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“Expensive & Boring”
Review of KidZania Dubai

KidZania Dubai
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US$13.88*
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KidZania Dubai
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US$27.50*
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US$159.00*
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Ranked #10 of 125 Fun & Games in Dubai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: KidZania(R) is an award-winning children's 'edutainment' concept, located on Level 2 of The Dubai Mall, and introduced to the Middle East region for the first time through an exclusive partnership with Emaar Retail LLC. An 80,000 sq ft interactive mini-city, KidZania(R) combines play with learning through a fun and innovative approach.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Expensive & Boring”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

April 2014. 340 dirhams for 2 adults & 1 child to get in (that's about £65). Nothing for adults to do so I can't understand why a charge! My son got about a total of 4 activities in 3 hours, we gave up after that. Queues too long for children, very boring for us & for our son. It was very busy. Excellent idea if it were run properly, which it isn't. May help if there were entertainers while every child had to wait and wait and wait. Lots of things my son would have excelled at and really enjoyed but he couldn't get the chance to do. What an absolute rip off. Get it better organised please.

Visited April 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Kids love it”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

As a parent its excellent, kids love it, feel empowered. Ticks all the boxes. A must for kids 5-11 when visiting Dubai

Visited April 2014
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Thank Turnpin
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
613 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This really is the place to go with young kids in the hot summer months. I had friends out and they loved it with their 7-10 aged kids. Loads to do, can be there all day, interesting enough for adults too to stay amused. All in all a definite must to stimulate the young ones for a day out, and in Dubai mall too so plenty of options either end of the KidZania experience, well done!

Visited April 2014
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Thank RichardUpshall
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Linkoping, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“expensive and noisy”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The children liked it but it is super expensive and very noisy, no seating area for the parents and you spend the whole time queuing or waiting for your kids to do their jobs! the toy selection at the end is very limited and your children need to work like slaves to afford the smallest , cheapest toy. In fact after 4 hours of 'work' my 2 children did not have enough kidzos to get the samllest toy helicopter :-( so i called the manger and complained about that fact , as they both 'worked' hard all afternoon with the joy of chosing something at the end and together did not have enough for the smallest toy:-( all this after we paid a fortune to get in.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Vanessa P
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is a great attraction for kids. As our kids were under the recommended height we had to be with them all the time. The activities are really great and well though out.

My Kids enjoyed the pilot training, chef school, painting and doctors. Queus however were very long and at times the kids started getting restless.

More seating areas are needed where parents can relax at activity areas while waiting for their children to complete their activities.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Nisaar E
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