The clock starts now…

Here are Riyadh’s best escape rooms, offering hour-long adventures in an immersive, themed location. From mysterious backstories and curious secrets to challenging codes, you’re sure to find something here that will challenge your wits, patience, and ability to work as part of a team.

Time to assemble your best code-cracking mates, put your skills to the test and see how fast you can break loose…

Ahaji Escape Rooms

If it’s your first foray into the world of solving puzzles to get you out of a locked room, Ahaji is the place for you. Offering three interactive themes with zero scare-factor, the rooms are filled with the usual riddles, puzzles, and mysteries, but with a local twist. Start with Uncle Saleh, in which you have an hour to discover his most expensive possession within the confines of his room. Then, there’s an incident where you’re trapped in a pyramid, and another one called Ward 23, where you’ll need to escape from the prison after being falsely accused.

Ahaji Escape Rooms, 6157 Abu Bakr As Siddiq Branch Rd, An Narjis, Riyadh 13323, Sun to Wed 5pm to 1am, Thurs to Sat 4pm to 1am. Prices start from Sar120 per person. Suitable for 15 years and above, with groups of two to six. Tel: 053 637 0770. @ahaji_sa

Escape 

 

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Escape is one of the escape rooms that has impressed us deeply. The moment you step into the room, you will completely be immersed in the character. It also includes a Virtual Reality (VR) system into the gameplay to further engage the players. There are seven different rooms to choose from, including one of its most difficult, “Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time”, which sees up to four players finding a way out of a reimagined Fortress of Time. This attraction is for puzzlers who have a penchant for suspense.

Escape, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 11546, daily 3pm to midnight. Prices start from Sar140 per person. Suitable for 12 years and above. Tel: 058 316 9169. @escapeksa

Escape Mission

 

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Race against time, test your mind, teamwork and instincts at Escape Mission. It is currently home to three themes. The Joker will see you be transported to Gotham City, tasked with saving the city from destruction, while The Lab of Dr. Fizz requires you to discover a secret blood elixir set in a laboratory of a missing biologist Dr. Fizz. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, the Game of Thrones could be just the ticket for you, where you’ll be a hero trying to save the kingdom.

Escape Mission, Dhahrat Laban, Riyadh 12565, daily 4pm to midnight. Prices start from Sar100 per person. Suitable for 12 years and above. Tel: 050 111 0305. @escapemissionsa

Escape the Room 

 

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The five challenges at Escape The Room may not be like those you would have played elsewhere. What’s more, they’re all inspired based on scenarios you might have seen in popular films. First, there’s Saw II, a gruesome horror house where players must solve puzzles to save their lives. Then there’s Z-Virus, where players must contain a bio-threat in the form of a disease that turns humans into wild zombies. Finally, if you’re keen to step things up, there are three other rooms: Lost in Time, which involves a time travel machine, The Prison where you’re wrongfully accused of a crime, and the Mafia Kingdom where your brother is in danger.

Escape the Room – Riyadh, Exit 5, King Abdulaziz Road, Al Ghadir, Sun to Wed 1pm to 11pm, Thurs to Sat 1pm to midnight. Prices start from Sar174 per person. Suitable for 12 years and above. Tel: 050 809 9911. @escapetheroomsa

Game Over

Located inside Planet X amusement centre at The Zone, once you enter one of Game Over’s rooms, any feeling of comfort and glee generally associated with arcade games disappears. There are two rooms to hit here, both giving you just 60 minutes to escape. The standout has to be Game Over’s Jack the Ripper, which will see you hunting down the notorious serial killer. You can also immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter to retrieve the Philosopher’s Stone.

Game Over, The Zone, Gate 2, First floor, inside Planet X Centre, daily 4pm to 11pm. Prices start from Sar180 per person. Tel: 011 485 8585. @game_over_riyadh

Last Hour

 

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At Last Hour, there are two dark rooms to test yourself in and be warned – you’ll need every ounce of logical thinking and skill-based talent you can muster. All challenges have a strong plot, which makes trying to escape these rooms even more fun. The Pirates is worth a go, and you’ll be in the middle of a story that sees you locked inside a haunted ship and trying to escape. For the escape room pros who love dynamic puzzles that’ll leave you completely on edge, Last Hour also offers The Interview Room, which lowers the freaky factor and is equally challenging. The Pirates (two to seven players) runs for 60 minutes, while players have one hour and 20 minutes to unravel the mysteries of The Interview (three to eleven players).

Last Hour, Abu Bakr As Siddiq Branch Rd, Al Wadi, Riyadh 13313, Sat to Wed 3pm to 1am, Thurs & Fri 3pm to 3am. Prices start from Sar120 per person. Tel: 057 097 3006. @lasthour_sa

The Secret Room

 

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Known as Saudi Arabia’s first escape room, The Secret Room offers players a truly immersive experience. Here, you don’t have to wonder what it’s like to enter the exciting world of Captain Jack Sparrow or be a slick, crime-solving, Sherlock Holmes-type hero. Trapping you in different rooms according to the two themes, the only way out is to solve its assortment of mysteries.

The Secret Room, Second Floor, Office #8, Othman Bin Affan Rd, Riyadh 13318, Sat to Wed 4.30pm to 11pm, Thurs & Fri 4.30pm to midnight. Sar125 per person. Suitable for 12 years and above, for groups of two to six. Tel: 055 504 9809. @thesecretroom_sa

The Way Out

 

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The Way Out offers four different experiences, each suitable for groups of two to five. The first is called Virus Room: it’s set in 2018, and a contagious virus had turned people into zombies. The mission is to track down the source of the virus in the laboratory. The second is a bank heist, where players are the robbers. The third is set in an abandoned room that once belonged to a rich man, and the mission is to find a treasure. Finally, in the fourth, you’re a team of detectives investigating a killer who murdered an investigator.

The Way Out, 2553 Imam Saud Bin Faisal Rd, Riyadh 13518, Sun to Wed 4.30pm to 11pm, Thurs to Sat 4.30pm to 12.30am. Prices start from Sar120 per person. Suitable for 10 years (with an accompanied adult) and above. Tel: 053 033 7542. @thewayoutsa

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