A First Course of Cliff Diving at Pier 7

Orlando Duque and Jonathan Paredes
Pictures from rounds one and two in floodlit Dubai Marina

The world's best cliff divers served up a fantastic first course of competition during the opening two rounds of the 2016 World Series finale in Dubai. Leaping from platforms attached to a restaurant on the impressive Pier 7 building, the men and women delighted the crowds who had gathered in the dark to witness the first ever night event.

Scroll through the gallery above for all the best pictures from day one in Dubai.

Watch it Live

This event will be LIVE on October 28 from 5.50 PM GMT / 9.50 PM GST on www.redbullcliffdiving.com and Red Bull TV. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at about.redbull.tv

If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.

Note that the live webcast and replay is geo-blocked in the US due to an exclusive broadcast deal with FOX Sports. The event will air on FS1 at 2pm (ET) on December 04.