Sega Republic, Dubai Mall

Soft launched yesterday, Sega Republic is the latest addition to Dubai Mall’s ever growing list of entertainment venues. According to the website,

SEGA Republic is a high-adrenaline indoor theme park for the whole family. Conveniently located at The Dubai Mall, the 76,000 sq ft park has five themed zones featuring 9 thrilling attractions and more than 150 games, from cutting-edge motion simulators and virtual experiences to one of the region’s largest assortment of redemption games. Developed by Emaar Retail in association with Japan-based SEGA Corporation, one of the global leaders in high-tech entertainment, SEGA Republic brings you a thrilling, unforgettable experience that’s sure to have you coming back for more.

Thrilling? Yes. Unforgettable? Yes. Coming back for more? We’ll have to see…

The park is split up into five themed zones. Here’s a look at some (we didn’t go on all, thought we’d save a few for our next visit) of the rides we went on.

Speed Zone

Filled with some great racing simulators, speed junkies (and we know Dubai is full of them…) will love this zone! Lets hope they don’t try any of this on Shk Zayed Rd.

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Storm-G: A high speed bob sled ride (along the lines of Wipeout) that twists and turns 360°!

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Outrun 2 SP: Classic Outrun, head to head against 4 other players.

Sega Republic
Oh dear… well, it is a soft launch. Lesson to be learned folks, say NO to Windows.

Redemption Zone

You earn points for every game played in this zone (higher the score, higher the points) which can then be redeemed for gifts, sega merchandise, etc… fair warning though, you’ll need to rack up a LOT of points to get anything decent. By the end of the night, I won about 50 odd points which I could redeem for… BUBBLEGUM!

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Adventure Zone

Def my favourite zone, there’s an indoor rollercoaster ride, rock climbing wall and three brilliant simulators Wild Jungle, Wild Wing and Let’s Go Jungle.

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sports Zone

Simulators for almost every single sport you can think of – Virtual Bowling, Ping Pong, Golf, Football, Bill Bow (interesting hybrid between Billiards and Bowling) and a life size snowboard half-pipe simulator.

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Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Sega Republic

Cyberpop Zone

Didn’t get a chance to take any photos of this zone. It had a couple of arcade games like House of the Dead and some photo sticker machines… nothing too exciting.

Catboy and the crew from Dubai 92 also visited Sega Republic yesterday. Here are some of the rides that tried out:

Click here to see HD version.

I enjoyed my time at Sega Republic, while I have my doubts on it’s long term appeal (once you’ve done all the rides, there’s not much to make you come back) overall, it’s entertaining, will score you big brownie points with your kids and is a welcome indoor reprieve from the summer heat!

For more info on rides, ticket prices and opening hours visit http://www.segarepublic.com.

13 Responses to “Sega Republic, Dubai Mall”

  1. Poppy says:

    What about the roller coaster? The one where you feel like Sonic.

  2. fatatemoo2950 says:

    this place rocks lools have to go

  3. Gerard Loke says:

    Hey

    Some great information on what is new in Dubai. I too am a traveler on my own and find some of your work useful.

    Gerard,
    http://www.emptypockettravels.blogspot.com

  4. mohammed says:

    i went there but its not huge as the Magic Planet's Mall of the Emirates

  5. CristianStar says:

    Some of the “gadgets” here could attract a lot of young customers especially, but also people of all ages that want to have fun for special ocasions. Sega might have just had an awesome idea, but we will have to wait and see how people react.
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  6. Mike Gibson says:

    Wow this looks mind blowing. I hope they intend to build something like this in the UK. That would be a great revenue earner for sure.

    Bruce
    Stairlift Trader

  7. Rharvey says:

    When we visit the UK will drop in and try some of those amazing rides. http://www.silvercross.com

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  9. chandni says:

    i just luv d rides in sega republic!

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