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Final Countdown

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

The opening date for what will be the world's biggest wind tunnel is finally approaching. Four weeks to go until 29 November 2019! CLYMB Abu Dhabi is an ambitious project that will set new standards in two trendy sports: climbing and skydiving − both in their indoor version.

Delays are a fairly normal occurrence in the delivery of a project of this size. And CLYMB Abu Dhabi is by far the biggest project ever taken on by investors and constructors in this field: as a vertical wind tunnel and as a climbing gym! Launched in 2016 and slated to open in 2018, CLYMB Abu Dhabi had to contend with adversities, even with a fire, but it is finally on the home stretch, down to four weeks from opening its doors to the public on the emirate's Yas Island.

With its spectacular geometric exterior resembling a crystal, CLYMB Abu Dhabi features a wind tunnel whose flight chamber more than doubles the "industry standard" with its 32 feet in diameter. It also counts on four climbing walls of varying difficulties, including the world’s highest indoor wall at 140 feet.

The architecture behind the indoor sports venue was inspired by the United Arab Emirates' rugged, mountainous landscape, “an environment that enthuses skydivers and rock climbers from around the world,”according to a press release by the investors Miral Asset Managment.

Other attractions on Yas Island include Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina and seven hotels. All these attractions as well as the sports and tourism infrastructure are expected to attract 48 million visitors annually between them.

ISGS will try to connect with the operators of CLYMB Abu Dhabi in the near future to obtain even more information on their facility and plans for the future. Stand by!

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