Dubai Global Village: World’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment festival

Shaily Kalra

global village dubaiDubai: The global village in Dubai has emerged as the largest global family festival in the world.

Dubai’s Global village has become a “gateway to the world”. It has 40 turnstiles and 40 ticketing kiosks. Tickets are also available online

This season about five million people from all parts of the world are expected to visit the Global village located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road Exit 37. Global Village operates 7 days a week, and opens its gates to visitors From Saturday to Wednesday from 4:00pm-12:00am, and opens until 1:00am on Thursday, Friday, and public holidays.

Global Village is the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment destination in the region, with a unique shopping experience at 32 pavilions representing more than 75 countries with different cultures. In this season five of the most amazing festivals from around the world have come together in one show at Global Village. It has rightly been called a “Fiestaval”!

It is for the first time that Mexico to Russia and Japan are participating in the Dubai festival along with countries like Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon,Qatar,Syria,Africa,Jordan,America,Cambodia,Egypt,China,Germany, UK, France; Tunisia; India; Iraq; Italy,Malaysia; Morocco; Pakistan; Philippines, Spain,Singapore,Thailand,Turkey,UAE ,Vietnam, and Yemen.

For 19 seasons, Global Village has provided world class cultural and family entertainment, along with a cosmopolitan and diverse shopping experience to its millions of visitors. Guests are entertained with exclusive live performances, spectacular new rides, delicious international cuisines and authentic crafts and merchandise from its worldwide pavilions.

This season, which marks the 20th season of Global Village 2015-2016, is even bigger and better, with an expanded line-up of attractions, concerts and entertainment.
On its 20th season, it has introduced many new rides, like Crazy Golf (Children’s Ride); Cape fear Ghost Train (Family Ride) and Loop fighter (Thrill Ride) along with the rides 20 restaurants and 100 types of themed foods and drinks counters.

The grand global festival brings about different communities together under one roof, and everyone gets a chance to enjoy and experience the best food, dresses and the music of different cultures at the same venue.

The ongoing Global village festoval will continue till 9 April this year

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