Jack the Ripper escape room opens in Dubai

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes at this terrifying new game

Jack the Ripper escape room opens in Dubai
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Ever wanted to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes? At this new Dubai escape room, you don't have much of a choice.

The immersive game at Escape Hunt in Jumeirah sees participants acting as Victorian detectives on the path of Jack the Ripper.

You know everything about him, from his whereabouts to each of his movements but have no evidence.

Now he's left his house, and there's just 60 minutes to find what's needed and escape before he returns.

Escape rooms are known for being fiendishly tricky, and this one sounds like it might just be a bit terrifying too.

You'll need to search for hidden objects, decode clues and solve puzzles to crack the case and leave the room. Of course, they'll still let you out if you fail. But that would just be a bit embarrassing for everyone, wouldn't it?

A minimum of two people are required to play, but each room can take as many as five participants.

This one is going to be pretty popular, so you'll need to book in advance – with slots available between 11.30am and 10pm every day.

Other options at Escape Hunt include Prison Break, which is set in the mid-1970s and offers players the chance to escape a locked cell.

Meanwhile, The Bank Job frames players as part of an infamous jewel thief gang who are trying to steal the Pink Star Diamond – in just 60 minutes.

Get that magnifying glass at the ready.
From Dhs120 per person. Open daily, 11.30am-10pm. Escape Hunt, Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, escapehunt.com/ae (04 334 4473).

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