Make an energetic start to the new year by checking out these active attractions that’ll help you discover the capital from a fresh perspective
1. Great for all the family, the newly opened CLYMB Abu Dhabi on Yas Island calls all those with a head for heights. It’s home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall, The Summyt, which reaches 43 metres in height. Test your skills with the help of the expert instructors who are on hand to ensure everyone from first-time flyers (aged three and up) to seasoned climbers have a thrilling time. The aesthetically stunning geometrically designed building is an attraction in itself.
2. Enjoy one of the UAE’s most beautiful architectural spectacles from the still waters of the Arabian Gulf by taking part in a kayaking tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi. Guides will take you on a serene journey around the landmark as they share the story of the French museum’s launch in the UAE. Tours last one hour and are available for people of all skill levels. For an even more magical experience, book in for one of the full moon tours. Children age six to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
3. Nature lovers can take a hike along the new Mangrove Boardwalk openingthis month. Built on Jubail Island, and stretching between Yas and Saadiyat islands, it offers a coveted chance to get a feel for ‘the lungs of the city’, providing a glimpse of the area’s rich biodiversity, including its flora and fauna and exotic bird life (think pink flamingoes and herons). You can also set off in a kayak, take the kids to the play area, or simply soak up the scenery from the viewing terraces.
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