We love rides but we can also do without all the walking, the heat and anything that requires physical effort, really.
So, when we heard that The Dubai Mall is planning on opening a massive virtual reality (VR ) park, we couldn’t help but scream a little. With excitement, of course.
The park will span across two floors of the world’s largest mall. Aside from housing a number of roller coasters, informative “journeys” and immersive rides, it will feature a neat little café.
The park that is being dubbed as the first of its kind in the world – we’ll update you when we know more –, is set to open its doors in the first half of this year.
While we patiently wait for it to open, here’s a list of four virtual escape rooms that are worth checking out.
You have 60 minutes to escape a locked room called the “Explorers’ Library” armed with nothing but your wits and a couple of partners. Can you get out in time? Available for groups from two to five.
Where: Floor 20, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT
Contact: +971 4 332 7777, website
Ever been caught snooping around in a friend’s medicine cabinet? Put those skills to use in James Murdock’s Office, where you have an hour to crack the code and escape. From three to five people.
Where: Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 321 2242, website
Did your “brother” die of natural causes – or was he killed by a nefarious criminal? When the police siren goes off your hour in the locked room comes to an end. The Challenge Chambers offers both a 30-minute version of the game and one for the full hour, while the larger Mystery Challenge comes in two identical rooms, meaning that friends can be challenged to simultaneous battles. Games are offered in English as well as Arabic.
Where: Sunset Mall, Beach Road
Contact: +971 50 256 0587,
If you work better as a team at the time of a crisis then this escape game experience is the best for you. Teams of 2-6 players must solve a series of challenging puzzles to escape within 60 minutes. There are around 8 unique puzzles to be solved so you will find yourself coming back often to solve them all.
Where: 1st Floor, Indigo Sky, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 332 777,