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Global Village Dubai highlights: Things to see and do inside

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If I had 3 words to describe Global Village Dubai – Culture, cuisine and craft would be it! From country-based pavilions to different cuisines and regional exhibitions for shopping, Global Village is the ultimate experience for cultural enthusiasts. Uncovering different parts of the world in one large entertainment park is quite an experience. So, here are the highlights of Global Village and what you can expect to see and do.

1. Cultural Pavilions

Dragon Lake, Global Village

Cultural Pavilions are the core highlights of Global Village Dubai! Global Village Dubai has about 27 pavilions featuring countries and continents. Finding a piece of every corner of the world, replicated in one entertainment park is an exciting experience. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Taj Mahal of India, you can find several iconic wonders of the world. It’s also a great photo opportunity for Instagram, right? And not to forget, each pavilion offers traditional shopping and dining experiences. You can get traditional crafts and try out delicious dishes at one of the several food kiosks.

2. Entertainment & Carnaval

Exterior view of the rides at Global village Dubai

Entertainment at Global Village Dubai is unlimited! From main-stage performances featuring traditional dances and musical shows to street acts by acrobats and stuntmen, you will find entertainment in every corner.

Pro-tip: Don’t miss the dance performance at the African pavilion. The energy of the performers is an unmissable vibe!

And what’s an entertainment park without carnaval fun? There are around 125 arcade games for your little ones to have their share of fun!

3. Ripley’s Believe it or not®

Ripley's Odditorium, Global Village Dubai

Most of us grew up being fascinated by Ripley’s Believe it or not®. This is your chance to fuel your childhood curiosity! The first of its kind in UAE – Ripley’s Odditorium in Global Village Dubai features unusual artifacts, interactive exhibits, and rare collections that will leave you with several questions!

4. Special Events

Fireworks at Global Village

Global Village isn’t truly global if different cultural festivals aren’t celebrated, right?
From Christmas and New Year’s Eve to festivals like Diwali and Ramadaan, you can find the entertainment park decorated to celebrate the occasion! Visiting Global Village during such occasions will be guaranteed fun with special activities lined up.

Pro-tip: The spectacular fireworks display on New Year’s Eve is one such event not to be missed!

5. Shopping

Shopping at Global Village Dubai

Watch out for a full-fledged shopping experience at Global Village Dubai! The cultural pavilions showcase handmade crafts, spices, traditional clothing, homeware, and so much more! It will certainly be difficult to just window-shop looking at all that glamor. So, why don’t you complete your Global Village experience by coming back home with 1-2 souvenirs for the memories?

Global Village Dubai Highlights
Global Village Dubai Highlights