The spirit of Diwali will be there for all to enjoy this coming Saturday and everyone can celebrate in their own way at the India pavilion and across the park with incredible dining and entertainment options!
Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is inviting guests from across the UAE and beyond to come and experience the very best of India over this year’s Diwali celebrations. The Indian Festival of Lights is one of the most popular and highly anticipated celebrations of the year and is always met with joy and delight by countless people all around the world. Global Village is determined to play its part and there will be something for everybody at the park to help them celebrate Diwali 2020.
A multitude of attractions across the park will enrich the Diwali celebrations this weekend, with each set to offer unique experiences that will ensure the event is celebrated in extraordinary fashion. First and foremost, the India pavilion promises to be the centre of excitement. The park's largest pavilion is home to 240 shops selling authentic Indian handicrafts, artefacts, gold, delicacies, souvenirs, accessories, home décor, and more. The entire pavilion will be filled with the spirit of Diwali making the occasion even more special.
A host of Bollywood shows taking place during Season 25 will also add excitement this weekend. At the Main Stage, guests are sure to be enthralled by ‘Absolute Bollywood’, as 16 talented dancers perform to some of Bollywood’s biggest songs. The ‘Light, Camera, Action… Bollywood!’ show will also take guests on afast-paced journey through some of the most loved Bollywood movie genres. Younger audiences will also be delighted with the Chhota Bheem live show at the Kids’ Theatre, and the Bollywood Street Flashmob will hit the streets of Global Village to surprise and entertain guests.
Guests can also enjoy authentic Indian flavors to mark Diwali, with a wide selection of the country’s finest culinary delights and the extensive dining options at Global Village. Indian restaurants and kiosks including Grand BBQ, Punjabi Village, and Indian Chaat Bazaar, are sure to attract attention. Those looking to try something different can visit Kulfilicious, the brand-new desserts trolley offering delicious all-time favorite kulfi ice cream and sharbat, and Everything Paratha, one of the latest kiosks at Global Village with unique paratha flavors.
There is an abundance of other attractions that guests can enjoy during Diwali and beyond. The UAE’s most exciting family funfair has returned this season, with Carnaval hosting over 160 exhilarating rides, skill games, arcade games, and walk-in attractions. Musical firework displays are taking place every Thursday and Friday at 9 pm, the spectacular Fire Fountain Show is on three times per day with the largest number of flames ever in a fountain show at Global Village, and the thrilling “Mission Speed” stunt show is being performed three times daily except on Tuesdays. The Kids’ Theatre is also hosting a wide range of live shows and workshops during Season 25, starring PJ Masks, Ben & Holly, Chotta Bheem, Peter Rabbit, Octonauts, Care Bears and more.
During Season 25, Global Village welcomes its guests daily from Sunday to Wednesday from 4pm until midnight. Thursday, Friday and public holidays from 4pm until 1am. And for the first time, guests of families with young kids can now enjoy an afternoon at Global Village as the park starts welcoming guests from 2pm until 11pm. Mondays are dedicated for the entry of families and ladies only unless public holiday. General admission tickets are available for AED 15 and can be purchased online through Global Village’s website or brand new mobile application.
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