Learning is better when it’s fun and KidZania Dubai proves that. A 7,000 sq. m. replica of a real city, Kidzania is a place where kids can work, play and learn to take responsibilities. Aptly dubbed as ‘an interactive city, run by kids’, it is a great way to transport kids from the real world to a world of imagination.
Today, MyBayut brings you a list of the most interesting activities that you can enjoy at KidZania along with information about tickets. So, if you are ready to step into this land of fun and adventure and be greeted by the ‘Zupervisors’ – the town supervisors – take a look at our Kidzania Dubai review.
Popular Activities for kids at Kidzania Dubai
There are 40 real-life role-play activities for kids to choose from. They can participate in any of these activities and avail a chance to behave and act like adults for a day. Designed to help them build tangible life skills, these activities teach them to grow on a personal and interpersonal level and understand the needs of society.
Each activity room has a sign explaining the number of children that can participate in an activity at once and the duration for which that activity will take place. Some signs also provide information about the age group that can participate in an activity and about Kidzoes – the Kidzania currency that children sometimes have to earn and other times have to pay, to indulge in activities there. Kids can spend Kidzos to treat themselves with a shopping spree or a spa day. Below are some of the most popular activities that kids can take part in:
KidZania Acting Academy
Children learn about different types of puppets there, such as glove puppets, marionettes and finger puppets. They learn to control them at their own will and use them to entice the audience at a theatre during a talent show. KidZania Dubai Acting Academy helps them build confidence as they go about participating in the show.
Explore KidZania Natural Archives and Jewellery Shop
Kids can take a look at the Natural Archives to discover historical gems and find out more about the important elements of history through documents. Almost like preparing to be an archaeologist, this KidZania activity is aimed towards creating an interest in history. There is also a jewellery shop at Kidzania where kids can learn to make small ornaments, channelising their creative talents.
Metropolitan Theatre and Flik Flak City Clock
Metropolitan Theatre offers kids a chance to participate in various shows and showcase their talent, while Flik Flak gives children an opportunity to dance their heart out at the city clock, celebrating their experience there.
VR Secret Agent Training
KidZania offers VR Secret Agent Training to little kids who love James Bond movies and want to become a spy themselves. The plot revolves around a very important file that has been stolen from the headquarters and little secret agents are tasked to retrieve it.
Children are given two activity options – they can either work as pilots/co-pilots or can sit idle as passengers. If they choose the former option, they are taught to fly a plane using a state-of-the-art flight simulator, which is based on a real flydubai aircraft. However, if they choose the latter option, they are explained about the safety procedures and are given food, just like the passengers in the real aircraft get. Children can enjoy this activity for up to 25 minutes.
Kinder Chocolate Factory at KidZania
Children can learn to create sweet delights at Kinder Chocolate Factory that they can share with their friends and family. This activity not only helps them craft their own cookies but also teaches them to value those who are working in factories and industries.
Radio broadcasting at FM station in KidZania
Children can learn to produce radio shows and report news bulletin at Star FM Radio Station here. While making a nightly news broadcast, they can also learn to view life in front of and behind the camera.
Al Jalila Hospital and NAFFCO Fire Station
Just like a real city, there is a hospital and fire station that introduces kids to every element of community service. At Jalila Hospital, they learn to develop skills of a compassionate doctor while at NAFFCO Fire Station, they learn to be a quick and strong firefighter.
How to book KidZania Dubai tickets
You can book tickets for KidZania Dubai via travel booking apps as it is a more convenient option than getting the tickets from the counter. You can also book your ticket through Novotel Hotel. Once you opt for any of their family packages, you get a 30% discount on popular attractions of Dubai, including KidZania.
Kidzania tickets price
KidZania has some of the most convenient ticket options available:
- For children aged 2 to 3
- Children can avail 50 KidZos
- You can get a ticket for a toddler in KidZania from the counter at AED 105. However, the online ticket of KidZania is available for AED 73.5.
