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New Dubai attraction to play tricks on your vision.

A new mega-attraction in Dubai will soon send residents and visitors on a dizzying spin as the famed Museum of Illusions gears up to open on September 12, a report said.

Set to open in the Al Seef development near the Dubai Creek, the museum will boast of the largest collection of optical illusions in the Museum of Illusions' worldwide portfolio and will house 80 exhibits of all shapes and sizes, said a report in Khaleej Times.

The museum concept, which first debuted in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2015, has already spread to several cities around the world including Oman, Austria, Germany, Malaysia and more.

"Museum of Illusions Dubai exhibits have been carefully selected to ensure the widest possible appeal to the city's uniquely cosmopolitan residents and international tourists," the report cited Varvara Svischeva, manager at the Museum of Illusions Dubai, as saying.

"The human brain is an incredibly complex computer that perceives and interprets reality through an elaborate process of gathering information from each of our senses. When engaging with our illusions, the mind will combine some details and exclude others to create a sensory experience that defies logic. It's always incredible seeing the universal human response to Museum of Illusions exhibits - it's the same reactions all over the world," Svischeva said.

The full line-up has yet to be unveiled but will include a vortex tunnel featuring a rotating cylinder that tricks the mind into thinking the ground is shifting.

The Ames Room will also allow guests to appear in different sizes depending on their position.

Visitors to the attraction are encouraged to interact with the exhibits and take photos.

The tickets for the museum will be priced at Dh80 ($21.7) for adults and Dh60 ($16.3) for children, the report said. - TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Aug 29, 2018
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