Get yourself tricked at Dubai Museum of Illusions, a world of visual and optical illusions. Located at Al Seef along Dubai Creek, this magnificent museum includes more than 60 interactive exhibits that will confuse your mind, trick your senses, and terrify you, as nothing appears to be what you see.
The Dubai edition of the international museum chain, which debuted in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015, is the largest to date, with many interactive exhibits. The mind-bending optical illusions, holograms, stereograms as well as a playroom with puzzles will definitely challenge the mind. This world of illusions is designed to fool your mind, challenge your senses, elevate your thinking and imagination, educate you in a fun way, and thoroughly confuse you because nothing is as it appears.
The Museum of Illusions Dubai provides a space suited to entertaining tours into the world of illusions, which has delighted visitors of all ages and provided them with an unforgettable experience. Enjoy over 60 visual artifacts, various exhibits, and immersive rooms designed to tease the senses and trick the mind.
The Museums of Illusions Dubai tickets gives you access to a total of 20 incredible exhibits, each ready to blow your mind. The Rotated Room, Optical Illusions, Hologram, Head on the Platter, and Anti Gravity Room are some of the most important and creative rooms, along with the others.
If you want to see something incredibly amazing that will alter your perspective, head towards the Rotated Room. Turn around at full 90 degrees, and get an excellent backdrop for the most outstanding photos imaginable.
The Optical Illusion’s walls feature a puzzling collection of images that use color, light, and patterns to trick your eyes into playing mind games with your brain. These optical illusions serve as a reminder that our senses are flawed and that our perception of the world is frequently distorted. Simply staring at them for 30 seconds or less will reveal things shrinking, moving, disappearing, and so on.
The Museum of Illusion tickets also give you access to the Holograms exhibit, which portray images that create three-dimensional illusions. In their most basic form, they can already be found in our daily lives on bank notes and credit cards. But because the museum stands out in its optical magic, everything will seem different.
The Dubai edition is proud to have the largest collection of hologram images, which range from holographic portraits to horror-grams, images that appear and disappear before your eyes, and images that transform from one type to another.
This one is the most amazing, and somewhat funny exhibit that you’ll witness in this museum. You have to stand on opposite sides of the mirror and align your face with the person on the other side of the mirror. You’ll see how both your noses align, and create a different nose altogether.
Enter the amazing world of kaleidoscopes, and experience the fun in your very own way. Instead of playing around with colorful papers and other props, visitors here create vivid patterns in this room of the Museum of Illusion.
If you’ve ever wanted to put someone's head on a tray, your wish will get granted in this Head on a Platter exhibit. Here you can discover the illusion of a hidden body, an illusion so brilliantly created that even when you know where the rest of the body is hidden, seeing just ahead on the platter still surprises you.
The Chair Illusions exhibit is based on psychologist Jean Beuchet's chair illusion and allows you to experiment with perception laws in which the person sitting on the chair appears to be much smaller than the person standing nearby.
Basically, this exhibit distorts the laws of proportion and manipulates your point of view. It's incredible how a person's perceived size is affected by the objects around it. Simply click from the correct angle to take home a brilliantly puzzling photo illusion featuring a tiny you sitting on a chair.
This beautiful but casual-looking room has been expertly distorted to create an amazing visual illusion. Dwarfs and giants do not only exist in fairy tales but they exist in this room too. You'll be either a giant or a dwarf depending on which corner of the room you stand in. Witness how a person walking back and forth grows or shrinks right in front of your eyes.
The Anti-Gravity Room, as the name implies, makes you appear to be floating in space or even upside down, depending on where you stand. This room is a brain teaser that will have you questioning the laws of physics! In fact, you won't be able to tell whether you're standing on a flat or slanted surface. The famous Michael Jackson pose should undoubtedly be photographed here.
Here's How You Can Plan Your Visit to The Museum of Illusion
Location: Bld. 17, Heritage Area, Al Seef Dubai, United Arab Emirate
Timings:- 10AM – 10PM on Monday to Thursday 10AM – 11PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday (and public holidays)
The Museum of Illusions is all about exhibits that deceive you into believing in optical illusions. This museum is so well-designed that anyone who enters should be prepared to have their minds blown. The exhibits are engaging and interactive, and visitors enjoy taking pictures while attempting to figure out how the illusional place works.
There are various exhibits at the Museum Of Illusions, the main of them are, Ambiguous Cylinder, Turntables, The Chair Illusion, Ames Room, Anti-gravity Room, Rotated Room, along with others.
The Museum of Illusion ticket price for an adult is AED 80, and for anyone with a valid student ID, the price is AED 70. Senior citizens can also purchase Museum of Illusion Dubai tickets for AED 70.
There’s also combo prices; family (2 adults + 2 children) for AED 225, and family & friends (5 tickets – adults or children) for AED 320. The Museum of Illusion price for children ages 5-15 years is AED 60, and free for children under the age of 5.
The Museum of Illusion Dubai spans 450 square meters and houses more than 60 interactive exhibits displayed in various illusion rooms. These exhibits not only dazzle visitors with the power of optical illusion, but they also serve as brain teasers.
Except for three exhibits (Vortex Tunnel, Ames Room and Anti Gravity Room), the building and grounds, including parking, are wheelchair/stroller accessible.
The Museum of Illusions Dubai tickets also gives you access to the Smart Playroom, where one can indulge in a plethora of wooden puzzles, games, and brain teasers for visitors of all ages to play and learn.
One can experience immense fun in the Smart Playroom, where they are given a tour of Dilemma World, and encouraged to play the games and find solutions to what appears to be impossible problems.