The tourists are always in awe of the Dubai Global Village which is a kaleidoscope of world cultures and promises seamless entertainment and incredible views. A tour through this stunning jamboree is akin to travelling across the globe. Here both big and small countries stand shoulder to shoulder with the common aim to provide amusement to visitors. Beyond the gateway to each country, an unimaginable world of shopping awaits the travellers. You can buy anything under the sun at the global village. Besides the wonderful shopping experience, a visit to the global village will give memorable moments to the tourists.
The carnival is also a platform for adventure and to showcase technical excellence. You can also taste different varieties of juices and cuisines when your energy level goes down. You can crave for any country’s food and it will be served at the global village. Undoubtedly, the global village welcomes travellers by opening new vistas for them.
Fab fashion statements
You want to buy the famous Japanese kimono or the highly regarded Pashmina of Kashmir? Then just hop into the global village. You can also spoil yourself with the traditional attires of Thailand and the US. Abaya, the traditional dress of Muslim women, gets a makeover with exquisite embroidery. Besides the traditional black ‘abaya’, you can also get it in different hues at the global village. There is also an array of winter clothes including fur clothes from Afghanistan, Syria and India. The traditional dress of Oman has a royal touch, and China and African countries have also displayed their conventional attires. Everyone can leave the global village with utmost satisfaction as one can buy clothes for people of all age groups. You can bargain for the best price for the products you buy from the global village. The Indian pavilion has handloom merchants from Hyderabad, Gujarat and Kashmir.
A twist to New Year bash
The global village is welcoming travellers to ring in the New Year in seven time zones. The New Year celebrations will kick start from 8pm on December 31. Philippines New Year is at 8pm, Thailand 9pm, Bangladesh 10pm, India 10.30pm, Pakistan 11pm, UAE 12 midnight, and Turkey 1am. The twist is that you can be part of seven New Year celebrations in one night. The New Year bash is heavily loaded with dance, DJ party and other entertainment programmes.
A peep into pavilions
The global village boasts of pavilions of Korea, Bahrain, Kuwait, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Al Sana’a, Khalifa Foundation, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Europe, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco, America, Afghanistan, Turkey, Japan, Africa, the UAE, China, Pakistan and India. Each pavilion has its own art and cultural programmes.
It may be noted that the global village will be open till April 29. It will welcome visitors from 4pm to 12 midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and from 4pm to 1pm from Thursday to Saturday.
The pyrotechnics accompanied by thumping music will be on full display on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm.
You can take an ‘Any day’ ticket for 25 dirham (online rate is 22.5 dirham) and this ticket can be used on any day irrespective of holidays or weekdays.
The ‘Value’ ticket can be bought for 20 dirham (online price is 18 dirham). The holders of these tickets can enter the global village from Sunday to Thursday but the ticket cannot be used if a public holiday falls on any of these days. Entry is free for children below the age of 3, senior citizens and physically challenged people.
Facilities in store
The global village has many amenities to make the visitors at ease. There are provisions to wash the parked vehicles and requisite facilities for people who come with their children. You can shop with no hassles at the village as porters with trolleys will accompany you. Free WiFi, ample washrooms, electric buggies, wheelchairs, London Bus and trams, among others, are available at the global village.