Watch: Dubai set for world’s first jet suit race


Dubai is gearing up to host the world's first jet suit race, which will feature competitors who go aerial without the aid of an aircraft.

Contestants will instead rely on suits equipped with jet engines to navigate a predetermined course.

Eight participants from different countries, including the UAE’s Ahmed Al Shehhi, will vie for top honours at the sporting spectacle.

The Dubai Sports Council and Gravity Industries have signed an agreement to organise the race on February 28 during the Dubai Boat Show. 

The competition will be held in the area between Dubai Harbour and Skydive Dubai, with the chosen expanse of water and its depth found to be suitable for the sport.

Competitors will turn out in jet suits designed with a focus on health and safety aspects, including protection from drowning and extra buoyancy.

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