In pictures: World Air Games keep Dubai entertained

Vision takes a look at the World Air Games animating Dubai's skyline this month

The World Air Games (WAG), an international multi-discipline air sports event, is being held in Dubai from December 1 to 12, 2015. The event brings together more than 850 air sports competitors from some 55 countries to contend in 23 different disciplines. Vision picks some of the highlights from the show that has dazzled the emirate’s tourists and residents over the past days. 

 

44 Balloons

To celebrate the United Arab Emirates’ 44th National Day, marking the unification of the country’s seven emirates, 44 balloons were released into the Dubai sky on December 2.

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Jetmen of Dubai

Famous for taking to the skies alongside the Emirates A380 superjumbo, Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, also known as the Jetmen of Dubai, wow the crowds at the World Air Games 2015, as they fly their jetpack wings in formation with renowned aerobatic pilot Zoltan Veres and his team. 

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dubai jetmen formation flight adventure innovation sport air

 

Breitling Wingwalkers, Dubai

Breitling Wingwalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, fly over iconic landmarks in Dubai. In addition to performing spectacular aerial displays at WAG, Breitling also announced an exclusive partnership with Skydive Dubai that will seek to create unique experiences for thrill seekers in the UAE.

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Breitling Wingwalkers aerobatic formation aerial performance sport air

 

Freestyle aerobatics 

Pilots compete in the freestyle session of the powered aerobatics discipline at WAG 2015.

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freestyle aerobatics air games sport pilots

 

Al Fursan

The UAE's national aerobatic display team, known as Al Fursan, dazzled Dubai with several performances throughout WAG, using coloured smoke to create stunning skies.

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