Global Village and Watani Promote Solidarity and Unity

Published December 3rd, 2009 - 02:11 GMT

Global Village, a member of Tatweer and the region’s entertainment, shopping, and cultural attraction located in Dubailand, is working hand in hand with Watani, a government initiative launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote solidarity, unity, and national pride. Watani aims to instill national identity by creating a campaign where the diverse mix of nationalities that visit Global Village could actively engage.

During the 10-day double celebration of Eid Al Adha and 38th UAE National Day, Global Village in association with Watani brings forth a programme that will mark practices of good citizenship amongst a multicultural society. Thousands of daily visitors at the park are encouraged to participate in completing a collage of fingerprints on the map that is posted at the Community Stage, the cultural platform of Global Village. Basically, the programme entails the guests to come up and show their support for the celebration.

The inaugural of this activity has proven to be a success when a huge number of the public already put their fingerprints on the said map. The first person to do so was Saeed Ali Bin Redha, the Project Director of Global Village. The post card will be gifted to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

From November 26 to December 4, every one can have the rare opportunity of joining this momentous event. In order to take part in this distinguished programme, Global Village visitors can head to the Community Stage right in front of the food court.

Doors open at 4pm in the afternoon until midnight except on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when it is extended until 1am in the morning. Mondays are allotted for families only. Tickets are priced at AED 10 each, only cash is accepted. For the disabled and kids below three years old, entrance is free.

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