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Are you excited?! Global Village is back! One of the hugely popular entertainment destinations is reopening on October 26, 2021. This year, the entertainment hub is celebrating its 26th anniversary, with millions expected to visit. From numerous attractions and hundreds of eclectic dining choices, here’s everything you need to know regarding this upcoming cultural extravaganza.

  • Launched:1997
  • Current Location: Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand.
  • Opening hours: Saturday through Wednesday from 4:00 pm to midnight. Thursday – Friday and Holidays from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am.
  • Closing time: 11:30pm from Saturday to Wednesday.
  • 12:30 am on Thursday – Friday and Public Holidays
  • Exclusive Mondays: It offers ladies and Ladies access on Mondays
  • Duration: 26 October 2021 to 10 April 2022

Global Village has reopened its gates for the 26th season. It is fascinating to know that the Global Village is going to features 78 cultures in 26 pavilions. The visitors can easily pick up snacks or traditional handicrafts from more than 200 eateries. However, one of the new additions this year is a beautiful fountain feature with a seating area and numerous photo opportunities.
This festival park is responsible to bring the cultures together as visitors discover various parts of the world in a few hours. global villages have pavilions that are significantly designed in the image of iconic structures or architecture. It invites all the meander from London’s Big Ben to the Tower of Pisa in Italy. Take selfies against the romantic backdrop of the Taj Mahal as well as just travel back in time to old Egypt. Some of the other countries in the showcase are Cambodia, Russia, Yemen, and Vietnam.
Children and adults will delight in the bright lights and soothing atmosphere created by parades and all kinds of shows. the shows ranges from fire-breathing performances to star-studded concerts. It also includes a thrilling stunt show. Along with this, there are countless games and thrilling rides at the largest funfair.

How to go to Global Village?

Global Village is located at Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand. There is a huge space for parking cars that is free of cost. Various valet services are also available ranging from AED 50-200 per day. In such case where you have parked far from the entrance, free shuttle buses and Dotto trains take you to the main gate.
There is a great need to know that, there is no nearest metro to Global Village Dubai. However, the roads and transport authority has prepared routes for the bus to Global Village. The buses leave from popular stations like Ghubaiba, Rashidiya, Union, and Mall of the Emirates.
For those coming from Dubai Mall to Global Village, they can take the bus from Union. However, people from Bur Dubai have to take the Ghubaiba bus that will be more convenient to go at Global Village Dubai.

Why Should You Visit Dubai Global Village 2021?

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If you are in Dubai with your family, you want to spend a special day with them, away from all hustle and digital devices. If you are surprised how to spend the day with the younger and the older, visiting Global Village Dubai is the perfect option.
Global Village 2021 is one of the most eagerly awaited family entertainment events. It brings the visitors together. People from all over the world come here to enjoy shopping and entertainment. Multiple nations set up their pavilions to experience of culture, food, culture, and much more.
A visit to Global Village 2021 is one of the best chances to witness international cultural diversity. This hub of good times features a host of various activities that offers unlimited fun for people of all ages. From stunt shows to heritage shops as well as street food kiosks, you’ll find out why this venue is known as one of the best family-friendly places in Dubai.

Activities and Shows at Global Village

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There are plenty of activities to keep you engaged at this iconic entertainment and shopping destination. In order to help you plan your trip, let’s have a look at all the things you can do at Global Village 2021.

Shop Some Cool Stuff

Shopping in Global Village is an amazing and unique experience. There is something strikingly unusual and unexpected to take home. Thanks to its over 3500 outlets, that allow you buy whatever you want.  With a roster of marvelous attractions and intriguing cultures represented under a roof, look forward to shop cool stuff.
The Global Village is perfect for anyone who wants to experience “bazaar-style” shopping. Like every year, numerous brands and businesses from all over the world set up their pavilions and outlets at the festival. Needless to say, everything is set to be the ultimate shopping paradise.
Dubai is well known shopping destination in the world, however, the shopping experience in the Global Village is entirely unique. With its souks stemming from various parts of the world, the stores at the Global Village offer a cultural palette.
The African souk is an amazing place to shop for natural beauty products as well as traditional jewelry. The Indian soul prides itself in textile. Along with this, the stalls from east Asia like China or Thailand, are best known for their fashion products.

