Skydive Dubai Experience II| VIDEO

 

Hello lovely readers/bloggers! On my last trip to Dubai, I made one of my dreams; Skydiving in Dubai! I made this trip on May 2018 and later decided to write about my experience and share it on my blog. My previous post has pictures and details of this awesome experience, today I wanted to share the full video from the moment I get into the airplane, to the moment I jump and land.

If you like to read a little bit more or just to scroll for more pictures about skydiving in Dubai, check out my previous post : Skydive Dubai.

-It still gives me goosebumps and a big smile!- Enjoy!

 

 

Skydive Dubai Experience

Skydiving was always, always, ALWAYS in my bucket list. While living in the Middle East I got even more obsessed of Skydiving but completing it in of course, Dubai.  For some reasons -money, time off, always tired, etc- couldn’t make it while I was living there. Thus some people have asked me ‘Why I didn’t do it by THAT time? and Why NOW?” well, I did made it now, 3 years later, as a mom and traveling solo. And you know what? IT FELT AWESOME.

I chose Dubai over Las Vegas, Orlando, and over my island which is even is more cheaper, for the simple reason that non of them were going to give me the same satisfaction. It’s not just about jumping in parachute, is about the whole experience. The experience of doing it in a complete different country, jumping on a higher altitude, providing photos and videos for memories to keep, and hello! THE VIEW!  You will see all Dubai under your feet, it’s just breathtaking.

As soon as you jump out of the plane, you will be treated with spectacular bird’s eye views of the artificial archipelago known as Palm Jumeirah, seconds will pass slowly,  the instructor will fly you in circles and do other stunts, all this while they’re recording you! After the instructor deploys the parachute, he will do some other stunts with the parachute and later enjoy the spectacular view of Dubai.

 

Recording me moment, inside building, Skydive Dubai.

Once I entered, they validated my booking order (which I did it online) and measured my weight and height. I was then asked to pay the remaining amount and was given a waiver to sign. After a couple of minutes my name was called.

My instructor was from Spain, when he asked me where I was from -due to of my last name- he smiled and started to talk to me in Spanish. He puts me the harness, gave me basic instructions of how to jump and land.

“Do not jump, I will make the jump. Have your head laid back on my shoulder and your arms holding your shoulders straps while exiting from the plane. Don’t open your arms until three taps on your shoulder, then you open up and enjoy the ride. Ready to jump 14,000 ft, Kirsy?” -He asked.

He’s voice was a combination of energetic and normal, “I’m Ready man!”- I responded very excited while slapping hands with him. They recorded introducing me and asking how I was feeling. Later they told me to wait a couple of minutes as the plane was being refueled.

 

Me and my instructor ready to board.

“Kirsy! Let’s jump!”-My instructor called me. He checked once again my harness and instructions were understood. They took us in a golf cart to the runway. The plane was already there and I was the last person to get into it. Meaning I was the first one jumping out! Continue reading “Skydive Dubai Experience”

Travel Diaries: Reconnecting with Dubai

 

Burj Khalifa ❤

People will think why would I visit a place which I once lived, why not going some place new… Habibi, Dubai is that place I would never get tired, period. I have to admit that when I was pregnant, I hated Dubai with guts. I wanted to get out, I was tired and all the homesick came together and collapsed on top of me, but that was the mess of hormones talking. After I gave birth, I was so ready to jump on a plane and move back to Dubai with my little one, but life is not that easy, right? So this opportunity came up to stop in Dubai on my way back from Hanoi and I couldn’t be more excited.

When I stepped on that plane and watch the Emirates crew, I relived those moments, I knew their tasks, the call bells meaning, type of service, everything. It felt nice and proud, knowing that I used to wear that famous red hat. There’s been some minor changes regarding to the inflight service and other miscellaneous, but after flying with other major Middle Eastern airlines, I have to say and not because I used to be their crew; but sorry they are still the best.

When we landed I had so many things I wanted to do, even grocery shopping! I just wanted to do what I used to love when I was local, and relived every pinch moment, but I also knew that time was a factor. Fortunately I made this trip solo, which means no tourist interests, my own schedule and just walk around with no hesitation. I don’t mind traveling to Dubai with people who have never visited, but this time was my own little space.

One of my Emirates cabin crew friends that I still have in contact, managed to provide me his own apartment. He was on leave so decided to leave me the keys so I could use his accommodation for sleep, take a shower, eat and so on. That really helped me since I arrived at 5:00am and I was so tired! I took a beauty sleep, had a nice shower and off I went.

