Global Village is a seasonal attraction and shopping extravaganza held in the cooler winter months. Millions of residents and tourists visit every year. The 2020/21 event is the twenty-fifth season.
The attraction features 26 pavilions. Each showcases a country or region’s handicrafts, merchandise, and cuisines. Countries represented in 2020/21 include China, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Thailand, and the UAE.
Global Village offers an extensive events and entertainment programme.
Stage shows in 2020/21 include Bollywood Flash Mob, Absolute Bollywood, and Green Planet Animal Adventures.
Carnaval offers fairground rides for both adults and children, plus arcade games and games of skill.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! returns again this year. It houses bizarre objects, oddities, and memorabilia from all over the world.
Onsite facilities include over 200 food outlets (restaurants, cafes, kiosks), retail stores, ATMs, prayer rooms, an information desk, and toilets.
Dates for Global Village 2020/21 are October 25 2020 to April 18 2021. Timings are Sunday to Wednesday 4 pm to midnight, Thursday to Friday 4 pm to 1 am, and Saturday 2 pm to 11 pm. Mondays (except days falling on public holidays) are for families and ladies.
A small admission fee is charged (15 AED for 2020/21). Use the exchange rates on this page to calculate the ticket price in your home currency. Entrance is free for children under 3, seniors, and special needs visitors. Tickets can be purchased online at the official Global Village website – see information box at the end of this page). Carnaval fairground rides and Ripley’s cost extra.
The Global Village is situated on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubailand, just east of Arabian Ranches. Plenty of free car parking spaces are available.
- 102 bus service – Departs from Rashidiya Bus Station (next to Rashidiya Metro Station on the Dubai Metro Red Line and near Dubai International Airport).
- 103 bus service – Departs from Union Square Bus Station (near Union Metro Station on the Red Line and Green Line of the Dubai Metro) in Deira.
- 104 bus service – Leaves from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Bur Dubai. Bus route goes via Al Jafiliya Metro Station (Dubai Metro Red Line).
- 106 service – Starts at the Mall of the Emirates Bus Station (next to Mall of the Emirates Metro Station – Dubai Metro Red Line).
Bus services run from mid-afternoon until late at night. Bus timings are scheduled in accordance with Global Village opening and closing times.