• Malayalam leading light Mammootty to perform in two hour headline show from 8pm
• Haricharan, Suchitra, Sayanora and Afzal to perform with Mammootty
• Unique Jet Ski Show to amaze the packed New Year crowds
• The arrival of 2016 to be celebrated with special countdown and fireworks
• DJ Nawaj to entertain crowds with popular mixes from 10pm – 1am
• Globo and Fiestaval Shows To Enthrall Families Throughout The Evening
Dubai, 30 December 2015: Global Village, the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment destination in the region, is set for its most spectacular New Year Celebration to date as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations featuring world class Asian performers, spectacular stunt shows, music and amazing firework displays.
One of the world's biggest and most popular Malayalam film and music stars Mammootty will be the headline act during a two hour celebration of the best in Indian music and dance with performances on the park's main stage.
His performance will start from 8pm and last for two hours during which he will be joined by a fantastic array of leading Asian talent including Haricharan, Suchitra, Sayanora and Afzal who are all hugely popular among Indian and international music audiences.
The strong Keralite expatriate population in the UAE is set to make the concert by leading South Indian film actor and producer Mammootty one of the concert highlights of the 20th anniversary season of Global Village.
John Brittas will host the two hour headline show which will also include a spectacular dance performance by Inya and her dancers. Nyla Usha will also be presenting the show and will take the audience through the line-up.
But the amazing musical and dance extravaganza on the main stage from 8pm to 10pm is just a part of an amazing schedule of New Year entertainment that is being put on by Global Village to ensure that tens of thousands of visitors are able to celebrate the end of 2015 and celebrate together the arrival of 2016.
The large Ferris Wheel at the heart of Fantasy Island will feature a giant illuminated 10 second countdown to help build the excitement to midnight with the audience in front of the main stage coming together in a 60 second countdown. When the clock strikes midnight the park will resonate to an amazing display of fireworks launched from a wide number of sites to ensure the biggest and best New Year celebration to date at Global Village.
A new and unique element of the celebrations will be a jet ski show that will take place under spotlights and will be illuminated on the main Global Village lake as performers amaze the audience with their skills and pyrotechnics on the water – seemingly making their jet skis dance as they race across the water in a stunning display of expertise and skill.
A special New Year's Eve parade will also wind its way throughout the whole Global Village site during the evening and finish up in front of the main stage – providing visitors across the park with an opportunity to directly experience the wonder and beauty of the parade and its individual performers and displays that capture the international essence of Global Village. A number of highly skilled international freestyle performers will be among the highlights of the parade.
Also during the New Year's Eve celebrations there will be performances on the main stage of some of the most popular and well-loved attractions of the 20th anniversary season. These include the show that has been built around the hugely popular Global Village mascot Globo and the specially developed “Fiestaval” show.
After the Mammootty's show has finished, it will be time for DJ Nawal to take to the main stage and provide a number of pulsating mixes to keep the thousands of people in the park dancing until they see in the New Year and capturing a truly party atmosphere among the cosmopolitan audience.
Ahmad Hussain bin Essa, CEO of Global Village said: “We are enormously proud to bring the curtain down on 2015 with our most exciting and eagerly anticipated line-up of concerts, music, dance and unique activations designed to offer something for the whole family as part of our ongoing celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Global Village.
“We are committed to bringing the most exciting, innovative and world class events to our programme every season – and this year we believe that our New Year's lineup is our best yet.
“The amazing evening of entertainment on offer will come to a spectacular finish at midnight with the most exciting firework display we have ever offered to our guests. We believe that there is no better place than Global Village to celebrate New Year's Eve and we are looking forward to welcoming families from all over the world to celebrate with us.'
A unique shopping experience with 32 pavilions representing more than 75 countries, the 20th anniversary season of Global Village began on 3 November 2015 and will run until 9 April 2016.