One village, 14 days and 800,000 visitors

DUBAI — Spectacular international shows, food and shopping from over 40 countries across the world attracted over 800,000 visitors to the Global Village in two weeks.

By Lily B. Libo-on

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Published: Tue 30 Nov 2010, 12:06 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:13 PM

Global Village, which opened its doors to the public on November 10, will continue to showcase concerts at the Global Grooves, a new entertainment offering music to visitors from diverse cultures. Saeed Ali bin Redha, CEO of Global Village said this year the Global Village has endeavoured to incorporate new activities.

The US-based Skycycle High Wire Show and the Skyhigh Sway Pole Show are among visitors’ favourites, he said. “These shows will continue until December 11.”

The Skycycle Highwire Show is performed by John and Alexandra Nocks from a high wire on which they will drive and balance a motorcycle while they perform aerial manoeuvers along the mid-air cable.

The Face Team Slamdunk Basketball Show from Hungary will happen for a month from December 11 to January 10 The show will have acrobatic crazy dunks, slam dunks and freestyle basketball dribbles to the tune of a choreographed music.

The Global Village also showcases local singers, dance groups, musicians, bands, mime artists, magicians, physical artists, actors, acrobats and other performance groups at its Community Stage. Street acts will also continue until February 28 with live music and dance by performers from the UAE, Egypt’s Tanoura performers, fire street tricks, fire eating and fire juggling, street percussion from France, Kenyan stunts and tricks and Lebanese Dabka.

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