January 2020

Experience an unforgettable journey to the Orient as Global Village comes to life for Chinese New Year

Experience an unforgettable journey to the Orient as Global Village comes to life for Chinese New Year

Dubai, UAE, 25January 2020:Say ‘nĭhăo’ to a wonderful world of Chinese New Year activities at Global Village, as the leading multi-cultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, celebrates the Chinese zodiac ‘Year of the Rat’ from 24 January to 1 February.

Chinese New Year at Global Village is truly a delight for the senses. Guests can taste delicious flavours of the orient, smell the delectable aroma of spices straight from China, see spectacular entertainment, hear traditional music and experience truly unforgettable New Year festivities and fun.

Jaki Ellenby, Executive Director Marketing, Global Village, said:“We are uniquely positioned to delivera very special event this Chinese New Year. We present culture from around the world, so have an incredible array of unique and authentic Chinese Experiences at Global Village. To this we have added captivating New Year entertainment and activities to deliver the WOW factor for which Global Village has become known. We hope to give Chinese UAE residents and the many visiting tourists a taste of home during these special celebrations. And we will give all our guests a taste of tradition and a cultural extravaganza to remember this Chinese New Year.”

The Best Place to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Global Village’simpressive 21-metre Chinese Pagodais located at Global Village’s Celebration Walk. A Chinese Dragon dance entertains guests around the Pagoda, to the sounds ofcultural Chinese music. The Pagoda activation area also hasChinesemask-painting, a cosplay photo opportunity where guests can pose in traditional Chinese attire in front of the Pagoda and an adorable giant panda who will be delighted to stop for a selfie with both the young and the young at heart.

As one of the largest Pavilions at Global Village, the China Pavilion offersextraordinary moments to visitors through its rich cultural, entertainment and dining experiences. To enrich the festivities, the China Pavilion will be the backdrop for China’s most popular cultural dances including the traditional dragon dance and exciting lion dance, both taking place three times daily right next to the enchantingChinese Bridge over the Canal.

As well as offering a wide range of authentic products, artefacts, handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs from China, the Pavilion is renowned as a guest-favourite for its amazing Chinese acrobatic cultural show andlive artefact stations, which enable guests to enjoy beautiful oriental arts crafted right before their eyes, including a talented Chinese calligrapher.

Of course, Global Village is chock full of the fragrant flavours and famous food dishes of the Orientat China Pavilion, the Floating Market and throughout the festival park.

Finally, Global Village’s Arabian Square fountain will host a daring Chinese Fire show which wows guests three times a day during the special Chinese New Year celebrations.

Global Village is illuminatedwith the colours, sights, soundsand flavours of China until February 1st.

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