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NYE in Dubai: Some residents are tenting at International Village to welcome 2023 – Information

Tons of of households flip up early to seek out favorable spots at leisure park



Printed: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 8:04 PM

Final up to date: Sat 31 Dec 2022, 8:26 PM

A number of residents have ditched their plans to camp out of their favourite spots across the nation to rejoice New 12 months’s Eve and have opted to pitch their tents in Dubai International Village this 12 months.

Tons of of households thronged the leisure park because it opened at 4 pm on Saturday to order a spot within the gardens and seating areas, from the place they are going to be having fun with the fireworks, reveals and welcoming the New 12 months.

Households introduced alongside mats and different tenting objects, together with chairs. A few of them even carried picnic flasks and baskets to maintain their meals and drinks heat and recent.

“Weekends throughout winters are for tenting. Nonetheless, my kids wished to go to their favourite leisure park and we didn’t need to upset them nor miss out on our campsite. So we packed our tenting gear, drove to the park and arrange our camp there,” mentioned Maksud Naoman, a Labanese expat from Sharjah.

“My youngsters are excited to observe the fireworks and check out the rides on the park,” he added.

Lengthy queues have been seen on the entrance, as households turned up early to seek out favorable spots. “We got here right here as quickly because the park opened. For us, gaining entry was simple as we’ve got a season cross,” mentioned Omair Shakil, who was accompanied by his spouse and kids.

“My kids’s favorites are the clown present and horse rides, however in the present day they’ve determined to check out a few of the new rides within the park,” mentioned Shakil, who’s planning to spend some high quality time with the household.

Residents from different emirates needed to go away their properties earlier, by midday. Mohammed Qutub departed from Fujairah at about 1 pm. “International Village is one of the best place for kids to rejoice. My youngsters are very excited to observe the fireworks and benefit from the rides, and so they have been pestering me for per week to go to the park. Therefore we determined to rejoice our NYE there,” mentioned Qutub.

Shivaraj Mani, a resident of Al Dhaid, is visiting the leisure venue for the primary time. “My buddies satisfied me that we may have a good time on the International Village, and it is true, I’m having far more enjoyable than what I anticipated,” he mentioned.

The venue has quite a few eateries serving selection delicacies. Nonetheless, genuine Thai, Turkish and Arabic dishes are in demand. Many meals stalls recorded excessive quantity of orders even earlier than 5.30 pm. Some residents mentioned that they needed to look ahead to about 20 minutes to put their order and one other 20 minutes to select up the meals. “We stood within the queue at about 5.20 pm and its 5.38 now. The wait time to get our order is about 25 minutes,” mentioned Aaliya Hashmi, a Jordanian expat.

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