- Less queuing possible for visitors as e-payment service makes admission easier
- Smart service could be rolled out across Dubai retail sector
Dubai, UAE: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and smart trading solutions, is integrating the “Rosoom” e-payment gateway with the Global Village website. The agreement gives visitors the convenience of buying tickets online through the Global Village website globalvillage.ae or its mobile application.
During the 159 days of its twentieth edition, Global Village received 5.3 million visitors. With the new service, this year’s visitors will no longer need to wait in long queues at ticket booths before sampling the shopping and entertainment experience available at Global Village. They have a wide range of payment options to choose from including credit cards, direct debit by linking to the online internet banking portals of major banks, and pre-payment tools such as the e-dirham.
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said: “When His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the Smart Government initiative, he highlighted his mobile phone to show how government processes should make life easier for people and more like the swift services provided by airlines. This is exactly what we are offering the visitors to Global Village. They can buy tickets electronically and scan the e-ticket at the gate to enter similar to the process involved for an electronic boarding pass.”
Al Bastaki, added: “The integration of “Rosoom” with the Global Village website and mobile application again shows how we are helping to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. While we offer our services to hundreds of thousands of clients each year, the Global Village caters for millions. This successful integration will be a great measure of Rosoom’s capabilities and its reputation as one of the most important e-payment platforms in the country.”
Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa, CEO of Global Village, said: “We are pleased to partner with Dubai Trade and to use “Rosoom” as a convenient electronic payment system to buy entrance tickets. We believe that it will provide additional value and enriches our visitors’ experience. The integration of “Rosoom” is part of our efforts towards providing smart solutions, more flexibility and convenience to those planning to visit the Global Village, this indeed will be reflected positively on our visitors happiness which is our aim at all levels. We always research our customers’ pre and post visit experience so that we can deliver the best solutions for them in line with the international standards and regulations.”
About Dubai Trade:
Dubai Trade is the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai under a single window. It underlines Dubai’s position as the ideal base for trading across borders with its unique geographical location, excellent infrastructure and seamless processes across the private sector and government agencies. Dubai Trade Portal (dubaitrade.ae) offers a remarkably seamless business flow and has proven to be cost effective for clients using it as the single window which integrates the online services of DP World, Economic Zones World, and Dubai Customs.
About Global Village:
Global Village is Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural attraction with a unique shopping experience at 30 pavilions each representing a different country. Global Village also offers a variety of dining options from different cuisines, along with thrill rides and children rides at the Fantasy Island. Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side then Oud Metha then Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37.