Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall is set to become the home of the capital’s first KidZania, the legendary children’s edutainment centre.
Through a partnership by Aldar Properties PJSC (‘Aldar’), Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company, and Emaar Entertainment, the leading operator of exceptional and unique leisure and entertainment business of Emaar Properties PJSC.
Scheduled to open in 2018, KidZania offers an ultra-realistic experience, providing children a powerful learning experience by blending reality with entertainment.
Children will also learn the value of independence, decision making skills and the importance of a community and skills they will need to succeed as adults.
As the world’s fastest growing interactive entertainment brand, what sets KidZania® apart is its incredible sense of fun, encouraging children to explore their own surrounding world. The entertainment facilities typically feature an entire city complete with a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio station, supermarket, television station, pizzeria and a theatre so that children can role play their favourite professions in real-life situations.
KidZania Abu Dhabi will join 20 other locations around the world including Santa Fe, Monterrey, Tokyo, Jakarta, Koshien, Lisbon, Dubai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Cuicuilco, Santiago, Bangkok, Kuwait City, Mumbai, Cairo, Istanbul, Jeddah, São Paulo, London and Manila.
Ultimately, KidZania® is a unique attraction that will reinforce Yas Island’s position as a leading entertainment hub, for which Aldar is the master developer. It will complement the exciting mix of attractions that Yas Island offers, including the world-famous Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Water World, luxury hotels and the recently announced Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park, as well as SeaWorld Abu Dhabi which is expected to open on the island in 2022.
Commenting on the partnership, Jassim Busaibe, Chief Asset Management Officer, Aldar said:
“Yas Mall is a flagship location for us, and we remain dedicated to ensuring that the combination of brands, activities and entertainment on offer is world class, sustainable and reflect the high standards we set for the mall.
“Our partnership with Emaar Entertainment to bring the first KidZania® to the UAE capital, will provide exciting and unique experiences to all members of the family, whether they are residents or tourists.”