Global Village Dubai is here again. It is one of the most sought-after destinations in Dubai and as it is re-opening on October 25, 2020, visitors are already up to know about things to do in Global Village Dubai, its dates, ticket price, and everything else. Since it is celebrating its silver jubilee, the leisure and entertainment hub has emerged as a preferred stop to shop, dine, and enjoy. To help you explore Global Village, given below is the detailed information:
Why visit Global Village Dubai 2020-21?
سُعدنا باستقبالكم اليوم في #القرية_العالمية في أول أيام موسم اليوبيل الفضي!
عالم من الروائع بانتظاركم ✨
Happy to have welcomed you today at #GlobalVillage for the first day of our Silver Jubilee Season!
— Global Village القرية العالمية (@GlobalVillageAE) October 25, 2020
- 2020 is the Silver Jubilee of Global Village and thus, it is offering over 40,000 events, shows, and activities.
- The venue has been verified with the ‘Dubai Assured’ stamp implying that it complies with all the safety and health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- At Dubai Global Village, you can experience the international diversity of cultures.
- It is an ideal hub for entertainment for all age groups as it hosts a huge number of activities such as heritage shops, street food, and stunt shows.
Global Village Dubai Date
The opening date of Global Village is October 25, 2020. Since it is the 25th season, the carnival will be continued until 18th April 2021.
Global Village Dubai Time
- From Sunday to Thursday: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am (the last entry is allowed at 11.30 pm)
- Friday: 4:00 pm to 01:00 am (the last entry is allowed at 12:30 am)
- Saturday: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am (the last entry is allowed at 12:30 am)
- Encouraging the audience for quality family time, Mondays are kept as family days. Although Global Village time remains the same, only families, couples and women are allowed to enter except if Monday is a public holiday.
Global Village Dubai Ticket Price
There are two entry gates to Global Village – Gate of the World and Cultural Gate. Given below is the overview of ticket prices:
- Global Village ticket price- AED 15 per person
- Children below 3 years of age and senior citizens above 65 years of age are allowed to enter for free.
- People of Determination can also enter without a ticket along with a caretaker.
- There are a few terms & conditions applied to the buying of entry tickets to Global Village:
–> The validity of entry tickets is from October 2020 to April 2021.
–> All entry tickets are non-refundable.
–> An entry ticket does not allow visitors for multiple entries. Instead, it is valid for single entry only.
–> People of Determination shall show their ID cards for free entry.
–> The ticket price is inclusive of 5% VAT.
- There are a few prohibitions:
–> Pets and animals are not allowed to enter Global Village Dubai.
–> Smoking is strictly prohibited in all the areas of Global Village Dubai including restaurants.
–> No bicycles, skating boards, tricycles, and hoverboards are allowed inside the Global Village Dubai.
How to purchase a Global Village Dubai ticket?
Global Village Dubai ticket can be purchased at the gate hour an hour before the entry starts, i.e., 03.30 pm. And it is sold half an hour before the entry gate closes or you can click the below package and book your tickets online with Travelex Travels & Tours.
What’s in there for you?
There are lots of things to entertain and engage people here. So, before booking your Global Village Dubai ticket, have a look at what’s in here:
1. Shop until you drop
If you love street shopping, you will be amazed at Global Village Dubai as you will find it the best. It hosts various brands and businesses from across the world to engage the people, and it is certainly one of the best things to do in Global Village Dubai.
2. Pavilions presenting countries
Different countries from all over the globe will have their pavilions at Global Village Dubai. These pavilions display the history, culture, heritage, and art of respective countries. In the current season, countries from the MENA region, East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America will also be participating.
MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Pavilions
Since each pavilion is a representation of the culture of the respective region, the MENA pavilion is a perfect depiction of not only its culture but also its people. Given below are the regions that will set up a pavilion at Global Village:
- Al Sanaa Pavilion
- Bahrain Pavilion
- Iran Pavilion
- Iraq Pavilion
- Jordan Pavilion
- Khalifa Foundation Pavilion
- Kuwait Pavilion
- KSA Pavilion
- Lebanon Pavilion
- Oman Pavilion
- Syria Pavilion
- UAE Pavilion
- Yemen Pavilion
Far East Pavilions
Get to learn about Far Eastern countries, their cultures, their products, and attractions. Season 25 of Global Village will be witness to the pavilions representing Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, and South Korea. Given below is the list of regions setting up pavilions:
- China Pavilion
- Far East Pavilion
- Thailand Pavilion
There’s something mesmerizing about Europe and its pavilion lets you experience that magic about European countries where you can check out the major attractions, clothing, perfumes, and more. Following pavilions can be found in the European region:
- Bosnia and Balkans Pavilion
- Europe Pavilion
- Russia Pavilion
- Turkey Pavilion
At the African pavilion, you can find over 15 countries presenting its products, culture, and traditions. The pavilion includes the following countries- Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The pavilions will be set up as:
- Africa Pavilion
- Egypt Pavilion
- Morocco Pavilion
The Americas Pavilion
Bringing a blend of North, Central, and South America, the Americas Pavilion lets you experience the lifestyle and delicacies of over 48 countries. So, don’t step forward without paying a visit to this pavilion.
South Asia Pavilions
South Asian countries- Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka come for the first time in Global Village. These countries will be showcasing their culture, art, and food. Given below pavilions are coming from last year:
- Afghanistan Pavilion
- India Pavilion
- Pakistan Pavilion
- South Asia Pavilion
3. Treat your taste buds
Entertainment and shopping are incomplete without food and that’s the reason, Global Village sets up a huge number of food stalls and dine-in resorts. As the fiesta is celebrating its silver jubilee, there will be around 140 stalls where you can relish Thai, Turkish, Louisiana, Japanese, Asian, Italian, and many more international dishes.
