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World’s First Jet Suit Race Set to Soar in Dubai

DALL·E 2024 01 26 12.13.25 A highly detailed and realistic image of a jet suit pilot flying above the Dubai skyline with the pilots face visible. The pilot is wearing a modern

A New Era of Aerial Sporting Action

Dubai is preparing to launch into the future of sports with the announcement of the world’s first jet suit race, an extraordinary event where competitors will take to the skies without the aid of an aircraft. This high-octane race, slated for February 28 during the Dubai Boat Show, will see jet suit pilots navigate a challenging course, marking a new chapter in aerial sports.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Visionary Patronage

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with Gravity Industries, will host this pioneering event. The race will feature eight contestants from different countries, including the UAE’s own Ahmed Al Shehhi.

The Birth of an Aerial Sports Phenomenon

The Dubai Jet Suit Race signals the beginning of an era of thrilling aerial sports action, embodying Dubai’s spirit of innovation and human potential. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, highlighted the event as a reflection of Dubai’s ambition and energy.

Gravity Industries Leading the Charge

Gravity Industries, founded by Richard Browning, has been pivotal in bringing jet suit technology to life. Browning expressed excitement about returning to Dubai, a city that has hosted Gravity pilots for spectacular flights in the past. The upcoming race is set to elevate the exhilarating experience to new heights, bringing the drama and excitement of Formula One to the skies.

A Spectacular Venue for a Historic Event

The race will be set against the backdrop of Dubai Harbor and Skydive Dubai, offering spectators at the boat show a unique vantage point to witness this unprecedented competition. The jet suits, crafted with a focus on health and safety, promise an event that combines cutting-edge technology with the thrill of extreme sports.

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