Global Village
Global Village
4.5
Amusement & Theme ParksShopping Malls
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
The sprawling Global Village complex is a great spot for culture, entertainment, and shopping in Dubai. Get a closer look at over 90 cultures, all in the same place. At the themed pavilions, you’ll find a variety of beautiful handicrafts and delicious food representative of each country. You'll also get to watch cultural performances as well as international music acts each night. Don't miss out on all the carnival rides within the park too. Global Village is open from October through April and entry tickets are needed. The best time to visit is during early evening hours when crowds are thinner. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Cindy B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immerse yourself in 91 countries!!
    The Global Village is a “MUST DO” while in Dubai but it’s only open from October through April because it is an outdoors venue! 91 countries represented with food, shopping, shows, and more! My 2nd time in Dubai and I made sure I went back to the Global Village.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2023
  • George P
    Belfast, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    Fantastic way to spend an afternoon and evening. The whole place is themed and filled with shops, styles, and food from all over the world. Free entertainment, too. We went in the afternoon and stayed through until night. The lights at night really bring it alive. As everywhere is in Dubai it is safe and spotlessly clean.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Wander Bug
    Ghaziabad, India90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An experience not to be missed
    The place is just magnificent and grand in every way. The shops inside may be bit overpriced for what they offer but visually the place is stunning. Lots of stuff to explore, performances to see and attractions to ride. Not to mention the grand firework at night. The tickets are also reasonably priced and you can get a discount by booking on the app. Overall, a great place to spend an evening.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 7, 2023
  • A. Nyanjwa
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looking for a chill out?
    When winter time comes global village automatically gets into the list. This one of the places where u have fun , shop, dine and socialize at a budget rate. Entry is way so cheap and the place is accessible by public transport
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Hanan I
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you wanna see the world, here you go!
    Global village takes you in a journey of exploring various cultures in the world, it literally has 27 pavilions that represent 78 nations in one place. Its known for trying different foods, shopping, games and shows playing from different nationalities every day. They also bring in famous artists to perform. Amazing experience and nothing like it in GCC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience
    I’ve lived in Dubai for over 5 years and I’ve never visited Global Village - how is this possible? My parents insisted on going, and I am so glad we did! What a wonderful place! Yes, it’s far, and not your typical glamorous Dubai, but the place is wonderful! There are lots of pavilions representing different countries and you get to experience various foods, shopping, and cultures. This place is nice for adults and children. It’s huge, so bring your best walking shoes and enjoy everything that Global Village has to offer!
    Visited March 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Steven B
    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular. If you are in Dubai, don't miss global village.
    Absolutely amazing. Global village is one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen. It has something for everyone. From young children to adults. Fairgrounds, markets, eateries and spectacular sights. Not to mention the motor City stunt show. This alone is worth the trip. Do not miss it. All prices are very reasonable. And the taxi que when leaving is incredibly efficient.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
  • moleadventures
    London, United Kingdom236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting experience not to miss!
    We weren’t quite sure what to expect but really enjoyed the evening with our two young children. After a taxi ride in we paid a modest entrance fee and we’re able to access lots of free high quality shows (loved Urban Crew and Merry Go Round) and tonnes of different food outlets and country zones. For Westerners it was a novelty in a good way to wander through Qatar, China, India, Afghanistan and Africa to name but a few zones!! It was hard to choose what to eat as there were so many great options. The place looks magical at night time too. We were told there would be fireworks at 9pm but didn’t see any. It was really busy in a good way and lovely to see lots of local families having a wholesome evening out. The shopping was somewhat contrived and repetitious but not bad. Don’t miss this if you’re in Dubai and have the time!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • has74
    Nottingham, United Kingdom431 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    Interesting evening walking round different cultures. The shopping areas were a little manic and vendors were quite pushy for you to see their stalls. There was a mini golf which was fun and is free at the moment. Different shows were also running which led to an enjoyable evening Lots of varied food stalls
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Mark
    Coventry, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Global Village
    A great experience and really fun evening out. The food which we had was delicious, but be prepared to pay above ‘normal’ prices. The shows were fantastic. Make sure to check out The Southern Flyers even if you don’t usually like dance acts. A negative for us, was the cost of the fair rides. Completely unjustifiable. Would we go back again, probably not. But would recommend especially for families with younger kids.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 31, 2023
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mony m
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fantastic place to go with the family, you have many places to eat with different cultures, they also have pavilions from all continents.
Written April 14, 2024
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Suseemaha
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
One of great place to visit in Dubai.

