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The #1 escape room experience in dubai

Looking for things to do in Dubai?

Do you love solving puzzles?

Ever wondered what it would be like if the fate of your friends depended on you?
Find out by experiencing challenging situations at COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE!

We offer team puzzles, escape room experiences and mysteries for you to solve. Visit COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE Dubai today and work your way through challenging puzzles and clues.

Can you escape ?
Give us a call +971 4 427 4027  / +971 50 908 0328 or send us an email
Corporate

A New breed of
corporate team
building

We all want to be known as the “cool boss” … Well, here’s a perfect opportunity to claim your new title. Bring your team to COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE and boost morale while also learning valuable lessons in communication, organization, and critical thinking.

After you complete the room, you will receive a 10–15-minute analysis of your team’s strengths and weaknesses as well as individual player stats.

Interested in bringing your team?
Give us a call +971 4 427 4027  / +971 50 908 0328 or send us an email
Quest rooms for every taste!

OUR GAMES ARE PERFECT FOR

Friends & Families

Experience the exciting adventure with your family and friends!

Hobby Detectives

You are a hobby detective yourself or have a very special idea for your date.

Trend
setters

Are you bored and looking for new challenges?

Team
building

Corporate event to build the team spirit in your company.
Bring your team together!

work together to solve
a series of riddles

Reviews

What The
Players Say

“We just did this tonight, and it was worth every penny! The puzzles were all clever, and since they are very varied, each player got the chance to shine.”

Colin Black

“This was our first escape room experience (booked for my friend’s birthday), and it was great! Super challenging and yet everyone loved it! We didn’t make it out, but we want to try it again.”

Jane Welsh

“My friends had a super fun time deciphering puzzles and clues at Exit Game. Thank you for hosting the event! We plan to return when you have new games set up.”

Paul French

unforgettable experience and challenges

WHAT OUR PLAYERS SAY

  • star rating  Thank you for all the staff, It was a cool experience, our first one in Dubaï. We play two rooms and enjoy both. We will tey the other one another... read more

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    September 25, 2021

    star rating  The staff is very kind and so professional, the games are very nice and I loooove all of th

    avatar thumb lapiece R
    September 25, 2021

    star rating  The staff is very kind and so professional, the games are very nice and I loooove all of th

    avatar thumb La Pièce - Jeux d'évasion
    September 25, 2021

    star rating  A must do!!! We played Stolen, my wife and I solved the mystery with only 1 minute to spare. It was a great experience. See you soon for the other challenges.

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    July 16, 2021

    star rating  A must do!!! We played Stolen, my wife and I solved the mystery with only 1 minute to spare. It was a great experience. See you soon for the other ch

    avatar thumb Pierrie V
    July 16, 2021

    star rating  We’ve gone to the Basement Room and it was incredibly interactive and challenging in all the right ways! Friendly staff and an easy to find location. Definitely recommend!

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    July 6, 2021

    star rating  It was a wonderful experience and the staff were very helpful and kind. I will be coming back again.

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    July 6, 2021

    star rating  We’ve gone to the Basement Room and it was incredibly interactive and challenging in all the right ways! Friendly staff and an easy to find location. Definitely r

    avatar thumb Laila A
    July 6, 2021

    star rating  It was a wonderful experience and the staff were very helpful and kind. I will be coming ba

    avatar thumb Rafia A
    July 6, 2021

    star rating  It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the guidance of the staff member, Leo, we were able to solve all these puzzles smoothly! Despite being a group of 3 friends,... read more

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    June 29, 2021

    star rating  It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the guidance of the staff member, Leo, we were able to solve all these puzzles smoothly! Despite being a group of 3 friends,... read more

    avatar thumb Manydayszero
    June 29, 2021

    star rating  Amazing experience and intellectually super stimulating and fun especially in summer!!!!! Omg i will surely come again!

