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Global Village attracts over 3m guests in first two months

DUBAI, January 2, 2019

The Dubai Global Village, a multicultural Festival Park which operates from November to April each year, welcomed more than 3 million guests over the two-month period since its opening on October 30, 2018.
 
The guest numbers and sales statistics for the period October 30 to December 31, 2018, showed a massive increase in its popularity, validating the status of Global Village as a leading family destination in the UAE and the Middle East region.

Bader Anwahi, CEO of Global Village, said: "We strive to achieve the highest international quality standards and provide a distinctive and diverse entertainment experience that brings out the rich heritage and diversity of the participating cultures. But that is not the only reason for repeat visits and our dedicated and growing fan following. We offer something for everyone and help them experience, explore and enjoy in a convenient and exciting environment. Guests have appreciated our quality improvements as well as the several infrastructure enhancements that we continue to develop upon every season to help to make their visits a pleasure.”
 
"We expect to welcome a record number of guests this season that will also positively impact the tourism industry in the UAE. Global Village has become on international family destination by any standard and is considered as one of the largest cultural family destinations in the world. We expect to welcome record-breaking numbers in the 23rd season but our most important objective is to provide a sustainable family entertainment experience that spreads happiness and is suitable for all cultures. We are pleased to contribute to the diversity of the tourism offering that the county is offering its residents and visitors from around the world,” he added.
 
Record-breaking 130,000 guests attend on the night of Mohamed Hamaki concert
Global Village witnessed a record-breaking attendance that exceeded 130,000 guests for its Friday concert by Egyptian superstar Mohamed Hamaki on December 28, 2018. The expanded facilities, the broader walkways and enhanced parking contributed to a smooth and convenient guest experience.
 
The series of concerts at Global Village this season has been unmatched as guests have enjoyed performances by the best Arab and international superstars. These include Arab stars Hossein Moheb, Mohamed Hamaki, Essa Al Marzouq, Samira Said, Assi El Hallani, Hamad Salem Al Ameri, and Fouad Abdel Wahed.

Shows by international superstar Jason Derulo, Philippines heart-throbs TAG:LIVE featuring Mayward and Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Neha Kakkar and Ankit Tiwari were also well attended. Arab star Rabeh Saqer’s concert will take place Main Stage on January 4. Pakistani Superstar Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will also be performing a concert the following Friday, January 11.
 
Seven giant New Year’s Eve celebrations
With its enormous New Year’s Eve, Global Village proved that it is the perfect venue for family celebrations in the UAE as it provided a wide range of interactive activities and welcomed more than 110,000 guests on the night.

Celebrations commenced at 8.00 pm UAE time, with the countdown and an intense firework show in sync with the advent of the New Year in China. At 9.00 pm, it heralded the New Year in Thailand, at 10.00 pm it was in line with Bangladesh, at 10.30 pm with India and at 11.00 pm with Pakistan. At 12 midnight in the UAE, the largest celebrations of its kind began with the countdown that was viewed on the screen of the Wheel of the World, which is considered to be the largest fixed screen on a Ferris Wheel in the world. After the countdown, one of the biggest fireworks displays left the guests speechless. At 1.00 am, the night concluded with the fireworks display celebrating the New Year in Moscow, Russia.
 
A selection of exclusive shows
Global Village continues to provide a selection of exclusive shows. Guest interest in the spectacular Superloop Stunt Show, produced by the Global Village entertainment team, continues with a full house thrice a day. Other shows appreciated by guests include the Malevo show from Argentina and Urban Crew from the Philippines, which both are talent shows. Its own shows include Globo The Musical, Box Car Capers, Elemental and Bollywood Nights that feature resident performers selected from different countries around the world.
 
A variety of international cuisines and high-quality shopping opportunities
Global Village prides itself as a showcase for a multitude of international cuisines it offers through hundreds of outlets. This season, guests have a choice of 24 restaurants and cafes and 140 food kiosks distributed across the destination. They can also enjoy unparalleled international shopping experiences through pavilions and more than 3,500 outlets. They can purchase unique handicrafts and souvenirs to celebrate the world as they choose unique products from among 78 countries.
 
Global Village continues to welcome guests and offer unique shopping experiences, cultural performances, entertainment events and surprises every day until April 6, 2018. It is open from 4 pm to 12 am from Saturday to Wednesday and from 4 pm to 1 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays. On Mondays, it is dedicated to families and women only. All its events are included in the ticket price of Dh15 ($4). - TradeArabia News Service




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