In a city like Cairo, where both education and entertainment are worlds apart, ‘edutainment’ is a rather peculiar word. KidZania Cairo, however, is set on proving that learning can indeed be fun. Opening today, September 17th, the international edutainment chain sits across 8400 sq metres in Cairo Festival City and offers children between the ages of 4 and 14 a very unique and insanely cool experience. KidZania allows children to take part in role-play that puts them in the shoes of adults. Each kid is given a ‘job’ – everything from doctor to shopkeeper – and has to earn ‘KidZo’ money, which can then be used to for shopping or entertainment at the park’s various attractions, shops and rides. The park is essentially a small city, with vehicles and buildings – including a bank, hospital and university – built to scale for kids.
This is the fourteenth KidZania location, with Mexico, Portugal and our neighbours in UAE and Kuwait, also home to KidZania branches. We just wish it had come 15 years earlier – kids have it so good these days and it’s not fair and I hate you, Dad. Checkout KidZania Cairo’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more info, or call 16593.