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".
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
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.
Al-Futtaim 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.
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.
Village 2003 will continue to promote Dubai as a leading
family entertainment centre within the Middle East