By Sam Bridge
New attraction will feature the world's tallest indoor climbing wall and widest skydiving flight chamber
Developer Miral on Wednesday announced that CLYMB Abu Dhabi, its new sports and leisure attraction, is close to completion and will be open on November 29, ahead of schedule.
The $100 million project will feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall and widest skydiving flight chamber, further attracting visitors to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, Miral said in a statement.
CLYMB Abu Dhabi is designed to present sporting challenges to active lifestyle enthusiasts from around the world and will appeal to expert climbers, skydivers and novices alike.
The facility will feature four walls of varying difficulty, including the world’s highest indoor climbing wall at 140ft, and the world’s widest skydiving chamber, allowing professional guests to mimic a skydiving experience spanning over 32ft.
In an interview with Arabian Business in May, Miral CEO Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaabi said CLYMB was scheduled to open early in 2020.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral, said “CLYMB Abu Dhabi is a thrilling new addition to the existing attractions on Yas Island, and we look forward to welcoming guests to this world-class sporting experience.
"As one of the most highly-anticipated new attractions in Abu Dhabi, it is set to become the ultimate hub for adventure in the region, offering something completely unique, challenging and unforgettable for all ability levels.”
With its geometric exterior resembling a crystal-like structure, the venue has already become a Yas Island landmark, he added.
The new attraction also features a range of food and beverage outlets as well as providing a space to host parties and social events.
An easily accessible and air-conditioned passageway links CLYMB Abu Dhabi to the nearby Yas Mall and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Today, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina and seven hotels, including the flagship Yas Hotel.