Global Village is the ideal setting to celebrate the Festival of Lights

Global Village is the ideal setting to celebrate the Festival of Lights

– Series of engaging festive activities crowned with an amazing concert by the Bollywood duo of Neha Kakkar and Ankit Tiwari

 Mandala painting and family-friendly workshops – guests can design their own pottery – among other activities to keep them engrossed for hours

– Largest candle-lit Rangoli Mandala ever at Global Village to create a visually compelling light installation


Dubai, 6th November 2018Global Village, the world-leading multicultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced a series of entertainment and cultural events and activities as it celebrates its 2018 Festival of Lights in style. A yearly feature, this season the festival will run from Wednesday, 7th November to Saturday, 10th November, 2018.

Under the theme “Explore, Experience, Enjoy. This Way!” Global Village announced its largest ever interactive installations for the Festival of Lights, which allow guests an immersive experience with the festive surroundings.

Local artists will create a six-meter wide mandala while guests can enjoy a breathtaking view of colors and artistic drawings coming to life. It will be lit up on the last day of the festival to create the UAE’s largest Rangoli Mandala. This will be supplemented with a photo-booth mandala that helps spread love, light and happiness in the community as guests take memorable pictures and selfies.

Bollywood singers Neha Kakkar and Ankit Tiwari will be performing live on the Main Stage at Global Village on Friday, 9th November starting at 9:00pm to celebrate the festival with their fans.

Pottery painting is also designed to bring out the talents of children and parents alike and will take place in specially-designed ethnic-themed areas. Kids can also play hide & seek in the bright and bold Ribbon Maze with multiple decorative installations around the newly-introduced ‘Celebration Walk’ this season.

During Season 23, Global Village will boost its entertainment calendar with home-produced, bespoke Bollywood shows including ‘Beats of Bollywood’ and ‘Bollywood Nights’. More than 30 cast members of these shows were chosen from hundreds auditioned across India and they have created some of the best entertainment experiences for guests throughout the season.

Guests will also have the chance to enjoy spectacular fireworks displays lighting the sky around the destination on Thursday and Friday, 8th and 9th November, at 9 pm. Their vastness and colorful spreads will amaze viewers of any age and add to the magical experience of the festival. In addition to activities specific to the Festival of Lights, guests and their kids can enjoy Global Village’s popular funfair, Carnaval,  which is better than ever with six new rides, 100 video games and an enlarged gaming area that includes many new interactive games. Over 31 rides for children and families and more than 30 games of skill are on offer that will ensure a fun-filled evening for all the family.

To round off their night, guests can enjoy one of the best ever stunt shows in the region, Superloop has more than 30 international stuntmen and crew members performing some of the most daring stunts in an action-packed show. It has the world’s first 360 degree loop in a stunt show and is free to view as it is part of Global Village’s entry ticket price of AED 15. 

Season 23 of Global Village will operate until 6th April 2019. It welcomes guests daily from 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, Saturday to Wednesday and from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am on Thursday, Friday and public holidays. Mondays are for Family and Ladies admission only.



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About Global Village

Global Village is the world’s leading multicultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, dining and entertainment. Since its inception, it has embodied different aspects of world culture and diversity and created a smile on the faces of millions of guests every season. It is a unique and integrated destination where guests can enjoy the world’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment experiences and a wide range of events, shows and activities that are the largest and most varied in the region. It offers many fun surprises to millions of guests, in the open air as it highlights the best cultural features from across the world in a lively festival format. It takes guests on a journey through its many and varied country pavilions, each representing the richness and culture of that country. It offers unique international cuisine and awe-inspiring entertainment experiences across a wide range of entertaining games and interesting tours. All its exceptional experiences can be enjoyed by purchasing a ticket worth only AED 15.



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