Do you love to shop? Hmmm Let me see what's in my shopping bag, I bought an amazing painting from Africa, then pieces of clothing from China, colorful home decors from Spain and Thailand, a woven neck warmer from India, and some giveaways from Egypt. Then went food tripping, a hearty snack from Philippines, enjoyed some famous Syrian sweets and a taste of famous coffee from Vietnam. And believe me I am not even half way done!
Well, I am talking about Global Village in Dubai. They offer 29 pavilions from over 42 countries like Iran, Europe, Sri Lanka , Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Spain, China, and more! Aside from that they also have live performances by international artists, Dancing Water Fountain, A Fun Fair for the whole family with 38 rides and games, an Abra ride and after all that shopping and walking in their 17.2M sq ft land area is a chance to eat around the world with around 25 restaurants and cafes.
Few of the Pavilions:
Pavilion from Syria:
China and Afghanistan:
Jordan and Iraq:
The Abra roaming around the village
One of the many live performances:
The Fun Fair
The Dancing Fountain
Global Village has been operating for 15 years with around 6M yearly guests from all over the world. They are open for just a few months in a year, recently from November 1,2011 to March 31,2012 which is very timely for my trip.
For this year they are now accepting applicants for lease opportunities, here's their contact details:
you can call Global Village Call Centre on 043624114
or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
For us shoppers, for the meantime all we can do is wait for their next season, here's their main website for more info: http://www.globalvillage.ae