Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019
At a press conference led by Qatar Entertainment Company (Tasali) Board Member and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Aspire Logistics Rashid Al Khalifa and Cadet Pilot Program Manager Captain Ahmad El Said, the airline unveiled one of its own aircraft as a learning installation for the Aviation Academy , The aircraft has been converted into a simulator that allows children to immerse themselves as pilots and flight attendants in the world of aviation and travel, and to learn how to ensure on board passenger comfort and safety. Parents can enjoy the fun by taking on the role of passengers and enjoying the children’s award-winning onboard hospitality. Visitors to KidZania Doha are greeted at Qatar Airways counters by staff in Qatar Airways uniforms.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications said: “We are pleased to make a positive contribution and to stimulate children’s imagination by giving them the opportunity to playfully take on the responsibilities of Qatar Airways pilots and cabin crew experience. Our partnership with KidZania Doha brings aviation dreams to life by connecting education and entertainment. At Qatar Airways, we take our responsibility very seriously to inspire and promote the aviation leaders of the future. ”
KidZania Doha is an education and entertainment concept developed by educators, in which the children independently choose from a range of real activities those who want to try it out. More than 28 parks worldwide are part of the group, of which Qatar Airways is the proud co-sponsor of the Kuwait and Singapore sites in addition to KidZania Doha in Aspire Park. Building on the concept of an “educational and entertainment city,” KidZania Doha is an interactive, child-sized metropolis designed for and exclusively managed by children aged 2 to 14. The self-sufficient city comprises more than 60 realistic simulation activities in various business environments and communities allows kids to dress up and play realistic tasks in a safe, interactive and coherent environment.
The edutainment park, with its own economy and currency, aims to provide a holistic experience of children’s physical and mental development that contributes to self-esteem and self-confidence. Theme parks benefit from a growing need for unique entertainment and educational experiences for children and adolescents. With 28 facilities around the globe from Mexico City to Tokyo to London, KidZania welcomes more than nine million visitors each year in 21 countries.
KidZania Doha is owned and operated by Qatar Entertainment, Tasali W.L.L. It brings together renowned companies from the private (Sharaka Holdings) and public sector (Aspire Zone Foundation) in an outstanding partnership to support the National Vision 2030 of Qatar. KidZania Doha received awards from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Qatar National Tourism Council, Best Buddies and Shafallah, the Qatar Green Building Council and the Qatar Cancer Society. Centrally located in the Aspire Zone, one of the most visited attractions in Doha, Accessible Qatar has ranked it as one of Qatar’s most accessible places.