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KidZania reopening more global attractions in Dubai, Dallas, Moscow

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KidZania is continuing the gradual reopening process, welcoming visitors to KidZania Dubai, KidZania Moscow, KidZania Kuala Lumpur, KidZania Dallas and KidZania Istanbul.

KidZania attractions are interactive miniature cities for children, with a focus on learning about careers and managing money through educational and fun role play.

The company has 27 locations in 20 countries, and is developing 10 more attractions in markets including the US, Indonesia, South Africa.

KidZania Dubai closed on March 15 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now that the number of cases in Dubai are decreasing, KidZania Dubai reopened at 50 percent capacity on July 4.

KidZania operating at 50 percent capacity

KidZania Moscow, which closed on March 17, got approval from the local trade commission to reopen at 50 percent capacity on July 13.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur was forced by authorities to close on March 18. After four months and a decrease in COVID-19 cases, it reopened its doors on July 18.

KidZania Dallas was one of the first attractions to voluntarily close in Texas on March 17. The attraction has now implemented health and safety precautions.

These include mandatory temperature checks to enter, mandatory face coverings and social distancing. KidZania Dallas reopened on July 31.

Face coverings, social distancing at KidZania

Finally, KidZania Istanbul reopened at 60 percent capacity on August 1 after its voluntary closure on March 14. It is implementing four basic rules – social distancing, the use of face coverings, minimum contact and maximum hygiene.

KidZania Istanbul is also using a ventilation system with similar technology to that used by NASA to filter air in space stations and shuttles.

Last month, KidZania confirmed it had started the gradual reopening process of several of its global attractions, including KidZania Seoul, KidZania Tokyo, and KidZania Jeddah.

However, KidZania Singapore on Sentosa Island is now closing permanently. The attraction has struggled over the past few years, before dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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