First paragliding centre takes off in Sharjah, adventure seekers rejoice

Shurooq has launched Sky Adventures, the first official paragliding licensed centre in the UAE

by Tanvir Awan
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First paragliding centre takes off in Sharjah

Sharjah has introduced the newest adventure destination – the first official paragliding licensed centre in the UAE.

The new paragliding centre is ready to give you the thrill of a lifetime. With experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment, it provides a safe and exciting environment for individuals of all skill levels to learn the art of paragliding in the UAE.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), have launched “Sky Adventures,” the first official paragliding licensed centre in the UAE, and Shurooq’s latest investment in sports, leisure and adventure tourism in central region.

The paragliding centre offers aerosports enthusiasts an unforgettable opportunity to experience the picturesque desert landscapes of Sharjah’s Central Region from the skies.

It also attracts investment and provides new locations for local businesses.

The Sky Adventures offers three packages and membership options that appeal to different kinds of adventurers.

These include:

  • Tandem paragliding with experienced professionals
  • Comprehensive, expert-led course to learn how to paraglide on your own and get international paragliding licence.
  • Guided flights for licensed paragliders.

Tandem paragliding

The tandem paragliding package is ideal for adrenaline seekers who are looking for an exciting new way to experience the thrill of flying.

In this package a highly experienced professional paraglider takes visitors to the skies in this tandem paragliding adventure.

For this experience, guests will be taken by buggy on an adventurous ride to the take-off location on the foothills of Al Faya Mountain.

They will then be taken to the skies to experience a breathtaking paragliding adventure above the desert for 10-15 minutes and witness the beauty of the landscapes below.

Learn to fly solo

The solo paragliding package of is for those visitors with even more adventure in their heart and who want to learn how to paraglide on their own.

Paragliding course duration

This four-day comprehensive course divided into three-hour sessions will have professional and experienced paragliders teach enrolled visitors everything they need to know to be able to confidently and safely take to the skies.

First paragliding centre takes off in Sharjah

First paragliding centre in UAE

After learning from a professional expert the newly qualified visitors will be able to experience the exhilarating time of their lives with five solo flights and all necessary equipment and checks to give them the confidence to soar above the desert and feel the unforgettable freedom and thrill of flight.

Successful participants can apply for a paragliding licence, which is recognized internationally.

The pilot paraglider’s package will offer licensed paragliders the chance to soar 5,000 feet in the air over Sharjah’s Central Region area.

Licensed pilot paragliders will be able to accumulate their flight time while taking in the pristine views and appeal to their sense of adventure.

Frequent flyers and membership

Skilled and licensed paragliders can explore the membership programme with multiple options that include one-month, three-month, six-month, and one-year packages.

The programme offers the chance to experience the beauty and majesty of Sharjah’s skies and landscapes frequently.

Membership includes paragliding flight support and ground handling assistance, giving members the confidence to experience this unique paragliding destination again and again, making it a prime destination for experienced paragliders to create unforgettable memories.

All those who are interested in this thrilling adventure experience, whether they are first-time flyers or aspiring paragliders looking for breath-taking scenery, or they wish to get an international licence, or veterans seeking a prime paragliding location or membership, can obtain more information and register for the Sky Adventures at

Sheikh Khalid Bin Isam Al Qassimi said: “We introduced legislation, systems, and criteria that ensure that the centre meets the highest paragliding safety standards.”

Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer stated: “The centre provides a unique experience for adventure seekers and promotes growth and investment in the tourism and adventure sector.”

Eisa Hilal Al Hazami commented: “We look forward to increasing the number of paragliders and fostering a sport-culture in Sharjah through this centre.”

Nasser Hamouda Al Neyadi said: “The centre is latest paragliding destination for all amateur and professional aerosports seekers.”

Khalid Al Midfa said: “Sharjah has elevated tourist attractions through bolstering cultural tourism, ecotourism, and sports and adventure tourism.”

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