Global Village presents the top 10 seasonal gifts to treat your loved ones with this festive season

Dubai, UAE 16 December 2019:A world of festive fun awaits Global Village guests this season, and what better way to celebrate the joyous season than by gifting authentic presents from around the world to friends and loved ones.

To make this celebratory occasion extra festive, Global Village’s Pavilions are home to endless products that will make this season extra magical and memorable.Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on offer around the world’s leading multicultural festival park, and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment:

Deck the halls – Global Village’s America and Europe Pavilions have all the decorationsguests need to capture the everlasting spirit of the holiday season. Starting from AED 5, guests can purchase everything from small crystal snowballs and snowmen to larger than life nutcracker statues.

A taste of the orient – Why not brew a taste of the orient this season with a traditional Japanese tea set from Global Village’s Japan Pavilion. Available from AED 150, tea lovers can rejoice and stay warm and cosy with these beautifully designed, handcrafted, hand painted tea sets that won’t fade with time.

The hardest gift you’ll ever buy –Purchasing gifts for people can be a hard task. Thankfully, gifts don’t get much harder than a stunning hand-carved Onyx Stone sculpture. Considered the ideal gift for natural stone lovers and figurines’ collectors, these highly decorative pieces come in a range of unique sizes and shapes, and can be purchased or custom-ordered from the Pakistan Pavilion forbetween AED 5 to AED 15,000.

Carve out a bargain –If hard wood is your thing, why not get an African wooden sculpture carved out on the spot at Global Village’s Africa Pavilion? Using only African natural wood, these striking sculptures can be bought for AED 35 to AED 1500, and retain their glossy looks for ages thanks to the usage of the organic polish that protects the wood from dust and water.

Caffeinate your soul –Coffee is the ultimate gift for those who love the time-honoured ritual and experience of brewing, cradling, and sipping away on a precious cup of java. Bosnia has mastered the art of coffee and perfected the coffee drinking experience to a new level. For a taste of what’s on offer in Bosnia, grab yourself a special copper coffee set – engraved and handmade the traditional way – at Global Village’s Bosnian Pavilion. Perfect forall coffee lovers, the Bosnian coffee set is a great gift that can be used or just displayed as a piece of home décor.

As smooth as Cashmere – Cashmere scarfs and ponchos are the most stylish ways to stay trendy and warm this festive season. Global Village offers a variety of reasonably priced, handmade cashmere scarfs, ponchos, and abayas for both men and women. Get yours from the India Pavilion.

Get a tan – Winter and tanning don’t always go hand in hand; that is unless you’re at Global Village’s Morocco Pavilion hunting out customized leather slippers.Moroccan traditional leather slippers represent the perfect marriage of simplicity and craftsmanship. Ibrahim at the Morocco Pavilion is the ideal artisan to bring your dream leather slippers to life in as little as four hours! Never creating the same pair of slippers twice,Ibrahim ensures each client has their personalized pair customized to match their desired size, shape, leather colour, pattern, and embroidery.

The sweetest giftFor those who have a sweet tooth, indulging in some sweet Yemini honey –monofloral honey made solely from nectar of Sidr trees in Yemen – is the best way to sweeten up the festive season. Each season generates different flavours, enabling you to opt from either top mountain Yemini honey (November to December), floral honey (April to June), and brown honey (July to August).

A sense for incenseTraditional Arabic Incense, or Bakhoor, is special, unique, and personalised gift to buy this festive season.Global Village’s UAE and Oman Pavilions offer the best Bakhoor, which is made of natural products, raw materials, Agarwood chips, and soaked in fragrant oils like jasmine, flowers, fruits, and sandalwood to soften and sweeten the heavy scents.

Rug upFor a precious handmade gift that can last forever, why not consider attaining a 70% wool and 30% silk Persian carpet that grows more beautiful with age. These special momentous can take up to one year to be hand produced, and can be found at Global Village starting from AED 800.

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