UAE Vice President & Prime Minister, and the Ruler of Dubai, his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, paid a surprise visit to the Global Village in Dubai recently.
On an area of over 300,000-square meters, the Dubai Global Village offers visitors an array of festivals, shopping and entertainment options in an open-air environment, between November 1 and April 7.
The ruler toured several pavilions belonging to the village’s 75 participating countries, including Kuwaiti, Yemeni, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand and various African nations. He started his visit by touring the Kuwaiti pavilion and learned about the national folklore and identity of Kuwait. Then he also visited the Yemeni pavilion which displays about Yemen’s folklore, clothing and other national products.
Sheikh Mohammed then took a tour of several kiosks displaying products made by Emirati youths and financed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, and the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre drawing hundreds of visitors daily who are interested in learning about the UAE’s rich history.
During the two-kilometer tour, the ruler praised its role in symbolizing the convergence of international cultures in the UAE.