Escape room-themed club night coming to Dubai

And you can only get into the party if you can complete a series of puzzles

Escape room-themed club night coming to Dubai

Usually the tried-and-tested escape room format is all about sleuthing your way through a series of clues to break out of your cell/room/prison (delete as appropriate).

But a new clubbing format is hitting town for a limited four-week run, and this is totally genius.

From Thursday February 28, DXBExperiments is back in town for another run, having last year built a horticultural mixed drinks and jazz bar in the middle of this five-star Dubai hotel.

Now, it’s all about escaping IN to the rooms, with this interactive night out coming to Dubai Media City. Of course, we don’t want to ruin the surprise, but here’s what we’re allowed to tell you.

You’ll begin in a holding area, before making your way through one of four unmarked doors. Inside the room you’ll have a series of puzzles to solve (not quite the hour-long trials you can expect from some of the city’s top escape rooms), and if you’re able to crack the case, you’ll be given entry to what’s promising to be an awesome party.

Again, we don’t want to kill the surprise of what you’ll find behind the door, but once you’re through you’ll find ON42 being totally taken over by a themed street party, that’s promising a colourful, lively bash with a live band, DJs, other live performances and random interactive displays, plus food and more.

At the centrepiece is a series of specially curated mixed drinks, again, all in keeping with one main theme.

It all kicks off at 7pm on Thursday February 28, running through until 1am, and again on Friday 29. The game/club night will run on Thursdays and Fridays throughout March, for four weeks only.

And, best of all, it’s entirely free to enter (if you can figure out the puzzles – if not, better luck next time).

Alternatively, if you're looking for more conventional escape room games, we've got a load of them rounded up here.
Free. Thu-Fri, 7pm-1am. Until Mar 29. ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.facebook.com/DXBExperiments

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