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Feb
12

Around the World in 4.5 Hours

Yesterday, we visited the GLOBAL VILLAGE in Dubai.

dubaichronicle.com

Global Village Dubailand is claimed to be the world’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment project. It is the region’s first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, it has 6 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft (1,600,000 m2).

Global Village started out in the form of a number of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. It then later shifted to the Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for 5 years.Today, Global Village has 6 million visitors at its current location in DubaiLand. (wikipedia)

This is how it looks like from afar, during the day, 30 minutes early before the gates opened.

Mom and Inigo at the entrance gate

Global Village has over 26 pavilions each representing different countries. We went around the village for 4 1/2 hours try to sample each country’s culture. It was like going around the world for 4.5 hours!

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So are you ready to go around the world with us? Here you go…

Starting off with our current home…

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

YEMEN

 We tried different kinds of honey from Yemen. Eventually, we liked the “mountain flowers” honey and bought a jar so we’ll have natural Yemen honey for our pancakes.

INDIA

We liked the design of their pavilion.

SPAIN

SYRIA

The carpets in Syria are very nice.

QATAR

Of course, this trip will not be complete without a visit to our beloved home country…

PHILIPPINES!

MOROCCO

THAILAND

TUNISIA

LEBANON

EGYPT

IRAQ

AFGHANISTAN

VIETNAM

AFRICA

PAKISTAN

CHINA

MALAYSIA

SRI LANKA

IRAN

EUROPE

KUWAIT

TURKEY

BAHRAIN

JORDAN

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There you go! Thanks for joining us in our world tour!

Wishing for peace and happiness around the world 🙂


37 Responses to “Around the World in 4.5 Hours”


  1. 1 Northern Narratives
    February 24, 2012 at 1:44 am

    This looks like a very interesting place to visit. I would love to look at all the different things for sale. That ferris wheel looks pretty big 🙂

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    • 2 nelson RN
      February 24, 2012 at 1:55 am

      Definitely an interesting place to visit! Sad that it’s closing in 9 days time. They only set this up from winter to spring and closes during summer. I didn’t get to take a lot of pictures of the things that are sold in each pavilions because of time constraint, but I did have a few nice ones I’ll share later.
      Oh yeah, the ferris wheel IS big, and we tried riding on it. My son was not afraid at all.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  2. February 24, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Fantastic photos and I’ve been told it is very family friendly. My brother goes there with his family. Wonderful! 😉

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  3. February 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

    That’s amazing. But I guess that’s what you can do when you have all the money in the world. 🙂
    Thanks for the tour!

    And I always enjoy your comments and visits to my f-stop fantasy blog at https://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/
    I have three blogs and have a hard time keeping up with everyone, so I can’t recall if you’ve visited any of my other ones. 🙂

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    • 7 nelson RN
      February 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Oh no.. we didn’t spend a lot coz we didn’t buy a lot of things 🙂 And I think most of the money spent there went to the rides at the amusement park 🙂
      I enjoy my visits to your blog. But I’m not sure if I have clicked your other blogs. I’ll have a peek today.
      Thanks for coming over and commenting 🙂

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      • February 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        No, no, no. I wasn’t talking about you, Nelson. HeeHee. I was talking about the emirate who runs Dubai. I He obviously has all the money in the world to build this wonderful place, as well as the tallest building in the world, to say nothing of that island he built to put nice housing on. No, I didn’t mean you, although I am envious to visit such a place as this. ;o

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  4. February 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    going around the world without a visa and the hassle of towing heavy luggages is so inviting!

    some of my immediate family and relatives are residing and working in abu dhabi and they’ve been to dubai and other nearby emirates. they’ve been raving about your location and now, i know what they mean. such a beautiful place; i hope one day we get a chance too to visit middle east.

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    • 11 nelson RN
      February 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two nice ciities here. There are so many places to visit. I hope someday you get the chance to visit.
      Thanks for coming over, Docgelo!

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  5. February 24, 2012 at 11:33 am

    It looks like a fascinating place to visit. Around the world in 4.5 hours is great. But now I went around the world in less than 4.5 minutes through your blog. That’s awesome! 🙂

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  6. February 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Global village is undoubtedly a bright idea!

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  7. February 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Looks so fun. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  8. February 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Very interesting. Looks like the world is just a click of the finger these days, haha… Must be a lot of fun especially so that you’re with your family… 🙂

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  9. February 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

    brilliant photos. love the colors etc, great post..thanx..:)

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  10. March 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

    sounds like you had a great time!
    such cool displays. is this a one-time event?
    and i noticed that Canada is missing – guess it must be too far away to be included here 🙂
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. March 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Hi Kris, thanks for the visit. It’s a yearly event, usually on winter time when people can go around without sweating a lot. Summer here is really hooooot so they couldn’t do it all year long. This particular one opened in November and will be closing this week. They will reopen again this November.
    Hmmm yeah I didn’t see Canada’s pavilion, not even US. Most of the countries who participated were from Asia. I hope this year Canada joins so I could have a taste of Canadian products 😀

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  12. March 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Huh. I have an aquaintance who works in Dubai as a golf course manager, but I’ve never heard of the Global villiage. It looks like fun.

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  13. March 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Great post my friend Tracking back for your old post Nel ,I think your busy well beep me if you have new post .

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    • 29 nelson RN
      April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks for always stopping by, Jake! It’s been a busy week for me at work and it’s only now that I’m getting the time to blog 🙂 Have a good day!

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  14. December 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    wish one day my dream will come true to see the place myself..coz in coming to global village u are just like having world tour…if only a blessing will come my way somebody to sponsor me to see this global village.with no much a do,i will grab this chance…wish for this moment to come in my life..

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  15. January 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Wonderful photos of an amazing time.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  16. 34 Kev
    October 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love the colours!

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  17. November 4, 2013 at 3:02 am

    What a trip! Thanks for following.

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