Sunset from my friends balcony at International city, Dubai.

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Alone I went

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So yesterday I decided to do some american junk food ‘grocery’ shopping at Waitrose Supermarket which is in Dubai mall, pretty far away from I live. But yet again, I had to. I took a cab only for the next station stop near my Hotel apartment and from there I guide myself with the metro maps, bought a 20 dirham metro card and off I went solo.

100_4381It took me more than an hour to get to the mall but it was worth it. I bought 3 bags of pork chops, REAL pork. The supermarket has a space for non-muslims.  I bought Pop-tarts, Oscar mayors hot dogs, ham, american butter, pancakes!! (not Aunt Jemima but at least is Betty Crocker), snack bars, Hot Pockets, BACON! well yes, I did a junk food shopping, very expensive but guess what? I don’t care! 3320822079_2cc70ebf32_zMy soul was craving for these kind of food! I was so tired of eating lamb and chicken and now finally I have pork chops! I am so not going to leave the kitchen now! Since I have Puertorican seasoning those pork chops are going to taste so good!! aaahh!! delicious!!

After the hilarious shopping, I went to eat at Macaroni and Grill. The service was terrible and I even lost my appetite for the dessert, that’s something that I’m going to write at Tripadvisor though.  The metro is very easy and there’s a space for women and children, so it’s less crowded and it feels more secure. I really don’t trust when people say that Dubai is safe, no criminals and so on. Safety for me is first. I’m living alone in a forever strange country, thus I have to take care of myself and not trust Dubai. Although the metro is pretty safe, I like to be careful and know my surroundings.

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Boyfriend visit Dubai

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On an entire week off duty, I decided to informed my boyfriend so if he could try to pay a visit. He managed to give away all of his shifts for that week in one day! I honestly didn’t imagine him to come and I couldn’t believe I was going to finally see the man of my life in 3 days. I washed and dry my hair straight, nice and smooth. Put on some nice make-up and his favorite vanilla coconut perfume. Went so excited to pick him up at the airport, I didn’t knew how I was going to react. After all, it’s been 4 months since the last time we saw each other.

IMG_5212I was at the Emirates arrivals, his flight already landed, everybody was disembarking but I couldn’t see him! So desperately I started to call him, he picks up “Hun..” and I was like crazy “Where are youuu? I can’t find you!…Can you hear me?”  While he responds to me very sweet and calm way -“I’m behind you, my love”.  That moment when I turned, my eyes started to bring tears of joy. I ran and jumped on him, I hugged him like it was no tomorrow. We both started to cry a little bit while staring at each other…  and so let our week journey begin.

First thing we did was, I took him to see the Burj Khalifa tower, then went to my favorite coffee shop in Dubai Mall, Angelina. Spent the sunset at Burj Al Arab, shopping at the souk, even took him to Emirates HQ so he can see the giants A380 taking off, we walked around the city and finally the Safari which he enjoyed so much. A whole week just with him. I even founded Dubai interesting for a moment. We only decided to stay-in one day, we just wanted to lay down, chat and eat. I’m so grateful to have this man as my boyfriend. Even though we’re facing a tough distance, he’s still beside me and supporting me. Everywhere he goes, he talks about me, he lives my success, he’s proud of me. He is my sustenance of everyday, my reason of not quitting when I feel so homesick. Everyday I walked into an aircraft is a less day left to see him one more time.

A man who loves you will never ask you quit your dreams, will always support you, ‘will live your pains and glories, IMG_5164he will never find distance, thus he’ll find challenges in the relationship but never resign, you’ll be his vow, you’ll be his reason, you’ll be his life. And when distance puts a challenge between the two, that’s when you find out how real the love is. As for my experience, I found my other half. We’re facing both a professional phase in which we physically can’t be together, but this is not a forever-ever chapter. I’ll keep making him proud as he makes me everyday. Can’t wait for my first annual leave vacation, visit you and be in your arms.

Long distance relationship is not meant for everyone…is for those who truly want to be together. If you both want, you both will, and will succeed.

This is how it is…a Flight Attendant relationship.

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Fun Flight to Mumbai

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The weather was not so good because of the sandstorm but Emirates continues flying even if the sky is falling down. After the briefing which even the pilots weren’t in that much of a good mood -and is understandable- we arrived at the aircraft and prepare it for the customers.

Flight to Mumbai was ready. Customers boarded, seated, hot towels were given, limen juices were given, and suddenly.. Continue reading “Fun Flight to Mumbai”