W e don’t know about you, but most of our Sunday evenings during our teenage years were spent geeking out over shark, grizzly bear and planetary documentaries on the Discovery Channel. And thanks to it, and Emaar Entertainment, we’re going to continue our science obsession at the station’s first store in the region, which has opened up at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
The store promises to place a strong emphasis on conservation and philanthropy while delivering experiences that inspire, entertain, educate and delight every visitor. While shopping for merchandise from MythBusters, visitors will be able to watch footage from other popular shows on the channel.
Other items for sale include a Dhs300,000 SubSea Scooter and Bear Grylls’ survival gear, however, 30 percent of the store’s stock is sourced from charitable organisations from around the world. For example, profits from the sale of products from Gandys Flip-Flops, a project started by two survivors of the 2004 tsunami, go to fund children’s homes in Sri Lanka and India that were affected by the natural disaster. Further proceeds from the sale of soft toys, DVDs, books, and other gadgets will go back to causes and marine-devoted charities around the world.
It’s safe to say, this store has something for every big kid in Dubai.
Discovery Channel Store