Pew, pew, pew…

Looking for something new and cool to do in Dubai? Arena Games is a new virtual reality gaming spot that is now open in Dubai International Financial Centre that will take players on an adrenaline-filled journey through infinite worlds. 

If you’ve never tried virtual reality before, it is a computer-generated simulation of an environment where you can interact with each other (or the enemy) and objects in a seemingly real or physical way. In other words, you’re actually in the artificial three-dimensional environment rather than staring at it on a screen.

You will be armed with a virtual reality headset, headphones, military-style backpacks and of course, a gun to help protect yourself.

Just take a look at the action waiting for you in this Instagram video below.


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That looks pretty intense. But, don’t worry if you’re not a gamer. Arena Games is perfect whether you’re a casual gamer or have been playing games since Odyssey came out.

And there’s a range of games you can pick from, too. If you love games like Tell Tale’s The Walking Dead or The Last of Us, you will be able to fight off zombie attacks with your squad in the heart-stopping Zombie Survival.

If military action is more your style, Singularity will appeal to you as it transports you to a secret military space station where they can expect to fight killer robots and rogue drones to regain control. 

For fans of the fantasy genre, Engineerium is an avatar-like, fantasy world game that combines platform and maze challenges is the perfect game for first-timers and virtual reality experimenters. 

You can even opt for the ultimate player versus player combat in Sol Raiders where you can show off your gaming skills against your mates and finally lay to rest the argument of who is the better gamer is. 

A total of 13 virtual reality games are available at The Arena Games, so round up your mates (a total of 8) and pick from one to try from the list here.

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Prices start from Dhs50 for the and Dhs90 for the ‘Zero Latency’ experience and you will need to book online before you head on over.

The HTC Vive games cost Dhs50 for 10 mins of gameplay and bookings need to be done at the venue itself. The game options include Fruit Ninja, John Wick Chronicles, Epic Rollercoasters and more.

Bookings for the games can be made here. Do note, that you will need to arrive 20 minutes early for the safety briefing and game intro – so, plan accordingly.

Game on!

Arena Games, Gate Avenue, Zone D, Ground Level, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur, 9am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 546 7748

Images: Arena Games