Global Village continues to grow as the event that gives the Dubai
Shopping Festival its international essence. With more than 2.3
million confirmed visitors last year (source Gulf Marketing Research),
the Global Village continues to be the "Focal Point of the
Dubai Shopping Festival".
the exhibition of traditional art, handicrafts and national products
displayed in over 30 Pavilions representing countries from the
Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe, Al-Futtaim Investments
is looking to raise Global Village 2003 to new heights. In addition,
with over 60 restaurants, our visitors are presented with the
opportunity to taste the many traditional dishes and delicacies
from around the world. As always the giant Fun Fair will offer
thrills and excitement for all the family, further promoting our
event as a complete 'enjoyment' venue.
As part of our commitment to Global Village 2003, Al-Futtaim Investments
has introduced a more 'permanent' feel to the site. Landscaped
areas with trees, plants and even more seating, will present a
more pleasing and relaxed atmosphere allowing visitors an opportunity
to unwind during their stay.
Al-Futtaim Investments has created a unique stage area, where
entertainers and acts from the various pavilions will be able
to promote their country's culture through music and traditional
all, the overall plan of the site has been further improved, taking
into account the increased flow of visitors throughout the Global
Village while promoting a visually stimulating environment.
Village 2003 will continue to promote Dubai as a leading family
entertainment centre within the Middle East and beyond.
Each year Global Village aims to be bigger and better than ever
before, and Global Village 2003 will be no different. Just for
starters, the Global Village 2003 will be 154,000 square metres
larger than last year.
key attractions cover a whole host of activities and events, such
30 international pavilions beautifully made reflecting the country's
heritage. Enjoy the culture, art, and taste the cuisine from a
range of countries in just minutes. Apart from the pavilion restaurants
there will be over 60 different restaurants and coffee shops -
30% more than last year, catering to a wide variety of culinary
tastes. There will also be a main performance stage where shows
will take place on a daily basis together with competitions and
activities organised by the pavilions. Visit the site frequently
during DSF for upcoming events and activities. Your kids will
enjoy the new Children's Play Area, specially developed by Global
Village.There will also be new, exciting daily entertainment for
the family on the main performance stage as well as throughout
The fairground will be twice as big as last year, giving visitors
an ample choice of rides and opportunities to win gifts through
skill games. This year Global Village will also be introducing
a new Go-Kart Track as well as the largest Ferris Wheel at 40
Village 2003 will be the official venue for the daily Dubai Shopping
Festival Car and Gold Raffle Draw. So get ready for a bigger and
better than ever before Global Village 2003!