Dubai’s multi-cultural festival park Global Village has been recognised among the Top 4 entertainment destinations in terms of average daily visitors, according to the Global Attractions Attendance Report-2018 released by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM.
The report states that Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park near Orlando, Florida in the US topped the ranking, recording an average daily footfall rate of 57,000 people.The Disneyland Park in Anaheim, US, came in second, with average daily footfall rate of 51,000, while Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba, Japan recorded 49,000 followed closely by Dubai’s Global Village, which recorded an average of more than 42,000 guests per day.
Commenting on the achievement, the chief executive officer of Global Village, Bader Anwahi, said: “As we celebrate welcoming over 90 million guests since the inception of Global Village in 1997, this motivates us to continually enhance and transform our facilities, operations, and activities to attract millions more.”
Anwahi added: “The dedication to delivering quality experiences and WOW factor led to 3.5 million happy guests recording a 9.1/10 score on our Guests Happiness Index so far in Season 24. This illustrates the wealth of enthusiasm for the memorable experience we provide, and this tells us that the current season has all the hallmarks of becoming another record-breaking.”
Within the first two months of Season 24, Global Village has welcomed more than 3.5 million guests. In addition, on the 48th UAE National Day, Global Village attracted a record-breaking 140,000 guests in a single day, according to the state-run Dubai Media Office.
Global Village also attracted approximately 24% of all tourists who visited Dubai in H1 2019 —according to the latest data from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).