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Kidzania announces first location in Jordan to be built at Amman’s Mecca Mall

January 17th, 2020 — Being Jordan’s economic, political and cultural center, with a population of over 3 million children between 0 and 14 years old, Amman will now expand its edutainment offerings by hosting one of the most innovative family entertainment centers in the world.

Edrak for Edutainment Projects Development and Al Adiyat Real Estate Development Company were the partners selected to open the first KidZania Metropolis in Jordan at Mecca Mall’s newest extension.

From left to right: Fareedon Hartoqa – Secretary General of the Jordan Investment Commission, Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat – Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, Dr. Khalid W. Wazani – Chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission, Obaida Al Kurdi – CEO Abdoun, Amer Nasereddin – Local Partner of Edrak for Edutainment Projects, Ahmed Habib – President & CEO for Edrak for Edutainment Projects, Mohammed Al Kurdi – CEO Adiyat. Courtesy Kidzzania

Regarding this partnership, Mr. Ahmed Habib, CEO of Edrak for Edutainment Projects commented: “We are pleased to continue expanding our relationship with KidZania, first in Egypt and now in Jordan. This new Metropolis will allow children residing in Amman to enjoy this amazing edutainment concept and discover a wide variety of professions through the magic of role-playing activities. I’m delighted with this partnership and looking forward to collaborate with the team at Mecca Mall.”

“KidZania Amman will be our 9th Metropolis in the Middle East, thus increasing our presence in this thriving region. We are excited about the opportunity of bringing our quality edutainment concept to more children, who can later become positive change agents in their communities and contribute to the creation of a better world”, mentioned Hernan Barbieri, KidZania’s Minister of State.

With an estimated cost of 10 million USD and a 12-month construction period, this first of its kind edutainment center in Amman, Jordan will span over an area of 5,000 sqm at Mecca Mall’s newest extension.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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