If there’s anything that will wake you up faster than a fresh cup of Joe, it would have to be being catapulted from a human slingshot, and that’s something we can vouch for.
The Time Out Dubai team had the chance to be the first in the world to try the XSlingshot – XDubai’s brand-new human slingshot that will have you hurtling through the air at speeds of 100kph.
It's definitely not for the faint of heart, but the absolute thrill of flying 120 metres over Kite Beach at a force of 4G is priceless.
It’s a surprisingly speedy process to get strapped in and secure, which made the wait before being flung like a human ragdoll thankfully quick and painless.
Our instructors gave us a great brief on what to do and what to expect, but the top tip that got us shaking with nerves was “but most importantly, hold on for your dear life.” Thanks, we we’re doing that anyway.
Emma gave us the legendary shriek we’ve all been missing since her go on XLine Dubai Marina, while some of the team couldn’t quite get to grips with it (ahem, Darragh). It's an adrenaline-pumping experience you definitely don’t want to miss while it’s in town (for a limited time only).
You too can propel through the air completely for free just by entering this week’s competition with Time Out Dubai Vlogs. We’ve got two tickets to give away to do the XSlingshot on Kite Beach, and all you have to do to enter is comment on the below video and subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel.
Every week we get out and about into this awesome city and find out the best stuff there is going on. Whether it’s jumping out of planes, jumping off of mountains, swimming with sharks, failing to surf, taking on the city’s craziest food challenges, getting a kiss from a seal, falling out of supercars or anything in between, if it’s happening in your city, the Time Out Dubai crew are on it.