A real-life, non-lethal version of the wildly popular Netflix series Squid Game is set in Abu Dhabi. The Korean Cultural Center (KKM) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is organizing the re-enactment of the games seen in the series with two teams of 15 participants each.
Korean thriller Squid Games explores a dystopian reality when a mysterious organization recruits people in debt to compete in a series of seemingly childish games for a chance to make life-changing amounts of money. The games in question are based on classic children’s games, some of which are unique to Korea, while others are known around the world, such as “Red Light, Green Light” or tug-of-war. However, unlike typical children’s games, games in Squid Game have deadly consequences if you lose.
The Abu Dhabi version of the games scheduled for today will be completely harmless. Teams will play games such as Red Light Green Light, Dalgona candy contest, flip cards, marbles and Ddakji.
The game staff will also wear pink costumes, imitating the bodyguards in the show. The event’s registration page states that only non-Korean UAE residents can attend the show.