Actually, it opened yesterday but I forgot to post it 😊
Last time we went there was December of last year and I recall being pleasantly surprised that it was bigger and better compared to 2 years ago when I last visited.
For me, Global Village is all about food trip. I always make sure that I’m hungry when I visit so I can try all the quirky and delicious food items offered by almost all the pavilions. Shopping is just secondary (my husband will be so happy).
I wonder what’s new this year. Better check it out myself 🙂
Global Village Celebrates its 21st Season Opening Today
Tuesday, 1st of November 2016: Tuesday marks the opening of the 21st season of Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park. This season, Global Village will be welcoming its guests from the 1st of November 2016 until the 8th of April 2017 under the theme of “A New World Everyday”, over 159 days of exciting surprises.
Over their journey of 21 seasons, Global Village has managed to provide entertainment of the highest standards to an international scale, and in doing so has established itself as one of the most prominent family destinations for entertainment and culture internationally.
Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa, CEO of Global Village, said: “Today is the launch of Global Village’s 21st season, an event that is sure to spread happiness among our anticipated guests. This season we promise them unique and extraordinary experiences that will create perfect memories. Over two decades, Global Village has managed to become a landmark in the world of entertainment, providing an integrated shopping, food, and cultural experiences to its guests. With an internationally recognized name that has reached all parts of the world, Global Village is identified as one of the most important attractions in Dubai. Throughout this season we will continue to provide our guests with large scale entertainment shows and events that will enrich their cultural experience, a value which Global Village was built upon.”
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved on this great achievement of success cascading over two decades of Global Village,” continued Bin Essa. “I would also like to thank all our partners from government agencies and media organizations as well as our strategic partners for all their cooperation and efforts in helping prepare for our exceptional and unprecedented 21st season. We look forward to welcoming all our guests with the hope of them forming happy memories at Global Village.”
The guests of Global Village are awaiting the 21st season’s lineup of scheduled events ranging from concerts by international stars, to cultural dance shows and international award-winning shows that will be performed by over 50 internationally recruited performers, all of which are included in Global Village’s entry ticket, adding value to guests’ experiences at no additional costs.
On Friday, the 4th of November Abdullah Bil Khair, the Emirati superstar, will be the first celebrity hosted at Global Village for their 21st season while the Indian singing sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan, will be taking the stage the following week on the 11th of November. Guests will also get to enjoy the performances of ‘Park Life’ and ‘Movies Live’ which will use audio and visual stimuli and acrobats. These shows, along with the cultural shows at each pavilion and the returning street entertainment, will ensure that guests will catch a glimpse of entertainment no matter where they are at Global Village.
For it’s 21st season, Global Village is offering a unique shopping experience. Guests will be able to purchase authentic souvenirs that reflect their respective countries’ culture and heritage. This season, Global Village will represent over 75 countries across 30 pavilions, including the new Algeria pavilion, the Far East pavilion which will represent (the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia), as well as the East Europe pavilion which has Serbia, Romania, and Ukraine as participants. Also, the Jordan pavilion will be returning from the 19th season.
The shopping experience at Global Village is one-of-a kind since it combines many foreign cultures in one place, and gives guests insight into participating countries by exhibiting items that reflect upon their cultures and heritage.
Furthermore, Global Village will take guests on a unique journey through cuisine. With more than 150 restaurants, cafes and kiosks, Global Village offers are unique in its culinary offerings, giving guests the option between both an international street-food experience as well as international dine-in options, such as Galito’s, the South African restaurant and Wok in a Box, the Asian restaurant. The list also includes Reem Al Bawadi, Istanbul Flower Restaurant, Maraheb, Bab Tuma, and many other international dining choices.
For its 21st season Global Village aims to promote an atmosphere of joy and happiness. Global Village is welcoming its guests from the 1st of November 2016 until the 8th of April 2017 from 4pm-12am from Saturday-Wednesday and 4pm-1am on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as on public holidays, while Mondays are dedicated to families and ladies only.