Well, the brand-new site at The Dubai Mall is now open to the public, and we’re certain that this place is going to be a huge hit.
More than 20 different virtual reality experiences and games await you, including an original story from The Walking Dead - a creepy, wheelchair-based zombie shooter. But it isn’t just about what you see when you put on a headset; every inch of this place has been designed to immerse you in the action.
Aside from the desperate mission to survive that is The Walking Dead, to a plunge drop rollercoaster ride simulating what it’s like to be in a broken bucket lift on the edge of the Burj Khalifa, you’ll find yourself surprisingly sweaty and out of breath when you’re finished in your VR world.
And it’s not just a solo experience either, no, you and your mates can all go into the same room and work together. Check out The Raft, a game based in a Deep-South swamp, where mystical monsters have come to mess things up a bit. It’s sort of what we’d expect if Stranger Things took place in the Louisiana swamps.
In this game, you and your mates all work together to keep your raft afloat – with challenges ranging from fire-fighting (from which you literally feel the heat), to rattling off infinite rounds from a machine gun (personally, we loved dual-wielding shotguns).
Then there’s The Heist – also known as Payday 2 – in which up to four of you stave off arrest or otherwise from local police and armed forces, and bundle as much cash as you can from the vault of a small-town bank into the back of your van.
It’s frantic, it’s fast paced, and you’re going to love it.
The VR Park is open 10am-11pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and 10am-1am from Thursday to Saturday. It’s free to enter, and attractions range from Dhs15-45 depending on what you’re checking out.