Revealed: Yas Island to open $100m skydive, climbing centre

Abu Dhabi developer Miral announces CLYMB project which is scheduled to open in 2018
Revealed: Yas Island to open $100m skydive, climbing centre
By Staff writer
Wed 19 Oct 2016 02:50 PM

Developer Miral announced on Wednesday plans to bring the world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall to Abu Dhabi's Yas Island in 2018.

Visitors to the flight chamber will be able to mimic the experience of skydiving within an unmatched width of 32 feet, making it the world’s widest, Miral said in a statement. 

CLYMB will also feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, offering the chance to scale four walls of varying difficulty.

Alongside the flight chamber and climbing wall, CLYMB will include retailers, food and beverage outlets, and a space to host parties, Miral said.

Zublin Construction has been appointed by Miral as the main contractor to carry on the construction work which has already commenced on the site.

The $100 million project is expected to open its doors by 2018 and will be linked to the nearby Yas Mall, connecting CLYMB with even more of Yas Island’s entertainment and leisure offerings. 

Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral said: "CLYMB project is an important and distinctive addition to the unique portfolio of destinations developed by Miral on Yas Island. With the world’s widest flight chamber, and tallest indoor climbing wall coming to Abu Dhabi, we will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy exceptional experiences that combine excitement and adventure together.

“This announcement endorses our continuous commitment at Miral to develop and create leading destinations with the highest global standards on Yas Island."

Miral recently announced plans to make Yas Island one of the world’s top destinations for family fun attracting 48 million visits annually. Yas Island also looks to host 100,000 corporate travellers, and is projected to have 4,000 hotel rooms catering to various guest requirements.

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