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Alshaya Group welcomes the reopening of family entertainment centres in Kuwait

KidZania and TEKZONE to reopen from 1 September

Alshaya Group today announced that its well-loved family leisure and entertainment brands, KidZania, TEKZONE, which are both situated in the Avenues, will be open and welcoming guests from Wednesday, 1 September.The decision follows Kuwait government advice allowing amusement parks and recreational centres to reopen

Guests can pre-book visits to KidZania online by visiting: Access to TEKONE is managed by a rechargeable card system. Guests can get cards directly from TEKZONE on their initial visit and recharge them in advance for subsequent visits.

Commenting on the reopening of family entertainment in Kuwait, Fernando Medroa, Vice President of Leisure and Entertainment at Alshaya Group, said: "We are very happy to be able to open our entertainment centres and welcome families back. We have worked very closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that we have rigorous and effective health practices in place, including practical staff training, regular disinfectant and cleaning of all facilities, appropriate social distancing, and other protocols. This is a very exciting moment for us, we have looked forward for many months to welcoming our customers back."

Designed to educate as well as inspire, KidZania helps young children learn about life in an engaging way. The edutainment center is a child-sized replica of a real city, including real-life companies, with buildings, shops and theaters, as well as vehicles and pedestrians moving along its streets, offering children the opportunity to understand and appreciate different careers and businesses through a hands-on approach.

Introduced by Alshaya Group in 2018, TEKZONE Alshaya award-winning virtual reality (VR) destination, provides a new dimension in leisure and entertainment with its futuristic environment and technology. With over 100 attractions and rides to choose from, including Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, technology and innovation are at the heart of the brand.

Company overview 

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise, first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world's leading brand franchise operators, offering an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands to customers.

Alshaya Group's portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Apparel, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to authentically deliver great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern and relevant, Alshaya's constantly evolving portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, through to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be. Brands such as Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.