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TheWonderers have arrived in Global Village for Season 26

Global Village has welcomed some very special new members of their family who arrived by airship on Friday.

Dubai, UAE, 30October 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, welcomedsome new members of the family during the Season 26opening event on October 29. The new Global Village characters are collectively known as “The Wonderers”.

Waleef and Zoyawere greeted by everyone’s favourite friend, Ozka, as they touched down at Global Village in their massive airship. They arrived just in time to star in the premiere of their brand new stage show The Legend Of The Staff.

Waleef and his friends performed to a packed audience and received tumultuous applauseat the end of the 27 minute show. Waleef has come a long way from his Arabian Wolf origins. He is now an accomplished adventurer who travels the globewith his best friends Zoya, the sassy “catizen” of the world and Ozka, the fun loving Quokka. The beautiful steampunk falcon, Aiyah, also made her debut appearance on the Global Village mainstage. Guests can catch the show every night except Tuesday throughout the season.

Jaki Ellenby, Executive Director of Marketing and Events at Global Villagesaid: “We were thrilled to welcome The Wonderers to Global Village and are delighted that their show was such a success. These characters represent everything that Global Village is about so it’s very fitting that they have decided to make Global Village their permanent home. We, like they, have an innate curiosity about the many wonders of our world and love to share these discoveries with our guests here in Dubai. Waleef is also keen to raise awareness about the plight of his Arabian Wolf cousins, now extinct in the UAE and an endangered species across the region”

To commemorate their arrival the new fountain in Fireworks avenue is now home to 3 magnificent golden statues of The Wonderers.Guests can also watch the original Wonders of Waleefanimated pilot episode on the Global Village YouTube channel, website, app or at the Kids Theatre most nights of the season. The introduction of Augmented Reality (AR) on the both the app and the mobile website also allows guests to experience these incredible characters in the comfort of their own home or better yet for a particularly fun photo opp at the Park.

For more information about The Wonderers, their stories and their origins, please


About Global Village

Global Village is the first family destination for culture, entertainment and shopping in the region and amongst the most visited worldwide with 42,000 guests on average per day. Since its inception, it has embodied different aspects of the world and created a smile on the faces of millions of guests every season. It is a unique and integrated open-air destination for shopping, dining and entertainment experiences from around the world. Global Villages offers guests the largest and most varied range of events, shows and activities in the region. This lively Festival experience takes guests on a journey rich in culture, cuisine and awe-inspiring entertainment. This inclusive destination offers exceptional value with an entry ticket price of just AED 15.

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