Monday, January 25, 2010

Global Village 2010

Posted by Kero at Monday, January 25, 2010
We spent the Friday weekend visiting Global Village. Running on its 14th season, this is Dubai's biggest outdoor entertainment and shopping venue during winter. Some 50 countries put up pavillions showcasing their local products. Leather jackets from Pakistan, Persian rugs from Iran, Turkish fashion, Vietnamese handicrafts,...and everything else that delights a shopaholic. In between these shopping bazaars, there is simultaneous cultural presentation from each country bringing dance and music from all over the world.

This is our fourth time to attend such event and I managed to look beyond those leather bags and Lebanese couture. I share with you some of the most interesting products you can buy and bargain for =)


handmade traditional Indian slippers


handpainted ceramic plates from Turkey pavillion


You guessed it right, capiz blinds from the Philippines.


Cocktail rings from UAE pavillion


Sand Art from most Middle East countries


of course, those famous Persian rugs


Performers from Africa


and you can buy just about anything...


It's a festive night all the time at Global Village.

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Nina on January 25, 2010 at 6:20 AM said...

So many people have been telling us to go visit Dubai ... You are tempting me!

joei on January 25, 2010 at 9:52 AM said...

didn't know you had these markets (even just for the winter) in dubai as well. sounds like fun! :)

joei

a boy's mom on January 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM said...

oooh, im sure gonna get one of those handpainted ceramic plates..thanks for sharing this dear :)

SASSY MOM on January 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM said...

Asia is really colorful... Nice shots!

witsandnuts on January 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

Mag 2 years na ako sa UAE pero hindi pa ako nakapunta dyan. The first time I saw sand art was when we had Desert Safari. I hope to go there this year.

Willa on January 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM said...

what a colorful shot! I love to buy some of those slippers!

judys424 on January 26, 2010 at 1:06 PM said...

Wow.. thanks for the tour! Something to visit if ever we get to UAE. :)

Marice on January 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM said...

aww thanks for the quick tour! ;) hope i could visit that place one of these days!

u may view mine here

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