Besides many new and first-time visitors in the Global Village, millions of guests will be invited to “Create a World of Everlasting Memories.”
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
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.
Besides many new and first time visitors in the Global Village, millions of guests will be invited to “Create a World of Everlasting Memories” during the 159-day extravaganza, which runs till 4th April 2020 with over 40,000 live shows, unique shopping experiences across 3,500 outlets, over 100 rides, skill games, arcade games and attractions at Carnaval and mouth-watering cuisine from all four corners of the globe.
“At Global Village, we’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure Season 24 offers our millions of guests an entertaining ride with breathtaking shows and stunning new features,” said Global Village CEO Bader Anwahi.“The many seasonal firsts, coupled with the adventures and thrills our guests know and love, will truly make Season 24 one to remember for both our international visitors and the country’s residents and citizens.”
Global Village will come to life in Season 24 with an unforgettable variety of authentic international offerings alongside new facades and attractions that represent culture, art, heritage, crafts, food, and family-centric entertainment from across the world.
The guests will also be able to experience unique cultures from 78 countries through themed pavilions from destinations including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Europe, Americas, Bosnia & the Balkans, Thailand, Bahrain & Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine & Jordan, Afghanistan, Syria, Japan, Philippines & Vietnam, China, Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Iran and Yemen. This season, Korea and Azerbaijan join the Global Village family with new pavilions,which will stand alongside returning guest favorites. This brings the total number of pavilions to 26 this season, each housing their own unique cultural experiences.
New and healthy additions for foodies include the Indian Chaat Bazaar and an array of brand new street food offerings. Global Village has also added a number of new features that will take center stage such as the Arabian Square – a dancing fountain experience that brings together a water and light spectacle with live music.
Other new additions include two new Canal Bridges:the Hungarian Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the famous Tower Bridge of London,which will host the Tower Troupe aerial acrobatics show.
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.
Tourists and residents visiting the upcoming edition of the attractive festival, the Global Village, will have a close look at the various aspects of the Emirati heritage and its history.
Jim Pattison, chairman and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group, and Ripley Entertainment told Gulf Today, “I have never seen any place like the Global Village and is happy to open its doors at the village.”
Sheikh Hamdan said, “The private sector is a major partner in Dubai's development process."
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