Global Village is a seasonal attraction and shopping extravaganza held in the cooler winter months. Over seven million people attended last year’s event. A similar number is expected this year; the twenty-fourth season.
The attraction features 26 pavilions. Each showcases a country or region’s handicrafts, merchandise, and cuisines. Countries represented in 2019/20 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 2019/20 include African Footprint (a South African musical), Kpop Krazy (a Kpop musical), Ballet Revolucion (classic and contemporary dance), and Bollywood Icon.
Carnaval offers fairground rides for both adults and children, plus arcade games and games of skill.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a new attraction this year. It houses bizarre objects, oddities, and memorabilia from all over the world. Stunt Show Survivor is an action-packed stunt show while Circus Circus is a circus show with acrobats and more.
Onsite facilities include around 20 restaurants, over 120 food and beverage kiosks, retail stores, ATMs, prayer rooms, an information desk, and toilets.
Dates for Global Village 2019/20 are October 29 2019 to April 4 2020. Timings 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 2019/20). 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.Carnaval fairground rides, Circus Circus, and Stunt Show Survivor cost extra.
Family packages priced at 120 AED are also available. Each package includes 8 entry tickets, a Wonder Pass (4 stunt show entries, 50 AED credit for the rides at Carnaval, 2 circus entries), 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. Valet car parking (paid) is also offered.
- 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.
Map showing location of Global Village.
Click here for a detailed map showing all points of interest.
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