Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 August 2023
A much-loved family favourite for more than two decades, Dubai’s Modesh World continues to delight visitors with its enchanting indoor theme park experience. With the closing date set for 27 August, there’s still time to explore the wonders of this year’s edition, with an array of surprises and thrills for children and parents alike.
Embracing the theme of ‘My World, Your Adventure,’ Modesh World beckons everyone to embark on an unforgettable journey through its multiple themed zones at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It’s no surprise that over 200,000 visitors are set to attend this summer. Covering a staggering 30,000 square metres of indoor entertainment space, the edutainment park offers an extensive array of attractions to explore.
To ensure you don’t miss out on the most exciting experiences, here are five of this year’s top features that are guaranteed to delight and bring out your inner child.
1) Rides and Games – A World of Thrills and Fun
Modesh World’s extensive collection of thrilling rides, exciting games, and interactive experiences are a paradise for both kids and the young at heart. Dip into the gaming area to enjoy more than 100 exciting arcade games, while the Crazy Cars racing track promises exhilarating thrills. Construction-based theme park Diggers Lab lets children and families experience the excitement of operating construction machinery. While the Human Claw game offers a chance to grab wrapped gifts, and kids can dive into an Oasis of Colored Balls to immerse themselves in 80,000 coloured balls in this giant ball pit.
Take the tots to the soft play area, which is complete with soft toys, slides, and workshops, or cool off in the Swan water park, filled with swan shaped boats that provide fun for everybody. Alternatively, why not visit the target range and shooting simulator where players get to test their shooting skills in this themed simulator game with other competitors. Or ride the thrilling Twister or head to the White Jumping Hills and experience the feeling and experience of jumping in the clouds.
Don’t miss Skilled Games, where various challenges and activities await, and beat the heat at Winter at Modesh World, which combines a snow park and inflatable zone with adventure challenges, for a unique winter play experience during the summer months.
2) MELT- Ice Cream Zone – Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Dubai’s first specialised dessert event, MELT, takes visitors on a tantalizing journey through a 4,000 square meter zone filled with delectable ice cream combinations. This cooling paradise includes unique sweet-toothed themed zones. Step inside The Creamery in true Willy Wonka fashion to have a go at designing your very own flavours, with ice cream branded competitions and mini-events taking place throughout the summer.
Instagrammers need look no further than the Sugar Rush zone, where ice cream-themed installations make for the perfect social media snap.
At the Slab District, visitors can tuck into the finest food and beverage outlets inside Modesh World to sample some of the latest ice cream concepts and tastiest icy treats in town. This special zone features a Hero Pop-Up with a global ice cream brand and a roller skating rink by RollDXB to add that sprinkling of retro styling to the coolest spot in town.
Visit workshops and learn the art of developing and creating unique ice cream varieties ranging from keto, to plant-based and international flavours, and unearth the secrets that go into these and the many more tastes that have helped make ice cream the world’s most popular dessert.
3) Gamefy – Gaming Zone – For the Gaming Enthusiasts
Gamers of all ages and experience levels can immerse themselves in a mind-boggling range of digital and tabletop games at Gamefy – a zone that brings together some of the best and latest in the worlds of digital and tabletop games.
A holistic gaming experience has been created for Dubai’s booming gaming community of enthusiasts and professionals, with a series of tournaments and activities lined up for gamers of all ages and experiences.
Experience Tournament Turf andengage in community-led game tournaments and compete for exciting prizes. Visit the Console Lounge where gamers can kick back to enjoy the latest video games and meet up with like-minded people to share hints and tips on how to beat the next level boss, complemented with a variety of well-thought-through amenities to cater to every gaming need. Or take a step back in time with the Retro Arcade Arena where you can relive the nostalgia of classic arcade games from the 1990s. Alternatively, delve into retro games at Tabletop ME; a world of board games, card games, miniature games, and role-playing games (RPGs). Relax in the Gaming Lounge; a space where gamers can come together to play video games and socialize or bop and pop at Dance Central, where you can take part in dance games or watch live dance performances.
And if all that wasn’t enough, you can also discover best practices in gameplay from some of the community’s leading players, learn to build your own personalised gaming PC, or explore the latest in AI technology from the industry’s leading developers.
4) Elements of Surprise – Unpredictable Fun
Modesh World likes to keep visitors on their toes with a sense of thrill and anticipation created by weekly Friday surprise announcements. Visitors can expect surprises and enticing incentives, such as freebies – complimentary items, samples, or other goodies. Everyone loves getting something for free, and this gesture creates a positive and memorable experience for Modesh World’s visitors each and every Friday.
5) Live Shows – An Unforgettable Entertainment Extravaganza
Modesh World’s live shows are designed to captivate and entertain audiences of all ages. From fitness and movement sessions with Modesh and dancers to enchanting theatrical journeys through the seasons, there’s something for everyone.
Visit Move to the Rhythm where Modesh and a resident team of dancers invite guests to perform in a series of different fitness movements mixed with dance routines that involve competitions and prizes. This show will show children the importance of movement, remaining active, and staying healthy – and how you can implement this in many different forms of play, dance, and sports.
Be captivated by The Adventures of the Enchanted Seasons; a magical journey through the seasons with four enchanting characters through forms of acting, storytelling, and dance. Or witness We Are the World! which celebrates the unity of cultures and traditions in the UAE, educating and entertaining guests about the diversity that makes the country unique.
Visit the Power of Creativity; a show that encourages audience participation, allowing visitors to bring their creativity to life through dance, art, and music, or head to the Sing Along Stage Show and join Modesh and Dana on a musical adventure, celebrating the beauty of the city and its people through song and dance.
Modesh World, the free-to-enter indoor edutainment destination, boasts an array of themed games, learning zones, and fun activities for kids of all ages. Open daily, this year’s edition runs until 27 August in halls 2-8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Modesh World welcomes visitors from 10am to 10pm Monday to Thursday and from 10am to 12am Friday to Sunday.
Enjoy the ultimate summer extravaganza filled with incredible surprises, unmissable retail offers, diverse culinary delights, and endless entertainment this Dubai Summer Surprises, running until 3 September. For more information, visit @CelebrateDubai and @StyledByDubai on social media channels, and www.mydss.ae. Stay updated with all things Modesh World at @mymodesh.
Dubai Summer Surprises is supported by key sponsor RAKBANK MasterCard and Strategic partners which include: Al Futtaim Malls (Dubai Festival City Mall & Festival Plaza), Al Seef, Al Zarooni Group (Mercato Shopping Mall), AW Rostamani Group, Bluewaters, Citywalk, Emirates Airline, Enoc, Etisalat, Majid Al Futtaim (Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira), Nakheel Malls (Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall, Dragon Mart 2, Palm West Beach and The View), The Beach and The Outlet Village.