Dubai’s multicultural household buying and leisure vacation spot, International Village, welcomed 7.8 million visitors throughout its not too long ago concluded season.
The twenty sixth season of the occasion opened on October 26, 2021 and ended on Could 7, 2022, throughout which greater than 80 cultures have been witnessed represented in 26 pavilions.
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The International Village season introduced collectively a collection of exhibits, festivals, occasions and dwell live shows. The park has prolonged its newest season, permitting visitors to benefit from the Eid Al Fitr festivities.
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The longest season ever, the park was open for 194 days.
In a transfer in direction of digitalisation, greater than 94% of retailers accepted card funds this season, whereas contactless funds noticed a 300% improve.
In the meantime, the park goals to succeed in 100% of its retailers providing cashless funds within the upcoming Season 27, scheduled to return on October 25, 2022.
International Village additionally noticed a 700% improve in on-line ticket gross sales.
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International Village has launched a novel absolutely digitized portal for its journey enterprise companions, permitting them to tailor their packages for his or her prospects. The leisure vacation spot noticed over 595% development in journey commerce gross sales over Season 25 and 200% over the earlier season.
Visitors might entry greater than 200 F&B retailers and a brand new railway market impressed by Thailand’s “Shadow Market”, with 14 carriages housing greater than 30 distributors from Asia and all over the world, it stated in a press release. Greater than 400 artists from all over the world carried out on the levels of the International Village, which offered greater than 40,000 performances through the season.
Bader Anwahi, Chief Government Officer at International Village, stated: “International Village has been a novel cultural vacation spot for visitors from all over the world for greater than 20 years. We additionally try to contribute to the economic system by supporting native entrepreneurs and attracting worldwide enterprise to Dubai. This yr, 60% of our companions have been new to International Village, which retains our providing contemporary and our visitors coming again season after season. The enhancements we have made and our deal with the visitor expertise have resulted in over 90% of visitors declaring their intention to return this season. We additionally proceed to make progress with our digital transformation plans utilizing superior information analytics, IoT applied sciences and behind-the-scenes AI to raised perceive our visitors, strengthen our infrastructure and enhance effectivity.”