Global Village cancels live entertainment and suspends firework displays

The multicultural theme park will, however, remain open

Dubai's beloved multicultural theme park Global Village has suspended its live shows until further notice, and any firework displays are being cancelled for the next two weekends.

The move comes after the announcement of a recent directive from Dubai Tourism to suspend live entertainment in hotels and restaurants.

The popular attraction announced the change on Twitter, confirming any shows and street entertainment would be suspended from Wednesday, February 3 until further notice.

"Fireworks are also cancelled for the next two weekends," it said.

The park will, however, remain open to guests.

Global Village also announced in its tweet that the Mission Speed stunt show will continue to operate with socially distanced seating.

"The rest of the park is still operating with world-class safety measures in place," it wrote. "We invite you to enjoy our open air shopping, dining, rides and attractions from 4pm daily."

The park will remain open until it completes its 25th season in April 2021.

Take a look through the gallery below to see what foodie treats await you at Global Village:

Tightening rules

On January 21, hotels and restaurants in Dubai were told to halt all live entertainment in their venues because of a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The directive from Dubai Tourism, which affects performances by DJs, dancers and bands, came after a rise in the number of breaches found during inspections.

Dubai Media Office said the decision was made to ensure “public health and safety” and that “all permits issued will be on hold effective immediately”.

Following that, on Wednesday, February 3, Dubai's hotels and restaurants were told to suspend brunches and yacht parties as authorities further tighten the rules on social gatherings.

Other restrictions have been imposed on public places and venues until Sunday February 28, including reduced capacities in cinemas, entertainment and sports complexes, swimming pools, shopping malls and hotels. Bars and pubs were also ordered to close.