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Around the world in a day at Global Village

Discover what to see, do and experience at Global Village
Dubai’s original family shopping and entertainment destination, Global Village, returns for another exciting edition of round-the-world fun. Held under the theme ‘Explore, Experience, Enjoy. This Way!’, season 23 of the extravaganza runs from 30 October 2018 until 6 April 2019. Timings are 4 pm to midnight on weekdays and from 4 pm to 1 am on weekends and public holidays.
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One world

Global Village

One world

Global Village

Family fun, shopping and entertainment

At Global Village you have more than 150 days to explore the best from continents near and far, indulge in exotic flavours and enjoy live shows, funfair rides and bargain buys. Experience all the highlights in a day with our guide to Global Village. We’ll see you there!

When: 4pm to midnight: Saturday to Wednesday; 4pm to 1am: Thursday, Friday and public holidays. Mondays are for families and women only.

Cost: AED15 per person. Free entry for People of Determination with one companion each, children under three and seniors above 65 years.

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  Dubailand, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
  +971 4 362 4114

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Shop til’ you drop

Unbeatable shopping

Shop til’ you drop

Unbeatable shopping

The best buys in one exciting place

With 27 pavilions, representing more than 75 cultures, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Tickets are priced at AED15 with children under three and senior citizens over 65 entering for free, so there's no reason for you to miss experiencing the international marketplace that is Global Village. Fill your bags with traditional spices from India, Hello Kitty stationery from the Far East, matryoshka dolls from Russia, wood carvings from Africa, fashionable finds from Europe and more. The hand-crafted rugs from Iran and precious sidr honey from Yemen are proving to be big draws this season.
Contact Details
  Dubailand, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
  +971 4 362 4114

Global Village guide
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Thrill-seeking fun

Carnival vibes

Thrill-seeking fun

Carnival vibes

Calling all adventurers

Taking pride of place at Global Village is the Carnaval – a thrilling experience which returns with six new rides and 100 video games. This year, the ‘Wheel of the World’ features a record-breaking LED screen showcasing scenic views from around Dubai. There’s something for everyone, including families with young children and older teenagers who want to channel their inner daredevils on city-themed rides. Our favourites at Carnaval include the skill games, with plenty of prizes up for grabs.
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There’s a building dedicated solely to arcade gaming, with over 100 classics to keep all ages entertained.

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Taste the world

Foodie feasts

Taste the world

Foodie feasts

Embark on a culinary tour

Whether you’re looking for Bosnian ćevapi, Emirati gahwa coffee, Chinese chow mein or Indian tandoori chicken, Global Village stays true to its theme by showcasing the culinary best the world has to offer. Try something new at the international street food kiosks that are dotted across the venue or pull up a chair and sample the finest cuisines at 23 restaurants and cafes. This season, sample flavours from Uzbekistan, Italy and Afghanistan, but save some room for this year’s newest culinary attraction - a multi-cultural floating market serving delicacies from around the world on special bank-side kiosks and Tuk-tuks.
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Top tip:

We love the fresh grills and friendly service at Grand Barbeque Restaurant and hearty, comfort food at Guns & Cowboys Steakhouse Restaurant.

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It’s showtime

All-star entertainment

It’s showtime

All-star entertainment

High-energy shows that the whole family will enjoy

Global Village hosts more than 12,000 cultural and entertainment shows over the course of five months. There’s always something happening with country pavilions hosting cultural shows, children’s entertainment, roaming street performers and daredevil stunt shows. This season, Global Village’s crowd-favourite free concerts return every Friday at the main stage at 9 pm, including live performances by Jason Derulo, Elissa, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Neha Kakkar, Mohammed Munir, Rabeh Saqer and more. The ever popular Superloop Stunt Show and circus are also back this year.
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Top tip:

Don’t miss the live concerts with international superstars held every Friday at 9pm on the Main Cultural Stage.

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New this season

The fun doesn’t stop here

New this season

The fun doesn’t stop here

Enjoy never-before-seen attractions

This season, Global Village has introduced brand-new experiences to celebrate its more than 20 year presence in Dubai. Be mesmerised by a fiery musical fountain and stroll along eight new bridges built to resemble world-famous architectural icons. Culture-enthusiasts can witness the largest Emirati Culture Zone in Global Village history, celebrating local culture and folklore. The entertainment factor has also been turned up a notch, with world-class performers setting out a dazzling display of acrobatics at the circus, which is back after a hiatus. And the popular fireworks displays will return to wow us all every weekend at 9pm.
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