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Dubai's Global Village opens every year from October to April and is a celebration of culture from around the world. With thrilling rides, incredible shows, and a vast range of food from every corner of the globe, there’s something to delight every visitor, young or old! Since the attractions aren’t open all year round tickets are limited and it’s recommended to book in advance.

⚠️ Closed until further notice:
Regarding the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this attraction is closed at the moment in order to help prevent further spreading of the virus.
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4 Tips for Visiting the Global Village

Flickr: Fariz Safarulla CC BY-SA 2.0
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It’s Different Every YearIf you’ve visited the Dubai Global Village before, don’t rule out a second or third trip. Each year the exhibition gets larger and more elaborate, with redesigned pavilions and new shows and events. It’s definitely worth one visit every year if you’re local.
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See All the PavilionsThere are 28 different pavilions in the Global Village, each hosting a range of shops and stalls where you can see and buy items from the region. The largest area represented is the Middle East and North Africa, which has 13 pavilions, then South Asia and Europe, which each have 4. Africa and the Far East have 3 pavilions apiece, while the 48 countries of the Americas are represented in a single pavilion. Each pavilion is a work of art, often in the shape of one of that nation’s major attractions.
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Go HungryThere are so many incredible food stalls in the food court, serving dishes from around the world. You’ll definitely want to sample at least one or two during your visit, so make sure that you don’t eat too much before you arrive.
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Be Prepared to BarterThe Global Village Dubai is one of the best places to shop for unique souvenirs, with authentic wares from each nation represented. However, you’ll be expected to haggle in order to get a deal, so go prepared with your best tactics.
Nightly view of Dubai | Flickr: imran shahabuddin CC BY 2.0

The Global Village: The World in One Attraction

There’s a lot to see and do inside the Global Village, which is home to shops, restaurants, and concert venues.

The World’s Biggest Entertainment Project

It’s open for about 5 to 6 months of the year and since its first opening in 1996, it has grown to welcome over 5 million visitors each season. It’s also a popular concert venue, having hosted artists such as Elissa, Jason Derulo, and Liam Payne. Entry to the pavilions and the main concert areas only costs AED 15 per person, but there are other attractions and rides inside which can be enjoyed by purchasing a Wonder Pass.

Shop Till You Drop

With over 28 pavilions selling goods from 90 countries from five of the world’s continents, there’s plenty of opportunities to find a unique souvenir. Spend your time browsing the different stalls and try your hand at haggling with the vendors to get a great deal.

Enjoy the Carnaval

Thrill-seekers will find plenty to keep them occupied in the Carnaval area, which features 31 rides, 25 games of skill, and over 100 arcade games to try. There are also child-sized rides for younger visitors and family rides that everyone can enjoy together. You’ll need a Wonder Pass with points on it to access the rides.

Delicious Treats from Across the Globe

In addition to the food court, the Global Village hosts kiosks, roaming food trolleys, restaurants and cafés, so you’re sure not to go hungry during your visit. Arrive hungry so that you can sample delicious meals from several of the countries exhibiting at the village.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a separate ticket to visit each attraction?

The 2019/20 season begins on October 29, 2019, and finishes on April 4, 2020. The village opens at 4 pm every day, with tickets available in advance via the app or 3rd party providers. If you’d like to buy your tickets on the day of your visit, you can buy them at either the Gate of the World or the Cultural Gate from 3.30 pm until 30 minutes before the park closes. Mondays are reserved for ladies and families, so groups of men or single male visitors should plan their trip for another day. Read more.

Do I need a separate ticket to visit each attraction?

Once you’ve paid your entry fee to the Global Village, you can access the majority of concerts, shows, and entertainment free of charge. However, you’ll have to buy a Wonder Pass to use the rides in the Carnaval, to see the Circus Circus show, get access to Ripley’s Believe it or Not galleries, and to watch the Stunt Show Survivor. Wonder Passes can be loaded up with different amounts of points, and during your visit you can exchange the points for access to attractions. The cheapest Wonder Pass package starts at AED 105 and the most expensive costs AED 1,000. Read more.

What events are on at the Global Village?

There are multiple concerts or shows on the Main Stage and the Kids’ Theater every day this season, but there are a few events you might want to take extra time for. There’s a fireworks display every Thursday and Friday at 9 pm, and a Parade of Tolerance takes to the park’s streets every Monday at 7.25 pm. The Circus Circus show and the Stunt Show Survivor event take place several times each day, with each having one day off a week. Check the events calendar before your visit if you want to see any show in particular. Read more.

Is there child-friendly programming at the Global Village?

Absolutely! In addition to the Kids’ Theater, which hosts a range of shows for all ages, there’s a daycare center (Cheeky Monkey’s) that can take care of your little ones while you explore. The Carnaval also includes several family-friendly rides such as a carousel, mini-roller coasters, and drop rides, and a trampoline park. The Kids’ Theater shows in 2020 include appearances from the animal heroes of PJ Masks, Ben & Holly from the children’s TV series, and the cast of Angry Birds. Read more.

General Information

Opening Hours:

Until April 4th, 2020 the opening times are as follows:

Saturday to Wednesday from 4 pm to 12 midnight
Thursday, Friday and public holidays from 4 pm to 1 am

On Mondays, entry is restricted to families and ladies only.

⚠️ Closed until further notice:
Regarding the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this attraction is closed at the moment in order to help prevent further spreading of the virus.

Address:

Global Village
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Tickets:

Tickets cost AED15 per day. Children under the age of 3, visitors aged 65 and over, and people with a disability and a companion can enter free of charge.

How to get there:

The Global Village is served by four bus routes: 102, 103, 104, and 106. Buses run until 11.15 pm, be aware of the timings when planning your trip. Free parking is available in the general parking area (P1 to P12), and parking zone A is reserved for accessible parking. Shuttle buses are available to take guests from the car park to the entry gates.

Good to know:

The park requires visitors to dress modestly and prohibits public displays of affection. Segways, roller skates and pets are also prohibited.
Anneliese O'Malley
Written byAnneliese O'MalleyAnneliese is a former Londoner, keen traveler, and total word nerd. As a Content Management Specialist she knows the TicketLens inventory inside out and curates, matches, and writes about the most interesting attractions worldwide.
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