Learn to Flyboard… with 10% discount!
It is fun to try new things, especially if you can do them only in a few places in the world.
It all started with me looking for some exciting activity to book for W and his sister K as a birthday gift: they are both thrill-seekers and I really wanted to get them something special. Imagine my excitement when I realised they could try Flyboarding!
Flyboarding is a brand new watersport: according to Wikipedia it was only invented in 2011.
To flyboard you have to wear boots which have jet water nozzles underneath them.
These are attached to a jet sky, through a very long hose. The movement of the jet ski creates the power pressure in the hose… so the person wearing the boots gets pushed up in the air.
Basically: do you remember that scene in Iron Man 3 when this happens? (see pic below)
Well, it is basically the same, but with less Robert Downey Junior and a lot more sunshine.
After a bit of research, I decided to book with Flyboards UAE ( firstname.lastname@example.org – official website – official facebook page) on a lazy Saturday morning.
They sent us directions to a beautiful beach with cristalline water – which, by the way, we did not know existed – and once there an instructor helped W and K get the most out of their 30min sessions. He secured their jet boots (I am not sure if they are actually called like this, but hey!) and teached them how to stand up over the water.
For the first five minutes both were obviously spluttering water and falling repeatedly, but once they got the knack of it, they had a blast.
They did so well that boats passing by even started filming them! (They are probably on youtube somewhere right now!)
It was so fun, both to do it and to be there watching and cheering, so I would wholeheartedly recommend this as a new, fun sport activity.
Pro tip? Keep those feet horizontal!!
But it gets better: once hearing about our intention to write about our fun experience on the blog, the guys at Flyboards UAE said that they will give 10% discount on their 30 minutes session to whoever books mentioning the fact that they read this blog post!
If this is something you would like to do, however, you better hurry up: booking is possible until the end of June, but then they will close for the whole month of July and you will have to wait until mid August to be able to book again.
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Posted on 09/06/2014, in Sports and tagged abu dhabi, Emirates, expat, flyboarding, learning something new, sport, travel, UAE, yas island. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Thanks for posting all this Lau. Words fail me when I try to explain how excited the idea of this makes me.
Thank you so much Mitch!! You and Tareen should come to visit us before we come back, we would love to show you around. Hugs! X