Global Village it’s opening it’s doors for the majestic 21st season. In case you didn’t visit yet, we can tell you one thing – you must!
Surely you saw the open air theme park on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Just take exit 37 and a world of cultural fairy tales will open for you.
Global Village is one of the most visited entertainment hubs in the area. Adding to the fun it offers shopping and dining varieties sprinkled with stunt / stage / cultural shows and concerts. Highly recommended as a family destination.
A bit of history
The records show a few small kiosks along Dubai Creek representing different countries. This was in 1996 and it managed to attract around 500,000 tourists. In 1997 it gathered 900,000 tourist with 18 countries. in 2012 it grew up to be one of the most famous tourist attractions with more than 7 million tourists in 2012. This seasons exhibits over 70 countries in 36 pavilions.
Timings and specs
Scared of the number of visitors? Chase your fears away. The park spans over 17,200,000 sq ft (1,600,000 m2) and the parking has a 17,000 cars capacity with free shuttles transporting visitors to the main entrance. In peak time overflow parking areas are available.
Global Village opens from November to April each year. From Saturday to Wednesday it operates from 4pm to 12am and Thursday, Friday and holidays until 1am. General admission: 15AED.