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Experience a Melange of Cultures, Cuisines, and Concerts at Global Village Dubai

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Global Village is Closed

Reopening Date

October 26, 2021

Safety Measures

😷 Mandatory Masks

👮‍♂️ Reduced Capacity

🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️Social Distancing

🧽 Frequent Cleaning

🧼 Hand Sanitisation Station

New Rules and Guidelines

  • All visitors including children must wear face masks throughout their visit.
  • Guests must undergo thermal scanning before entering the venue.
  • More than 600 hand sanitising stations have been installed for guests to avail
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times within the venue.
  • Carnival activities and games will operate in reduced capacity and will be sanitised after each ride
  • Prime Hospital Clinic will be included in the venue with well trained staff
  • Guests will be alerted via social media and mobile App if the venue reached its daily capacity
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Global Village is exactly what it sounds like. An outrightly extravagant event featuring food, attractions, shopping avenues, and much more, Global Village brings the world together in a way no other event can. Self described as the world's largest tourism, leisure, shopping, and entertainment project, Global Village in Dubai attracts over 5 million visitors every year! What's especially great about Global Village Dubai is that is features 27 pavilions that represent more than 75 countries with different cultures.

This global phenomenon opens for its Silver Jubilee on 25 October 2020 and stays open till 18 April 2021. So if you're planning a trip to Dubai, now would be the perfect time to get your Dubai Global Village tickets because trust us when we say this; tickets sell out fast!

Global Village Dubai 2020-21

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Global Village started out in a small site along the Dubai creek in 1996. Back then as well, the idea behind the event was to showcase everything the world has to offer. Since it was just the beginning, the site only had small kiosks representing different countries. Even with no fanfare, the event was able to attract more than 500,000 visitors during its first year! There was no stopping Global Village Dubai from then on out. By 2004, the event featured 38 participating countries and attracted over 5.20 million visitors!

Global Village Dubai is celebrating its 25th anniversary! For 2020-21, it is scheduled to go on from 25 October 2020 to 18 April 2021. The event is going to be bigger and better than ever before with brand new pavilions, countless new shopping outlets and more surprises! This year, Global Village offers visitors about 40,000 entertainment options and activities. It has also been awarded a 'Dubai Assured Stamp' that empahsizes on their commitment to the city's strict public safety standards and measures.

Dubai Global Village Tickets

Choose between two Global Village tickets options: opt for a standard access entry ticket, or opt for a combo ticket that provides access to not just the Global Village but the Dubai Expo 2020 as well.

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Global Village Dubai Pavilions 2020-21


global village dubai pavillions - MENA

Featuring pavilions from the Middle East and North Africa region, the MENA pavilion as a whole is a heartwarming representation of the culture and, more importantly, the people of the area. The pavilion includes the following regions:

MENA Pavilions

Far East

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The Far East pavilion features products and attractions that represent Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Philippines. This year, the pavilion is set to host an all new cultural experience zone where you can indulge yourself and learn about various Far Eastern cultures.

Far East Pavilions


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Ready to experience the wonders that await you in the charming continent of Europe? The Europe Pavilion allows you to pick up everything from typical European styled clothes, perfumes, and memorabilia!

Europe Pavilions


global village dubai pavillions - Afria

The African pavilion highlights more than 15 countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Angola, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Rwanda, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa and Nigeria. Most of these countries showcase their authentic products as well as their respective country’s art, wealth and traditions.

Africa Pavilions

The Americas

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The Americas pavilion brings a wide range of fascinating products that represent North, Central and South America. The pavilion allows you to sample the life styles and tastes of the 48 countries in North and South America.

South Asia

global village dubai pavillions - South Asia

The South Asia pavilion comes to Global Village for the first time bringing you experiences from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal along with their own cultures, culinary art and products. Returning from previous years are the following:

South Asia Pavilions

Global Village Dubai Map

Getting around Global Village Dubai is a herculean task. If this is your first time, chances are that you'll get lost at some point or the other. To reduce your chances of going astray, download the Global Village Dubai Map on your phone and keep it handy. If you're one to like the good ol' physical map, you ask for a Global Village Dubai Map at the entrance and use that to make your way around.

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Must Buy From Global Village Dubai 2020

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While there are literally thousands of unique and exotic products you can buy at Global Village Dubai, some are special and it’s easy to miss out on them given the magnitude of the event. Here’s our handy list of products you should definitely buy at Global Village Dubai:

  • Argan Oil from Morocco
  • Honey from Yemen
  • Spicesfrom Nigeria
  • Scarves from Egypt
  • Antiques like wooden chests, glass work furniture from India
  • Saffron from Iran
  • Shea Butter & African Black soap from Africa
  • Rose perfume, Coffee, Turkish delight & Vinatage skirts from Turkey

Best Global Village Dubai Restaurants

With 27 restaurants and over 120 food kiosks, there’s no dearth of scrumptious food items at Global Village Dubai. Here’s our top pick of Global Village Dubai restaurants 2020:

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Papa Junior Restaurant

Craving authentic Thai cuisine in Dubai? Papa Junior is where you should be at! While here, try the famed Tum Yum soup with the different flavours and add-ons. Papa Junior is located at the food court opposite Far East pavilion.

