~Featured Writer: Najma Aijaz~
I always wanted to skydive. So as soon as I saw my friend, Juhi’s, video of skydiving and that too in Dubai (place where I lived back then in May 2011) I went through the skydive centre’s website and bought a ticket for myself.
The whole experience was amazing and felt like a once in a lifetime chance. Waiting for our turn at the skydive centre Dubai, listening to instructions, learning what I have to do while skydiving from my instructor, Smudge. Then getting on a jet plane and then skydiving above the Palm Island of Dubai. I remember and truly cherish all these moments.
One thing that I am so glad about is what my instructor told me to do. He told me to keep my eyes wide open while we jump off the plane and try not to close it as most people do that and do not get to experience ‘that’ moment: when you’re standing on the door of the plane at 13000 feet about to dive and then you… DIVE!
After some time, the parachute opens and we go back up again with speed. Then everything slows down and I felt like I was standing in mid-air. The clouds were above me and below was the city and while we were watching the city I felt like ‘this’ was my way of saying good bye to the place that I was born in and lived for 20 years of my life- Dubai, U.A.E.
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