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Dubai Global Village

27 October 2021

Dubai's multicultural theme park, an iconic hub for family-friendly fun, the Global Village has now opened doors in Dubai for its 26th Season, 26th October 2021 until 10th April 2022.

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 Global Village Silver Jubilee edition that happened last year, broke 25 Guinness World Records. There were incredible festivities ranging from stunt show production to fashion shoot, apart from having hosted the biggest virtual rock concert in history. There were total of 70 fireworks displays too.

This year, Global Village offers several new attractions, with 15 brand new stage shows, apart from exceptional food concepts and shopping experiences as always.

Global Village Dubai

How to get here?

Getting to of Global Village is easy, no matter where you are in the UAE. Located on Exit 37 of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (311) in Dubailand, Global Village is just a 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina, and 25minute drive from Downtown Dubai.

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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 80 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. 

This year, there are 26 pavilions representing the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Africa, Afghanistan, Americas, Europe, China, Egypt, Iran, India, Japan, Iraq, Lebanon, South Korea, Palestine, Morocco, Pakistan, Yemen, Turkey, Thailand, Syria, and Russia. The Al Sana’a Pavilion will return this year, along with Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, which offers opportunities to Emirati Entrepreneurs to sell produce.

Visitors to Global Village would not wish to leave the place empty-handed, and hence, Season 26 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.


At Global Village this season, you will get to treat your tastebuds to dining experiences from every corner of the globe, with more than 200 cafes, restaurants and street food options lined up. These include authentic bites, to unique concepts, so that you can enjoy a dining experience here unlike any other.

The restaurants at Global Village are the right place to sit-back and enjoy authentic food and a wonderful atmosphere, while our specialty cafes are strategically positioned to enjoy a great coffee with a view.

Street Food: With more than 150 kiosks and food carts, Global Village is among the largest and most culturally diverse street food destinations in the region, where one would be spoilt for choice with options such as steamed dumplings, chicken in a cone, or crispy sweet churros.

Indian Chaat Bazaar: From traditional ‘chaat’ to tandoori karak tea, every taste will transport you to bustling atmosphere of an authentic Indian Chaat Bazaar.

Floating Market: Floating Market is the Asian food haven, where you will find sweet and savoury delicacies from across the continent, including spicy grills, sumptuous seafood and sweet treats from Indonesia, Philippines and more.

Happiness Street: Just as the name indicates, the Happiness Street makes us happy, featuring popular staples like mac & cheese Cheetos, loaded potatoes, dynamite shrimps, and 60cm slices of pizza, with every single dish likely to keep you feeling happily satisfied.

Fiesta Street: This is the latest specialty dining concept at the Global Village, which runs alongside Celebration Walk. This includes few mouth-watering street food concepts including unique blends of frappuccinos, authentic risottos, loaded steak meals, and all other street food that you may wish to have.


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 26 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. 

For the 26th edition, we have lined up more than 40,000 spectacular shows and special events for the entire family. This includes shows with your favourite characters, street entertainment, traditional cultural performances, dazzline main stage performances, and inspiring stunt shows – in short, there is something for one and all!

Also, await to be captivated by their jam-packed calendar of special events and festivities throughout the season.

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.

Visit the Global Village website to know more about the various shows and events to be hosted.


With over 170 thrill rides, attractions and games to explore, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy during their visit to Carnaval. It is a fun-filled fair park at the Global Village, and your access to this park is just a Wonder Pass away.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the first ‘Odditorium’ in the region and a family-friendly attraction that is home to eccentric displays from visual illusions to pop culture memorabilia and unusual artefacts and features of tales, which is incredibly true.

The museum attraction features six uniquely themed galleries, brand new Moving Theatre 4D, a boutique stocked with strange souvenirs, and the Marvelous Mirror Maze. The experience you get here, you won’t forget anytime soon!

What’s new this year?

The organizers of Global Village have announced 26 pavilions for the 26th edition, representing 80 countries from across the globe. Among these, one notable inclusion is the ‘Iraq Pavilion’ which according to organizers, will enable guests to enjoy the rich culture that this beautiful country has to offer.
Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone: The Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone which will house a series of fun and interactive activity areas on the much-loved childhood character is a new inclusion this year. With a long history of delighting generations of children around the world, Peter Rabbit and his friends have hopped into Global Village for its 26th edition, with an experience that captures the hearts of all the little ones! With complete fun activities, Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone is sure to keep your kids engaged for hours.

Burn The Floor: This internationally acclaimed dance show will make its regional debut at the 26th season of Global Village, and will have a regular slot on the main stage attraction. The high-voltage show features some daring choreography from a troupe of international dancers.

Railway Market: Having drawn inspiration from Thailand’s popular Umbrella Market, this new Railway Market is sure to win hearts of those with a sweet tooth, as it offers a wide range of sweets and desserts, apart from baked goodies, from across Asia and around the globe. You can look forward to 14 train carriages with more than 30 venues selling baked goods, frozen yogurt, drinks and confectionaries. 

To top it all, there will be an improved experience at the popular floating market of Global Village, with more space, thanks to new location on the Park’s lake, which will overlook a Fire Fountain show.

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: 26th October 2021 to 10th April 2022

Venue: Global Village, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (311) and Emirates Road, Dubai.
Tel: +971 4 3624114

Entry Ticket Price: Tickets (Dh.15 to Dh.20) can be easily purchased at the gate of the venue. Children under age 3, seniors over 65 years of age, people of Determination (with one companion), are allowed free entry.


Saturday - Wednesday: 4PM - 12AM
Thursday - Friday: 4PM - 1AM
Mondays (except those falling on a public holiday) are exclusively reserved for families and ladies.

Website: https://globalvillage.ae 


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Robin Vinod

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