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 scenes.
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
Village 2003 will continue to promote Dubai
as a leading family entertainment centre
within the Middle East and beyond.