Abu Dhabi: The world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall is coming to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in 2018, developer Miral announced today (Wednesday).
The $100 million attraction, CLYMB, will allow visitors to mimic the experience of skydiving within a width of 9.75 metres, making it the world’s widest and feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall at a height of 43 meters.
Linked to Yas Mall, the climbing walls offer a challenge to beginner, intermediate and expert climbers as they will have the chance to scale four walls of varying difficulty. The tallest expert-level wall will tower 43 meters above the ground.
Mohammad Abdullah Al Za’abi, 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 that offer unique immersive and exciting experiences to everyone, as well as contribute to the development of the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi, and the UAE as a whole,” Al Za’abi added.
Zublin Construction L. L. C has been appointed by Miral as the main contractor to carry on the construction work, which has already commenced on the site. As of beginning of this month, project development progress reached 35 per cent, with the project expected to open by 2018.
The announcement of this new project follows Miral’s recent reveal of the new Yas Island vision for the year 2022, aiming 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.