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Emaar arm, Aldar ink deal for KidZania at Yas Mall

The 8,200 sqm edutainment facility is scheduled to open in 2018, it has been revealed

KidZania's first location in Abu Dhabi will open in 2018.
KidZania's first location in Abu Dhabi will open in 2018.

Abu Dhabi-based firm Aldar Properties and Emaar Entertainment, the entertainment operator arm of Emaar Properties, have signed an agreement to develop a KidZania facility at Yas Mall. 

The partnership will bring the edutainment centre to Abu Dhabi for the first time. 

The 8,200sqm KidZania complex is scheduled to open in 2018.

KidZania facilities feature holistic cities that allow children to play out their favourite professions in real-life situations.

Remarking on the expansion, Jassim Busaibe, chief asset management officer at Aldar, said: "Our partnership with Emaar Entertainment to bring the first KidZania to the UAE capital will provide exciting and unique experiences to all members of the family."

Maitha Al Dossari, chief executive officer of Emaar Entertainment, added: "The addition of KidZania at Yas Mall marks our commitment to work with master-developers such as Aldar to deliver our exceptional experiences to benefit children and families across the nation.

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