The 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".
Through 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.
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.
Above 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.
2003 will continue to promote Dubai as a leading
family entertainment centre within the Middle
East and beyond.