Global Village

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.

Pavilions at Global Village, Dubai
Pavilions at Global Village

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.

Ferris wheel at Carnaval fun fair at Global Village, Dubai
Carnaval

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.

There is no Dubai Metro station near Global village. However, the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) are running four bus services to Global Village:

Bus services run from mid-afternoon until late at night. Bus timings are scheduled in accordance with Global Village opening and closing times.

metrolink transient does not exist,

Map

Map showing location of Global Village.

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

Map showing location of Global Village

Details

Global Village

Address
Dubailand
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Visit Global Village Website

Reviews and Additional Information

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

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  2. Now it’s open .

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

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

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  5. Is Global Village open during Ramadan month?

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  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.

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

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    • Monday is family and ladies day.

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

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

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  8. Can I buy the valet parking only.

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

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

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

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    • 65

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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    • 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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