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Global Village – Dubai

Global village is the place for shopping, entertainment and food. Dubai tourism hosts this event every year during winter till the summer. This is our straight fourth year visit to global village.  Every time we walk-in, we find Global village much livelier, colourful and never ending fun than before. We reached at 6.30PM in evening and the weather was just right for a family outing. There is ample parking space around the area. An unexpected crowd was there on the day when we visited.

We can experience 75 different countries’ culture and authenticity at one place. There are 32 canopies representing different country with restaurants and retail shops. There are live performances to entertain people, thrilling rides for all age groups, international cuisines and authentic merchandise for shopping.

Each pavilion is designed representing different country. The colourful lights add beauty. Global village looks like a festive season in the weekend. I believe that, it is difficult to spectacle the complete area in one visit.

Shopping is unavoidable here, we would definitely fall prey to this vast and unique shopping world. Retail includes clothes, footwear, electronics, jewellery, spices, perfumes, bags, nuts, honey, food items, natural medicines and home decorations.

Live performances like skit-play, concerts and dance takes place in big stage located close to the entrance. Fireworks are organised on every Thursday and Friday at 9pm which adds much more gala.

Fantasy Island offers plenty of rides and skilled games for different age group. The cost of each ride varies from AED 12-80. Electronic rechargeable card is used for rides which can be brought and recharged at different ticket counters inside Fantasy Island.

Food includes different cuisine restaurants, street food, cafes, surprising bites, snack corners, desserts and beverages. Munch with something on hand and walk around this place is what we could see people doing here and it is the most justifiable thing to do in global village

Weekdays would be better option, if you want to have composed experience at Global village. Monday’s will be a family day. The schedule for this year is from 3rd November 2015 until 9th April 2016 and the timing is from 4.00PM to 12.00AM (check “globalvillage.ae” for latest updates). There is an entry fee of AED 15 per person.

Our little master had great fun, now he has grown up to understand the real fun in global village better than before. I love to visit global village often for it is getting bigger and better year on year.

Dubai Grand Parade ‘2015

Date: 21st November 2015

Venue: Meydan Grandstand Race course, Nad Al Sheba

This was one of the most awaited car show in Dubai. It was delight for the car lovers. The parade had classic, luxury, sports, vintage and rugged muscle collection of cars. It was a city wide parade which featured super model cars and motorbikes. Thousands of people were gathered along the parade route to watch and cheer them.

The parade was supposed to start at 12.30PM; however it started only at 13.15PM. Temperature was around 35 deg C, better to take sun hat and water bottles. Don’t forget to take your cam!!

grandThe parade started at Meydan racecourse and crossed some of the important landmarks touching Sheikh Zayed road, emirates towers, financial centre, downtown via iconic streets Al Ain Dubai road, Ras Al Khor, Al Khail Road & Al Meydan Street.

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We were at Meydan to watch the parade. There was plenty of free car parking provided inside Meydan. This is one of the must see event in Dubai.

Next to this parade line, there was some drifting event organized by the Committee.

Check this link DRAFTING; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QspDrrBzUcU

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