KidZania, the fastest growing kids’ interactive Educational Entertainment brand in the world, announced the grand opening of KidZania Doha in Qatar, in the heart of Aspire Park. Doha joins KidZania as the 27th facility around the globe in 21 countries, marking 20 years of KidZania brand success igniting the hearts and minds of more children to Get Ready for a Better World®.
The foundation ceremony of the new KidZania City occurred in the facility on 30 April, with the presence of local government authorities, Industry Partners, representatives from the different KidZania Franchises around the world, company’s collaborators and media.
The ribbon cutting took place on 1 May and the doors of KidZania Doha were officially open to the kids and families of Qatar. Exclusive Gold Tickets were rewarded to kids who participated in the KidZania contest to visit the city on the day of its inauguration.
During the prestigious light-hearted ceremony, that was entirely run by kids featuring the talents of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Thani - Chairman of Sharaka Holdings & Qatar Entertainment (Tasali), Xavier Lopez - KidZania President, Ric Fearnett - KidZania Doha Governor and Dr. Ger Graus OBE - KidZania Global Director of Education gave speeches and spoke about how the concept brings learning and entertainment together to strategically teach children values through role-playing activities prepared to deliver hands-on experience which could not be easily replicated and absorbed in a traditional classroom.
This concept aligns with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to build a sustainable and harmonised society by preparing the children of tomorrow, enabling the kids in Qatar to fully embrace and learn about real working life, and how the economy works.
KidZania Doha keys were handed to the Industry Partners who invested in the future of the younger generation through KidZania as their favourite CSR and learning platform. Some of the executives that attended include QNB, Qatar Airways, Ministry of Defense, Qatar Rail,
Kahramaa, Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel Qatar Red Crescent, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar Career and Development Center Member of Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library, Al Rayyan Water, Olive Suno Radio, Ghadeer Dairy, Fairy Tale Salon, Millies Cookies, Hot Dog House, Al Mutahajiba, Jotun Paints.
Through ultra-realistic role-play, children at KidZania can learn about different careers, the inner-workings of a city and the concept of managing money, while having fun. Each experience at KidZania is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens.
With this new addition, KidZania keeps consolidating its rapid global growth, with 27 facilities currently operating in 21 countries, and ongoing expansions with 10 new facilities in 5 new countries.
KidZania Doha is operated by Qatar Entertainment, Tasali W.L.L a joint venture of Sharaka Holdings ad Aspire Zone Foundation, a National Qatari investment.
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