What is Global Village Festival 2017?
Global Village, is a destination that recently received the prestigious ‘Certificate of Excellence‘ from the world’s largest travel site. It showcases and brings together traditional and authentic collections from diverse world cultures.
The Global Village is also the world’s largest seasonal cultural shopping, open-air theme park, leisure and entertainment fair. Its slogan – “Where the World comes together” rings particularly loud and true with a total of 30 pavilions showcasing the best from over 75 countries, right from far-east beauty of Japan to the western wonders of The Americas.
Here, you’ll also find treats and attractions belonging to far flung regions of the world, such as delicious honey from Yemen, wooden pots from Africa, Argan oil from Morocco, engraved necklaces from Spain, exquisite carpets from Iran and Afghanistan, and dried fruits from Thailand just to name a few.
Global Village is located at the Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai. Here is the map:
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Global Village Offers:
Global Village offers various entertainment activities, shopping avenues, and dining options, as well as thrilling rides for kids at ‘Fantasy Island’. An ideal spot for families, Global Village also offers the best of family entertainment experiences, such as street performances, bespoke shows, stunt/thrill performances, and cultural shows from across the world.
Renowned as the “shopping capital of the Middle East”, Dubai has a plethora of souks and shopping centres, and during the months of January, there is no better place for shopping in Dubai than DSF! A shopping extravaganza in the desert and a major part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Global Village cater for every customer’s needs. From clothing to jewellery, to cars, electronics, furnishings, and sporting equipment, you will find everything under one roof.
Here, you’ll also find region-specific items such as delicious honey from Yemen, wooden pots from Africa, Argan oil from Morocco, engraved necklaces from Spain, exquisite carpets from Iran and Afghanistan, and dried fruits from Thailand.
More than 6 million visitors are expected to head down to the Global Village this year, where over 2,500 pavilions will showcase food items, goods, and entertainment programs from all over the world. The largest pavilion of Global village will be the India pavilion, which features more than 300 stalls, where visitors can shop for silk, cotton and chiffon fabrics in every colour of the rainbow!
Special attractions of Global Village Dubai
- The Heritage Village
- The 3D Haunted House
- The Animals Land
- Illumination World
- Pre-historic Oceanarium
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Global Village Dubai events
Guests attending the Global Village Dubai will be able to enjoy and participate in:-
- Cultural Shows
- Shopping Avenues
- Thrill shows
Dining at Global Village Dubai
There are almost 18 restaurants at Global Village serving international cuisines, local cuisines and speciality food alike! These open-air restaurants and coffee shops overlooking the lake, offer a delightful ambience and a perfect resting spot to visitors, as they shop or enjoy at theme parks while enjoying Dubai’s pleasant weather and the taste of global cuisines.