Global Village Dubai


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Distance (From Dubai): 28 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Place Location: On Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 28 km from Dubai International Airport, Global Village is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai. It is one of the best places to visit in Dubai while holidaying in the United Arab Emirates.

The Global Village is a destination that provides a wonderful international shopping experience. It was started out in the form of a number of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. Later, it was shifted to the Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for 5 years. Today, Global Village has 6 million visitors at its current location on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. It is claimed to be the world's most significant tourism, leisure and entertainment project of UAE and also the first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination in the region.

Managed by Dubailand, Global Village is a part theme park and part market. The fair features 26 pavilions that showcase a country or region's traditional handicrafts, merchandise, and cuisine. This festival park brings cultures together as visitors discover different parts of the world in just a few hours. The pavilions are designed in the image of iconic structures or local architecture, inviting all to meander from London's Big Ben to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, take selfies against the romantic backdrop of the Taj Mahal or travel back in time to Ancient Egypt.

Children and adults alike will delight in the bright lights and lively atmosphere created by parades and all kinds of shows, from fire-breathing street performances to star-studded concerts. Many notable international artists such as Jason Derulo, Liam Payne, Shahrukh Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Samira Said, Elissa, etc. have performed here. Also, there is even more fun to be had with countless games and thrilling rides at the funfair. The Global village also has food joints, serving delicious cuisine. It is a perfect place to get souvenirs from around the world along with global authentic cuisine, exciting rides and street performers.

The event is organized during the winter season between late November and late February and is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Timings: 4 PM - 12 AM

Entry: AED. 15 for Person