Book online you will get 10% discount on tkts

Indian, Africa, Turkey, Pakistan pavilions best bargain and must visit.

Don't miss floating market ... plenty of Thai foods.

Don't miss vadapav and indian foods out side india pavilion..

Foods in general price id high ! ... but quality is good.

Don't miss to tast Yemen mountain Sidr honey..

Over all good place to visit with family and friends any time !
Written April 14, 2024
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Srs
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lots of walking. Good rides, lots of foods. Not long ques. Amazing architecture to get the major monuments real. The kids loved the roller coaster
Written April 13, 2024
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Daniel
Yeovil, UK14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I went to Global Village during Eid, which may be a part of the reason it was so busy. The decorations were great, with a set theme for each area. Maybe Global Village would be a lot better before the celebration of Eid.
Written April 13, 2024
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dramatic69
Perth, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I turned up but was sent away. This was due to the afternoon/evening being called Family day so only families were invited in. Any one single or groups of not families were sent away even if you had tickets. I unfortunately wasted 2 hours of travel time. Nothing was even mentioned on the website.
Written April 12, 2024
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Kevin S
Lake Forest Park, WA15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I went to Global Village one night of a business trip to Dubai. We were hoping to see some shows and taste food from around the world.

The facades on the shopping centers are amazing. They are worth the price of admission just to see them. However the shops inside are a disappointment.

Despite the name of the region/country outside most of the shopping areas sell the same things: cheap cloths, baskets, perfumes, trinkets about Dubai. There was very little regional theme.

The food option were fun, but again not very diverse. Mostly it was Thai, middle eastern, or generic fair western food.

The night we went the only shows were on the main stage and they were boring. two harp players, then a violinist, finally an Arab orchestra. None of the regional/country areas had shows.

We didn’t venture into the rides. So I cannot comment on them.
Written April 12, 2024
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Enes Özkan
Baden-Württemberg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I booked the ticket from tripventura.com . It was perfect full of different cultures different vibe I liked it. I liked the Turkish Bazaar, Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight
Written April 11, 2024
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anjalee w
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Poor Service Experience at America Pavilion Sunglasses ShopI.
recently visited the America Pavilion at Dubai Global Village and was disappointed to find that the sunglasses sold in one of the shop were falsely labeled as "MADE IN CHINA 🤣" As a consumer, I expect transparency and honesty regarding the origin of products, and this deceptive labeling undermines trust.Furthermore, my experience was further marred by the rude and unprofessional behavior of one of the staff members. The SALES GIRL attending to customers exhibited a BAD attitude and was dismissive of inquiries, which tarnished the overall shopping experience.I urge the management of the America Pavilion to rectify these issues promptly by ensuring accurate labeling of products and providing training to staff members on customer service etiquette. Customers deserve better than false information and poor treatment.
Written April 11, 2024
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Divesh S
Noida, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My visit to Dubai Global Village was nothing short of extraordinary! The vibrant atmosphere, diverse cultural exhibits, and array of international cuisine truly made it a memorable experience. I was particularly impressed by the attention to detail and the friendliness of the staff, which enhanced my enjoyment of this global extravaganza.
The luqyamat at Dubai Global Village was an absolute culinary delight, offering a burst of flavors that left a lasting impression. Its perfect blend of sweetness and texture made it the highlight of my visit, and I commend the vendors for their exceptional preparation and presentation.
Written April 7, 2024
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EmilyS1121
Reno, NV40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very neat idea, not entirely sure of the execution. I would have enjoyed spending more time perusing the shops but the shopkeepers are very pushy (normal for the area, but off-putting as a foreigner) and will yell at you and push stuff into your face and hands to get you to look at their items. Lots of food options, but otherwise not a lot to actually do apart from wander and a small amusement park area.
Written April 3, 2024
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