430,000+ guests celebrate 47th UAE National Day at Global Village
500+ gold coins distributed to singers of the UAE National Anthem
Dubai, 4th November 2017: Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural Festival Park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment has revealed that more than 430,000 guests took part in its 47th UAE National Day celebrations that took place from 30th November to 3rd December, 2018. The celebrations included a series of events.
To celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day, a host of cultural and entertainment events and festivities aimed at conveying the message of unity and progresstook place at Global Village. The park was decorated in the colors of the UAE flag. More than 50,000 UAE flags were flying at the park and more than 30,000 UAE flags and shawls were distributed to guests. Guests were also impressed by the mega-musical fireworks display, which was also in the colors of the UAE flag.
Guests were treated to two of the best cultural shows that took place in the UAE during the National Day weekend. The first was the exclusive Operetta, ‘Zayed: Leader of the Humans’, performed by a cast of more than 25 artistes from Ornina Arts and directed by Nasser Ibrahim. It was dedicated to the father and founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The second was the special concert by Emirati star Hamad Al Ameri, that attracted people from across the UAE to sway at the Main Stage at Global Village.
Innovations developed by Global Village this year to get more people to recite the UAE National Anthem were much appreciated with enthusiastic involvement by guests. These included creating the largest gathering of people reciting the anthem with 10,000 partners from hundreds of nationalities, and creating a smart vending machine that gave out prizes for the correct recitation of the National Anthem. Thousands of children and guests sang the anthem in front of it, posted their effort on social media and won more than 500 Global Village gold coins.
Bader Anwahi, Chief Operating Officer, Global Village, said: “Every season, we work to surpass the grandeur of earlier UAE National Days at Global Village, as we are an Emirati brand that is internationally renowned. Our new infrastructure and services improvements have helped heighten the quality of the experience for our guests and allowed us to continue our tradition of bringing people from around the world together in celebration. We appreciate the work done by our various teams to bring a smooth and seamless experience to our guests and to enhance our reputation.”
Guests also participated in painting a 5-meter wide UAE flag with their finger prints and walked through a Ribbon Maze decorated with thousands of ribbons in the colours of the UAE flag at the newly introduced Celebration Walk.
Global Village welcomes guests for its 23rd season, which lasts for 159 days, until 6th April 2019. It opens from 4:00 pm – 12:00 midnight Saturday to Wednesday and from 4:00 pm – 1:00 am on Thursday, Friday and public holidays. Global Village entry is dedicated to families and women only on Mondays.