Country Pavilions

Countries from across the globe have their own pavilions at the Global village.  Countries with their pavilions throughout Season 26 are UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Japan, Europe, Iran, Palestine, South Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Kuwait, India, Africa, Bahrain, Russia, and Iraq.
Most importantly, this year, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation pavilions and Al Sana’a pavilion is back providing Emirati entrepreneurs.
Explore themed pavilions that bring the worldwide cultures together under one roof. While walking through unique county pavilions, allow yourself to encounter a distinctive perspective of the culture. Discover artisans, and shop for local souvenirs from across the globe. Enjoy traditional entertainment as well as delicacies till the end of the trip. Never miss a chance of taking photos at the alluring selfie spots such as Dry Fountain, Kids Theatre, London Tower Bridge, and more to create memories to last a lifetime.

Carnaval at Global Village

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With multiple attractions to keep you on your feet throughout the visit, the Carnaval is a very special favorite for all visitors. The funfair has a lot to offer- from thrilling rides to game zones crafted for the visitors. Filled with over 30 exhilarating rides and vibrant lightings with chances to play and win. It is fascinating to know that all of these promises to offer you tons of fun-filled activities to all families and little ones to engage in. along with this, a variety of affordable snack stalls line the Carnaval grounds for better to the best experience. With food and fun, the Global Village Carnaval offers huge entertainment.
Don’t miss these rides and experiences at Carnaval

  • Wheel of the World: An exhilarating spin on the 60 meters height, colorful observation wheel will enthrall you with the fantastic views over Global Village. It is also complemented by a 50-meter LED screen definite to add to your experience.
  • Manila Mayhem: You experience both thrill and fun of a lifetime as enjoy a tizzy spin.
  • Moscow Max: It offers a treat for fun-seekers as well as adventurists. Emulating a jet plane along with its G-force, this pendulum ride lifts you 18 meters off the ground with 360-degree spin.
  • Transylvania Towers:  Modeled like a hotel as well as enhanced by stunning effects and animations. It recreates the ambiance of a haunted house, a place where you can drop in for unmatched spooky fun.
  • Miami Surf: it is a 240 meters water attraction offering you a surfing adventure like no other.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

Every season, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, the first Odditorium of the region showcases the newest wonders. Get yourself ready to be thrilled by visiting six themed galleries with over 50 interactive curiosities, exhibitions, as well as antiques.
This year, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is debuting a 4DX moving theatre and a dark gallery.  Don’t forget the Marvelous Mirror Maze before you leave.

Dining with Cuisines Around the World

What’s a fair without an eatery? There’re numerous street food stalls as well as dine-in restaurants at Global Village. Savor flavors from around the world! you’ll be surprised to know that the Season 26 of Global Village sees over 150 food kiosks, of which will be located on the food street. However, some of the delicious items that you must try are dynamite shrimp, Turkish potato, Egyptian koshari, as well as many more.
The Railway Market, inspired by Thailand’s Umbrella Market, sells pastries, delicacies as well as other products. There will be 14 train compartments with more than 30 vendors selling food items such as desserts, baked products, beverages, frozen yogurt, and confectionaries.
You can also visit the food trolleys, cafes, and restaurants. For an offbeat foodie experience, head to the Floating Market, it has been relocated to a new place on the park’s lake coastline.
Apart from its exquisite array of cafes and restaurants, the Global Village features a number of themed ‘Eat Streets’ lined with stores selling a variety of fast food.  The Floating Market is racked with Asian sweets.
The bite-sized Korean cakes are popular and very delicious. You must taste some food that you have never tried before. Along with this, you must relish the pina colada at the Passion Taste. The Indian Chaat Bazar brings authentic Indian fast food as well as the Fiesta Street is a fusion dining experience. There is something for every taste with cuisines ranging from Arabic, Pakistani, and Indian food to East Asian and Italian fare.

Try something Exotic

Global Village offers unlimited opportunities for the people who want to experience something distinctive or exciting. Besides exploring the eateries and culture from all over the world, you can also engage yourself in such activities that are worth treasuring. You must try Calligraphy and sign up for a crash potter course. Gift yourself a unique souvenir by getting a portrait done from an artist.

Shows at Global Village 2021

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Apart from retail therapy, Global Village has a lot of other things to keep visitors entertained. You can watch out for the kid-friendly entertainment of street artists.

Signature Shows

The signature shows on the main stage include performers from all over the globe.

Shows for the Kids

If your planning for the weekend with your kids, you must catch the live shows at Global Village. Kids will love seeing their favorite characters such as Peter Rabbit and PJ Masks performing on the stage.

Street Entertainment

The fair also returns with a wide range of scintillating street acts such as the Bollywood Flash Mob, the Double Dutch Skippers, and more. Keep the cameras ready!

Stunt Shows

Prepare yourself for death-defying stunts at Global Village 2021. From buggies to tanks, the 26th season promises to be the most exciting yet!
Moreover, the current season has also announced its first-ever water-stunt show. You’ll enjoy the all-new Harbour Force Stunt Show. Catch some other attractions such as fly-boarding, jet-skiing, as well as a death-defying 75-foot high dive into the water.

