Indoor skydiving in Abu Dhabi

This item appears on page 27 of the May 2020 issue.

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, you can leap into the world’s largest indoor skydiving chamber at CLYMB (Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; phone +971 600 511115, With a height of 104 feet and a width of 32 feet, about double the size of a standard indoor skydiving chamber, the chamber keeps skydivers (as young as 3!) aloft with 16 high-power fans.

Each skydive lasts around 60 seconds. The experience must be booked in advance and costs AED235 (near $64) for two skydives or AED405 for four. Visitors are to report to reception 60 minutes before their scheduled time for safety instructions and gearing up. CLYMB is open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun.-Thurs., and 12-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat.

Adjacent is The Summyt, the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall (141 feet).