Dubai has a magical new Harry Potter experience
Potterheads, this one is for you…
The wizarding world of Harry Potter is a multi-billion dollar franchise that shows no sign of waning in popularity, twenty-four years on from the first book release in 1998. Potterheads in the Middle East can now get their very own dose of the magic right here in Dubai, for the first time ever.
For a limited time until February 10, Harry Potter fans will have the chance to explore an artistic large-scale interpretation of some of the most iconic and well-known locations featured in the Harry Potter films and stories at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
You will be able to walk through the Forbidden Forest (watch out for Aragog), pop inside Hagrid’s Hut, experience the walk up the grand staircase in Hogwarts (thankfully, they don’t move) complete with a few paintings, sit in the Gryffindor common room and more. You can even hop on a broom and see how well you do if you were a ‘chaser’.
Photo ops are available with The Hogwarts Express, Platform 9¾, Fawkes (Dumbledore’s Phoenix) and of course, you’ll spot good old Voldy going face to face with Harry Potter and you’ll even find everyone’s favourite house-elf – Dobby.
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During the weekend, you can put that Harry Potter knowledge to the test and take part in a trivia on the 1st floor on a special Harry Potter stage. And yes, you can go all dressed up to add more magic to your experience.
The Celebrate Hogwarts experience will be found at Mall of the Emirates, next to the Kempinski hotel entrance and Ski Dubai. There are no tickets as such to purchase, but you will need to spend Dhs300 at Mall of the Emirates which will get you four tokens to enter the activation.
Want more Potter?
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