The Six: Have a hair-raising Halloween at Motiongate Dubai

The Motiongate sign at the entrance of the park. (Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018

The Six: Have a hair-raising Halloween at Motiongate Dubai

DUBAI: Hollywood-inspired theme park Motiongate Dubai will transform into a freaky fun zone from Oct. 18 – Nov. 3, so prepare to enjoy some seriously terrifying thrills.

Saw Maze
Have the ultimate blood-chilling experience this Halloween by navigating your way through a maze based on terrifying Hollywood film series, “Saw.”

Scare Zones
The Lionsgate and Columbia areas at Motiongate park will both have scare zones where visitors can meet their favorite monsters, zombies and creepy characters in person.

Ghostbusters: Battle for New York
An interactive ride that will take you to the Temple of Gozer where you will take part in a battle and show off off your ghost-busting skills by shooting ghouls and saving the city.

Underworld 4D
An action-packed, multi-sensory 4D experience that takes you through centuries of war between Lycans and Vampires.

Zombieland Blast Off
An exhilarating ride not for guests with weak stomachs. Face the ruins of an abandoned park and go head-to-head with zombies in a ride where your only escape is a 58-meter free fall.

Hotel Transylvania
A child friendly experience where kids can meet the beloved characters from the “Hotel Transylvania” film franchise. Located in the Columbia area, families can also participate in crafts, face painting and trick or treating.


What We Are Reading Today: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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What We Are Reading Today: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe tells the story of the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalists, the Catholics, and the unionists, the Protestants, in a time described as The Troubles.

Say Nothing is an excellent account of the Troubles; it might also be a warning, Roddy Doyle stated in a review published in The New York Times

“The book is cleverly structured. We follow people — victim, perpetrator, back to victim — leave them, forget about them, rejoin them decades later. It can be read as a detective story,” the review added. 

Doyle said: “The book is full of the language of my youth, phrases I heard every day — ‘political status,’ ‘shoot-to-kill policy,’ ‘dirty protest,’ ‘legitimate target.’ And it is full of names, names that are more than names — Gerry Adams, Bobby Sands, the Price sisters, Burntollet Bridge, Bloody Sunday, Enniskillen, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Paisley — the names of people and places, events, that carry huge emotional clout, that can still silence a room or start a fight.”

Doyle added: “If it seems as if I’m reviewing a novel, it is because “Say Nothing” has lots of the qualities of good fiction, to the extent that I’m worried I’ll give too much away.”