KidZania is an interactive child-sized replica of a city for children ages 2-14. It combines fun, role-playing, inspiration, and helpful trainings for kids to enjoy.
Inside the KidZania city, children will work in different companies like Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, Panda, SMSA, Saudia Airlines, IMC (International Medical Center), etc. where they will be trained and informed on the roles they are to play and earn Kidzos (KidZania money). These KidZos can then be used to purchase items in the KidZania department store or pay for dance, singing, art lessons and more just like in real life.
The first stop is the KIDZANIA AIRPORT.
Awesome idea. This is where kids will will be given a “boarding pass” which they will use in order to enter the “city” of KidZania. Don’t keep this boarding pass yet because the kids will present this later to the bank in order to get KidZos (money) that they will use inside KidZania.
KidZania bracelet/ tracker.
In the KidZania airport, each kid (even the babies who are with you) will be given a wrist watch/bracelet which will serve as tracker. It will track if the kid has already worked in a company, his location, and a great security feature so kids can’t go out alone or with another person because the parent has a tracker too which will be scanned before leaving the place.
Saudi Investment Bank
Once the kids enter the city, they will be asked to go to the bank. This is where they will present their boarding pass. The teller will give KidZos (KidZania money) which the kids can use inside.
Note: Be sure to go back to the bank before leaving KidZania. All the KidZos can be transferred to an ATM card with the kid’s name. When you come back to KidZania in the future, you can use this in the ATM machine beside the bank to withdraw KidZos. Cool! =)
Kids at Work (Here are some of the companies where kids can work)
There are just too many jobs that kids can try and each stop will consume at least 15 minutes (From falling in line to receiving their salaries). Parents can take photos except for the Saudia Airlines PILOT training, but you can go to KidZania studio where kids can wear the pilot costume and have your kid’s photo taken (with real money as payment).
Saudia Airlines Pilot Training Facility
I suggest that you start with this one once you see that they are already accepting kids inside. This is because the line here can be really long once the people start coming.
International Medical Center
Kids will experience being a doctor/nurse inside IMC. Some of them will play the role of patients needing emergency care while the others will ride the ambulance as rescuers and nurses.
The best part of being a firefighter is going around KidZania while in the firetruck. Kids will try to put out a fake fire from a building on fire.
KZPD (KidZania Police Department)
Kids will be trained to be cashiers while the others shop for grocery items.
Mobil Gasoline Station /Al Dallah Driving School
This is where parents can rest a bit. The Dallah Driving training will really take time. Only older kids (around 5 onwards) are allowed to drive. They will be given KidZania license once they pass the driving school. They will keep on taking the driving exam until they pass. Other kids will be stationed as gasoline boys and carwash boys.
Important note to parents: Kids love acting these jobs. They love putting gas on the cars, wiping and washing the car. They think of this as a fun activity. So set aside those negative feelings about some jobs and don’t fight with the staff on why your kid was not driving. The kids will enjoy it and that is what’s important.
TV Station and Radio Station
Kids will be heard and watched as they become DJ’s and news men in these stations.
Kids will be given delivery tasks. They will go around KidZania to deliver packages and have the recipients sign forms.
Kids will paint walls. Kids will be given an overall plastic to protect their clothes from paint.
Saudi Oger Construction company
Kids will be taught on how to properly complete walls using foam bricks.
There are more jobs to try and I tell you, the whole day is not even enough to finish all of them. =)
Here, kids need to pay (KidZos) to learn cooking, acting, jewelry making, etc.
For Toddlers and babies
On the second floor of KidZania, there are two play areas allotted for toddlers and babies. Parents can stay here if they just want to sit down and relax. There’s also a Parent’s lounge for parents where drinks and foods can be bought but with real money.
If you are more than 10 or a group/school, you’ll have a discount so be sure to call KidZania first before going there to book your reservation and avail a discount or try these COBONE deals where you can get KidZania tickets for a lower cost.
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