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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 102 bus service – Departs from Rashidiya Bus Station. This is next to Centrepoint Metro Station (formerly known as 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. The bus route goes via Max 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.
Taxis are an option for those that don’t have cars and do not wish to travel by public transport.