Global Village

Global Village Dubai is a unique cultural and entertainment destination that offers something for everyone. It is the region’s largest international family leisure and entertainment park, with a total area of over 17 million square feet.

Global Village Dubai features numerous pavilions. Each represents a country or region and offers a wide range of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences.

There is also a variety of amusement rides, live shows, street entertainment, activities, and other attractions for visitors of all ages.

2021/2022 Event Dates and Timings

Global Village is a seasonal attraction held in the cooler winter months. Millions of residents and tourists visit every year.

Dates for Global Village 2021/2022 season are October 26 2021 to April 10, 2022.

Timings are Sunday to Wednesday 4 pm to midnight and Thursday to Saturday from 4 pm to 1 am.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Tuesdays (except days falling on public holidays) are family days (families and ladies) i.e. no single men or groups of males permitted. Note, until the start of 2022, Monday was the family day.

The 2021/2022 event is the 26th season.

Country Pavilions

The Global Village celebrates different cultures from around the world. There are 26 pavilions representing countries from all over the world.

Each pavilion showcases a country or region’s handicrafts, merchandise, culture, and cuisines.

Countries represented in 2021/2022 include China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, and Yemen.

Pavilions also offer extensive events and entertainment programmes.

Pavilions at Global Village, Dubai
Pavilions at Global Village


There’s never a shortage of exciting shows, entertainment, and special events. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to decide what to see.

Here are some of the hottest shows and entertainment this season:

  • Burn the Floor – Internationally renowned dance show.
  • Here Comes the Boom – Dance show featuring Urban Crew, the Filipino dancers from Asia’s Got Talent.
  • Harbour Force – Stunt show.
  • Absolute Bollywood – Indian street dance performance.


Global Village Dubai offers some of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the city. Every Friday and Saturday visitors can enjoy a dazzling fireworks show.

The displays are truly spectacular and are not to be missed. Watching the fireworks is a thrilling way to end your day at Global Village.

Firework shows start at 9 pm.


Carnaval offers fairground rides, family rides, plus arcade games, and skill games.

Ferris wheel at Carnaval fun fair at Global Village, Dubai

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is an attraction at the Global Village Dubai that is worth a visit. It houses bizarre objects, oddities, and memorabilia from all over the world. It is sure to entertain and amaze visitors of all ages

Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone Dubai

The Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone is a new attraction for the 26th season. It houses a series of fun, interactive areas based on the world of Peter Rabbit.

Restaurant and Food Options

Global Village offers more than 200 restaurants, cafes, and street food kiosks.

There are many restaurants and places to eat at Global Village. Some of the restaurants include Al Amoor (Egyptian), Chili’s (Tex-Mex), Grand Barbeque (Indian), and Piero (Italian).

There are also many food carts and stands that sell food from all over the world. You can find food from countries such as Thailand, China, Mexico, and Italy.

Other Facilities

Onsite facilities include ATMs, prayer rooms, an information desk, and toilets.

Entry Tickets and Cost

Tickets can be purchased online at the official Global Village website – see information box at the end of this page).

Tickets cost just 15 AED if purchased online via the official website or mobile app.

The ticket price at the entry gates is 20 AED.

When purchasing tickets, note that Tuesday is family day.

Entrance is free for children under 3, seniors, and special needs visitors.

Tickets are valid for a single entry on any day during Dubai Global Village Season 26.

Carnaval fairground rides and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cost extra.


The Global Village is situated on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai, just east of Arabian Ranches.

Getting There – Car, Bus, Taxi, Metro

Global Village is located at Exit 37 of the E311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road). The E311 runs from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah, passing through Dubai and Sharjah.

Thousands of free car parking spaces are available. VIP parking and premium parking (both paid) are also available. 

There is no Dubai Metro station near Global Village. However, the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) runs 4 bus services to Global Village. All depart from (or near) Metro Stations.

Bus services run from mid-afternoon until late at night. 

Taxis are an option for those that don’t have cars and do not wish to travel by public transport.


Map showing location of Global Village.

Click here for a detailed map showing all points of interest.

Map showing location of Global Village


Global Village

United Arab Emirates

Visit Global Village Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Hi, which day is the family day in Dec 2020.

  2. Now it’s open .

  3. Global Village is one of my favourite places in Dubai.

  4. Can I make online booking for the activities now for my trip scheduled in December 2019?

  5. Is Global Village open during Ramadan month?

  6. Me and wife will be there in mid March 2019. And planned to go there on a Monday. But read that Mondays is for families and ladies. So husband and wife qualifies as ‘family’ right? Or do I have to dress in drag to follow my wife inside the village? Thanks for the advice.

  7. I just want to ask if there still is a category every day like family day, couples day, bachelor day etc.

    • Monday is family and ladies day.

      • I want to come with my wife. We dont have any children. Should we come on family day?

      • Hello! I want to visit today Global Village with my husband. Is it allowed? I saw that Monday is family day. Thank you.

  8. Can I buy the valet parking only.

  9. I would like to know if it will be open in July 2018?

  10. It is one of my favorite places in Dubai.

  11. What is the age limit for senior citizens to get a free entry pass to the Global Village?

    • 65

  12. Is the global village closed after 10th of April?

  13. Can you please provide us with the official website … as I would like to know the timings during the weekend …

    • Everything is written above. Just read it with attention.

  14. The place is amazing with all its shows and displays. However, older people might not have the chance to see it all and to walk all the distance. It would be great if wheel chairs can be provided as additional service.

  15. The theme park was so worth the visit, it was amazing. Well designed and organised. Food selection was brilliant. Items sold in stalls were reasonably priced and large variety. I would love one to be developed in my country (Australia). This would assist multiculturalism awareness. Well done Dubai I hope this will set a benchmark for the world to follow.

  16. May I know if i come from Dubai Mall, which bus station is closest?

    • From Union bus station you can get direct ride to GV.

  17. Is the global
    Village open all through the year in 2016
    Or is it shut betweenApril to November?

  18. Why don’t you have a Korean village?

  19. We were amazed at the size and attractions at Global Village. However, we are hoping for more handicapped and senior citizen friendly services. It is so huge. We don’t mind paying for motorized or manual wheelchairs or electric carts inside the village. Restaurants and cafes must also have their own toilets to ease congestion and long lines at the toilets.

    • Can we rent a golf cart or motorized wheel chairs to go around the Global Village?

  20. Can I get a listing of the price of the rides and do yiu have to pay for the shows too

    • The prices for the rides are on the official website. Children’s rides average 10 – 15 AED. Family rides are 20 – 25 AED. The thrill rides range from 25 AED to 80 AED.

      You can buy packs of entry and ride tickets at ENOC and EPPCO petrol stations in Dubai. They offer a reasonable discount compared to prices of individual tickets.

      The shows are free to watch.


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