WATCH: taking on Dubai’s hottest chicken wings

See how Time Out fared against the Initiation challenge at Wingsters in Dubai Marina

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It’s not often in life that you start to see someone fall into something that can only be described as chilli-induced insanity. But when you take on the Initiation Challenge at Wingsters in Dubai Marina, that’s what you’re likely to encounter.

Beyond having to sign a three-page waiver, and be subjected to the ultimate nine minutes of heat-endurance, you’ll come up against eight wings that are coated in a sauce that’s rated at 6.4 MILLION on the Scoville metre. To put it into context, Tabasco sauce measures in at a measly 50,000 Scoville units on the spicy scale.

Two brave Time Outers decided to take on the challenge. Both of them well-versed in challenges relating to spice and size. While eight wings don’t pose a foreboding figure on the plate, it’s not often that you can literally smell how spicy a dish is.

It’s immediately punishing, from the very first bite. And four minutes is plenty of time to do it, if you’re physically capable of getting through the spice barrier.

But even if you can battle past every piece of survival instinct that says “I really shouldn’t be eating this”, you’ll then have to endure the five-minute “afterburn”. No drinks, no wiping your face, no washing your hands, nothing.

Just pure, punishing, endurance.

If you can do it, you’ll be in the five percent of nearly 1,000 challengers who have given it a shot. You’ll get your photo on the wall, and you’ll get a T-shirt. If you don’t, you’ll be human, just like the rest of us.

See how our team got on below:

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