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Dubai’s real-life Mario Kart experience is now accepting bookings

Here’s how to embrace your inner Lewis Hamilton.

A recent study conducted by BonusFinder found Mario Kart to be the most stressful video game, increasing the average player’s heart rate by an extra 32.81%. Now, you can play for real at Chaos Karts in Dubai.

If driving down Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road gets you frustrated, give Chaos Karts a spin. The new go-karting experience is opening in Al Quoz and promises to be an adventurous day out.  

Tickets for Chaos Karts in Dubai will go on sale at 2pm on Wednesday, January 10, and waitlist bookings can now be made via the fever website. The attraction is expected to open in mid-February.

Chaos Karts in Dubai

The real-life Mario Kart experience uses state-of-the-art technology and augmented reality, which recreates a video game experience. Drivers will ride around a projected track, and battle it out to become the winner.

Located close to Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Chaos Karts in Dubai lets you embrace your competitive streak. Races typically last for twenty minutes and the player with the most points wins the race. Plus, the player who wins the most races wins the tournament. Competitors gain points by collecting jewels or using power-ups, which range from a laser gun to a speed boost. 

Chaos Karts in Dubai

If Chaos Karts in London and Manchester are anything to go by, visitors will be able to drive up to 20 miles per hour. There will be no need for headsets, and projections will be visible with your own eyes. Plus, there will also be no need to wear helmets or a driving suit.

Anti-collision technology is built into the karts and sensors in the room project obstacles in real-time. So, just put your foot on the pedal and get your Ready Player One game on.

Chaos Karts founder, Tom Lionetti-Maguire, is a pioneer in immersive entertainment. He was the brains behind the Crystal Maze Experience, which recreated the popular TV show, The Crystal Maze.

Tom explains: “Creating a real-life version of a videogame has been an obsession for some time, and we are delighted to have cracked it. The gamification of experiences is a phenomenon that is here to stay, and this is the purest distillation of it. It’s a game and an experience, wrapped up in a whole load of silliness, with a sprinkling of nostalgia for good measure. Chaos Karts is a gamer-changer.”

Chaos Karts in Dubai will be open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 10pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to midnight. Players must be at least ten years old and at least 1.30 metres tall to participate. Tickets are priced at AED 139 for a standard ticket and AED 104 for a student ticket.

Road rage is optional.

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