Fireworks and Fountain Shows

One of Global Village’s a lot of new features this year is a stunning fountain. It’s a beautiful addition to the landscape with an extensive seating area that provides the perfect photo opportunities for family moments. Along with this, you have also an opportunity to enjoy a unique fire fountain show over the weekends. It will serve as a stage for numerous live performances, throughout the season. Take the snaps of beautiful views of the famous Floating Market from this area.
Catch up yourself with a magnificent firework display twice a week in Dubai’s Global Village. Come here on Thursdays and Fridays, this extravaganza of lights begins from 9pm. Apart from these, get to see this alluring display on special occasions or days like New Year and UAE National Day.
While visiting a Global Village, wear comfortable clothes. Look up the events to decide on what you want to experience. It might not be possible to see everything there. So, as you head home, you might already be planning the next visit to Global Village Dubai.

Global Village 2021 Ticket Price

The visitors can enter the venue one of two gates for Global Village 2021, the Gate of the World as well as the Cultural Gate.

Global Village Ticket Price is AED 15 per person.

  • Free entry for children aged less than three and senior citizens above 65.
  • People of Determination with one career are allowed to enter free of charge.

The following terms and conditions are applied to the purchase of Global Village entry tickets:

  • There is a great need to know that, season 26 entry tickets are valid from 26 October 2021 to 10 April 2022.
  • All the purchased tickets are non-refundable.
  • A ticket of Global Village is valid for one person, the same ticket cannot be used for multiple entries.
  • Free entry for people is guaranteed on the basis of their ID cards.
  • All the ticket prices include 5% VAT.

Global Village Dubai 2021 VIP Packages

All the VIP Packs of season 26’s has sold out. However, if you have already purchased, make sure to activate it to discover the perks that await you at the start. Here they are:

  • VIP parking
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Dedicated concierge service
  • VIP hotline
  • Skipping the queues
  • Exclusive offers

Safety Measure for Global Village 2021

One thing is confirmed – the 26th season of Global Village is going to be spectacular
Strict health protocols must be followed:

  • All the guests must wear face masks at all times.
  • Maintain a 2-meter physical distance.
  • Visitors are expected to be mindful of their own as well as the safety of other guests.
  • People with chronic illnesses must avoid crowded areas during the visit.
  • People with symptoms such as fever and cough should refrain from visiting Global Village 2021.

In terms of precautionary measures, the park is doing its part too:

  • Thermal cameras are installed.
  • More than 600 hand sanitizers are installed all over the premises.
  • Disinfection of wheelchairs, kiosk utensils, and shopping trolleys after each use.

Important Information about Global Village Dubai

  • Mondays at Global Village Dubai are exclusive to women and families.
  • For the experience, explore the Global Village on foot. However, for a unique experience, opt for an electric abra ride.
  • Visit Global Village on Thursdays and Fridays to enjoy some fantastic fireworks display,
  • If you are visiting with children, register a free wristband at the entrance. It will make easy for the guest service team to contact you if any child wanders away from you.
  • It is extremely essential to dress modestly while visiting.
  • Skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and roller skates are allowed inside the premises.
  • Animals and pets are not allowed.
  • You must seek permission before filming inside the premises.
  • Please dress modestly while visiting.
  • Try not to litter in the Global Village.

Places to Visit Near Global Village 2021

Are you looking for some other places to visit around the global village? Here we bring to you some of the most selected places to enjoy the Global Village.

Dubai Land

Dubai land is significantly designed as a replete entertainment zone for adults and kids. The place features numerous attractions, eco-tourism world, theme parks, retail outlets, as well as vacation world and sports activities to entice its visitors.
Take a walk downtown to experience more fun-filled activities in order to make your holiday a memorable trip. Along with this, there are many parks and resorts to spend a fun-filled day.

Meydan Racecourse

Meydan Racecourse is one of the most popular racecourses in Dubai. More than 50,000 spectators make it to the stands here. The racecourse hosts a event for its spectators all around the year. You can plan in advance.

Dubai Sports City

This multi-venue sports complex incorporates retail, leisure, residential, and multiple recreational facilities. Huge space has been built around the five sports venues. A lot of events are hosted all around at these venues, attended by thousands of travelers from all over the globe.
Global Village Dubai captures the essence of Dubai. It’s an amazing place you should not miss if you are in Dubai between October and April. Dubai Global Village 2021 would definitely capture your heart, making you want to visit it again.

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