Global Village, the UAE and the wider region’s premier multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, invites guests to join the excitement and welcome them in style to their New Years Eve celebrations on December 31, 2021.
A great place for families to greet the New Year, Global Village is a perfect combination of great shopping, delicious dining and exciting entertainment. As always, the highlight this year are the seven fireworks that light up the sky when the New Year officially begins in seven countries around the world with seven times the fun. Displays will go live in each time zone immediately after the countdown to midnight, meaning guests will be part of the UAE’s biggest and best New Year celebration program.
Shaun Cornell, Director of Entertainment at Global Village, said, “We are so excited to see off 2020 and welcome to 2021 that we will repeat it seven times! The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with shopping, dining, and great entertainment for the kids and all their favorite characters. For New Year’s Eve fun and thrills, we have created a very special Carnaval offer with unlimited rides for the whole family. After all, our seven fireworks show for midnight in seven different time zones at 8 p.m. Global Village is all about bringing people and cultures from all over the world together and celebrating midnight with people around the world is a tradition here at the Global Village. This year is of course a special one as a lot of people have to be separated from their loved ones, so it’s all the more important to create a safe and welcoming environment for families to celebrate together. “
The fireworks spectacle starts with China at 8 p.m. UAE time, followed by Thailand at 9 p.m. The new year will then ring in at 10 p.m. in Bangladesh, at 10.30 p.m. in India and at 11 p.m. in Pakistan. At midnight, the most dazzling fireworks display of all time will spark guests’ imaginations as the New Year officially begins in the UAE. An hour later at 1 a.m., the seventh and final exhibition begins, which coincides with the New Year in Moscow, Russia.
As the number one shopping destination for authentic gifts from around the world, Global Village is where guests can find unique clothing, crafts, perfumes, home décor and more from 78 different countries. Whether unique marble decorations or real leather jackets from the Pakistani pavilion, breathtaking silk dresses from our Indian outlets, stylish handmade shoes in the Lebanon pavilion, extraordinary perfumes from local UAE shops or distinctive dolls from the Russia pavilion, there is something for everyone at the 3,500 Shops, stalls and pavilions.
All of these purchases will leave guests hungry, luckily they can enjoy the finest flavors from around the world to add to the festive mood. Choosing the perfect New Year’s celebration from the park’s 19 restaurants and four cafes, including Syrian, Thai, American, Georgian, Turkish, and Indian cuisine, will end the year with the whole family on a full stomach. In addition, over 170 kiosks and shopping carts make the largest and most culturally diverse street food offer in the region.
Although there is no main stage, pavilion, or street entertainment on New Years Eve as part of Global Village’s award-winning precautions, the children’s theater will put on shows featuring everyone’s favorite characters including Ben and Holly, Chotta Bheem, PJMasks, and several clowns for spectacular and interactive clowning until 9:30 p.m. . The ever-popular Global Village Stunt Show presents its 25th season production “Mission Speed” five times during the evening with rapid chases with police cars, firefights, precision drives, rear-facing bicycles, explosions and high falls.
Guests can take advantage of a special New Years Eve Carnival offer by purchasing a bracelet that gives unlimited access to rides for the whole night. The same bracelet also offers 2 for 1 chances to test yourself in the games of skill and double your chances of going home as a winner with a huge stuffed animal prize. Carnaval is home to more than 30 exciting kids, family and thrill rides, dozen of skill games and over 100 arcade games. The rides will continue to operate at reduced capacity, with each seat being fully disinfected before and after use. Wristbands can be purchased online for AED 150 ($ 40.8) and junior wristbands (for children up to 1m30) for AED 110 ($ 29.9). The wristbands can be picked up at the Carnaval ticket counters.
New Year’s Eve is a family night this year, so the Global Village only welcomes families and women from 4 p.m. and the opening times will be extended to 2 a.m. so that guests can fully experience the festivities. This new year promises to be a highlight of the silver anniversary season that will create lasting memories for the whole family. – TradeArabia news service