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    June 22, 2021
  • star rating  I liked the escape room I went to the horror room it was good with unexpected jumpscares while concentrating to find the clues and solve puzzles. what I would recommend... read more

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    June 22, 2021

    star rating  Amazing experience and intellectually super stimulating and fun especially in summer!!!!! Omg i will surely co

    avatar thumb Nadia B
    June 22, 2021

    star rating  I liked the escape room I went to the horror room it was good with unexpected jumpscares while concentrating to find the clues and solve puzzles. what I would recommend... read more

    avatar thumb Hassan Faraj
    June 22, 2021

    star rating  I love it overall , and stuff is the most welcome people here it was a nice experience, the decoration is great and give escape rooms atmosphere

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    June 7, 2021

    star rating  I love it overall , and stuff is the most welcome people here it was a nice experience, the decoration is great and give escape rooms a

    avatar thumb Mohammed S
    June 7, 2021

    star rating  Did the crime evidence escape room. It was so fun for me and my family. But was quite challenging. The easiest things could be missed. A few things were more... read more

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    May 26, 2021

    star rating  Did the crime evidence escape room. It was so fun for me and my family. But was quite challenging. The easiest things could be missed. A few things were more... read more

    avatar thumb Eva
    May 26, 2021

    star rating  It was great and the staff very helpful and friendly. The challange was very good. We had so much fun and my teen girls had a great time

    Mkazweeny
    May 14, 2021

    star rating  It was great and the staff very helpful and friendly. The challange was very good. We had so much fun and my teen girls had a great time

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    May 14, 2021

    star rating  It was great and the staff very helpful and friendly. The challange was very good. We had so much fun and my teen girls had a g

    avatar thumb Ahmad
    May 14, 2021

    star rating  It was amazing to spend time there! Staff are helpful! My teens said that they want to go there again!

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    May 3, 2021

    star rating  It was amazing to spend time there! Staff are helpful! My teens said that they want to go there again!

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    May 3, 2021
  • star rating  It was amazing to spend time there! Staff are helpful! My teens said that they want to go the

    avatar thumb Анна Kul
    May 3, 2021

    star rating  One of the best escape rooms in Dubai! I love the guys that work there, honestly so awesome!!! ✨❤️?

    Sarahalshaybani
    April 20, 2021

    star rating  One of the best escape rooms in Dubai! I love the guys that work there, honestly so awesome!!! ️

    Sarahalshaybani
    April 20, 2021

    star rating  One of the best escape rooms in Dubai! I love the guys that work there, honestly so awesome!!! ✨❤️?

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    April 20, 2021

    star rating  One of the best escape rooms in Dubai! I love the guys that work there, honestly so awesom

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    April 20, 2021

    star rating  Place is very good and nice to meet up with friends. Very challenging and fun. Workers are very... read more

    Alexamir1001
    April 8, 2021

    star rating  Place is very good and nice to meet up with friends. Very challenging and fun. Workers are very kind and place is very sanitized.

    Alexamir1001
    April 8, 2021

    star rating  Place is very good and nice to meet up with friends. Very challenging and fun. Workers are very kind and place is very s

    avatar thumb Mr alex
    April 8, 2021

    star rating  It was a really good cognitive exercise, i played it with my nephews and we had a lot of fun. We’re... read more

    Escape787890
    April 6, 2021

    star rating  It was a really good cognitive exercise, i played it with my nephews and we had a lot of fun. We’re going for round 2 now!

    Escape787890
    April 6, 2021

    star rating  The activity was mind changing. Thanks to Arjo and Paul for the wonderful experience. Would love to do it again.

    arnellyc
    January 1, 2021

    star rating  Friendly and Attentive Staff. Thanks for the extra help given by the game masters’ Arjo and Paul, will definitely recommend to my friends.

    haneetahh
    November 30, 2020
  • star rating  It is a good experience for people who wanted to have a thrilling experience, good riddles and just a good idea to do with your friends.

    Daryana628262
    October 31, 2020

    star rating  really good if you wanna get a good scare. really difficult and challenging, and horrifying. would recommend for people who can handle pop ups and flash lights in the dark,... read more

    5282682628
    October 31, 2020

    star rating  I really loved how they made it feel extremely realistic and made you immersed with the experience with the use of live actors, sound effects and lights. Overall, the room... read more

    elisadS9945WL
    October 31, 2020

    star rating  It was fun although super scary and they had jump scares you have to assure that you will be okay with pop ups

    chloemoniquem
    October 31, 2020

    star rating  Played all of the games since day one, a lot of times and enjoyed it all. shoutOut to the Game Masters there Cris, Mean, Erjo and Paul.

    adami837
    October 17, 2020

    star rating  My name is Magomed keligov, and I really like countdown because the game modes are really nice and fun. Especially I love the basement because it’s really scary and pretty... read more

    Keligov1
    October 17, 2020

    star rating  A fun new experience and amazing time with friends would definitely come again and enjoy more rooms.

    choip580
    October 12, 2020

    star rating  Loved the experience, we tried out two escape rooms in the same day and would 100% come back again. Arjo and Paul are the best!!!