Global Village Dubai
Bab Tuma Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for something new and from a region that doesn’t get to showcase its culinary side that often, head to Bab Tuma. The restaurant serves authentic Syrian food that will surely delight your taste buds. Bab Tuma Restaurant is located at the food court opposite China pavilion.

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Grand Barbeque Restaurant

Visit this fine, contemporary diner for authentic Indian cuisine. The menu ranges from authentic Barbeque Kebabs with choice for both non-vegetarian and vegetarian delicacies and special curries. Grand Barbeque is located in the food court area near India pavilion.

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Al Dahhan Restaurant

Al Dahhan restaurant is one of the oldest and most authentic Egyptian diners. The restaurant is located near the “Fantasy Island” area and you can taste the authentic Egyptian mix grill, stuffed pidgins and vine leaves here.

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KEBAPCI Restaurant

Munch on a scrumptious array of Turkish Kebabs at KEBAPCI. Standouts include Adana kebab, made of minced meat mixed with red pepper flakes, and the chicken kebab marinated in a piquant red pepper sauce.

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Know Before You Go To Global Village Dubai

Global Village 2020-21 Dates

The 25th season of Global Village Dubai opens on 25 October 2020 and winds up on 18 April 2021.

Global Village Dubai Timings

  • From Sunday to Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM (entry gates close at 11:30 PM)
  • Thursday & Friday from 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM (entry gates closed at 12:30 AM)
  • Saturday from 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM (entry gates closed at 12:30 AM)
  • Please note that Mondays are dedicated to families and ladies only.

Global Village Dubai Directions

Here’s how you can get from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Global Village.

From Dubai
  • By Bus
    • Bus no 103 starts from Ittihad Station and will pass by Baniyas Street, Al Rebat Street, and Nad Al Hamar
    • Bus no 102 starts from Rashidiya Metro Station
    • Bus no 104 starts from Al Ghubaiba Station and will pass by Sheikh Rashid Street, Al Jafiliya Metro Station, 2nd Za’Abeel Street and Dubai-AlAin Street.
    • Bus no 106 starts from Mall of the Emirates Metro Station
  • By Metro
    No direct metro is available to Global Village Dubai at the moment.
  • By Car
    Get on Dubai - Al Ain Rd/E66, take Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 to Exit 37 and continue on Exit 37 to Global Village.
From Abu Dhabi

The only direct way to get from Abu Dhabi to Global Village Dubai is by car. Get on Abu Dhabi - 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 and you’ll reach Global Village.

Global Village Dubai Location

Global Village is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai,UAE. Find Global Village on Google Maps.

Handy Tips For Your Global Village Dubai Visit

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  • Global Village Dubai is massive and when we say massive, we really mean it. The event is spread across an area of 17,200,000 sq ft! While there’s no humanly possible way for you to cover everything in the event, you can still make the most of your time there by planning your visit in advance. Figure out which country’s pavilion you’re interested in experiencing and then make a plan accordingly.
  • While Fridays and Saturdays see the maximum crowd, you also get to enjoy the fireworks, get better bargains and discounts over the weekend. If you're ready to brave the crowd, weekends it is!
  • If you’re visiting the park with your family, make sure everyone sticks together. Given the size of the event, it’s very easy to get separated.
  • To avoid unnecessary queues and crowd, reach the venue as soon as possible. You can save a lot of time waiting around for your turn if you time your arrival.
  • Grab a Global Village Dubai Map as soon as you enter. This will help you navigate the huge area and ensure that you don’t waste trying to find the place you wish to visit.
  • Make sure to check the website for shows and events happening on the day of your visit. That way you can squeeze in a cultural extravaganze along with your shopping expedition.
  • If crowds and queues are not your thing, get a VIP pass on the official website which gives to access to a whole bunch of benefits and discount coupons.
  • According to event rules, you’re expected to dress modestly, so keep that in mind while deciding your outfit for the day. Also, Dubai get really hot in the summer and Global Village involves a lot of walking around, so dress comfortably.
  • Book your Global Village Dubai tickets online to get great deals on them. This is especially important if you’re planning on attending one of Friday concerts since those happen to sell out faster than everything else.
  • No public displays of affection are allowed inside the park premises and you also cannot bring your pets along.

Global Village Dubai Reviews

A little bit further out of mainstream Dubai but definitely worth the visit. Ticket was AED 15 all in, then nonstop exploring inside with all the different country pavilions, rides and F&B concepts. Had Bosnian kebabs for dinner as per a previous recommendation and did not disappoint, place was busy but staff seemed to manage well. Was most impressed by Thailand, Egypt & Africa pavilions - really captures the culture. Bring cash in small notes and get ready to barter if you’re one for the shopping. Great for families and couples with plenty of photo opportunitie

- Blue, January 2020, Tripadvisor

This place is 100 times better than Disney Epcot Center. It even has nightly Parade of all Nations and fire work / balls. Each nation/ pavilion has their own cultural displays and some even has their cultural entertainments. In addition, they did great works on most pavilions, especially the ones in the region. P.S. There is also playground fair rides for children of all ages

- Jim P, February 2020, Tripadvisor

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