DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Saturday paid an insepction visit to the Global Village, the leading family entertainment and cultural attraction in Dubai.
During his tour, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed visited the pavilions of a number of countries to learn about their folklores and cultural heritage through the exhibited traditional products and art shows.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, who exchanged greeting with exhibitors and visitors during his tour, expressed his delight over this annual global cultural event launched by Department of Economic Development (DED) in 1997.
He stressed that “such a cultural and popular festival plays a great role in building bridges between the people of the UAE and the peoples of the world away from formalities and protocol.
He also hailed the efforts of the organisers of the event which has become a popular destination for Emiratis, expatriates and citizens of other countries in the region.
Some 40,000 visitors from throng the Global Village every day to enjoy a host of products and live art shows from across the globe.
Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Protocol Department and Hospitality in Dubai, and Mohammed Al Mulla, Director of the Global Village, accompanied H.H. Sheikh Mohammed during his tour.