    634nazimab
    October 12, 2020

    star rating  They have escape rooms from difficult to normal the staff was pretty cool too and love the visit again and try out all the rooms they have

    niod255
    October 12, 2020

    star rating  We've played a lot of escape rooms in Dubai and Countdown's the Basement with the actors is one of the creepiest. They came really close to touching us but they... read more

    Silvershinobi12
    December 25, 2019

    star rating  This is one of the few escape room places that offer challenges for a minimum of 2 people. Most of them are 3 and above so we thought we’d give... read more

    SyedTAACC
    December 14, 2019

    star rating  We celebrated our 13year old’s birthday at Countdown Challenge. The escape rooms were brilliant, the food was yum and the staff super friendly! Will be coming back for the next... read more

    Rammah T
    November 23, 2019
  • star rating  it was a great idea to try this place for a group activity.. nice place, nice stuff and amazing experience.

    awsfajardo82
    November 20, 2019

    star rating  It was amazing activity for all the team Lacoste Uae team loved the place and the team were so friendly

    895issama
    November 18, 2019

    star rating  Lots of fun , really in depth well constructed games , Jasmine and Paul were superb at the front desk

    raihaana3
    November 7, 2019

    star rating  Staff were excellent and we absolutely loved the game. Took two children 6 & 8 who were really welcomed by the staff. Can’t recommend enough

    Alanna B
    November 3, 2019

    star rating  One of the most scariest and mind boggling activities we had ever experienced. The staffs were very welcoming. We enjoyed it me and my friends when we did the basement... read more

    Celine Nicolae B
    November 2, 2019

    star rating  We did « stolen » with my 6 years old daughter. Really really good moment at this escape game! Paul and Mohan very sympathetic and helpful. The game is great, you need... read more

    fabelmago
    October 27, 2019

    star rating  The wonderful staff were very kind and helpful to us and we enjoyed “the basement” escape room very much. It was a thrilling experience and won’t be my groups last... read more

    Donanawal
    October 19, 2019

    star rating  It’s really the experience you need to create connections among new team members . Clear games,Well done

    FrequentTravellerLLP
    October 9, 2019

    star rating  Out experience was very joyful and fun!
    We absolutely loved it, the clues were helpful and the challenges were exciting.

    LiloAndSketch
    August 10, 2019

    star rating  The challenge is really nice, the clues can be a bit difficult and the fact that you can get a hint every 10 mins might be challenging, the only thing... read more

    FNayel
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  The place is nicely built..put you straight away in the game mood. the games are challenging. I consider this place a calculator to my IQ:D

    SomayaI8
    July 25, 2019

    star rating  Pure fun right from the beginning till the end. A great way to spend quality time with family and friends. Every room is well detailed and has its own particular... read more

    Akshayranaa
    July 24, 2019
  • star rating  I’ve been to Countdown challenge twice already and i cant decide which one was better! I had the best time with my friends and this experience is definitely something you... read more

    Dana V
    July 23, 2019

    star rating  I went here with 3 of my friends and we had such an amazing time, this place is so well done and everything is so exciting!! You’d wanna go here... read more

    Shwetarana
    July 23, 2019

    star rating  I’ve been to Countdown challenge twice already and i cant decide which one was better! I had the best time with my friends and this experience is definitely something you... read more

    Dana V
    July 23, 2019

    star rating  Great And the guys who works in the shop there awesome and they respect the visitors so much .thank you

    Adamsoud
    July 18, 2019

    star rating  It was incredible, good vibe, nice place, perfect game and difficult , but we loved it so much ! You have to go ! It’s definitely worthy

    Tatisalgafo_
    July 18, 2019

    star rating  It was such an amazing place to be, think & have fun as a team. Every single second counts there and the excitement level is so high, so glad to... read more

    weamfidaya
    July 18, 2019

    star rating  We had such and amazing time today! Me and 5 more friends! Escape room was equipped very well and it was very interesting to find the way out! Literally love it !♥️

    Maltsevaviky
    July 13, 2019

    star rating  I had a nice & unique experience yesterday throught COUNTDOWN CHALLANGE in Dubai

    I recomended to all ❤❤❤

    Hananoo123
    July 7, 2019

    star rating  Out experience was very joyful and fun!
    We absolutely loved it, the clues were helpful and the challenges were exciting.

