KidZania Just Opened In Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Jun 26 2019 / 14:00 PM

The attraction offers over 40 role-plays of real-life professions for children

KidZania Just Opened In Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall

Running out of run indoor activities for your little ones this summer? Not to fear. Following the resounding success of the first KidZania in The Dubai Mall, Emaar Entertainment has announced the opening of its second venue in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. 

“We brought pioneering leisure attractions to the UAE, which play a central role in strengthening the tourism and leisure sectors of the country," said Zeina Dagher, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Entertainment in a statement. "The first KidZania in The Dubai Mall is one of the most popular children’s attractions – appealing to residents and visitors – for the significant educational and entertainment value it offers. With the opening of KidZania® Abu Dhabi, Emaar Entertainment is highlighting our focus on expanding our reach through innovative leisure offerings in key cities. The children’s city in Yas Mall has a central location and will delight little ones and families through its unique edutainment approach.”

The new space, which is over 55,000 square feet, is a scaled down replica of a bustling city with over 50 role-plays of real-life professions offered for the little ones. It boasts over 60 activities, including role-playing as surgeons, firefighters, chefs, police officers, builders, models, actors, artists and radio hosts, for children aged two to 16-years-old. 

“KidZania is an award-winning children’s edutainment centre that is appreciated for the educational and leisure value it provides children with," adds Saoud Khoory, Director of Shopping Malls at Aldar Properties which owns and manages Yas Mall. "The launch of the second KidZania in Yas Mall offers our young visitors the opportunity to experience a unique real-life business and social environment that familiarises them with real-world careers. Yas Mall is today the most popular retail and leisure destination in Abu Dhabi, and the addition of KidZania complements our entertainment offerings for families and children.”

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