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Yellow dollar signs: shops that stock climbing gear
Green pins: easily accessible (public) climbing walls
Yellow pins: private climbing walls, but easy to access if you ask nicely
Red pins: private climbing walls with significant barriers to entry

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This map was originally created by Toby.


Rock Republic

Popular bouldering wall (no rope climbing) and Walltopia showroom. Very expensive, especially for casual climbers.
Location: Dubai Investment Park
Day pass: 100 AED
10 visit pass: 500 AED
Hours: Sun-Wed 5:30p-9:30p, Fri-Sat 9:00a-6:00p

Mountain Extreme

Mountain Extreme wall

Newly opened wall (late 2016), and possibly Dubai's first public Western style rope climbing wall. Also has a gear shop (relocated from Barracuda).
Location: Dubai Business Bay
Day pass: 100 AED
1 month pass: 800 AED
6 month pass: 1800 AED
Hours: Every day 10:00a-10:00p
Phone: +9714 446 6080
Wall height: 10m

Dorell Sports - Dubai

"The" wall where most of the Dubai climbers hang out (see the Sorbonne wall for Abu Dhabi climbers). Unfortunately, it's outside, which makes the heat a limiting factor.
Location: Near World Trade Center, Dubai.  On the map. Totally unmarked from the front. Find the Block C of the Dubai Trace Center Hotel Apartments. Walk through the unlikely lobby to the back, outside. 
Day Pass: 60 AED
Hours: 2p - 9p daily (approximately, call ahead)
Phone: 050 784 1789 or 04 306 5061
Wall height: 15 m

Wafi Pharoah's Club

Location: Dubai, Wafi Shopping Mall
Day Pass: 45 AED
Hours: 6:30p-9:00p, or 7:30p-10:00p (??)
Phone: 04 324 0000
Wall height: ?

Adventure HQ

Opened June 2011 with a climbing wall and high ropes. Has possibly the best selection and a neatly organized selection of gear, from ropes and harnesses to cams and slacklines. The climbing wall is all about autobelays and jugs, geared towards families and children.
Location: Times Square Dubai
Price: 50 AED/30 min
Phone: 800 ADVENTURE (800 238368873)

Go Sport


Autobelay only.
Location: Mall of the Emirates
30 minutes: 40 AED
60 minutes: 75 AED
Day Pass: 250 AED
Shoe rental: 20 AED
Hours: Every day 10:00a-11:30p 
Wall height: 9.5m

Magic Planet

A freshly built (2010) Walltopia Wall with autobelays. Seems targeted at kids and novices (no route grades, generally massive and plentiful holds).
Location: Dubai, Mirdiff City Center
Price: 50 AED/30 min (no day passes available)
Hours: Sun-Wed 10a-11p Thu 10-12a, Fi 9-12a, Sat 9-11p
Phone: 800 386 [yes, it's a short number]

Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah

Location: Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
2 hour pass: AED 70
Hours: 9a-4p weekdays, 9a-1p weekends
Wall height: 6 m

The Club

Seems targeted at kids. There is one guy who runs the wall who is on vacation for two weeks, so nobody can climb. =P
Location: Abu Dhabi, Mina Port
Day Pass: N/A, full annual membership required (3100 AED+)
Hours: 2-3p on weekends (??)
Phone:  02 673 1111

American Community School

Location: Abu Dhabi
This is a private wall. Nothing terribly exciting to see or climb. If you want access you'll have to find someone affiliated with the school.

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi
This is a pretty decent Walltopia climbing wall in the gymnasium of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi that "opened" in 2012. Most of the Abu Dhabi crowd hangs out here rather than driving all the way to Dubai. Unfortunately, daily passes are not available, but access is rather done on a semi-annual subscription model. Contact Theo Giani for details. Unfortunately, public access is closed as of 2015.
Wall height: 9 m

Dorell Sports - Al Ain

Location: Al Ain Equestrian and Shooting Club.
Day Pass: 60 AED
Hours: check schedule and call ahead
Phone: 03 702 6437
Wall height: 11 m


The map offers a list of most of the crags, along with links to associated topos if available.


Access to outdoor walls is an issue across much of the world. There aren't any organizations in the UAE dedicated to access; it is mostly done on an ad-hoc basis. Rules change all the time here. As of early 2013, the most tricky areas to access are in the Dibba area. Ask around for the current situation.

Wonderwall: Access through the Hili border post. Free for people with residence visas (don't get a stamp going out or coming in). Persons holding tourist visas will need to get stamped out and going in.

Crags missing from the  map: 
  • Dickinadozer
  • Yellow House
  • Jebel Idhn
  • NPZ