Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its 40th year anniversary celebrations, DAMAC Group facilitated the highest altitude skydiving fireworks display, marking a Guinness Book World Record.
DAMAC, in association with Skydive Dubai, achieved the grand feat by setting the mark at 5,130m (16,830 ft 27 in), breaking the existing record of 4,907.28m (16,000 ft 100in).
The record-breaking attempt was made on December 7, as part of the celebrations to honour a milestone in DAMAC’s journey.
“This is a momentous year and month for us. Not only are we celebrating 40 years since the inception of the DAMAC Group, we have also had an excellent year in terms of project announcements and sales. We have made some big announcements including our expansion in North America, Germany, the UK and the Maldives, and have also drawn ambitious plans on our digital transition journey. And there could be nothing that would match the excitement to resonate with such a record-breaking year, than to break another record! We are thankful to the Skydive team for their support and cooperation,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President at DAMAC.
“Skydive Dubai has always endeavoured to proudly represent Dubai and the UAE on the global stage. It is recognised for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports, and is home to adventurous enthusiasts across the globe. We were happy to collaborate with the DAMAC Group on such an important occasion in their calendar to achieve this new record,” said Javad Khoramifar a member of Skydive Dubai’s senior management team.
The certificate was presented to Ali Sajwani, Managing Director of DAMAC, and Abdullah Bin Habtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer of Shamal Holding, on the night of December 15, during a gala gathering organised by DAMAC as part of its anniversary celebrations. The evening also hosted an 8-minute firework display as well as a performance by America’s Got Talent winners, the Lebanese women dance troupe, Mayyas.
Starting with humble beginnings in catering and logistics in the 1980s, DAMAC Group is now one of the most recognisable and iconic brands in the Middle East. The Group is now transforming from a regional to a global brand with active projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.
Skydive Dubai has been a bucket list destination and experience for skydiving enthusiasts, tourists, and residents for over 10 years. Offering a number of experiences for all skill levels, Skydive Dubai is the UAE’s favourite place to go for an adrenaline-fueled tandem skydive.
ABOUT DAMAC GROUP
The DAMAC Group is a UAE-based multi-billion-dollar business conglomerate of UAE led by its founder Hussain Sajwani. The Group’s investments are divided into seven core areas; real estate, investments, hospitality, retail, fashion, data centres and logistics.
The Group is more famously known for its property development arm, DAMAC Properties, having delivered more than 42,000 homes in the UAE, greater region and around the world.
In 2022, the group handed over its flagship project in Europe, DAMAC Towers Nine Elms, a 50-storey tower overlooking the River Thames, with interiors by Versace. It also announced that it is developing a luxury hotel resort in the Maldives which will be operated by Mandarin Oriential.
In 2019, the Group acquired the iconic Italian fashion house, Roberto Cavalli, and went on to acquire the famed Swiss Jewellery company de GRISOGONO. The conglomerate plans to invest approximately $3 billion over the next few years in key markets across Europe and North America.
In a bid to disrupt the global data centre landscape, the Group announced plans to build data centres for underserved markets around the world through its digital infrastructure company, Edgnex.
Today, the Group’s global footprint extends across North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. With its vision firmly set on growth and expansion, the Group continues in its quest for diversification and business excellence.
About Skydive Dubai
Since starting in 2010, Skydive Dubai has developed two of the world’s most sought-after skydiving locations. The Palm Dropzone, its premium location, is situated on Al Seyahi Street in Dubai Marina. The Desert Dropzone is located
just outside Dubai, on the Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66). Both dropzones operate to the highest safety standards under the regulations of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Skydive Dubai is hailed for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports with multiple Guinness world-records to boot. Its roster of instructors is made up of some of 26 nationalities and some of the most experienced skydivers in the business.
A one-stop thrilling destination for skydivers, skydiving enthusiasts and curious passersby, Skydive Dubai offers experiences and memories that last a lifetime.
For more information, please visit www.skydivedubai.ae.
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Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications