Dubai Global Village shows off city’s cosmopolitan roots
While the Dubai 2020 World Expo is highly anticipated, this cosmopolitan city has been running its own multicultural exhibition for 23 seasons. Dubai Global Village is currently open, showcasing entertainment and wares from October 30 to April 6, 2019.
One of the city’s most popular events, the Global Village is highly anticipated and is a recommended attraction for both visitors and residents. With over 85 per cent of the city’s population composing of expatriates, Dubai Global Village offers a chance to explore the different foods and cultures of Dubai residents.
Dubai Global Village is along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road on the outskirts of the heavily built area of Dubai, near neighbourhoods like Al Barari and others which are more tranquil and idyllic.
78 different countries are represented at the fair, mostly representing nations are that are prevalent among Dubai expat population, the Middle East, and Asia.
The Global Village area is expected to have over 20,000 cultural and entertainment shows in the next four months, ranging from domestic to international. The 100 performers were carefully curated from a global audition process where over 3,000 people auditioned.
If you want to get to know the local Emirati culture better, there is a specific ‘Live Our Heritage’ pavilion designed to showcase entertainment and craftsmanship from the UAE.
In a city well known for its shopping, the Global Village is one of the few chances to buy authentic products from countries all over the world, from Japan to Russia. In addition to shopping, the Global Village offers a variety of restaurant and cafe options from Italian pasta to Thai seafood.
The Dubai Global Village is expected to have a lot of surprises over the coming months and adds a flavor of high culture to an already glamorous and worldly city.
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