Governor, Ken Foster, Kidzania, KidZania Cairo, Mivan, Regional director, Tarek Zidan

KidZania teams up with Mivan

KidZania Cairo has signed an agreement with Mivan contracting to carry out themed designs and construction of its child-scale city including facades, interior finishes and fit-out.

Spanning over 8,600m2 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.

“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 Tarek Zidan, governor, KidZania.

KidZania Cairo is an entire kids-scale city built to simulate real life. Children aged four to 14 can choose from more than 70 real-life jobs 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 in streets within the city, or dine at restaurants.

Ken Foster, regional director, Mivan, said he was delighted to be a part of creating a city that introduces an inspiring educational concept for the first time in Egypt and Africa.

With offices in London, Europe, US and Africa, Mivan has worked in more than 40 countries over 30 years. Specialising in interiors and theming, property development and general contracting, it has completed themed environments for Disney, Universal Studios and others.