The multicultural theme park, an iconic hub for family-friendly fun, will reopen in Dubai for its 25th Season, the Silver Jubilee edition from 25th October 2020 until April 2021.
Global Village is one of city’s top attractions during the cooler months. Global Village serves as a true feast for the senses, which makes this non-stop family entertainment an ideal destination for that perfect family day out for residents and tourists. It is an authentic trip for shopping, food and shows, with the visitors returning to enjoy something new each season.
The 24th season saw a record-breaking seven million visitors from 29th October 2019 to 4th April 2020 with over 3500 outlets showcasing the cultures of 78 countries.
Global Village will host 26 pavilions for the silver jubilee season, bringing together cultures from across the globe. The new pavilions this year include Russia, Cambodia, Africa, Al Sanaa & Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Azerbaijan, Americas, China, Bahrain, Europe, Egypt, India, Japan, Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Pakistan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, South Korea, the UAE, Thailand and Yemen.
How to get here?
Getting to the 25th edition of Global Village is easy, no matter where you are in the UAE. Some of the options you can consider to reach here:
RTA Bus Service
It is available from several locations. Check out your bus numbers and bus schedules at https://www.globalvillage.ae/plan-your-visit/rta-transportation/.
Hire a Taxi
You can hire a taxi from anywhere in the UAE, using options such as Careem Taxi Service, Dubai Taxi Corporation Taxi or book an Uber.
If you own a vehicle, you can self-drive to Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, where Global Village is located. Access to the parking lot is easy, given the well-connected roads here. There is sufficient parking space for over 23,000 cars with multiple entry and exits.
For the record, Global Village began selling VIP packs from 28th September 10am. The new and improved packs for this 24th edition of Global Village
With over 3500 retail outlets lined up this season, you can literally shop till you drop. The country pavilions display authentic regional products and entertainment from over 78 countries, and so, there is no end to the unique shopping experiences in the Global Village.
If bazaar-style shopping is what interests you, you get to explore bazaars from across the world in just one place at Global Village. Every pavilion here, has its own unique boutiques, entertainment stands and food outlets. Among the worldwide pavilions, some of them that you will be able to lose yourself in throughout the Season 25 include the UAE pavilion, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Khalifa Foundation, Al Sana Pavilion, Palestine and Jordan.
Visitors to Global Village would not wish to leave the place empty-handed, and hence, Season 25 will come up with a whole new range of retail shops offering unique and incredible items from across the world, which makes it the ideal destination to choose a gift for loved ones.
Over 24 multi-cultural restaurants and cafes have been lined up for the silver jubilee season of Global Village offering authentic global cuisines and over 170 multi-cultural food kiosks offer the visitors authentic street food experience.
Street food is an essential part of dining at Global Village. People who love the hustle and bustle of vibrant markets, can find such markets across the world under one roof in Global Village Season 25. Some of the unique food items you may get to enjoy include Lupini Beans, Candy Floss, Spooky Candy Floss, Live Candy, Ice Cream Cars, and Peanut Hawkers.
Whether you plan a late lunch or a sumptuous dinner, you have all your options covered at Global Village Season 25. Irrespective of which cuisine you fancy, and from whichever part of the world you are, you are sure to leave absolutely satisfied with a whole new range of restaurants available here to choose from. Yahya Thai Restaurant, Sadaf, Punjabi Village, Pistachio are just some of the restaurants that saw huge crowd last season.
This season covers over 140 food kiosks from across the world. Kiosks are among the most popular attractions at Global Village every season. Now, some of the less-known secrets like authentic Mexican churros, Swiss cheese pastas and Bosnian kababs are quite popular in Dubai.
The café culture too will be a part of the Global Village this year, and you will not miss the experience with a range of local cafes offering food and drink from across the world.
With a line-up of entertainment and cultural shows, there is never a dull moment. From superstar concerts to stunt shows, fireworks to kids shows, the Global Village entertainment is second to none.
Visitors and residents are awaiting the Season 25 shows, as there are a whole new range of world-class entertainment stage shows lined-up, with cutting-edge lighting, special FX and mind-bending stories. The previous edition had successfully wooed the crowds with shows such as Ballet Revolucion, Bollywood Icon, The Enchanted Forest, Urban crew, etc.
Whatever the age of your child, the Global Village has shows for everyone and any occasion. Kids’ will be transported to worlds of wonder, as they would be told tales of fascination, getting their minds to expand like never before. PJ Masks, Chotta Bheem, Ben & Holly, Angry Birds are some of the popular likings every year.
Global Village returns annually with its range of brilliant street acts that are sure to catch you by surprise. You can rest assured to unlimited entertainment with Bollywood flash mob, Double Dutch skippers etc., coupled with the performance of our star performers.
For the 25th season, the most eye-watering, sanity-defying stunt shows are ready for the audiences to be enjoyed.
Also, do not miss the firework displays every Thursday and Friday 9pm.
About 60 thrill rides, family rides, and skill games have been lined up for people of all ages. Carnaval is a family fun-fair park at Global Village that has something for one and all.
Do not miss out on all the fun at the Global Village this season. Enjoy all the open-air fun that you and your family can have!
Global Village Date: 29th October to 4th April 2021
Venue: Global Village, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai.
Tel: +971 4 3624114
Global Village Entry Ticket Price
Children under age of 3, people with determination (along with one companion each) and seniors over 65 years are given free entry.
Sat to Wednesday - 4pm to midnight
Thursday, Friday and Public Holidays – 4pm to 1am
Mondays – families with kids, and ladies only
Weekdays & Public Holidays
Thu – Fri: 4.00pm to 12.30am
Monday – Family day
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