Global Village is no stranger to jaw-dropping firework displays.
However, on Sunday, visitors were treated to a rare and spectacular showcase, as the venue celebrated its silver jubilee season finale.
For the occasion, Global Village teamed up with Skydive Dubai to break a new Guinness World Record title, with 20 skydivers jumping from an altitude of more than 4,570 metres, lighting the skies with 78 fireworks, representative of the 78 cultures that were present at Global Village during its 25th season.
The stunt broke the Guinness World Record title for “highest altitude fireworks display”.
Once the evidence was validated, a Guinness World Record official presented Bader Anwahi, chief executive of Global Village, with the 25th certificate of the season. A final firework display then closed Global Village for another season.
The initiative was in line with Global Village’s aim to break 25 Guinness World Records over the course of its 25th season, which ran from October 25 to May 2.
Over the past eight months, some of the Guinness World Records broken by Global Village include: longest line of mandi and largest display of mandi (after which it donated 4,880 mandi meals to charity); largest mosaic that read “100,000,000 meals” and used 2,500 lanterns; most nationalities on a theme park ride; largest pin badge to celebrate International Happiness Day; and world's largest ticket.
Season 25 may have ended, but Global Village has already announced that it will return for season 26 in October 2021.