Dubai’s Global Village will extend its current season by an additional week, it announced on Wednesday.
The 23rd season was scheduled to run from October 30 to April 6, 2019. However, the destination will now stay open until April 13.
Global Village conducted polls across its social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, asking if visitors would like the season to be extended.
After receiving a positive response from over 150,000 followers in two days, the destination decided to push back its closing date.
أنتم طلبتم و نحن لبينا – تم تمديد موسم #القرية_العالمية لغاية 13 أبريل!
— Global Village القرية العالمية (@GlobalVillageAE) March 13, 2019
Global Village currently features 27 pavilions representing 78 countries, with a mixture of music, markets, street food and local handicrafts.
It also has more than 160 food and beverage outlets spread across the venue.
Among the highlights this season is an interactive theatre hosting workshops and events for children, six new rides at the Carnaval funfair and a larger video gaming area.
The venue also has regular shows and concerts featuring several prominent artists.
Ahead of the start of this season, Global Village officials said transport in and around the venue had been improved with better road access to the site, including dedicated public transport lanes.
Global Village is open from 4pm to 12am from Saturday to Wednesday and 4pm to 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays.
The multicultural festival park attracts more than 5.3 million guests each season and records an average of more than Dhs2.2bn worth of business transactions.