Top 5: T3 Middle East’s Ultimate things to do in the UAE for the holidays
December 11, 2019

Ok, so we’re kind of assuming everyone’s got a few days here and there. But then again, these attractions are to be seriously considered as you head in, adrenaline-pumping, resolution-jotting into the New Year! Lets jump right in…

Smash Room at Action Park Think road rage, think post-apocalyptic barren landscape. Adrenaline seekers can now head to the Mad Max themed pit stop to smash items for fun, fitness or therapeutic purposes. Packages range from AED 99 to AED 599, which include protective gear, an equipment of choice and items such as glasses and electronics to smash.


Always loved the adrenaline kick of playing video shooter games? Multiply that feeling by ten, as Xstrike takes this to the next level by launching its live combat experience, switching the laptop screen out with a real-life scenario! Use the Combat Simulation line of equipment which replicates the form and fit of the most well-known assault rifles in the world such as the M16 and M4, featuring live noise and recoil to give players a truly authentic experience. Its ready for combat simulation enthusiasts aged 10 and above, and is priced at AED 89 per person.

Peter Pan on the QE2

Flying onto the QE2 for the festive season, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell bring you a magical adventure this December from Friday 13th until Christmas Eve. The QE2 in conjunction with Theatre by QE2 is also hosting “Tea with Tink” in the QE2’s Yacht Club, where parents and children can enjoy a themed afternoon tea with guest appearances from Tinkerbell, Peter, Captain Hook and all the other characters. Starting from AED65, this will take place on 14th, 20th & 21st December only. Show Timings are from 10:30am – 1.00pm and 2:30pm to 5.00pm, with tickets priced at AED150 for Adults and AED120 for Children.


Reach new heights, literally. Located on Yas Island head into the world’s widest flight chamber, which lets you mimic a skydiving experience in a massive 9.75m-wide chamber. You also have the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall at an impressively scary 43 meters high with a total of four walls of varying difficulty. Indoor skydiving tickets start from Dh215 for beginners, inclusive of pre-flight training, flight gear rental, one-on-one flight instruction and two flights. Pro-flyers who have prior experience can book with rates starting at Dh700. Tickets for indoor wall climbing start from Dh95 for beginners and is inclusive of 90-minute access to indoor climbing walls and instructor supervision. For experienced climbers, tickets start from Dh100 that includes a mandatory level check by an instructor (either level 2, 3 or 4) and safety briefing. Both tickets are inclusive of climbing gear rental including helmet, harness and climbing shoes.

OO LA LAB x DXB: Chemistry of Emotion Sure, maybe the periodic table wasn’t the strongest piece in your academic armour, but this warehouse takeover at Alserkal Avenue, promises a highly engaging multi-sensory experience with a hands-on perfume discovery workshop. Oo La’s signature fragrance workshop, entitled ‘Chemistry of Oo’, is a highly curated experience, and each 60-minute workshop session will be retailed at the price of USD$128 per person, with a specially crafted and labelled 50ml EDP, and USD$88 per person, with a specially crafted and labelled 20ml EDP.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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