The first EASA competitions started in the UAE

The 1st International Skydiving 16-way Double-Event is the first ever hybrid skydiving event organized under the auspices of EASA (Eurasian Skydiving Association).
The event will be held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from January 15th to 28th. 16-way teams from 5 countries will take part in the competition: the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America (the USA participates only in the windtunnel part of the competition).
The competition is called hybrid because of its unique feature: combining flying in a windtunnel and jumping in the sky. First, the athletes will fly 8 rounds in the CLYMB Wind Tunnel — the largest in the world, and then they will jump 5 rounds at the DZ Skydive Dubai Desert (Dubai) and DZ Abu Dhabi Skydive (Abu Dhabi).
The results of the competition will be announced on January 25 — at the official awarding ceremony, the winners will be awarded with cups and medals.
The official partner of the event is H1 Strategic Relations Management Abu Dhabi (H1).