Video: Dubai’s Global Village set to return October 29

Season 24 will reportedly feature more than 3,500 shops and restaurants



Dubai’s Global Village has announced the dates for its next season.

The 24th season of the celebration of international cultures is set to open on October 29 in Dubai. It is due to run until April 4, 2020.

One of Dubai’s most popular attractions, the latest edition of the Global Village will reportedly boast more than 3,500 shops and restaurants representing the cultures of 78 separate nations across its many pavilions. It is also claimed this season will boast no fewer than 20,000 separate culture and entertainment shows in total during its six-month duration. Fireworks displays are also scheduled for each Thursday and Friday the Global Village is open.

News of the Global Village’s return comes as new statistics reveal Dubai is one of the most-Instagrammed places in the world. Data from online travel marketplace Wego reveals Dubai is the fifth-most hashtagged city on social media site Instagram, with more than 79 million hashtags in summer 2019 alone.

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Visitors are also spending more money in Dubai than any other city in the world. The data from Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) shows visitors spent an average of $553 per person per day in the emirate, far ahead of second-place Paris ($296 per day). Singapore was third at $272 per person per day.

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Dubai has now topped Mastercard’s visitor spending charts for four years in a row.