Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates or UAE. While the Emirates is usually overshadowed by the more glamorous Dubai, the place has several gems that are worth visiting. Be it the opulent cultural attractions like the Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Watan or the theme and adventure parks like Ferrari World and Yas Waterpark, Abu Dhabi offers nothing but the best. One such attraction is the CLYMB Abu Dhabi. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts of all ages, here is some interesting information about CLYMB Abu Dhabi.
CLYMB Abu Dhabi
Opened in November 2019, CLYMB Abu Dhabi is located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, an island that was built purely for the purpose of entertainment. CLYMB Abu Dhabi is an indoor sports facility, where you can enjoy indoor skydiving and rock climbing. The highlight of the place is that it has the tallest indoor skydiving flight chamber as well as the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world. While the attractions inside are interesting, the structure of the place in itself is quite intriguing. You would definitely be in awe of the geometric structure of CLYMB Dubai, which in itself is an architectural wonder.
Indoor Sky Diving
Dubai is one of the best places in the world to go skydiving. However, if you are not ready for the real thing, CLYMB Abu Dhabi can give you a similar experience. Instead of jumping off from a plane and landing via parachute, you are propelled and kept afloat by the controlled wind that comes from the bottom of the vertical wind tunnel. With 32 feet width and 104 feet height, the skydiving wind tunnel has broken the world record of being the biggest indoor skydiving tunnel on the planet. It offers a skydiving experience for beginners as well as professional skydivers. The best part is that anyone as young as 3 years of age can try skydiving here. The maximum weight limit here is 115 kg.
If you want to enjoy this experience, you need to arrive and check in at the reception an hour before your allotted time. First, a flight instructor would talk to you about basic body techniques that you need to know. Moreover, he or she would also tell you about the safety instructions that you need to follow. This will be followed by gearing up for the main event. You have to wear the flying suit, safety goggles and helmet. Once this is done, you move to wait for your turn for the fun skydiving experience. An instructor would be there with you at all times. He or she would help you learn some cool moves while you are floating in the air.
The indoor climbing area gives you the chance to enjoy rock climbing in a safe and secure environment. However, this does not mean that rock climbing at CLYMB Abu Dhabi is only for beginners. On the other hand, it is a great place to practice for serious rock climbing enthusiasts and professionals as well. The indoor climbing section has five walls, namely the Boulder, the Beginner, the Intermediate, the Advanced and the Summyt. The Boulder is at the height of 9.8 ft, the Beginner at 18 ft, the Intermediate at 33 ft and the Advanced at 72 ft. The Summyt, at the height of 18 ft (42 meters), is the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world.
Once you have booked your tickets for climbing, you need to arrive at the reception at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. Here, your climbing instructors would first try to gauge your skill level and identify the level that is suitable for you. After this, you would be provided with the safety instructions and a lesson on basic climbing techniques. This is followed by gearing up for the main activity by wearing a helmet, climbing shoes and harness.
As the place offers a variety of difficulty levels and challenges, it can accommodate people of varying types of skill levels as well. CLYMB Abu Dhabi welcomes children from the age of 4 years into their climbing arena. Even if you are an adult and have no experience of rock climbing, this would be a great fun activity, especially if you are doing this with your family or group of friends.
Caution: Remember that pregnant women and people with back, shoulder and heart problems are discouraged from both indoor skydiving and indoor climbing.
Timings: CLYMB Abu Dhabi is open from 1 PM to 9 PM from Tuesday to Saturday, except on Wednesday, when it is open from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. The place has Ladies Night on Wednesdays from 5 PM to 9 PM. CLYMB Abu Dhabi is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Tickets: A variety of tickets is available for both indoor skydiving and climbing, which you can choose as per your interests. There is also a combo ticket, which gives you the chance to enjoy both the activities during your visit. An important thing to remember is that tickets are not available at the entrance. You have to purchase the tickets online to enjoy the activities.
Dining: CLYMB Abu Dhabi offers two dining options: Base Camp and Altitude Cafe. Base Camp is at the reception and gives you a great view of the SUMMYT, while Altitude Cafe is at Level 4 from where you can enjoy the see the flight experiences. You can enjoy delicious snacks and desserts with a cup of coffee here. If you want to have a more elaborate dining experience, there are several amazing restaurants on Yas Island.
If you are an adventure enthusiast, a visit to CLYMB Dubai would definitely be interesting and fun. You can make it a standalone visit or as a part of your visit to Yas Island.