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