Located in the bustling Wafi City Mall in Dubai, Aya is a futuristic light and sound park that offers a unique and immersive entertainment experience for visitors of all ages. Aya combines cutting-edge technology with beautiful art and design to create a one-of-a-kind sensory environment that is sure to delight and inspire.
- The first of its kind Entertainment Park features 12 fully immersive zones spread across 40,000 sq ft at WAFI City Mall
- Through a combination of art and the latest technology, AYA takes travelers on a trip to a beautiful universe
- AYA was invented and will be operated by Dubai-based HyperSpace, a Future Forward entertainment company that invents and operates physical parks for a digital world
- Tickets for AYA are on sale now at www.aya-universe.com
Launched by parent company HyperSpace, a Future Forward Entertainment company that builds and operates physical parks for a digital world, AYA invites intrepid travelers to step foot into a huge universe of vibrant, interactive experiences across 12 different zones, each with its own unique theme and interactive elements.
Travelers will play, drift and dream through observatories packed with a million stars, gardens of blooming light and a river of colour that generates storms and pools with every footstep in an out-of-this-world experience like no other.
Dubai, a city of the future that leads the way in technological ambition, has been chosen as the launch destination for the first of its kind experience at AYA, with further HyperSpace entertainment parks planned for the emirate, and other major world cities soon.
Alexander Heller, CEO of Hyperspace, said: “We chose Dubai as the destination for AYA, our first immersive entertainment park – as it is a city invested in future-culture, with a demanding and digitally active tourist and resident market. AYA has been designed to evoke wonder and awe in an out-of-this-world trip to a beautiful universe that will light up social media feeds everywhere.
State-of-the-art sound system and light shows
At Aya, visitors can explore a series of interactive installations that are designed to stimulate the senses and engage the mind. The park features a range of interactive exhibits that use light, sound, and motion to create a truly immersive experience. From immersive light shows to interactive soundscapes, Aya has something for everyone.
One of the standout features of Aya is its state-of-the-art sound system, which uses advanced audio technology to create a truly immersive sound experience. Whether you’re exploring the park on your own or participating in one of the guided tours, the sound system at Aya will transport you to a whole new world of sound and music.
One of the most popular light shows at Aya is the “Galaxy Light Show.” This mesmerizing display uses a combination of lasers, projections, and music to transport visitors to a galaxy far, far away. The show features a range of colorful and dynamic effects that are sure to delight and inspire.
Another popular light show at Aya is the “Rainbow Light Show.” This vibrant and energetic display uses a range of colorful lights and projections to create a stunning visual experience. The show is set to an upbeat and lively soundtrack, making it the perfect choice for those looking to get their groove on.
Workshops on music production and sound design
In addition to its interactive exhibits, Aya also offers a variety of workshops and events that allow visitors to learn more about the technology and art behind the park. From workshops on music production and sound design to special events featuring live performances and DJ sets, there is always something happening at Aya.
One of the popular workshops offered at Aya is the “Music Production and Sound Design” workshop. This workshop is designed for aspiring music producers and sound designers, and provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest software and techniques used in the music industry. Led by experienced professionals in the field, the workshop offers hands-on training and guidance, and is suitable for both beginners and advanced learners.
Another popular workshop at Aya is the “Light and Sound Art” workshop. This workshop is designed for artists and creative individuals who are interested in exploring the intersection of art and technology. Led by experienced artists and technicians, the workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and techniques used in light and sound art, and allows them to create their own unique and innovative projects.
In addition to its regular workshops, Aya also often hosts special events and workshops that focus on specific themes or topics. These events offer visitors the chance to learn more about a particular subject or discipline, and provide an opportunity to explore their interests in greater depth.
Aya also hosts a variety of special events, including live performances and DJ
Along the way travelers to AYA will dance with avatars and unlock new characters to interact with as part of the totally immersive experience, in a sanctuary that does not exist in our own known universe.
AYA has 12 out of this world experiences that invite you to wander luminous gardens, command galaxies and dance with lights
in a first look inside this new world, gesture control and movement provides an interactive experience to immerse travelers into 230 square foot of interactive artwork to consume the senses. Pools constructed from cosmic dust and reflected from beyond the stars will offer a glimpse of what is to come, as waves of light cascade across the zone and a rainbow of colours dance.
a 3,250 square foot zone is the first AYA experience. A mystical chamber of digital pools and a touch reactive dome that tunes into human senses ignites the experience, while surrounding projections inject new life into the zone. Set across six chapters, a six-minute display with reactive LED pools will transport travelers into the beautiful universe, using the latest touch reactive technology.
Another huge area to explore is a 2,000 square foot zone, where travelers can journey to the heart of the AYA universe. Lie back on a lush hillside, that gently vibrates in time with the surrounding music to feel a sense of weightlessness as a panoramic projection transports travelers to a peaceful new landscape.
This zone is set across three chapters to introduce new characters and avatars of the AYA experience. A corridor of imagination is controlled by movement where the presence of guests brings forth new creatures from this captivating new world. Skeletal tracking and projection mapping are technologies used to enable visitors to dance alongside the avatars of this unexplored domain.
Immersive projections bridge the journey to the start of the river exploration. Beginning with an infinity vortex to capture the senses of those who step inside, the next chapter of the experience begins to unfold.
Storms and pools of colour and light are generated with every footstep inside this 2,000 square foot space; The Deep and The Dunes. A secret unlockable chapter of the adventure with LED screens and detection sensors that pick up the movements of those inside, brings this zone to life through a river of vibrancy.
An audio responsive waterfall that runs upside down to defy the laws of gravity signals the end of the River journey in this section of the attraction.
By interacting with beams of light, celestial events are trigged in this fully immersive zone that projects a mapped vision of the cosmos. A light show across five different chapters and an interactive spatial game awaits those who connect with the 13-minute-long show.
Creatures formed by light in this bioluminescent garden respond and react to the movement of travelers into the world of AYA. During this nine-minute-long show, presence detection technology transports visitors into an intelligent oasis of all living things.
An infinite mirrored chamber adorned with LED totems and an interactive monolith are the centerpiece of this eight minute show compiled of four different storytelling chapters.
Finally, a three minute long finale will see a robotic light show in a mirrored infinity zone that stretches far into the distance.
Dining and shopping options at AYA
Aside from its impressive array of interactive exhibits and events, Aya is also home to a number of dining and shopping options. Visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of the park’s many food and beverage outlets, or shop for souvenirs and gifts at the Aya store.
For those looking to grab a bite to eat while exploring the park, Aya offers a variety of food and beverage outlets. From quick snacks to sit-down meals, there is something to suit every taste and budget. The park’s dining options include a range of international cuisines, including Middle Eastern, Asian, and Western flavors.
In addition to its dining options, Aya also has a number of shopping opportunities for visitors. The park’s retail store offers a range of souvenirs and gifts, including clothing, accessories, and other items that are perfect for taking home as a memento of your visit. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, the Aya store has something for everyone.
Aside from its retail store, Aya also has a number of other shopping options for visitors. The park’s food and beverage outlets often sell a range of food and drink-related items, such as coffee mugs, t-shirts, and other souvenirs. In addition, Aya often hosts special events and pop-up shops that
Overall, Aya is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an exciting and unique entertainment experience in Dubai. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a music lover, or just looking for a fun and memorable way to spend an afternoon, Aya has something for everyone.
Contact & Location
Aya Dubai, first floor, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha Road, 10am to 10pm weekdays, 10am to midnight weekends, opens December 17, Dhs99.
Phone – 04 542 0300, aya-universe.com