This weekend, KidZania®, the award-winning children’s edutainment centre managed by Emaar Retail LLC, hosted the Grand Finale of KidZania® SuperstarZ, where ‘Emaar Princess of NOW’ titles were bestowed upon the grand winners of the month-long talent competition.
The celebrity host Nitin Mirani and famed judges Diana Haddad, Aydin Momtaz and DJ Moe joined cheering crowds of supporters to watch 19 young stars in the Grand Finale, which followed a month of more than 2,000 auditions, with young visitors from across the region showcasing their dancing, acting, singing and instrumental skills.
Following the incredible singing and dancing performances, a prize giving ceremony concluded the evening with six winners receiving an array of prizes. The titles of ‘Emaar Princess of NOW’ were bestowed to the grand prize winners in the two age categories.
The grand prize of ‘Emaar Princess of NOW’ was awarded to Sukrithi Babu from India for her incredible dance performance, in the 5-8 years age category and to Czahanna Mhay J. Sunico from the Philippines for her singing talent, in the 9-16 years age category.
Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Retail LLC, said: “We are committed to supporting and showcasing the talent of our youth, who are our future generation. By extending our support to help them identify their skills and evolve as confident and creative individuals, the KidZania® SuperstarZ event has also underlined the tremendous talent we have in our region. We are proud of the thousands of participants who took part in the contest and are confident that these inspiring young artists will evolve as cultural ambassadors for the UAE.”
Emaar Retail awarded grand prizes to each of the newly announced ‘Emaar Princess of NOW’ winners which included the chance to invite their class mates to an ice-skating session at Dubai Ice Rink, a day of fun at SEGA Republic, a private movie screening at Reel Cinemas and the experience of being an Aquarist at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Additionally, KidZania awarded the lucky winners with a birthday celebration package, a VIP Visa for year-long access with their family and the chance to be one of the faces of KidZania®.
Emaar Hospitality Group provided a family brunch at The Address Hotels + Resorts; Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club a horse riding lesson; and Burj Khalifa a trip to At the Top, Burj Khalifa with the KidZania® characters Urbano, Vita, Bache, Beebop and Chika. The lucky winners also won the priceless opportunity to launch one performance of the world famous Dubai Fountain from its control centre.
Runners up won an array of prizes such as SONY XPERIA Tablets, beach balls, cake and ice cream vouchers from Baskin Robbins, gift hampers from Swiss Arabian Perfumes and Candelite, as well as gift vouchers from Air Miles and Candelite.
Located on level 2 of The Dubai Mall, KidZania® lends wings to the dreams of the little ones, as they enact over 80 roles including those of pilots, doctors, healthcare professionals, civil defence personnel, police officers, reporters, photographers, engineers, fashion designers, and artists, among others.
KidZania® provides a safe, unique and very realistic educational environment that allows kids to do what comes naturally to them: role-playing by mimicking traditionally ‘adult’ activities. It features offices, a university, fire station, race track, radio station, pizzeria, hospital, bank, theatre, among others, all scaled down to a smaller, child-friendly size. Children dress up in real-life uniforms and perform realistic professional tasks in a fun and meaningful way.