon. It calls to every camera amid the skyscrapers which dot the Central district on its core island.

Dubai

The glitziest of the United Arab Emirates! Known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene Dubai is a truly unique city.

Maldives

The Indian Ocean’s most celebrated cluster of islands is in full of sun in January. The clear blue waters are so beautiful you will have the time of your life!