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Visitors at Global Village, with the many illuminated pavilions of different countries forming a perfect backdrop. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: With Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) in full swing, Global Village, the UAE and the region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is welcoming guests to a unique shopping experience with curated products from around the world — each with a story of its own.

With 26 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures, Global Village is celebrating the ‘Month of Shopping’ this January to give guests an opportunity to shop unique, traditional or contemporary styles and trends at great prices — from apparel and beauty products to accessories, athleisure, home decor and much more, organisers said today.

Beautiful souvenirs

For an authentic flavour of local life, nothing comes close to a shopping experience at the souq. Palestine, Turkey and Iran pavilions as well as the open-air markets in Thailand, South Korea and Russia pavilions are the ideal places to shop for beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts.

Guests can also pick up exquisite carpets from Iran and Afghanistan, authentic Argan oil from Morocco, engraved necklaces from Spain, or try fresh fruit from Thailand. These pavilions transport guests to smell, taste and sounds from around the world. What’s more, they can head to the Korea pavilion to shop for K-pop collectibles and the trendiest Korean skin-care products.

Outdoors retail shopping experience

Ahmed Khidir, senior manager, leasing, at Global Village, said: “We are excited to bring together some of the most unique and authentic products from around the world for our guests to discover, and to give both local and international entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their businesses. While the guests enjoy the outdoors retail shopping experience, they can also make the most of the great weather and experience hundreds of street food concepts and world cuisine from our many food outlets.”

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Culinary delight

In addition to great shopping, Global Village is a culinary destination for guests who know and love it for its extensive offerings. Guests can savour global cuisines across the park including the authentic taste of Asia at the Floating Market, new concepts and guest favourites at Fiesta Street, Firework Avenue and Happiness Street, and end the night with a sweet treat at the new Railway Market.