Global Village pledges to offer 'world-class shopping, unlimited entertainment and tantalizing international cuisine' during the 159 day-long season
Global Village, Dubai's multicultural festival park, opens in Dubai on Tuesday, for its latest season which runs under the theme “Explore, Experience, Enjoy. This Way!”.
Global Village pledged to offer "world-class shopping, unlimited entertainment and tantalizing international cuisine" during the 159 day-long season that runs until April 6 2019.
It will also feature a newly expanded Carnaval funfair area, a statement said.
“Global Village is in its 23rd season with a wide range of exciting shows and special features to impress guests,” said Global Village CEO, Bader Anwahi.“This season we enhanced the whole park for greater thrills and a refreshed experience."
Global Village returns this season with 27 new pavilions representing 78 countries and is enhanced by music, markets, street food and local handicrafts as well as vendors dressed in authentic costumes.
Pavilions include the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Europe, Americas, Bosnia and Balkans, Thailand, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, Japan, Far East, China, Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey Iran, Yemen, and Kuwait .
Ali Alsuwaidi, chief operating officer at Global Village, said: “Since the day we wrapped up Season 22, we have been working tirelessly to bring a higher level of fun and excitement to the park this year, applying the best international practices and aiming towards the highest levels of safety and comfort to our guests.”
Celebrating Emirati culture will be done through the largest Emirati Cultural zone in the history of the park that includes the UAE Pavilion, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation Pavilion, and AlSanaa Pavilion operated by the Ministry of Community Development.
There will also be the “Live our Heritage” festival, featuring the best of Emirati culture and craftsmanship, hosted by Dubai Culture at Global Village in the heart of the Cultural Square.
Global Village’s popular funfair land, Carnaval, is back with six new rides, 100 video games and an increased gaming area.
The largest show package ever to appear in the history of Global Village has also been launched for this season. The shows will feature over 100 professional performers who have been selected from an audition of 3,000 performers from around the world, including the UAE, UK, Ukraine, Colombia, India and China.
A strategic agreement has been signed with Dubai Taxi Corporation and Careem to provide services to visitors, ensuring they are easily able to get to and from Global Village. There are also four RTA bus routes in Dubai to Global Village in cooperation with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Global Village opens from 4pm to midnight Saturday to Wednesday and from 4pm to 1am on Thursday, Friday and public holidays while the venue is dedicated to families and women only on Mondays.