How you can immerse yourself in Virtual Reality
At last! The only thing Dubai had been missing was a chance for people to immerse themselves in a zombie apocalypse, experiencing all of the sheer terror such an event would bring. Head to the Virtual Arena, just one of the attractions at Hub Zero in City Walk, and you can enjoy 360-degree views of hungry zombies marching towards you, blasting them into oblivion with your replica gun.
But just look at what else Hub Zero has to offer. Over its two floors, there are all kinds of gaming attractions. Many are themed around popular PlayStation and Xbox releases, such as Gears or War: Laser Seige, Battlefield: Armoured Assault and Resident Evil: Bio Terror. Except some form of 3D laser tag element at each. Hack Attack is another shooter along the same lines.
But it doesn't stop there. The HyperDrive driving simulator uses three 42 inch monitors side-by-side to give visitors the feel of a proper race track, while at Sports Academy Featuring Pro Evolution Soccer you can test your real-life ball skills in a virtual setting. The only drawback is not quite enough space for celebratory slides across the pitch on your stomach if you score.
The 3D fantasy-themed rides are also worth checking out. Final Fantasy: Escape From Midgar and Dragon Age: Flight of the Wardens will do their best to immerse you in a world of elves and other mythical creatures, then fling you around mercilessly in front of a huge screen. Asura's Wrath: The Awakening is a 46-seat 4D cinema, complete with vibrations, air blasts and water spritzers.
Finish off with a visit to the Hero Zone, with its wall climbing and other physical activities, retro arcade and even karaoke, all the time checking that the zombies you encountered when you first walked in aren't right behind you.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight.