The Global Village
Emirates Road , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 362 4114
The Global Village Dubai Reviews
The Global Village, the world comes to Dubai Dec 06, 2011
The world map has changed, Afghanistan is now neighboring Morocco, Lebanon next to Qatar and India is all the way down to Yemen, that’s your new world when you visit the biggest cultural festival in the UAE - The Global Village.
It’s big, colorful and alive, as every year delegates from over 30 countries come together in this desert carnival of beautiful pavilions. Each pavilion is a journey into that country’s story. A visit to Yemen pavilion will tell you about the worrier souls of its people while gazing through hundreds of their colorful and beautifully crafted Khanjars (authentic daggers).
In India, a world of colorful fabrics & intriguing smells. From the stunning hand-embroidered Jalabya (a dress worn by women), to the expensive Dihn Oud (oil derived from wood called Oud), the shops-owners keep chanting their product names loudly to draw your attention to their beautiful offerings.
Walking between the pavilions is another interesting journey. With some luck, you might enjoy the colorful moving structures, the acrobatic displays and the beautiful dances on the daily street parade, a mimic of the Rio de Janeiro carnival yet on a smaller scale and a much-less flesh to show.
Along with the local handicrafts, the local food offerings and the local music sketches in each pavilion, the village offers a wide range of local & international restaurants, folkloric & fireworks displays, a big exhilarating amusement park and a huge parking area that caters to thousands of visitors.
The Global Village is located in Dubailand on the Emirates Road highway. It runs from 1st November 2011 to the 3rd March 2012. Tickets are sold for 10 Dirhams and children below two are free.
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