His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday paid an inspection visit to the Global Village, the leading family entertainment and cultural attraction in Dubai.
During his tour, Sheikh Mohammed visited the pavilions of a number of countries to learn about their folklores and cultural heritage through the exhibited traditional products and art shows.
Sheikh Mohammed, who exchanged greeting with exhibitors and visitors during his tour, expressed his delight over this annual global cultural event launched by Department of Economic Development (DED) in 1997.
He stressed that “such cultural and popular festivals play a great role in building bridges between the people of the UAE and the peoples of the world away from formalities and protocol.
He also hailed the efforts of the organisers of the event which has become a popular destination for Emiratis, expatriates and citizens of other countries in the region.