(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) International entertainers at the village during the month-long DSF included American street performer, Todd Various; drummers from Kerala and the Level Up acrobatic dance show.
Over 1.2 million families and tourists experienced shopping, fun and entertainment at the Global Village, Dubai's leading family entertainment and cultural destination, during the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which ended on February 2.
Kuwaiti couple Talal and Fatima Al Jaber said every year they take their four children to the Global Village for the fun rides, shopping and dining experience which they cannot experience in their country.
The Global Village, with its numerous pavilions, food outlets, amazing shows and fun fair, provides wholesome entertainment for the whole family. -KT photo by Juidin Bernarrd
Their eldest son, Midhat, likes everything at the Global Village, from the variety of food to the amazing shows, toys and clothes - everything is delightful. "I love all the rides. My sisters, brother and I go for all of them. So nice."
The Dubai Shopping Festival Parade comprising 700 performers makes it the biggest parade of its kind in the Middle East, the international shows and the numerous performances taking place at the 30 pavilions have all enthralled visitors from within the UAE and abroad.
International entertainers at the village during the month-long DSF included American street performer, Todd Various; drummers from Kerala and the Level Up acrobatic dance show.
Ahmad Hussein, Director of Operations at the Global Village, said the village recorded some 95,000 tourists and residents visiting it last Friday, January 31, the last weekend before DSF ended.
"We are extremely pleased with the number of visitors during the Dubai Shopping Festival. We made sure there was some activity for everyone to enjoy during this special time of the year. The sheer range and number of unique entertainment and cultural shows made the Global Village more attractive this year. The festival itself is a great opportunity for the public and the private sector to work together, and brings together a unique experience between shopping and entertainment," Hussain said.
Visitors to the Global Village also experienced the excitement during DSF with the park hosting the Dubai Shopping Festival Raffle Draw.
The daily raffle saw lucky winners walk away with two brand new cars - Infiniti QX60 and G25 - as well as a cash prize of Dh100,000.
For February, special promotional packages have been introduced for families. Entry will be free for children below the age of 12 every Monday, or Family Day, and there will be a discount of Dh10 on food for every Dh60 spent at its most popular restaurants.
A mix of cultural and modern entertainment offerings this February include the Fairy Tales on Ice, which is being done in a specially designed rink just beside the World Culture Stage. Plays such as Aladdin and Cinderella will be performed there. Monday saw the story of Pinocchio being performed in the Fairy Tales on Ice.
Visitors can also enjoy the high flying six-man All Star Dunkers, the rhythmic Argentinian Gauchos performance, Level Up and the Chinese Unicyclists on the World Culture Stage.