Dubai Mall to open virtual reality park in 2018

First-of-its-kind centre will be set across two levels of Dubai Mall
VR park will bring together virtual reality developers from around the world “to deliver an unprecedented and awe-inspiring” experience, using immersive rides – including a roller coaster – educational journeys and games.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Tue 13 Feb 2018 12:30 PM

A first-of-its-kind virtual reality “VR Park” will open in Dubai in the first half of 2018, according to Emaar Entertainment, the leisure and entertainment subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

According to Emaar, the VR park will bring together virtual reality developers from around the world “to deliver an unprecedented and awe-inspiring” experience, using immersive rides – including a roller coaster – educational journeys and games.

The VR Park will be set across two levels of Dubai Mall and will focus on the concept of ‘shared escapism’, with attractions allowing visitors to interact with each other and ‘live’ the virtual reality experience with family and friends.

The park will also include a café.

Around the world, similar VR parks have been established in several cities, including Miami and Guiyang in China’s Guizhou province, which in November 2017 unveiled a 134-hectare park which includes 35 virtual reality attractions.

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Last Updated: Tue 13 Feb 2018 11:46 AM GST

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