Global Village opens to packed crowds

Dubai - The fun will never stop for five months when the curtain rises on the 22nd season of Global village in Dubai on Wednesday, November 1. Photos by Neeraj Murali



Different pavilions lit up during the media preview ahead of the official opening of Global Village in Dubai.-Photo by Neeraj Murali
Different pavilions lit up during the media preview ahead of the official opening of Global Village in Dubai.-Photo by Neeraj Murali
There are more than 20 daily entertainment and performances for kids featuring 3,000 local performers, besides, fireworks, 23 concerts with international superstars are set for every Friday. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
There are more than 20 daily entertainment and performances for kids featuring 3,000 local performers, besides, fireworks, 23 concerts with international superstars are set for every Friday. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
For visitors, Global Village means spectacular rides, concerts and cultural shows, delicious cuisines, bargain items and other merchandise, but for other Dubai residents, it means job opportunities. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
For visitors, Global Village means spectacular rides, concerts and cultural shows, delicious cuisines, bargain items and other merchandise, but for other Dubai residents, it means job opportunities. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side, which was shifted to Oud Metha and then to Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side, which was shifted to Oud Metha and then to Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
This season will also feature 'Victory Project' competition, which is expected to attract 15,000 students from more than 50 UAE schools to design and decorate more than 3,000 ceramic tiles in the shape of the UAE's Victory Sign of three fingers salute. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
This season will also feature 'Victory Project' competition, which is expected to attract 15,000 students from more than 50 UAE schools to design and decorate more than 3,000 ceramic tiles in the shape of the UAE's Victory Sign of three fingers salute. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
For visitors, Global Village means spectacular rides, concerts and cultural shows, delicious cuisines, bargain items and other merchandise, but for other Dubai residents, it means job opportunities. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
For visitors, Global Village means spectacular rides, concerts and cultural shows, delicious cuisines, bargain items and other merchandise, but for other Dubai residents, it means job opportunities. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
A key new attraction this year is carnival featuring new games named after the world's most famous cities to reflect this year's theme: 'Come Experience the World.' Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
A key new attraction this year is carnival featuring new games named after the world's most famous cities to reflect this year's theme: 'Come Experience the World.' Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
Customer help is not a problem as there are more than 10,000 staff at hand who speak different languages, coming from 90 nationalities.  Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
Customer help is not a problem as there are more than 10,000 staff at hand who speak different languages, coming from 90 nationalities. Photo by Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
The fun will never stop for five months when the curtain rises on the 22nd season of Global village in Dubai on Wednesday, November 1. Photos by Neeraj Murali
The fun will never stop for five months when the curtain rises on the 22nd season of Global village in Dubai on Wednesday, November 1. Photos by Neeraj Murali

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