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Global Village CEO oversees final stages before the launch of the 17th season

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, October 14 - 2012 @ 11:32

This inspection tour aims to insure that construction and preparations are going according to the plan set by Global Village for its partners and investors, including that all construction work be completed on the set schedule to insure an on time start of a festive season of activities and shows.

During the inspection tour, Ben Redha stated: “we are working hard to welcome a season full of activities, therefore in the final stages before kick-off; we need to insure that work is going on schedule. We will offer support and solutions to our partners and investors by streamlining their efforts and facilitating their needs with the local authorities. We are working on the final touches before the opening, and overseeing the work being done on the new additions for this year. The growth we’ve been witnessing has spurred an increase in demand for commercial space, and we are trying to meet this demand by adding 200,000 square feet of retail space, including kiosks, restaurants and entertainment venues”.

Parts of these additions are the construction of three stages for open air theater and activities, as well as an all new world first 3D show that has been especially developed and commissioned for Global Village, and will be one of the many planned surprises for this year. Additionally, a new bridge has been constructed linking both banks of the canal to shorten the crossing distance and facilitate transit for visitors with special needs and mothers handling push chairs. The overall lighting scheme has been reviewed and improved with three new light towers to offer visitors a better experience. Bin Redha also inspected the work being done on safety and security aspects including the installation of high definition CCTV cameras.

Bin Redha expressed his satisfaction with what has been accomplished to date, especially that the 160 kiosks have been completed entirely, along with a 90% completion rate for the rest of the projects.

Bin Redha oversaw the work being done on the area dedicated to Sheikh Mohammed Foundation (SMEs), and also toured all the participating pavilions and had a chance to meet with many of the partners and investors and offered them support as well listened to their challenges.

Most of the pavilions are now in advanced stages of the construction process and the completion rates range between 90-95% especially after applying all the Civil Defense requisites of using fire proof material in all the construction material. This comes in adherence to the laws, rules and regulations of Dubai Municipality to further implement more safety precautions.

Foremost, Global Village this year is hosting many new pavilions with state of the art designs to reflect the cultural and artistic dimensions of the countries or exhibitors. Some of this year’s new pavilions include Brazil and South Africa.

Before ending the inspection tour, Bin Redha assured that transparency and involving visitors and loyal customers in the process of completion and the coming surprises, is part the management’s best practices, as the upcoming season resembles the longest in its history, and will run for 161 days.

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