Global Village Is Becoming A Kids' Paradise This Month
With the 20-day long Kids Fest
Every year we look forward to Global Village opening as the weather cools.
We can't wait to see the new facades from each of the countries and what the new structures look like.
We go with friends and family, shop, eat and go on the rides, maybe even a concert.
It has been going on for 21 years now, and it's always a good day out.
Every time we go, it's like a magical wonderland, and now, it's becoming even more of a children's dreamland with the 20-day long Kids Fest happening until February 25.
While visiting the set up - meandering through the grounds, it's an explosion of colours and sounds. We went straight for the Roman Ampitheatre which is the Kids Fest hub.
One of the most exciting things for children* is the Angry Birds doing a meet and greet.
The movie stars are exclusively available at Global Village and everyone can see the performances and get a photo.
The Angry Birds bob about, performing for children, taking photos and waving to onlookers.
Everyone can meet Red, Chuck and Bomb - the three stars of the Angry Birds movie.
While you're at the Ampitheatre (getting your photos with the Angry Birds) you can take the children to see the brilliant circus performers or our personal favourite - the inflatable obstacle course.
It's ideal for children to burn off some excess energy, and get a bit of exercise
We loved getting involved with the Global Show Academy - a dance workshop for 'children' (and some adults - we were loving it, grooving at the back).
Kids are taught how to dance, and some were invited to participate onstage. We sadly didn't quite make the cut, but plenty of the children did, and loved it.
The Global Show Academy is on daily, so nobody will miss out.
There are loads of different performances and guest appearances happening at Kids Fest.
Characters from Emirati show, Shaabiyat Al Cartoon will be putting on hilarious performances.
And dance squad City Jam will be performing daily, which is an epic spectacle
The best part, the whole lot is included in your Global Village AED15 entry fee, so you won't have to pay any extra.
Sponsored By Global Village
Global Village is the region’s first-ever, multicultural festival park offering an engaging experience to families through a wide variety of shopping, dining, entertainment and funfair activities in an open-air environment.
Global Village showcases the best from different cultures across the world in a vibrant and festive environment through more than 30 pavilions, each representing a different culture, while delighting its guests with an array of global cuisines along with exciting thrill rides and world class entertainment, all within its entry fee of AED 15.
The multicultural festival park runs a seasonal operation from November 1 2016 to April 8 2017.