Tell Me More

Sindbad’s Wonderland

By Liz McEnaney, Spatika,

Jun 27, 2021
2 min read

As summer approaches in Dubai, all we can think about is staying indoors and having fun. So, during this episode we look at Sindbad’s Wonderland -- an indoor arcade paradise at Al Ghurair Centre for Dubai kids in the 1980s and 1990s. Spatika and Liz never had the chance to visit Sindbad’s—it closed its doors in 1997—so they tracked down key people who were in Dubai in the 80s to share their memories of what it was like. Listen as Sindbad’s first and only manager Ishwar Chugani, and two former Sindbad gamer players Sonali Kolhatkar and Suraj Mulani TELL US MORE.

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Dubai kids—and parents—of the 80s and 90s, we’d love to hear your favourite memories of Sindbad’s. Did you have a birthday party there? Or were you a parent who dropped off your kid and went shopping with friends? You can write to us.

Episode Credits

This episode of TELL ME MORE was brought to you by Amaeya Media. It was produced by Liz McEnaney and hosted by Spatika and Liz. Chirag Desai is our amazing editor. Our fantastic music is composed by Daniel Belquer.

A huge thanks to Ishwar Chugani who sent us lots of amazing articles and photos of Sindbad’s Wonderland and transported us back to the Sindbad Era.


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