The United Arab Emirates To Host Its Own Real-Life Version Of "Squid Game"
As they hype for Netflix's hit Korean series still goes on, the United Arab Emirates took this chance to introduce a real-life version of "Squid Game" for those who want to experience playing traditional Korean games without actually losing your life. According to Koreaboo, about 300 people applied to compete in the games.
The real-life Squid Game event will be hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in Abu Dhabi, called "KCC Squid Game Event". Apparently, only 2 groups of 15 participants each were allowed to compete. The event will see participants dressed up in the same getup as the show's actors, while staff will be wearing the iconic circle, triangle, and square outfits.
Just like the series, the event will be featuring 4 out of 6 games. However, 2 differences between this event and the version from the show, no one will die in the games and there will be no prize money to compete for.
The Korean Cultural Center hopes that the event will inspire people in the United Arab Emirates to learn more about Korean culture. "The games seemed a bit brutal in the series to maximise the dramatic element, however, actually all the games in the series are popular games played by Korean children," the KCC said.
Would you participate in the real-life Squid Game?