Papa Junior Restaurant
While you are at the Far East pavilion, just turn around and visit Papa Junior Restaurant which is exactly opposite to it. It is a Thai restaurant where Tum Yum soup is a must-try. It comes in various flavors and add-ons.
Grand Barbeque Restaurant
Get ready to enjoy Indian vibes while you are at the India pavilion. Grab your spoon while you relish Indian dishes at Grand Barbeque restaurant. It serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines.
Bab Tuma Restaurant
Don’t miss Syrian delicacies at Bab Tuma Restaurant which is located opposite to China pavilion. It’s not-so-often that you get to try dishes from Syria but when you get the chance, grab it.
Al Dahhan Restaurant
Enjoy traditional Egyptian food at Al Dahhan restaurant. It is located close to Fantasy Island. Egyptian mix grill, stuffed pidgins, and vine leaves are must-try here.
Satiate your taste buds with authentic Turkish Kebabs at KEBAPCI. Must-try dishes at this restaurant are Adana Kebab and the Chicken Kebab which are exclusively prepared.
4. Flaunting floating market
The floating market has stalls set up in the boats where visitors can enjoy delicious cuisines, fruit bazaar, drinks, juices, and much more from various countries across the world.
5. Shows that steal hearts
Along with retail shopping, Global Village has enough options to keep its visitors engaged and entertained. There are street artists and other entertainment options for families and kids.
6. Spectacular stage shows
Season 24 is remembered the most for its stage shows- Bollywood Icon, Ballet Revolution, and other stage shows. However, in this season, the visitors are likely to have more.
7. Kid-friendly shows
Kids got the most enthralled at the look of popular cartoon characters such as Angry Birds and PJ Masks during the last season. Season 25 is expecting to bring more excitement for the kids.
8. Thriving stunt shows
Hold your breath as you witness death-defying and gravity-defying stunts and explosions. This season is surely going to be more exciting than season 24.
9. Global Village Dubai Carnival
Carnival is an ideal spot for the entire family. Inviting the kids for many games, the Global Village has a ‘Carnaval’ spot. The place is so engaging that kids won’t want to leave that area. There are over 100 games and 31 thrilling rides for the kids.
Global Village Dubai Location
Global Village is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Find Global Village on Google Maps.
How to reach Global Village Dubai?
Bus no. (102) starts from Rashidiya Metro Station.
Bus no. (103) starts from Union Metro Station, passing through Al Rebat Street.
Bus no. (104) starts from Al Ghubaiba Station and will pass through Al Jafiliya Metro Station.
Bus no. (106) starts from Mall of the Emirates Metro Station & will pass through Al Barsha A2, Al Barsha Lulu Supermarket, Dubai American Academy 2, Classic Crystal 2, and Al Quoz, Clinical Pathology Services 2.
- The service runs
2:45 pm – 10:45 pm from Sunday to Wednesday
2:45 pm – 11:45 pm on Thursdays and Fridays
12:15 pm – 9:45 pm on Saturdays
Using public transport is definitely one of the cheapest ways to get there. Also, it is advised to keep a track of bus timing and closing of the event so that you don’t miss the last bus.
Direct Metro is not available at the moment
The Global Village is easily accessible for the people living in Motor City or Arabian Ranches. It can easily be reached by car as it is located along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. One of the best ways to reach Global Village Dubai is by own car or using cab services.
There are many entry and exit points for car parking. Around 23000 cars can be parked at Global Village.
From Abu Dhabi
The only way to get to The Global Village in Dubai from Abu Dhabi is by car.
Route: Go to Al Shahama Rd/Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St/E10 from Al Karamah Street and Shakhbout Bin Sultan Street. After around 4.4 km, take E11 to Latifa bint Hamdan Road/D67 in Dubai. Take exit 37 from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311.
So, get ready for another season of Global Village Dubai.
Global Village Dubai FAQs
Where can I get tickets for Global Village?
Global Village Dubai ticket can be purchased at the gate hour an hour before the entry starts or you can book it online with Travelex Travels & Tours.
What’s the last date of Global Village?
Global Village is re-opening from October 25, 2020, and will be ending on April 18, 2021.
So, get ready for another season of Global Village Dubai.
What’s the best way to reach Global Village?
From Dubai, bus or cab is the best way to reach Global Village. Currently, there are no direct metro lines available.
From Abu Dhabi, you can take a car to reach Global Village.
Is there any dress code at Global Village?
There is no particular dress code at Global Village. However, it is recommended to cover your legs, knees, shoulders, and torso for both males and females.
Are there any rules to be followed at Global Village?
Public display of affection and smoking is strictly prohibited. Also, you should meet the requirements for rides as mentioned there. To check the complete list of rules, browse https://www.globalvillage.ae/about-us/park-rules-regulations/.
How many countries will be participating in Global Village?
Around 75 countries are participating in Global Village and there will be over 27 pavilions.
What can I buy in Global Village?
Since there are more than 27 pavilions in Global Village season 25, so you can buy different items such as clothing, spices, furniture, cosmetics, oil, perfume, and much more.
Is there a parking facility at Global Village and at what cost?
At Global Village, around 23000 cars can be parked at once. There are three types of parking-
- General parking is available free of cost.
- VIP parking is available at 100 AED per day during weekdays and 200 AED per day during weekends.
- Valet parking is available at 50 AED per day during weekdays and 100 AED per day during weekends.