Record 400,000 flock to Global Village on National Day break


By Staff

A record 400,000-plus people visited the Global Village in Dubai during the UAE National Day holiday. On December 2 and 3, the village welcomed over 200,000 guests.

2Extended opening hours and an array of National Day parades and celebration events, coupled with spectacular shows and entertainment from around the world, made the Global Village one of the most popular destinations in the UAE during the break.

The UAE flag adorned the main entrance of the attraction, the ‘Gate of the World’, and the staff gave visitors UAE national colours-themed scarves.

Thousands of people flocked to the main performance stage at the heart of the park to hear Emirati artist Adel Ibrahim perform a number of his famous songs, such as “Ah Ya London” and “Dani Dan” on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, another popular Emirati artist, Harbi Al Amri, sang about his love for the UAE.

On Friday, a special National Day parade featured representatives from more than 75 countries that are participating in the 20th season of the Global Village. More info