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Dubai's Global Village gets more visitors than world's 4th best attraction

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 22, 2020 | Last updated on January 22, 2020 at 06.49 pm
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3.5 million visitors recorded a 9.1/10 score on its guests happiness index so far this season.

Dubai's Global Village is on par with the world's top entertainment destinations when it comes to average daily visitor numbers, global data has revealed. The multi-cultural festival park receives an average of 42,000 visitors daily.

Compare that to the average for the top four attractions in the world: Disney's Magic Kingdom Orlando (57,000); Disneyland Anaheim (51,000); Tokyo Disneyland (49,000) and Tokyo DisneySea (40,000) (data source: Global Attractions Attendance Report - 2018 by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM).

Bader Anwahi, chief executive officer, Global Village, said: "Dubai's prestige and proud legacy as a go-to destination for extraordinary experiences is ever-expanding, which is why Global Village is proud to be a major component of the emirate's transformation into a globally renowned tourism icon. Our contribution and commitment to the Dubai Tourism Strategy and the economic vision is evident in the sheer volume of guests that have experienced the unforgettable world we present at Global Village. As we celebrate welcoming over 90 million guests since the inception of Global Village in 1997, this motivates us to continually enhance and transform our facilities, operations, and activities to attract millions more."

The official said that 3.5 million visitors recorded a 9.1/10 score on its guests happiness index so far this season.

Best is yet to come

As the nation enters a new decade and embraces the theme for 2020 - Towards the next 50 - Global Village is also "looking forward to new beginnings".

"We are proud of our achievements, but if you think we will stop there, I can tell you, we haven't even started yet. Season 25, our silver jubilee, is the perfect time for a fresh start and we will once again be raising the bar to ensure that we continue to deserve our place amongst the world's leading entertainment destinations. We look forward to welcoming millions more residents and tourists, families and friends to experience this home-grown phenomenon."

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

Staff Reporter


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