TEKZONE Jeddah Named as MENA’s Best Family Entertainment Center By MENALAC


TEKZONE Jeddah, Alshaya Group’s futuristic family entertainment destination, has won the prestigious Best Family Entertainment Center award at the 2022 MENALAC Awards ceremony, hosted in Dubai.

TEKZONE was developed, and first introduced by Alshaya Group in 2018.  It opened in Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall in 2021. With its stimulating environment and innovative use of technology, the concept provides a new dimension in leisure and entertainment by immersing visitors in a time travel dimension between three themes – ocean, jungle and future city.  TEKZONE is fun, dynamic and futuristic, bringing together a mix of physical, interactive, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) concepts. Over 100 different experiences combine in TEKZONE to create a fresh, innovative and state-of-the-art entertainment experience for every family member, from kids and toddlers to adults.


Fernando Medroa, Vice President – Entertainment, Alshaya Group, said: “Receiving this prestigious endorsement is very special for everyone involved. TEKZONE in Jeddah opened in January 2021 despite the challenges of the pandemic and the all-Saudi team have made it into an incredible success in a very short time.”

“The centre looks fantastic, and features the latest and best attractions on the market. But we are proudest of the warm hospitality given by our “TEKTAINERS” to our guests.  This has made the difference and helped create the best Family Entertainment Center in MENA!”

Also at the MENALAC Awards, Alshaya Group’s QUEST entertainment center in Kuwait was shortlisted in the Best Sport/Adventure-based entertainment category, underlining the strength and depth of Alshaya Group’s family entertainment offer across the region.


Alshaya Group and UN-Habitat ink Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Development


Alshaya Group, one of the world’s leading international franchise operators, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for attaining sustainable development.

The MoU, which covers all GCC and Arab cities, was signed between Alshaya Group and Dr. Erfan Ali, Regional Representative Arab Region ROAS at UN-Habitat.

The MoU, which is effective immediately, provides a cooperative framework for both organizations to work together to accomplish initiatives that improve the quality of the environment in the countries that Alshaya Group operates in. The document defines joint cooperation programs for carrying out projects promoting the 17 SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) and the New Urban Agenda such as tree planting and urban rejuvenation projects, organizing seminars and workshops to discuss the environmental challenges, and activating sustainability awareness across the region.

Speaking about the partnership, Seneca Cottom, Head of Sustainability at Alshaya Group said, “We look forward to a fruitful, mutually beneficial partnership through the MOU that will not only support our commitment to sustainable development but will also inspire innovative efforts and streamline solutions for a better environment.”

Dr. Ameera AlHassan, Head of Mission of UN-Habitat for GCC states welcomed the partnership saying “UN-Habitat stands ready to support Alshaya Group, by providing its technical expertise and mobilize its network of partners at the different levels in the various cities where we have established our presence. We look forward to working with the Alshaya group for a fruitful partnership that will raise the cities’ resilience in the region”