Spectacular: Global Village ends 25th season with as many Guinness World Records

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, concluded its Silver Jubilee Season with a successful attempt to break the world record for “highest altitude skydiving fireworks display.”

Twenty skydivers from Skydive Dubai jumped from a height of more than 15,000 feet, lighting the sky with 78 fireworks, one for each of the 78 cultures represented in Global Village’s 25th season.

The Guinness World Record Official presented Mr. Bader Anwahi, Chief Executive Officer Global Village, with the 25th certificate of the Season after the proof was validated. He then pressed the famous Global Village Fireworks Button to start the Season’s final display.

Jaki Ellenby
Jaki Ellenby
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Marketing & Events
Global Village

“It seems like just yesterday that we decided to attempt 25 records in just 6 months as part of our 25th-anniversary celebrations. It has been an incredible journey, not always easy, but always exciting and our team rose to the challenge with passion and resilience. We have worked with some truly amazing organizations and individuals to accomplish this feat including the largest rock band on earth, Rockin’1000, Emirates, Jumeirah, ARN, SkyDive Dubai, Miraj Entertainment and we are especially grateful for the support of all our commercial partners, exhibitors, and their teams.”

Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager, Guinness World Records MENA, concluded that “driven by the passion to create newsworthy and shareable content, Global Village created one of the biggest marketing campaigns this season to celebrate its Silver Jubilee. It is an incredible milestone to be the first brand in the MENA region to break 25 world records, many of which were dedicated to good causes including donation campaigns, online pledges, and distributing food packages to charities. Congratulations to Global Village on reaching this remarkable achievement, you are Officially Amazing.”

Season 26 of Global Village will premiere in October, with more details to come during the summer.

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