KidZania provides children and their parents a safe, unique and very realistic educational environment that allows kids between the ages of four to sixteen to do what comes naturally to them; role-playing by mimicking activities done by adults in real life.
As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work (as a fireman, doctor, police officer, journalist, beautician, etc.) or pay to shop or to be entertained. The indoor edutainment centre is a city built to scale for children, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.
KidZania also provides a separate area for toddlers to play in a safe and engaging environment.
From police officer to dentist to journalist, KidZania Dubai offers over 80 role-playing activities in more than 60 establishments with a range of ease and intricacy to meet the abilities and interests of every child.
Kids work to earn kidZos, KidZania's own currency, so they can pay for goods and services in the KidZania city. Pilots navigate airplanes, television anchors read the news, police officers perform detective work and chefs cook up tasty food.
KidZania is a complete city with a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio station, supermarket, television station, pizzeria, theater, and much more. The 80,000 square foot city is scaled down two-thirds in height and therefore all facilities are designed to be 'just right' for children.
Kids earn kidZos, the official currency of KidZania, with every job they perform. Recognized at every KidZania city throughout the world, kidZos are used to buy products and services in KidZania. The more children work, the more they earn, and the more they can experience.
On their first visit to a KidZania, children can open their own personal savings account at the bank in KidZania. Kids receive kidZos in cash and a working debit card to be used at any of the city's ATMs. With it, they can withdraw kidZos from their account to play or shop or they can save their kidZos for future visits.
"Zupervisors" are on hand to introduce and provide support for each activity. Zupervisors are trained adults who guide and help kids accomplish their tasks as they work and play.
KidZania's attention to professionalism and training has earned it the highest level of trust among parents, educators and community leaders as a facility where kids can have fun, exert their independence and be safe.