Live life on the edge at the Spearo Extreme Sports Expo

Dubai hosts the Middle East’s first extreme sports exhibition this weekend, introducing visitors to the latest the world has to offer in adventure and sporting activities as well as an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

Denzil Pinto
by Denzil Pinto
9th October 2014

article:9th October 2014

Enjoy: Apart from the sporting activities, there are 300 prizes to be won.
Enjoy: Apart from the sporting activities, there are 300 prizes to be won.

Dubai hosts the Middle East’s first extreme sports exhibition this weekend, introducing visitors to the latest the world has to offer in adventure and sporting activities as well as an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

Titled ‘The Spearo Extreme Sports Expo’, the event will be held from Thursday to Saturday, at Skydive Dubai.


Organised by Spearo Freediv­ing Magazine, in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the Expo will have 43 exhibitors from around the world showcasing different products related to land, air and sea sports.

For those who prefer their adrenaline rush on land, there will be superbikes as well as products for off-roading, kite buggying, and motocross to rock climbing, moun­taineering and trekking.

If you enjoy extreme activi­ties up in the air, then skydiving, paramotor, paragliding and hang gliding will be on offer. And for those looking for fun in the water, the sea pavilion will showcase a full range of water sports exhibitors including kitesurfing, windsurf­ing, wakeboarding, kayaking and sailing.

Visitors can enjoy taking part in different activities with 15 exhibi­tors offering free demonstrations. For example, visitors can learn more about paragliding and kite­surfing. And if you like running or cycling, then you can try out a road race bicycle or some latest electric bikes – which can reach top speeds of 100kmph.

Taking part in the activities is just as important as view­ing the products, according to Zarir Saifuddin, owner of Spearo Freediving Magazine.

“An extreme sports expo cannot be a shopping mall with only prod­ucts and prices,” says Saifuddin.

“The heart and soul of the Expo is about visitors being able to try as many different sports as possible. Not just asking how much does this cost?”

Also, there are 300 prizes to be won including in-flight wind tunnel sessions, skydiving tandem jumps, endurance horse riding les­sons, kite-surfing classes, paramo­tor tandem flights, hot air balloon rides, freediving and paragliding courses. Tickets for the event cost Dh30 per person.

The Expo will also be the venue for a Guiness World Record att-empt where you can witness Fazza freediving champion Branko Petro­vic’s bid for the longest breath-hold under water on Friday at 17:00. The record stands at 11 minutes and 35 seconds, set in 2009 by France’s Stephane Mifsud.

You can also listen to extreme sports athletes Adrian Hayes and Herbert Nitsch, who will talk about their achievements. UAE resident Hayes is a renowned mountaineer having climbed Mount Everest, walked to the North and South Poles, and summited K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.

Herbert Nitsch, freediving world champion, will be speaking about his June 2012 world record freedive of 254 metres.

Saifuddin has urged the public to attend the exhibition, promis­ing them they will be amazed with what they see. He said: “It’s a weekend that may change what you do on your weekends for the rest of ypur life.”

WHAT: The Spearo Extreme Sports Expo
WHEN: Today (Thursday) to Saturday, 15:00 to 22:00
WHERE: Skydive Dubai COST: Dh30 per person
AGES: No minimum age
Sport360° VERDICT: If you love extreme sports, then the Spearo Expo is the place to be. Not only can you see the latest offerings in the world of adventure sports, you can try some fun games yourself. Sounds amazing.
CONTACT: www.thespearoexpo.com

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 9
17:00 to 18:00 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage
17:30 to 18:30 – Paramotor Air Show
19:30 to 20:15 – Adrian Hayes talk
20:30 to 21:30 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage

Friday, October 10
15:00 to 16:00 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage
16:00 to 17:00 – ATV Stunt Show by Hollandi 123
16:30 to 17:30 – Paramotor Air Show
17:00 to 18:00 – Guiness World Record Attempt
19:00 to 19:45 – Herbert Nitch talk
20:15 to 21:15 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage

Saturday, October 11
16:00 to 17:00 – ATV Stunt Show by Hollandi 123
16:30 to 17:30 – Paramotor Air Show
17:30 to 18:30 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage
19:00 to 20:00 – BMX/Skateboard show by Rage


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