Global Village is a seasonal attraction and shopping extravaganza held in the cooler winter months. Over five million people are expected to attend this year; the twenty-third season.
The attraction features around 25 pavilions. Each showcases a country or region’s handicrafts, merchandise, and cuisines. Countries represented in 2018/19 include India, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Turkey, China, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Jordan.
Global Village offers an extensive events and entertainment programme. A fireworks display is held on Thursdays and Fridays at 9 pm.
Stage shows in 2018/19 include Globo The Musical, Box Car Capers, Elemental, and Bollywood Nights.
Carnaval offers fairground rides for both adults and children, plus arcade games and games of skill.
Onsite facilities include around 20 restaurants, over 120 food and beverage kiosks, retail stores, ATMs, an information desk, and toilets.
Global Village 2018/19 runs from October 30 2018 to April 13 2019 (date extended from April 6 2019). Opening hours are Saturday to Wednesday 4 pm to midnight, and Thursday, Friday and public holidays 4 pm to 1 am. Mondays are for families and ladies.
A small admission fee is charged (15 AED for 2018/19). Entrance is free for children under 3, seniors, and special needs visitors. Carnaval fairground rides cost extra. Family packages priced at 99 AED are also available. Each package includes four entry tickets, 105 AED credit for the rides at Carnaval, and a valet parking ticket.
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.
The Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) are running four bus services to Global Village. The 102 service departs from Rashidiya Metro Station near Dubai International Airport. The 103 service departs from Union Metro Station in Deira. The 104 service leaves from Al Ghubaiba Metro Station in Bur Dubai. The 106 service starts at the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station. Services run from mid-afternoon until late at night.
Map showing location of Global Village.
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United Arab Emirates