Global Village
Global Village
4.5
Amusement & Theme ParksShopping Malls
4:00 PM - 12:00 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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  • 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates231 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 6 June 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • moleadventures
    London, United Kingdom331 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • has74
    Nottingham, United Kingdom471 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Mark
    Coventry, United Kingdom38 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Sanjiv
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simple idea but an excellent evening out
    I love this place. Cheap to get in and then spend hours walking dozens of pavilions representing the culture of various countries. You can buy food, clothes and souvenirs whilst watching traditional music and dance. The architecture and lighting is just brilliant. We try and come here when in Dubai.
    Thank you 🎡 We always strive to provide you with the best experiences
    Written 9 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Kurtis K
    Beverly Hills, California9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All Good
    Amazing entertainment park for kids and adult. Affordable price tickets with affordable VIP parking tags (if you are planning to rent a car coming to Dubai). More choices of food please because not all the people visiting your parks are expatriates.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 November 2023
  • vidhanbhartia
    Nagpur, India51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place and great experience
    Global village is one place not to be missed. There is so much to see n experience. When we visited weather was also very good . Food was good and was not overpriced. You can spend evening here. Entry tickets was 25 dirham which is worth it
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 November 2023
  • d_travel_sage
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone!
    The place is located near img world around 25 km from business bay and the same distance from Dubai marina. Being on sheikh Mohammed BI. Zyed road of you are coming from abu dhabi or sharjah you can completely avoid Dubai city center. It is set up only during the winter months and houses sections from different countries including India Pakistan Egypt qatar Lebanon China Thailand Japan and many others. You can shop for the local products, enjoy the local cuisine of these countries and buy souvenirs. The place opens at 4 pm and closes 1 AM on weekends and 12am on weekdays. You can either take a taxi or take a metro till union and a bus from there to global village. While coming back there is no need to book a taxi with the app as it is difficult to spot your taxi and there are plenty of rta taxis available. In addition busses are also easily available from the main entrance. Tickets are available at the counter but it's better to book online in advance as you avoid the que and you get a 10% discount. No tickets needed for senior citizens and kids below 3. There is a lot of places to see and explore do wear comfortable footwear. If you are coming with kids don't bring the scooters as they are not allowed inside so you will have to leave it in the car or at the lockers and pay for it. Really recommend to go to the Thai section, you get authentic Thai stuff there. Around the water body there are a lot of small eating outlets and if you like seafood and authentic Thai or pan Asian food you will get a lot of options there. The amusement sides are really good and there is something for everyone. It works out to be a bit expensive because you pay per ride so decide what all rides you want to do and then buy the points accordingly as the more you buy the more discount you get so it's better to top up your card accordingly.
    Thank you 🤩 We always strive to provide you with the best experiences! We will be waiting for your visit again.
    Written 2 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
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Abigail T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Wonderful place to visit with the family; I enjoyed how diverse the ambiance was and how well-balanced it was. Turkish Delight, Turkish Coffee, and Turkish Bazaar were all appealing to me.
Written 21 May 2024
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Jasminka D
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It's the best experience of Dubai!!! I love it!!! Must try Bosnian House ❤️❤️ the most delicious food and the best possible service!!!
Written 19 May 2024
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Ray H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Global Village was a fantastic experience for us. The people, the shopping, and the food were all incredible. It is highly suggested to do this activity when in Dubai.
Written 18 May 2024
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Trinidad34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our experience at the Global Village was wonderful. The food, the shopping and the people were amazing. When visiting Dubai, this activity is highly recommended.
Written 12 May 2024
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K Niaz Morshed
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We visited this place and see the different countries product and all of the country showcasing the culture and their products on there stall! But unfortunately I had face a terrible experience before the enter point. Security won’t allow me to do entry with live at my page they are saying that I need permission from authority to do video and do live !! What the rules set by them or the security do it by their own self! If the global village authority see my review they should inform me the real rules and if the security do it by them self they should inform me and should give me compensations! All of you should aware of it
Written 5 May 2024
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Mohmmd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
İts always good to go see diffrent stuff from all over countries to be brought here to be presented. İ love it, every weakend we go as family to shop 😄
Written 4 May 2024
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Alison C
San Jose, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Visiting Global Village in Dubai is an unforgettable experience! This theme park brings visitors a wonderful display of cultures from all over the world, making people feel like they have entered a world where cultures meet. I especially like to visit the exhibition areas of various countries. Each exhibition area displays local traditional costumes, handicrafts, food and performances, which makes me feel the unique charm of different countries.
Written 2 May 2024
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Mr.M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The place where the full family entertainment is fun for the kids and adults. Each and every pavilion is so nice and item is the value of money. The food is more hygiene. All pavilion have their own country food. Floating boat where the Thai food is so yummy. And the kids stag full of entertainment and make the kids dance while they teach water fountain for all age to play and fun. Buy online tickets it's easy to make sure to have online applications of the global village to search and know what is happening in the places.
Written 30 April 2024
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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 14 April 2024
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Suseemaha
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates595 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 14 April 2024
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