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Global Village attracts 100,000 visitors on first day of Dubai Shopping Festival

The first day of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Shopping Festival attracted nearly 100,000 visitors at Global Village on New Year’s Day.

Global Village has seen an upsurge of visitor numbers through the start of its season from November 6th 2014 with the inclusion of brand new entertainment shows, an extended and bigger area, more rides and restaurants, and new country pavilions enhancing the shopping and entertainment experience for its guests.

This year the family entertainment destination, Global Village, is also one of the key sponsors of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Global Village and the Dubai Shopping Festival are two amongst the most well-known local brands in the expertise of shopping and family entertainment and they have been closely associated over the years.

The 20th year of DSF is expected to attract millions of visitors through January and Global Village has planned many special events including a DSF parade, uniquely conceptualized DSF shows for families and children, over 10 concerts and a lot more variety in the fun and entertainment segments for families, during this month long celebrations of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

The entertainment, amongst many others, will include Stomp Drummers – a performance in which the performers use a variety of everyday objects as percussion instruments in their show, Acapella Soul – a very popular street performing singing group from New York, Comedy Electric Strings to bring a smile to your face while they perform, Dancing Painters – a group of multi-talented artists who paint while dancing and the Musical Spectacular with classic musical hits from Mary Poppins to Aladdin to enthrall children and families alike.

Visitors will greatly benefit from the array of special offerings across both entertainment and shopping in Global Village during this period.

Global Village has also announced the extension of its opening hours from 4:00 pm until 1:00 am on weekdays and until 2:00 am on weekends and public holidays, in celebration with the 20th anniversary of the Dubai Shopping Festival.