Global Village

I think that the mantra of Dubai should be “First/Best/Biggest in the World” – I feel like every building, restaurant, or attraction here echoes that mentality, and no problem as it’s always true! (One of my favorites is “World’s Largest Themed Mall“)

Last weekend, Barr and I embarked upon Dubai’s Global Village, touted as the “World’s Largest Tourism, Leisure and Entertainment Project”…because why not? Global Village is essentially a fair ground with country themed pavilions full of goodies (food, clothes, knick knacks, home items) from that specific country. Sprinkled throughout the pavilions are fair rides, entertainment stages, and food huts; it reminds me of a good ole fashioned fair, with an international twist.

Ready for our global adventure

Ready for our global adventure

Amazing lamps in the Tunisia pavilion

Amazing lamps in the Tunisia pavilion

Ceramic plates and bowls in the Turkey pavilion

Ceramic plates and bowls in the Turkey pavilion

(L-R, clockwise): China, Thailand, Afghanistan, Italy pavilions

(L-R, clockwise): China, Thailand, Afghanistan, Italy pavilions

We set off for Global Village in hopes of finding some some art or a rug, but sadly came home empty-handed. The village itself is a treat for the eye – there are so many colors, smells, and people, but the actual items for purchase were a tad disappointing – in fact, most of the pavilions had a lot of similar items (and don’t worry: in typical Blanton style, we managed to find probably the most expensive item at the actual village with an Iranian silk rug worth $15,000 – whoops!) That being said, the entertainment, food and overall experience was a hoot! Some of my favorite random encounters/items included:

Christmas ideas for the classiest of bathrooms

Christmas ideas for the classiest of bathrooms

Globalization at its finest

Globalization at its finest

But is it moonshine? #imgonnagowithno

But is it moonshine? #imgonnagowithno

And then this happened.. (Barr did start and encourage this game with the little boy and his toy gun)

And then this happened. (Barr did start and encourage this game with the little boy and his toy gun)

Another different, fun and interesting experience ticked off the list as tourists in our own city! Until next time…

No no, not the USA booth - just some food court options. And yes, he did get a personal pan pizza :)

No no, not the USA pavilion – just some food court options. And yes, he did get a personal pan pizza πŸ™‚ W-S represented though!

Getting back to my roots

Getting back to my roots

 

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