x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Dubai's Global Village season breaks records

Global Village welcomed a record total of nearly five million visitors during its longest operating season yet.

Global Village welcomed a record total of nearly five million visitors during its longest operating season yet.

The outdoor cultural and entertainment attraction in Dubai closed on April 6 after 168 days.

Stallholders and other retailers recorded sales worth just under Dh1 billion, another record.

Chief executive Saeed bin Redha said: "We have endeavoured to present a mixture of activities and events in addition to a number of new pavilions. This has contributed to the diversity of cultures, cuisines, retailed products and entertainment shows."

The 17th season of Global Village featured 37 pavilions and representatives from 65 countries.

Mr bin Redha added: "We are now working hard to plan for the next season."

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