Global Village reveals exciting calendar of events for 14th edition

Published November 30th, 2009 - 01:57 GMT
Global Village, a member of Tatweer Dubai, and the premier culture and entertainment destination for families, announced an exciting calendar of events for the 14th edition in a press conference held at its premises on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. The conference was chaired by Saeed Ali Bin Redha, Project Director of Global Village.
The 14th edition of Global Village will run from November 22, 2009, to February 27, 2010 and witness the participation of more than 45 countries from around the world. 
Saeed Ali Bin Redha, Global Village Project Director said that, “Global Village is a pioneering venue for family entertainment, and we constantly aim to introduce innovative elements and attractions with an objective to exceed audience expectations. In our last year edition, we welcomed 4.3 million visitors and we aim to maintain that momentum during this edition.”
While presenting the extensive calendar of events, Bin Redha said that visitors would find the first instance of change in the layout of Global Village, making it easier for them to visit pavilions and walk through the park. The four entrance gates to the venue (1,3,4 & 5) would also be distinctly themed to represent four main cultures – European, African, Arabian, and Indo-Asian, added Bin Redha.  
“This edition sees an increase in many fronts – the number of participating countries, the restaurants, the number of events, and the space allocated for performances. We’ve also seen an increased demand for our VIP packs, and I would like to thank our numerous media partners for their collaboration with us this time,” he added.      
The attractions for this year’s edition include around 6000 cultural shows and performances, all inspired by the four elements of nature – air, water, fire, and earth, in addition to the following that are the highlights. 
The Human Cannonball: A spectacular and death-defying stunt by all means, the Human Cannonball makes its regional premiere at Global Village. One daredevil goes all out to thrill audiences by ejecting from a specially designed canon to take off 150 feets into the air.  
Chinese Flying Poles Show: The only moving Chinese pole group in the world, the Chinese Flying Poles Show features vertical steel poles on which performers climb, slide down and hold poses. The performers use breathtaking skills to overcome the effects of gravity to present nearly impossible stunts.  
Art of Fire: A dazzling display of fireworks, the Art of Fire incorporates some of the best pyrotechnics in the region to create a visual spectacle above Global Village.       
Bounce! Trampoline Stunt Show: A high-energy performance, the Bounce! Trampoline Stunt Show features acrobats in flips, summersaults, and stunning leaps, with shows six days a week.   
Community Stage: A first for Global Village, the Community Stage is a platform for all talented individuals and groups across nationalities and age groups to perform in front of crowds. All talents are welcome to perform on the stage for free. This is an ideal opportunity for students and groups to present their unique talents to a truly multi-cultural crowd.    
World Culture Stage: Bringing the essence of culture from around the world through select performances, the World Culture Stage presents dances and cultural shows from places like France, Brazil, Bulgaria, Philippines, and Hawaii, also including gumboot dancers, zulu shows, American country line dancing, and sufi recitals.    
Apart from the above, the Palestinian Dabke, a traditional percussionist band from Kerala, rope skippers, and fire acts are all part of the events calendar. In addition to all this, about 30 per cent of the rides in the fun fair would be new this time around added Bin Redha.  
Located in Dubailand on the Emirates Road, Global Village will run for 98 days this time. Since inception in 1996, Global Village has evolved into a premier regional venue, celebrating diverse cultures, cuisine and commerce from around the world and a family destination for entertainment.
For more info about the events and shows, please call 04-3624114 or visit our website www.globalvillage.ae.  

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