Is it really a quarter of a century since Global village opened first in Dubai? It seems as if the cultural and entertainment attraction has always been part of like in Dubai and the UAE, bringing joy and happiness to so many down through the years. And right now, of course, couldn’t we all do with a little more joy and excitement in our lives? That’s why the annual opening of Global Village serves as a reminder that things are indeed getting back to normal after the advent of coronavirus some six months ago.

At any time, staging Global Village is a mighty logistical task that is a stiff challenge for organisers. Now, that task increases exponentially given all of the new measures that are needed to ensure the safety of every visitor passing through the entrance gates on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. But visitors can rest assured that indeed every effort will be made during this year’s season to place health and safety concerns highest on the agenda.

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