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Witness A Melange Of Cultures, Cuisines and Concerts In Dubai With These Global Village Tickets

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 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 23rd season on 30th October 2018 and stays open till 6th April 2019. 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 | 2018-2019


Global Village Dubai

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!

Starting October 30th 2018, the 23rd season of Global Village Dubai premieres and is scheduled to go on till 6th April 2019. The event is going to be bigger and better than ever before with brand new pavilions, countless new shopping outlets and more surprises! The event will also host 23 multi-cultural restaurants and cafes that offer authentic cuisines from across the globe. Apart from the restaurants, you can also gorge on the scrumptious food being served on over 120 food kiosks that sell delicious street food. You can head to the Carnaval which features 60+ exhilarating rides and games that can be enjoyed with the entire family. Speaking of attractions, the event is set to host over 13,000 entertainment and cultural shows! Yes, you read that right. 13,000!

Over 25 concerts featuring international stars have also been scheduled for every Friday of the season. If you're also planning on appeasing your shopping bug, you won't be disappointed at the 23rd season of Global Village Dubai. The event will bring together a total of 35,000+ shopping outlets of 75+ countries! Another thing that's special about the 23rd season is the introduction of the VIP pass which provides the holder access to a bunch of benefits including car passes, entry tickets, VIP parking tickets, restaurant vouchers, circus cards and much more!

Dubai Global Village Ticket Price


Why buy just Dubai Global Village Tickets when you can buy combo tickets to Glow Garden and Global Village? You can save a few dirhams and visit 2 top attractions in the city at the best price available on the internet.

Global Village + Garden Glow

- Visit Global Village, the international fair where cultures of the world meet and exhibit their personas.

- Take advantage of this exclusive Headout combo that gives you access to Season 23 of the famed Global Village and the fascinating Dubai Garden Glow!

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Global Village Dubai Pavilions 2019


MENA

Global Village Dubai

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

Global Village Dubai

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

Europe

Global Village Dubai

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

Africa

Global Village Dubai

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

Global Village Dubai

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

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.

Global Village Dubai

Must Buy From Global Village Dubai 2019


Global Village Dubai

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 2019:

Global Village Dubai
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.

Global Village Dubai
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.

Global Village Dubai
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.

Global Village Dubai
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.

Check out other Global Village Dubai Restaurants here.

Global Village + Garden Glow

- Visit Global Village, the international fair where cultures of the world meet and exhibit their personas.

- Take advantage of this exclusive Headout combo that gives you access to Season 23 of the famed Global Village and the fascinating Dubai Garden Glow!

Know Before You Go To Global Village Dubai


Global Village 2018 - 2019 Dates

The 23rd season of Global Village Dubai opens on October 30th 2018 and winds up on 6th April 2019.

Global Village Dubai Timings

  • From Saturday to Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM (entry gates closed at 11:30 PM)
  • Thursday, Friday and Public Holidays from 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM (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


Global Village Dubai
  • 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 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


Whether your a tourist or live in dubai this place is definitely worth a visit. Entry fee is very cheap! All the markets are designed by the country in represents and the products they sell also aline with the country. Only thing I don’t like about it is you will most probably have to bargain here, which I find quite tiring. You will also be spoiled for choice when it comes to food! Also be aware this attraction is closed throughout the summer.


- dkellyk, October 2018 Tripadvisor

Its an annual event for the last 20+ yrs... It showcases products from all around the world displaying in their respective country stands. Its a vast area of coverage & also parking as a massive facility. Adorned with lots of local & international restaurants & cafes, visitors who come, spend a good day or at least 3/4 day to tour or cover the whole area


- Roomi S, October 2018 Tripadvisor

Read more Global Village Dubai Reviews on Tripadvisor and know what other visitors have to say about this global phenomenon.

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