    LiloAndSketch
    August 10, 2019

    star rating  The challenge is really nice, the clues can be a bit difficult and the fact that you can get a hint every 10 mins might be challenging, the only thing... read more

    FNayel
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  The place is nicely built..put you straight away in the game mood. the games are challenging. I consider this place a calculator to my IQ:D

    SomayaI8
    July 25, 2019

    star rating  Pure fun right from the beginning till the end. A great way to spend quality time with family and friends. Every room is well detailed and has its own particular... read more

    Akshayranaa
    July 24, 2019
FAQ

Find answers to all of your questions here

What is this?

In each experience, you will be locked inside for a designated amount of time while you and your team try to figure out how to escape. The rooms contain clues, trap doors, and hidden items.

Do I need a reservation to enjoy the CountDown Challenge experience?

You can just walk in, although we recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure your desired date and time are available.

Thankfully, you can easily book online! Just click any of the ‘Book Now’ buttons.

Can I add more people after the reservation is made?

Absolutely, as long as it doesn’t exceed the maximum people allowed per game. However, if you have players more than our maximum capacity in a game, your group will be split into 2 teams to play in different games at the same time. Please contact us before your game if you’d like to add more players.

What if we are stuck in the middle of the game?

Our rooms are monitored via cameras by your own personal friendly Escape Master, who will be available to provide hints or clues to assist you. However, we believe the best satisfaction lies in escaping the room with minimal assistance, so make sure that you try as hard as you can as a team before asking for hints! In case of any emergency, there is always a quick safe exit.

Do I need any special prior puzzle solving experience?

Nope. Just be willing to search for hidden clues and related items…and to use your brain! If you are really struggling, you may reach out to your Escape Master to offer you a clue or hint and get you moving in the right direction.

We want to book more than one room during your normal business hours but noticed they start at different times? What can we do?

If you want to reserve more than one room starting at the same time during our normal business hours, please contact us. This is a common request and is possible, although we need to know in advance so we can alter our schedule.

How long does each full experience last?

Normally, the whole experience will last around 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your start time! This is essential as we’ll prepare your team for the game.

When you arrive you will receive a full briefing on the game and then the fun begins! You will be placed in the room and have 60 minutes to get out. When you finish, there’s post-game drinks and a photo opportunity!

Do I need to wear anything special?

Wear anything you are comfortable in, but the most activity you will be engaging in may be squatting down or getting on the floor to look under objects, all in order to get a closer look at something. If you wear reading glasses or contact lenses, it might be a good idea to bring them. Nothing offensive please ?

I am a solo traveler and do not have a group. Can I still join the game?

Yes, it is possible. Please note that you still have to pay the minimum price, which is for 2 players, and it may also be tough to complete the game on your own. Hence, we would still suggest you to invite some new friends along. You can always try posting on our Facebook page to try to find like-minded individuals to play with.

Can children participate?

Kids actually love the games, although we have some restrictions. They will not be able to do it all on their own, but they sure are good at searching for things and linking things together.

Anyone aged 13 to 16 can participate alone with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian (just print, have signed and bring it with you). This age group is perfectly suited for our games.

Ages 12 and under must have one participating paying adult. We do not recommend that children under the age of 6 play as they don’t enjoy the games as much and there are also some safety concerns.

Can you accommodate large groups or corporate events?

Yes! Our games are great for corporate team building and team bonding sessions, as well as birthdays, stags, hens and big groups of friends. Corporate and mass bookings are welcome, and we can also offer private venue buyouts. Please contact us for group bookings and enquiries and we can arrange a special package for you at a great price.

Do you have any advice for us during our game?

Sure! Before each game, we show you and your team fun animated briefing videos that will explain how to play your game, and the mission you have to accomplish. Here are a few pointers:

  • Not everything is a clue. There are some red herrings.
  • Separate and search! There is plenty to find.
  • If you find something, let others know.
  • Keep the clues out in case you need to revisit them.
  • Double check each other’s answers and searches if you are stuck!

Also…

  • If you’re really stuck, you can always ask your personal Escape Master for help.
Gift Voucher

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The certificates are beautifully packaged and can become a great gift for a special person in your life. The certificate holder may book any room time within three months.

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During weekends and public holidays no discounts vouchers or any offers will be accepted.

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