Summer evenings are about to get a lot more fun…

It’s time to unleash your competitive side as Unwind Cafe, the first speciality board game cafe in Dubai, has arrived. The cafe has over 500 board games and plenty of well-trained staff known as Game Masters, who are on-hand to help customers understand how to play them.

In an age where the average attention span time is rapidly decreasing, the Unwind team want to bring together groups of friends, family and colleagues to give them an opportunity to relax, and reconnect.


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Board games are unique as they can be understood and played by anyone, no matter what their age, nationality, background or skill level. With so many board games, you’re bound to find something fun to play at Unwind and the Game Masters will quickly be able to teach you the rules.

The cafe offers all day breakfast (hello cereal for dinner), as well as a selection of homemade sandwiches and tasty desserts. There’s also a focus on good quality coffee as Unwind serves up specially imported beans from Costa Rica and El Salvador.

Classic games on offering include Monopoly, Operation, Ludo, Jenga, Snakes and Ladders, Scrabble, Battle Ship, Guess Who? and many more. The price for gaming is Dhs27 per person for one hour, or Dhs42 per person for two hours, and you can play as many games as you like during this time.

The unique concept is the brainchild of brother and sister Vaihundan and Hamsa Paramalingam and their friend, Saifur Rahman. All three founders are born and raised in Dubai and saw an opportunity to revive their youth with this specialised venue.

Unwind Cafe, Hessa Street, Al Barsha 3, daily 2pm to midnight, Dhs27 per hour for adults. Dhs21 per hour for children. Tel: (04) 336 6611.

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