VR Park Dubai was a gem of an experience as a family and my kids absolutely loved it. With attractions based on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and a wholesome sense adventure, this truly embodies a futuristic theme-based park. The park itself spans a total of 75,000 square feet, one that spans a whole two storeys at the Dubai Mall and trust me when I tell you that they take family entertainment to another level! For those who have children with a keen focus on the technology that they have on display at this park, I would highly recommend a visit. I’m speaking from having raised three very spirited boys myself! The 18 interactive rides and games allow for a great multi-player experience. Mind you, this is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
You will be taken to distant planets, distant future and a virtualized Dubai in a series of games that have been imagined, designed and introduced by some of the world's top VR production houses.
The games themselves are based on exhilarating activities such as dune bashing, skydiving, and racing, and are also adaptations of popular TV series like John Wick, The Walking Dead and movies like the Mummy!
The park is excellent space for co-op games so make sure to come with your family or beasties to really make the best fo the offerings, games such as ‘The Raft’. A group of four go into a 25 square foot room, gear up, and enter a world where a raft is floating along a winding and perilous river where you are attacked by mysterious, other-worldly creatures. Team work is essential to wade through. Pro tip: try not to bump in too much to the other!
Being an adrenaline junkie, my favorite ride is the Burj Drop which simulates a drop down the face of Burj Khalifa. If highly recommend this experience to those selling a thrill of a lifetime. For those that seek the next great roller-coaster ride, the Dubai Drone Ride offers an amazing and refreshing take on a classic. The Dune Bash has close encounters with camels, spiders and scorpions while taking on the desert, bashing through sand dunes. For the younger kids, games like Geminose and an ambient carousel area that gently rotates while the munchkins get transported into a fantasy world of unicorns, bunnies and great cheer!
Parents and guardians, I'd advise you to come prepared to spend 4-5 hours as there are 18 very addictive and thrilling attractions on offer. The PVRK cafe offers a quiet solace from the technology, while your kids have a blast!
Entry is free, but each ride costs anywhere between AED15 to AED45 for a turn. The park is open from Sunday to Wednesday between 10am to 11pm, and from Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 1am.