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The World’s Biggest Wind Tunnel
CLYMB, a $100M attraction, to include world’s widest flight chamber
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 19 October 2016
Miral announced today the next new exciting attraction CLYMB to be developed on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Miral will bring the world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall to the island in 2018, complementing Yas Island’s existing array of experiences, reinforcing its status as the region’s leading leisure and entertainment destination.
Visitors to the flight chamber will be able to mimic the experience of skydiving within an unmatched width of 9.75 metres (32 feet); making it the world’s widest.
CLYMB will also feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall at a height of 43 meters. The climbing walls offer a challenge to beginner, intermediate and expert climbers as they will have the chance to scale 4 walls of varying difficulty. The tallest expert-level wall will tower 43 meters above the ground.
Alongside the flight chamber and climbing wall, CLYMB will include retailers, food and beverage outlets, and a space to host parties. The attraction will also be linked to the nearby Yas Mall, connecting CLYMB with even more of Yas Island’s entertainment and leisure offerings.
On this occasion, 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 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 Zaabi added.
Time to Dream in Yas Island
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%, and the US $100 million project is expected to open its doors on Yas Island for visitors from across the world 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.
Updated information about CLYMB Abu Dhabi project will be posted on CLYMB Wind Tunnel Page.
About Mr. Mohamed Abdalla Saeed Al Zaabi
Mohamed Al Zaabi joined Miral in February 2015 as its Chief Executive Officer. Recognised for his ambitious and innovation driven approach to business, Mohamed is focused on transforming Yas Island as Abu Dhabi’s premier destination for business, leisure and entertainment.
With over a decade of experience in project management and leadership roles, Mohamed’s determination and perseverance will facilitate the delivery of the vision set by the leadership to turn Yas Island into the next top destination by 2021.
Prior to joining Miral, Mohamed was Director of Strategic Investments at Aldar Properties overlooking the company’s portfolio strategy plan for a group of 35 subsidiaries and joint ventures. He has also served as Director of Estates at Aldar Properties, where he optimized the efficiency and effectiveness of the business through a range of growth strategies Currently Mohamed serves as member of the boards of Khidmah and Aldar Academies in Abu Dhabi.
Mohamed has a distinguished academic background, having graduated with an Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 2013 and a Master of Science in Strategic Project planning from Heriot-Watt University in the UK in 2008.