Dubai is home to several topnotch attractions. Today, I will be reviewing one of them, Museum of Illusions, that’s located in Al Seef.
This whole area is built to reflect the traditional side of UAE. It’s old world charm is really refreshing, compared to the modern feel of Dubai. Here is the entrance of the museum :
The reception staff were friendly and helpful. It’s a beautifully designed place, minimal in decor and so pleasing to the eye. On the left side, you can find a section where you can buy intellectual games that will challenge your mind. Prices are AED 50+ per game. Each of these games are available for playing inside the museum. Once you are done with the tour, you can come back and decide which one to buy and take home.There are some tshirts for sale too.
Once you enter the area of illusions, you will find things that are inexplicable and mind boggling. Here are several things you will see there :
Frames that look empty at first glance. But once you step up to them, 3D and extemely real images come up on it!
A chair that’s completely an illusion. From a certain angle it looks like a chair, that’s all.
Head on a plate llusion ????
Strange looking contraption isn’t it?. One person can stand on one side of it and the second person on the other side, looking into the mirrored inside of it. First person then clicks a picture with the flash on. The second person’s photo comes out looking like this :
This was my attire for the day by the way..
An upside down room. Did I mention that coming here, you’ll get some great Instagram worthy pictures?.. ????
These are the games I mentioned earlier in the post. They can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. It will make your mind work in ways you didn’t know, to solve those.
My absolute favorite illusion is the Ames room. Depending on one’s position they will look either big or small in this room. It’s soo awesome!
Meanwhile my son’s favourite room was probably the room with these lights giving an awesome shadow play.
Overall, it’s a very thrilling and intriguing experience. There are so many more illusions in the museum. You have got to go and see it, if you are someone who appreciates and enjoys things that are out of the norm. It’s a great place to go with your family and kids are just gonna love it. You will find some more attractions and some videos that I captured (like the room that spins and makes you dizzy even though you are standing still!), in the following video. Please watch it :
The museum is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am – 10 pm and from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am – midnight. Ticket prices are AED 80 per adult, AED 60 per child above 5 years and AED 225 for a family (consisting of 2 adults and 2 kids). For more information, check out www.museumofillusions.ae or call 043573999. You can also get AED 10 discounted per ticket if you book your tickets online.
Here are the nearby attractions. I love how peaceful and serene it is. The market area gives a glimpse into the Arabic lifestyle.
Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.