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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Global Village will host glittering performances on its 24th season from Tuesday.
Around 26 pavilions will be representing 78 cultures in this year’s event.
As the Global Village readies to open its doors to the visitors for the new season this year, Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inked a deal with the Global Village to be the exclusive provider of taxi, limo and bus services to visitors of the Global Village.
The service is accessible via DTC App during the new season scheduled to start on Oct.29.
The new season will be marked by massive improvements in the infrastructure including more parking space, and the re-marking of parking slots in different guiding colours.
Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of DTC and Bader Anwahi, CEO of the Global Village signed the agreement.
“The agreement provides for DTC to exclusively deliver transit services to Global Village visitors, be it a regular taxi, family taxi, limo, Amira limo, convertible limo, and limo bike. Global village visitors can easily book the ride of their choice via DTC App against a low-cost fare designed to encourage the demand for this stunning seasonal festivity for residents and tourists,” said Al Ali.
The app provides transit services to clients from assembly points to the entry points of Global Village through commercial buses operated by DTC.
It also promotes the corporate identity of both parties by promoting and marketing events and initiatives via social media channels.
“The agreement supports the Government’s efforts to deliver world class services to tourists and residents, and improve customers’ experience. Dubai is intensively focusing on happiness, convenience and luxury of people, and Global Village has been a key tourist destination in the Emirate over 24 years. DTC will not be able to achieve excellent operation and people happiness without such brilliant partnerships,” he added.
“Our partnership with DTC aims to ensure the betterment of services to our guests and visitors each season. We are committed to the sustained improvement of our services and aligning them with the highest global benchmarks. Each season we endeavour to raise the bar and introduce improved solutions to our local and international partners,” said Anwahi.
“The new season will be marked by massive improvements in the infrastructure including more parking space, and the re-marking of parking slots in different guiding colours. Our aim is to improve customers’ experience, shorten the time to access Global Village and save the time associated with the parking vehicles,” he further added.
National Day saw the highest daily footfall - 140,000 - shattering all previous Global Village records.
The Roads and Transport Authority further said it seeks to provide extensive support to community members during this challenging period and stressed that everyone’s cooperation is critical to combat the pandemic.
The 24th season of the most anticipated entertainment and shopping event Global Village is going to open its doors to the public today with scores of new attractions as an unforgettable world of experiences, tastes, and cultures.
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