Sometimes talking about our problems just isn’t good enough and only a mallet will do.
Now there’s a place where you can smash everything in sight to absolute smithereens, without wounding, regret – or arrest.
The Smash Room is a place to physically smash out all of your frustrations with a choice of catastrophic weapons including sledgehammers, crowbars and baseball bats.
We checked it out recently, and had an absolute blast. Check out our video below:
You can scream, cry, yell, or hysterically laugh as you demolish an entire room full of TVs, laptops, printers and plates and nobody will bat an eyelid.
Either take your own trash to The Smash Room warehouse in Al Quoz or pay a bit more to smash up a load of provided junk.
All of the shatterings get recycled and you get to unleash your stress and leave with a new lease of life – as well as having a pretty strenuous workout.
The idea was born from a spontaneous smashing by one of The Smash Room founders, who had a light bulb moment as she was destroying old possessions in her back yard.
The sense of release during what was a difficult time inspired her to provide the same opportunities for others to unleash their own pent up rage, and thus The Smash Room was born.
Protective wear such as helmets with face guards, gloves, kneepads and chest gear are provided and smashers must wear closed toe shoes.
Prices start at Dhs75 when you provide your own junk or you can pay Dhs99 for The Quickie, which is a basic 30-minute smash-up.
More comprehensive smashes include The Big Bang, which costs Dhs249 and goes on for an hour, and the 30-minute Two to Tango, which costs Dhs288 (and sounds pretty romantic).
We can tell you first-hand that the smashing is hugely therapeutic, although you might get a shock when you unleash your inner beast.
From Dhs75. Sun-Wed, 11am-10pm; Thu-Sat, 9am-11pm. Al Quoz Industrial 4, Opposite Marina Homes, www.thesmashroom.ae (058 198 2323).