Well...I thought to be adding this particular informational piece for the loyal followers here on the subject of malls. I love the opportunity every so often in being able to adding more good and inspiring news to the channel here.
As seen on the attached pictures below KidZania is a interactive city made for children 1-14 inside the "Dubai Mall" that combines inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play. Kids can independently explore a scaled down city of over 80,000 square feet with more than 50 exciting careers which they can try and experience. And all fueled by a child’s natural desire to create, explore and collaborate. KidZania is equal parts entertainment and learning, making it one of the most progressive family entertainment concepts while developing life skills that simply cannot be taught in the classroom.
The city plan is one big environment made up of many small environments replicating a thematic mix of industry sectors. This is where the city comes to life. Role-play locations called “establishments” dominate the mix that includes its own Hospital, Police Station, Fire Station, Supermarket, Beauty Salon, Radio Station, Theater, just to mention a few. Every child arriving at KidZania must check-in and get their city map at the Emirates Airlines welcome desks. Once registered and for their first stop they can discover how to fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which with the help of a 3D virtual flight simulator makes it a almost real experience.
When kids enter the miniature city they can set up in 'real life uniforms’ and roll play different careers. Such as chef, surgeon, fireman, car mechanic, bus driver, police officer, etc. There are 40-brands listed within the different career play establishments including Hewlett Packard, Apple, Sony, Samsung, HSBC Bank, a General Motors Chevrolet design center where kids can build their own Camaro, a Swatch Watch tower, a McDonalds Restaurant kitchen, and the Rove Hotel giving children a glimpse of the hospitality industry among others.
It is said: “Enlisting brand names as our sponsors has helped to build real life experiences for the kids. It is much more meaningful if all our career establishments have a name which is seen readily and is widely recognized in any major city or shopping centers around the world.
A partial overview of the city and its career establishments...where do I start?
Yes...who does not want to be an airline pilot?
All those choices to be someone for the future. Take your pick!
I am not sure about being a fireman?
I would love to drive a Fire Engine!
More choices: "Who do you want to be today?"
Wow...I love the interaction from the boys and girls!
Its called having a good time
This is the plane and where kids sit in the 3D cockpit simulator
KidZania Check-in: Designed like an airport and fly the plane as your first job!