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Explore - Inspire - Play

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We create tailor-made play equipment for our community in Dubai and the wider region. There are very few companies that are creating one-off play environments for communities, families, and academic institutions. Each and every play environment and equipment that we produce is built specifically for our clients.


Our play environments feature all the elements of outdoor play from climbing, hiding, swinging, relaxing, balancing, sliding, splashing, sand play, and much, much more. 

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More About Kai and Nina

A German expat couple, Kai and Nina Schakat moved to Dubai in 2007 and shortly after welcomed their children Ben and Leni into the world.

With a young family to support, Kai and Nina worked for 13 years in the region and a total of 25 years working in the construction industry for multinational conglomerates.

After many years of contribution to many successful projects, they decided for Kai to retire from full-time Construction Management to follow and nurture Kai's passion for building. A hobby he has cultivated for several decades, woodworking and carpentry has evolved into a skilled artistry for Kai.

From boats to garden furniture and wooden mechanical toys, Kai's passion to build has transitioned to imaginative play environments.

In 2020, Kai and Nina co-founded The Rock Shack to bring outdoor playtime back into the daily lives of communities, schools, families, and people of all ages.

With a dedicated warehouse and production space in Al Quoz, the Schakat's are bringing their customer's imagination to life with beautifully built and all-natural environments that will not only stand the test of time but will also live on in the hearts and minds of those who had the opportunity to be inspired through play.

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