Global Village is finally open for the season, just in time for winter. If you’ve ever been to Global Village, you know It’s not your ordinary amusement park or marketplace – it’s a cultural extravaganza that brings together people from all corners of the world.

This unique location in Dubai is a place where you can experience the world’s cultures, cuisines, entertainment, and much more, all under one roof.

Global Village

What Is Global Village?

So, what is Global Village, you ask? Well, it’s like a world tour without the jet lag.

It’s not your typical touristy spot; it’s a bit of a global melting pot. At Global Village, you get a taste of the world’s diverse cultures with exciting pavilions based on different countries from around the world.

It’s like taking a quick trip to each country – you get to see their traditions, check out their products, and, most importantly, sample their delicious food. 

In a nutshell, it’s your ticket to traveling the globe in a single day.

Things To Know Before Visiting Global Village

  • Timing: Global Village opens from 4 p.m. to midnight from Sunday – Wednesday and 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. from Thursday – Saturday and public holidays. Tuesdays, except those falling on public holidays, are reserved exclusively for families and ladies, providing a comfortable environment for everyone.
  • Dress Code: When visiting Global Village, it’s essential to dress modestly and respectfully, keeping in mind the cultural diversity of the place. Dubai is known for its warm weather, so wearing light, comfortable clothing is a good idea.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Prepare for lots of walking, as there’s so much to see and do at Global Village. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes to make your experience enjoyable and pain-free.
  • Traffic: Global Village can get quite crowded, so be prepared for heavy traffic on the roads leading to the attraction. Consider using public transportation or arriving early to avoid traffic jams.
  • Pet and Wheeled Transportation: Unfortunately, pets are not allowed inside Global Village, and wheeled transportation like segways, scooters, bicycles, hoverboards, and skateboards are also prohibited. However, wheelchairs are available for people with disabilities.
  • Entry Ticket: The entry ticket to Global Village costs AED 22.5 on weekdays and AED 27 on weekends. The ticket grants you access to the venue but does not include rides and food. You’ll need to purchase separate tickets for the thrilling rides and mouth-watering culinary experiences on offer.
  • Accessibility: You can rent wheelchairs and scooters for easy access around Global Village.

Global Village

Things To Do In Global Village

Global Village is a world within a world, offering a wide range of attractions to cater to various interests. Here’s what you can expect to find inside.

Country Pavilions

Global Village boasts over 25 pavilions, each representing a different country. You will find pavilions from India, Africa, South Korea, and many more countries. These pavilions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the culture, heritage, and products of these nations. From shopping in bustling bazaars to savoring delicious delicacies, it’s a delightful journey of discovery. Each pavilion has been constructed beautifully and represents the culture and ethnicity of the country it belongs to.

Carnaval – Games and Rides

Carnaval is the heart of Global Village’s fun and excitement. With over 170 rides, games, and attractions, it caters to all ages. From gravity-defying thrill rides to family-friendly amusements, there’s something for everyone. Additionally, there are over 125 arcade and skill games, including virtual games and classic favorites.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

A unique addition to Global Village, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum offers 250 exhibits and interactives, including 40 new ones. It’s a family-friendly attraction that showcases eccentric displays, from visual illusions to pop culture memorabilia.

Mini World

Mini World is Global Village’s latest addition. It’s a captivating adventure where you can explore 25 iconic global landmarks including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Colosseum in Rome, and even the Statue of Liberty in New York. Not only is it a visual delight, but it’s also a culinary adventure with 23 kiosks and 7 food trucks representing the countries of these famous landmarks.

Food & Beverage

Global Village is a paradise for foodies. With over 200 restaurants, cafes, street food kiosks, and specialty concepts. You can sample cuisines from around the world, whether it’s Asian delicacies, street food, kebabs, or decadent desserts. This season, the “Road of Asia” offers an authentic experience with products and crafts from 13 Asian countries.

Fireworks

Every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., the skies above Global Village light up with a spectacular firework display that can be viewed from anywhere inside Global Village. This is a must-see experience for visitors at Global Village

Dhol Foundation Global Village

Performances and Live Shows At Global Village

One of the standout features of Global Village is its diverse entertainment, and this season is no exception. This season, over 400 performers from various corners of the globe will stage an incredible 40,000 shows. From world-class performances to thrilling stunts and cultural displays, there’s entertainment for everyone.

Here are some of the performances announced for this season:

  • Fusion Japan: Picture mind-bending tumbling, hip-hop moves that’ll make your jaw drop, and physical feats that’ll leave you wondering how they did it.
  • AAINJAA Percussion Group: These guys are all about captivating beats that will have you grooving to their hypnotic rhythms. It’s like a live drumming experience you won’t want to miss.
  • The Toy Shop: Step into a whimsical world where toys come to life, and it’s not just for the kiddos. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted by this delightful adventure.
  • Cyber City Stunt Show: Get ready for some high-octane action here. We’re talking flying bikes, LED-covered police cars, and yes, even a tank! It’s a show that’ll get your heart racing.
  • Dhol Foundation: Imagine a fusion of South Asian drumming mixed with cutting-edge Celtic music. It’s a musical journey you won’t forget in a hurry.
  • Mumbai Nights: Bollywood fans, this one’s for you. Get ready to sway to the rhythm with dazzling dance numbers that’ll make you want to join in.
  • Merry-Go-Round: This live circus troupe is here to leave you in awe. They’ve got juggling, fire-breathing, and acrobatic skills that are seriously impressive.
  • Urban Crew: These talented folks from the Philippines are famous for their gravity-defying acrobatics. They’ve even been on America’s Got Talent! Their breathtaking stunts will leave you gasping for more.

But wait, there’s more! Global Village Dubai has even more in store, and that includes a star-studded lineup of world-famous singers. So, get ready for a season packed with entertainment that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Global Village Tickets

Ticket prices at Global Village vary depending on the day of your visit:

  • Value Entry Ticket (valid from Sunday to Wednesday): 22.50 AED
  • Any Day Entry Ticket: 27.00 AED

How To Get To Global Village

By Car

Getting to Global Village is easy, as it’s conveniently situated on two of Dubai’s major highways. Plus, there are 20,000 parking spots available, ensuring ample space for everyone. For added convenience, consider using the new valet parking service in front of the Happiness Gate for 150 AED. Additionally, the GV Express free train is available to transport visitors from P3 parking to the Gate of the World.

  • General Parking: Area P1 – P12, Free of Charge
  • VIP Parking: Area 1 & 2 Weekdays & weekends: AED 200 per day
  • Paid Parking: Weekdays & weekends: AED 120 per day.
  • Rickshaw Drop-Off: Starting from AED 5 per person, opt for rickshaw services to take you from your parking area to the entry gate. These rickshaw services follow complete sanitation protocols.

By Public Transport

If you prefer public transportation, there are five RTA bus routes to Global Village:

  • Bus 102: from Rashidiya Metro Station.
  • Bus 103: from Union Metro Station, passing through Al Rebat Street.
  • Bus 104: from Ghubaiba Bus Station passing through Al Jafiliya Metro Station.
  • Bus 106: from Mall of Emirates Metro Station passing through Al Barsha A2, Al Barsha Lulu Supermarket, Dubai American Academy 2, Classic Crystal 2, and Al Quoz, Clinical Pathology Services 2.
  • Bus 107: from Al Nahda 1 Bus Station.

These bus services operate from 3.15 p.m. to 11.15 p.m. daily, with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes.

This season at Global Village promises to be bigger and better than ever before, so don’t wait and visit this exciting attraction ASAP!

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