|Global Village officially opened to the public yesterday. The current edition of Global Village, located in Dubailand, will remain open until March 2008, and is expected to attract some 4.5 million visitors.
With 31 pavilions representing countries from across the world, Global Village has allocated parking space for 16,500 cars, said Abdul Redha Ali bin Redha, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Village.
While the entry fee for visitors will be Dh5, the same as last year’s, the Village will remain open from 4pm to 12 midnight on week days and from 4pm to 1am on weekends.“Among the new features of this year’s Global Village are a new layout, water canal, additional parking, and easy access to the venue, as Emirates Road has been widened and extra lanes added,” the CEO said. Global Village activities will include the Big Drum, Vertical Concert, Jumper Show, Aquatic Fantasy, Percussion Parade and Fireworks among several others.