The most admired shopping festival has started in Dubai. Yes, you have guessed it already. It is a global village that seduces tourists from around the world. The whole mood of Dubai changes with the start of the worldwide village, and the festive vibe adds to the city’s elegance. This winter attraction comes to life in October and ends in April.
To be accurate, Global Village Dubai opened on October 29, 2021, and will close on April 4, 2022. For tourists, winter in Dubai is associated with festivals, and Global Village is one of the most admired places to visit in Dubai.
Global village season 24 has 26 pavilions this year that will take you to 26 different worlds. The featured countries include China, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Turkey, and the UAE. The UAE’s pavilion reflects the traditional Emirati culture and its unique architecture. An array of incense burners fills the whole place with fragrance, which defines the identity of Emirati traditions. Check the different perfumes, handicrafts, and oils popular in the country. The Global village site is far from the city and is not included in regular Dubai city tours.
Global Village is a melting pot of varied cultures. You can ramble through the pavilions, which have an invaluable collection of traditional handicrafts from more than 78 countries worldwide. There are 3500 shopping outlets, food, rides, and live entertainment shows. The fireworks display will light up the area on Thursday and Friday at 9 pm.
Events at Global Village Dubai 2022
Global Village is a stage for numerous events with state-of-the-art light and sound techniques. The street performances like Bollywood Flash Mob and Double Dutch skippers will be a treat to your senses. The special theatre shows for kids have cartoon characters coming live on the stage and fun quizzes to test their reason.
The circus enthusiasts can admire the acrobatic skills of the Russian Swing or laugh out loud at the Columbian Clowns. This season, international stars will rock the stage with live concerts. Check the event calendar, and don’t miss your favorite shows.
Global Village Carnaval
Carnaval is the new family park located in Global Village. It has several rides and attractions which everyone in the family will enjoy. Thirty-one thrilling rides, 25 skill games, and more than 100 arcade games will make your day. Shanghai High is one of the region’s tallest rides, giving stunning views of the city from a height of 85 meters.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is one of the most celebrated museums in the world. It has the rarest collection of things that may appear beyond the reason of human beings. It is the museum of oddities that may, at times, drive you crazy and make you shrug with disbelief. Global Village season 24 has an incredible collection of natural, scientific, and artistic surprises, all under a single roof.
It comprises the Museum attraction, Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Store, and Ripley’s Candy Factory. The museum attraction has six galleries that take you to micro-miniature sculptures invisible to the naked and larger-than-life sculptures. Try to find the exit at Mirror Maze, where you will be confused amid several mirrors. Ripley’s Store has some odd things to take home so that you can also surprise your loved ones. The colorful candies are sure to make your mouth water.
Tantalize Your Taste Buds at Global Village
More than 120 food kiosks ensure the perfect street food experience at Global Village. You can also go for premium dining experiences at cafes and restaurants. Food trolleys offer traditional Emirati dishes, ice creams, and different kinds of candies across the Global Village.
The floating market is another exciting concept wherein you can dine from the boats. In the ships, you can find a blend of East-Asian cultures, different cuisines, customizable handicrafts, souvenirs, and beauty products from Thailand, Myanmar, and the Philippines in the floating markets. Most tourists who travel with families are more interested in dinner cruises at Dhow cruise Marina.
Entrance fee at global village Dubai
While the entry fee to many of the attractions in Dubai may seem to be expensive for you, the ticket price of Global Village is very affordable. You can get into the multicultural shopping world for just AED 15. You can also enjoy live entertainment shows without extra costs in many cases. So, nothing can stop you from having unlimited entertainment at Global Village.
What is Global Village Wonder Pass?
Global Village introduced the wonder pass in the 2019-20 season to give additional convenience for visitors. With this card, you will get access to attractions like Carnaval, Stunt Show Survivor, Circus, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The card is rechargeable; you can enter the mentioned attractions at additional ticket prices.
The card cost is AED 100, with 105 points (five free points). Each issue equals Dh 1, which can be used to enter the attractions depending on the entrance fee. You can recharge the card from the ticket counters. Wonder passes are available at the ticket counters or on the Global Village website.
Following are the entrance fee structure of different attractions:
- Stunt Show Survivor – Dh10
- Circus – Dh15
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Galleries – Dh40
- Ripley’s Mirror Maze – Dh25
- Ripley’s Combo of Galleries and Mirror Maze entry – Dh50
Things to know
- Global Village ticket prices: AED 15
- Monday is a family day
- Global village timings: From Saturday to Wednesday from 4 pm – 12 am (entry gates close at 11:30 pm)
Thursday, Friday, and Public Holidays from 4 pm – 1 am (entry gates close at 12:30 am)
- How to reach Global Village: It is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, and Emirates Road.
- Buses are available from Rashidiya, the Mall of the Emirates, and Al Ghubaiba.
Most of the tourists plan their visit to Dubai in winter. Global Village is a festival that the residents, as well as tourists, admire. Many visit Dubai in the cooler months, mainly to visit Global Village, and others return to the city every year to witness the grand shopping festival. Whether you are a first-time or frequent visitor, Global Village Dubai’s 24th season has many things to give you the best shopping and entertainment experience.