Little ones who like the limelight now have a place to try their hand at the activities in the new studio.
Ideal for a promising fashion superstar, The Dubai Mall’s KidZania has expanded its massive assortment of educational activities for kids. The edutainment brand has collaborated with UAE online shopping portal Namshi to launch a Fashion Studio Runway – a 20-minute experience that can accommodate up to eight rising stars and help them organize a fashion show, where they can demonstrate ‘their incredible fashion statement and unique personalities’.
The studio will be coaching kids that fashion is a form of expression, while also allowing them an insight into the fashion industry, and what goes into putting on a real fashion show. Each experience begins with an introduction from a KidZania Zupervisor – in this instance, also a fashion designer – where they’re briefed on the activity, and have a choice between the roles of stylist, photographer and model. Stylists get to pick the theme for the show and pick out outfits, the photographer photographs the models and tells them how to pose, while the models will show off their outfits with their own individual style. Each fashion show takes place at the theatre, where parents and guardians can watch their performance. KidZania captures a video clip of each kid in action, which can be collected on the way out from the complex’s Media Shop.
KidZania offers children and their parents a safe, unique and genuine educational environment. The zone permits kids between the ages of four to sixteen to perform tasks that comes naturally to them; role-playing by representing activities done by adults in real life. Just as in the real world, children do jobs and are either paid for their work (as a fireman, doctor, police officer, journalist, beautician, etc.) or compensate to shop or to be entertained.
KidZania is an indoor edutainment centre is a city that’s been built to scale for children, complete with buildings, covered streets, vehicles, a running economy, and noticeable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by prominent multi-national and local brands. KidZania also makes available an isolated area for toddlers to play in a safe and appealing environment. From police officer to dentist to journalist, KidZania Dubai offers over 80 role-playing activities in more than 60 establishments with an assortment of ease and sophistication to meet the capabilities and interests of every child. Kids work to earn kidZos, KidZania’s own currency, so they are able to pay for goods and services in the KidZania city. Pilots navigate airplanes, television anchors read the news, police officers accomplish detective work and chefs prepare tasty dishes. KidZania is a wide-ranging city with a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio station, supermarket, television station, pizzeria, theatre, 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.
KidZos can be spent on goods and services within the mini-city, or deposited in the Kidzania bank for future visits.
Down Town Dubai
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 448 5222
Photo courtesy: www.kidzania.ae