Unwind Specialty Boardgame Café opens its second branch in Dubai


Unwind has opened a new branch conveniently located in Park Gate Residences, just across from Zabeel Park. The specialty cafe offers board games for children and adults. With a larger space, a timeless interior and a reading corner, the café will open to the public from July 18

Unwind was the very first board game cafe to open in the United Arab Emirates in March 2019. This time around, the cafe not only has an amazing space, but also an extensive menu as well as its signature coffee. specialty with grains imported from Brazil and Ethiopia.

The unique concept is the brainchild of sibling duo, Hamsa and Vaihundan Paramalingam, who have always loved board games and wanted to open up a space where everyone can relive the old days while exploring a whole new range of board games. modern and attractive.

“We wanted to create a space where everyone could disconnect from digital and play board games with their friends and family while bringing out the competitive edge. With the new branch, we wanted everything to be under one roof, from games to a reading corner to an electronic games section for a truly relaxing experience,” said Hamsa, co-founder of Unwind.

You’ll end up being transported into the world of nostalgia with the classics – Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga and Ludo as well as discovering some of the newest games from around the world to delight adults, teens and kids. You can try out new games with the help of Game Masters, who are the dedicated staff members on the ground to guide you through selection and teach you the games. These board games are even available for purchase, so the fun doesn’t have to stop when it’s time to go. Not only that, but the new branch also has a private lounge concept, where you can play electronic games on a PS5 such as Call of Duty and FIFA. It will truly become your go-to meeting place for everyone, bookworms included.

In addition to the above, Unwind hosts play sessions outside the cafe walls for private events like birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. The Unwind team also organizes competitive team-building activities for employees and classmates, which improves communication and problem-solving skills while creating synergy.

The gaming experience can be fueled by an all-new menu that includes – Deconstructed Cheesecake, Mushroom Risotto, and Buffalo Chicken Pizza from the all-day menu, and some delicious dishes from the breakfast menu such as Mushroom on toast and Breakie on Crowaffle, which is a croissant-style waffle, with avocado, egg, cheddar cheese and bacon chips plus a range of unique refreshing drinks.

“We just want everyone – family, friends, relatives and colleagues) to connect with each other. We have a good community building environment, where even strangers can come in and play games with each other and increase social interaction with the help of game masters who assist them,” said Vaihundan, co- founder of Unwind.


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