Dubai: Times Square Center, Dubai’s favourite family destination, is preparing for a kid-centric last month of summer with plastic model building OTAKU ME exhibition and a Back-to-School pop up with product brand Citron, both offering engaging activities, competitions and giveaways to take home. Here are few things you can do this summer at Times Square Center:


OTAKU ME has prepared special activations throughout August and until the 11th September 2022 across the Ground Floor of the mall. From 2pm – 6pm, all gamers, hobbyists and enthusiasts can roam freely and enjoy the Gundam build experience and painting challenge that help introduce beginners to start customization with just a paint marker. A ‘Gundam’ is a Japanese metaseries of anime (animated adult cartoon) which features giant robots or mecha called “Mobile Suits”. All participants have a chance to enter the paint a Gundam challenge with their build experience kits.

The mall will be split into two sections. Section ‘A’ will be the main Build Experience which tackles hands-on activities on building and painting a Gunpla – a Japanese plastic-model character with OTAKU ME’s experts. Section ‘B’ – known as the Gunpla Exhibit will be an a Gundam educational exhibit, showcasing  all the different types, series, scales or sizes and many more that the hobby of model kit building offers . There will be interactive screens and displays that will be showcasing information about Gunpla and its history.

“Times Square Center has built a wonderful reputation as an experiential retail destination where you get to engage in activities as well as shop. This makes it a perfect home for Otaku ME where we welcome seasoned hobbyists and people new to the concept in our store for hours of model making fun. We have a lot planned over the summer season, so come on over and check it out for yourself, ” said Qais Sedki, owner of Otaku ME.

Event: Otaku ME

Location: Ground floor at Times Square Center

Time: 10am – 10pm exhibition

2pm – 6pm workshop

Dates: All August – 11 September 2022

Entry:   FREE

About Times Square Center

 Times Square Center is centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road. A uniquely compact community shopping destination, which offers an original selection of well-known and respected international and boutique brands as well as a selection of exclusive brands that will not be found anywhere else in Dubai. Time Square Center offers a well-rounded, intimate, social family encounter, with a broad-spectrum range of shop personalities, complemented with weekly artisan markets. Times Square Center is committed to the local community and provides a warm welcome with familiar neighbourly qualities.