Global Village, the UAE and the wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is set to celebrate Ramadan with guests for the first time in recent memory. With the park open until May 2nd, families will have plenty of opportunities to discover Ramadan cultures and traditions from many different countries.
Bader Anwahi, CEO of Global Village, said: "We are proud to be able to provide a wonderful environment for families and friends to celebrate the Holy Month together. We want to give tourists and residents alike a safe and welcoming setting to discover and experience the many different traditions of Ramadan that are practised around the world. Ramadan brings joy to millions every year, and we are looking forward to sharing this special time with our guests as they experience Ramadan Nights at Global Village.”
As a renowned destination for families to spend quality time and enjoy an outdoor evening together, Global Village strives to take its guests on a journey of discovery every time they visit. During Ramadan Nights, guests can enjoy the immense night market, the many food options, cultural surprises such as “musaharati” in the streets of Global Village, the traditional Iftar canon and of course fireworks every weekend. There are lots to do for the younger generation with Kids Cinema and Carnaval fully operational.
During Ramadan, opening hours will change from the Park’s usual timing to accommodate Iftar and Suhoor. The park will be open from 6 pm to 2 am daily so guests can experience the many different culinary delights on offer from the 200+ restaurants, kiosks and food carts across the Park.
Global Village has also added a reservation-only outdoor Majlis for guests to spend a relaxing evening amongst family or friends. The Majlis of the World is located at Global Village's heart and offers a sumptuous environment with live ambient performers, including Oud players and calligraphers. Guests can select their meals from the wide variety of street food offerings and bring them to enjoy in the comfort of the Majlis. A drinks counter will also be open for Majlis guests to purchase sweets and Ramadan juices throughout the evening. Board games will also be available at the location.
Majlis of the World table bookings can be made on the Global Village website or app. Bookings are just AED 25 per hour or AED 75 for the entire evening, and each booking is valid for a seating area for up to 6 people. A portion of these revenues will be donated to a charitable organisation so that we can share the joy of Ramadan.
The destination’s vast night market will also be open for guests to meander before or after Iftar. In preparation for Eid, guests can find household décor at the Turkey, UAE, and Egypt pavilions; Ramadan sweets are plentiful in the Syria and Morocco pavilions; Spices perfect for popular Eid and Ramadan dishes are available in shops and stalls within the UAE, Pakistan, Yemen, and Kuwait and Bahrain pavilions; unique kitchen supplies and utensils from around the world are easily found in AlSanaa and Khalifa Foundation areas; best options for new Eid outfits for the whole family can be found in Kuwait, Bahrain and Morocco; the best abayas are available in UAE and KSA with beautiful accessories in Europe and Lebanon; unusual Eid gifts can also be found in any number of the 3,500 retail outlets across Global Village.
Anwahi added, “It feels very appropriate that this milestone season will draw to a close during this blessed time, and we give thanks for the people we have met, and the time we have enjoyed together. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to Global Village during Ramadan to mark an unforgettable finale to Season 25."
With its award-winning safety precautions, Global Village is the perfect place to enjoy the true spirit of Ramadan until Season 25 draws to a close on 2nd May 2021.
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