Insomnia – Dubai’s Biggest Gaming Festival Starts This Weekend!

We’ve been counting down the days to Insomnia since we first heard that the huge gaming festival was making its way to Dubai. Well, now we’re only days away from the three day extravaganza which starts on Thursday 17th October.

Let the games begin!

Insomnia is a gamer’s paradise, and if you’re into your video games then you can’t afford to miss its Dubai debut. Hailing from the UK, where the event is the biggest and longest running festival of its kind, Insomnia is about to make its mark in the Middle East, here in Dubai. So what can you expect from Insomnia this weekend? Let us fill you in…

Gamers at Insomnia

The Sidemen

British YouTubers, The Sidemen, have been confirmed for a meet and greet with their fans. The group of 7 initially rose to fame thanks to their entertaining video game commentaries that they upload to the video sharing platform. They started their channel back in 2013 and The Sidemen now have a whopping 6.1 million followers and a massive fan base. Their viewers follow their real life vlogs, pranks and football content. And of course, the guys are still big into their video games, playing a variety including FIFA, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and more across a range of platforms.


Another popular Youtuber, SeaPeeKay (real name, Callum Knight) is also making an appearance during all 3 days of Insomnia. A Minecraft mogul, he’s known for the gameplays he uploads along with vlogs and other gaming content. You can also watch him live streaming on his Facebook page too, where he regularly features Apex.

Play against your idols

If you really want to go all out, there are some crazy VIP tickets on offer that will get you access to playing video games 1v1 against The Sidemen and SeaPeeKay. Don’t hang around though because there are only 18-20 tickets per day available!

And the rest….!

There are plenty of zones at Insomnia to pique the interest of all types of gamers. They’ve got console gaming, PC gaming, retro gaming, board games, card games, virtual reality and e-sports along with plenty of additional entertainment throughout the day including cosplay.

Industry icon, Tommy Tallarico is also making his presence at the show as well Jason Paige, singer of the Pokemon theme tune! There’s plenty more going on and you can check it all out here at Insomnia’s official site.

You know what we also love about this festival? It’s a single-use plastic free event. Responsible eh?

Get your tickets at Platinum List here or from Virgin Megastores and don’t forget to check out our gaming section for more updates like this.