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We all enjoy a bit of tech-y fun once in a while and what better way to get your thrills on than to step into the mesmerizing world of arcade and video games? Whether you’re into the retro classics such as Super Mario or Whack-A-Mole or want to immerse yourselves into another world through VR experiences, these are 10 awesome arcade and gaming centres where you and your kids will definitely have a blast!
This place is a guaranteed day of fun for big and small looking for some serious thrills! From arcade games, indoor theme park rides to billiards and soft play for the tinies, there’s something fun-tastic to do for every member in your family.
On Sundays through Thursdays, it’s just AED 99 with Kidzapp for one child and one parent to enjoy 2hr unlimited access to all rides, attractions and GREEN swiper games at Adventureland.
Plus on every day of the week, you can pay just AED 157.50 and get AED 300 worth in credit plus entry to one of the following attractions; Jungle Kids, Kids Canopy, Sky High, Falcon Flight, Ninja Course or 1 Hour of Pool. The free credit can be used on all GREEN swiper games.
2. Xtreme Laser Tag
Take on your friends and family at a game of tag with a high-tech twist! Points are awarded every time you ‘zap’ another player, with points deducted every time you are ‘zapped’. At the end of each game, scores are displayed on a plasma score screen, with each player receiving an individual score card that has a breakdown of the score.
There are a variety of different game types that you can play – the most popular game types are ‘Solo’, ‘All against All’, and the ‘Team’ game (up to three teams battle for the highest team score).
The game is played in a purpose built arena with castle towers, turrets, ramps, mazes, swirling fog and state of the art sound and lighting effects. Each game will last approximately 15-20 minutes which includes a safety briefing and the kit up.
The minimum age to play Xtreme Laser is 6 years (and recommend height of a minimum 100cm).
3. VR Park
This thrilling theme park includes immersive rides, educational and info-taining journeys, interactive games and even a virtual reality roller coaster. The multiplayer games combine virtual reality with augmented reality to create a truly out of this world experience for gamers and non-gamers alike. Don’t miss out on their family-friendly rides that include Cosmo Jet, Flying Chairs and Magic Bikes, that will take you soaring to new heights of fun.
4. Fun City
This is the perfect play centre for your entire family to enjoy a fun day out. Whether you’ve got tiny kiddies who want to slide, run, climb and jump around inside the Fun N’ Learn area, or youngsters in the mood for a wide array of arcade games, activities and thrilling rides – this is the place to be! Don’t miss Funday Monday where you can enjoy all blue swiper games for just AED 1 per ride!
5. DZZRT sSports Gaming Club
Experience the thrill of victory with the high quality gaming facilities at DZZRT eSports Gaming Club. Whether it’s casual or competitive, you can enjoy a safe haven for gaming. From PUBG, Minecraft, and Call of Duty to Black Ops 4, League of Legends, and Battlefield, there’s something for all gamers to enjoy!
Along with being the ideal place for you and your kiddies to enjoy a relaxed meal out, this rustic-beach-bar-meets-industrial-gastropub ups its game (literally) by housing not only a bowling alley and wave machine for the surfers – but also the LEVELS arcade where you can challenge your family to over 50 games.
7. The Arcade by Hub Zero
New on the block, The Arcade by Hub Zero takes you to new realms of gaming. Designed to create a unique atmosphere with vivid lights set against the bricked, graffiti-ed walls, it is the perfect gaming haven for kids, teenagers, and adults alike.
The new hotspot for all things gaming offers a variety of over 50 stimulating games to choose from. Whether it is artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or motion capture systems, you will find it at The Arcade by Hub Zero.
But the fun does not stop there – The Arcade also offers some of the most sought-after video games in pop gaming culture today! Whether it is teaming up and battling against villains in Justice League, defending Gotham City as Batman, or racing against friends in a fun game of Mario Kart, you’re promised a fun-filled day out.
If you are yearning for the old-school stuff, do not worry – The Arcade has got you covered! Take a trip down memory lane with some retro classics: escape the ghosts and munch down on some pellets with Pacman; defeat wave after wave of descending aliens with Space Invaders; or play your heart out at a ticket monster machine to win some incredible prizes! It is a win-win situation – literally!
8. Rails Gaming Café
Gamers, this awesome and budget-friendly, gaming cafe is the place for you! Show off your competitive side at Fortnite, CSGo, PlayStation, Billiards, Foosball, and much much more.
They also serve delicious food options, including amazing burgers, a variety of pastas, shakes and crepes. So you can play for hours on end!
Spend a fun day of play with your little ones at this vivacious indoor entertainment venue that offers excitement for everyone in your family, both young and old! Choose from a variety of rides and attractions, like the Family Swing, XD Dark Ride, Bumper Cars and the soft play area. It also includes an interactive climbing wall, an F1 simulator, bumper cars and a trampoline and a foam pit with a soft play area, which includes slides, a ball pool and ball games.
Don’t miss their special offer on Sundays through Tuesday where you can enjoy unlimited rides, entry to soft play area and trampoline at only AED 49 per person.
Branches are open in Nakheel Mall, The Palm, Dubai Festival City Mall and Deerfields Mall in Abu Dhabi.
10. Action Zone
Go to Action Zone for the ultimate fun experience, from soft play, rides, and bowling to video arcades, virtual reality, and much much more. Your kids will be immersed in a world of the latest gaming technology and they will not want to leave.
Branches are open in World Trade Center Mall, Shams Boutik Mall and Al Ain Mall.