Dubai: Gulf News and Xpress newspapers swept top honours at the Global Village Awards on Wednesday.
For the second year in a row, the sister publications were feted for news articles chronicling the 21st season of the Dubai adventure park located on the sandy outskirts of the city.
Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented awards at the gala dinner.
Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter of Gulf News, won Best article in English Publication alongside Anjana Kumar, Staff Reporter Xpress who was presented the Best coverage for English Dailies.
Ahmad Hussain Bin Eissa, CEO of Global Village, recognized a long list of supporters of Global Village, including a number of government agencies, thanking them for their unwavering commitment to the popular destination park.
The Indian pavilion won best award for the season beating out Morrocco, Egypt, USA and UAE pavilions.
Bin Eissa noted that this year represented the “biggest and most successful season” in the history of Global Village.
He said that 5.6 million guests visited the park over 159 days.
“Hoping to see you again for our 22nd season,” Bin Eissa said.
A video presentation gave attendees a brief overview of the 21st season and its colourful attractions noting that Global Village was “proud to be Dubai’s homegrown brand.”