- For children aged 4 to 16
- Children can avail 50 KidZos
- The economy ticket in KidZania costs AED 185. However, the online ticket will cost you AED 129.5.
- For children aged 4 to 16
- You can avail:
- 1 x AED 20 food & beverage voucher
- 1 x AED 20 KidZania retail shop voucher
- 2 x Fast Track tickets
- seasonal activities within KidZania
- The premium ticket in KidZania can be purchased at AED 250. However, you will have to pay AED 175 upon purchasing it online.
If you are coming on school holidays or weekends, you can get value from this ticket add on. It can provide you access to activities but cannot buy you an item from the retail store. So, if you want to purchase anything from the store, you will need to fork out extra bucks. It is safe to say that the perks of this ticket are limited to the activities of the place.
You can also look out for KidZania Dubai offers on discount apps and websites. this is particularly popular around summertime when parents are on the lookout for indoor activities.
More information about the tickets in KidZania
- Babies under 2 years old go free.
- Adults aged 17 to 60 can avail the ticket at AED 75. The price of KidZania e-ticket is AED 52.5.
- Senior citizens aged 61 to 100 can get a ticket at AED 65 and with a 10% concession at AED 45.5 if they book a ticket online.
KidZania Annual Pass
Buying an annual pass will get you:
- Access to KidZania – 7 days a week
- Free KidZania PaZZport
- 150 KidZos + 12 Fast Track tickets (on the first visit only)
- 15% Retail discount, 20% birthday party discount
- 15% discount on Dubai Ice Rink tickets (day session)
Note: Only children aged between 4 to 16 can avail the pass. The price of KidZania annual pass is AED 950.
KidZania Birthday Party Package
This is also a popular place to throw birthday parties in Dubai. They have a party package starting from AED 180 per child, with one adult going free for every two children. For this rate, you get a private party room, party host and music, 100 KidZos, kids meal, invitation cards, photo ops and more. You can also choose extra add ons for an additional cost.
To plan your child’s birthday party in Kidzania, you can contact the team on +971-55-409-2193.
Frequently asked questions about KidZania Dubai
What is KidZania?
KidZania is a scaled replica of a real-world city where children can engage in role play to simulate adult life. It is aimed to build life skills and create awareness about professionals, time management, finances and more.
What activities are there in KidZania?
There are over 60 activities to choose from which have been detailed above.
Can adults also enter the activity area?
No. Adults are only allowed to accompany children but there is a parent’s lounge where they can watch TV, access the internet, have coffee and so on.
Is it possible to exit KidZania Dubai and re-enter?
Adults can step out and re-enter, but children will need additional tickets every time they go out and come back in.
Can nannies enter for free in KidZania Dubai?
No. All adults are charged. But there is a discounted entree fee for KidZania if you are a senior citizen.
Where is KidZania Dubai located?
KidZania is located on the second floor of The Dubai Mall.
Is there a dress code for KidZania?
There is no strict dress code. But children are encouraged to wear trousers as there are a variety of climbing activities.
What is KidZania Dubai age limit?
Everyone from babies to senior citizens is allowed to enter, but activities are available for children aged 4-16.
What are the opening hours of KidZania Dubai?
KidZania is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
For kids in their 5 to 9-year-old range, KidZania is an indoor sanity saver. Easy enough to navigate through, it is the ideal indoor spot where kids can learn to get more ambitious in terms of their goals and real-life skills. They can work as doctors, astronauts, police officers, firefighters, and chefs and earn some money (kidzos) that they can cash at the bank of KidZania. Budding doctors get a real-life hospital to work at while little astronauts get to experience the wonders of space at the space centre.
If you want your children to experience some of the real world scenarios, KidZania is a great place. It has a bunch of activities that can teach them basic life skills that will help them grow as an individual. KidZania also offers party packages if you wish to throw your little one’s birthday party here.
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