Speaking on such a major partnership, Mr. Zidan said having a leading contractor like Mivan carry out KidZania’s themed designs ensures superb, attractive look of the city’s interiors that will undoubtedly create a fun ambience and a delightful theme where its young patrons will embark on a special real-life experience.
“Mivan designs will be perfectly in harmony with the philosophy of KidZania’s sponsors and marketing partners who seek to provide the real-life feel to KidZania by branding each establishment inside the city with products, processes and technologies that create an exact child-sized replica of a real city,” said Mr. Zidan.
Mivan Regional Director Ken Foster expressed his pleasure to be part of creating a city that introduces such an inspiring educational concept for the first time in Egypt and Africa. “Having a considerable experience in global contracting, we predict, with complete certainty, that KidZania Cairo will be a remarkable success.”
KidZania Cairo is an entire kids-scale city built to simulate real life. Children between the ages of 4-14 are able to choose from more than 70 real-life jobs in a wide variety of sectors including retail, media and entertainment, construction, culture, sports and industry.
Children can role play activities such as doctors, firemen, pilots or chefs in fully-equipped facilities, move around the edutainment city in cars or via public transportation, practice driving at the driving streets within the city, dine at restaurants, or explore their talents at the theatre. As in the real world, children perform jobs and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be certified or entertained.
Spanning over 8,600 sqm on a two-storey layout, KidZania Cairo is expected to draw between 750,000 to 1 million visitors when it opens in January 2013 at Cairo festival City.
With offices in London, Europe, USA and Africa, Mivan has worked in more than 40 countries over 30 years. Specializing in interiors & theming, property development and general contracting, Mivan has completed numerous themed environments for Disney, Universal Studios and others.
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