Global Village – Dubai | Shopping festival in Dubai
Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai is the largest seasonal and cultural extravaganza in the Middle East region that offers visitors an amazing array of festivals, leisure, shopping, entertainment and cultural shows in an open air theme park for national and international visitors from all around the world.
Every year it has over 5 million Visitors over an area of 17,200000 sq. ft and located at Dubai land district in Dubai and it operate 7 days a week 4.00pm to 12.00 sat-wed and 1.00 am Thus & Fri, each pavilion in Global Village represent different countries from continents such as Asia, Europe, Africa and America
Global Village 20th season (2015/2016) has begun from 03-November to 09-April, a visit to global village is an unforgettable experience, entry ticket is AED 15 / person there are more than 20 ticketing counters so you don’t need to worry about queuing for tickets , and children under the age 3, elders above 65 years old and disabled will receive free entry, a walk through global village is an awesome experience as it name implies you can see the products and cultural shows from different countries in a village, the new Attraction in this year include free train ride from parking to main entrance of global village called “The Gate of the World” and new country pavilion Russia and Japan.
Each Pavilion in global village represent different countries, and each pavilion host many stores selling the products ranging from Foods, Clothes, Cosmetics, Handcraft and so on, a journey through each pavilion is a unique experience the smell of traditional perfumes from Kuwait pavilion, tasting the different varieties of dates from Saudi pavilion, textiles from Indian pavilion, leathers and jackets from Pakistan pavilion, all the tiny accessories for your needs from Chinese pavilion, the handmade crafts from African pavilion , Turkish delight, ice cream, and picture with ottoman costumes from Turkish pavilion will give you the feelings that you are walking through the streets of all these countries.
Apart from the shopping, global village offer many cultural and street shows to visitors, street shows are on the stage located inside the pavilion. Cultural shows are on the main stages located inside the global village, artist from different countries perform here at regular interval, and you can enjoy and understands culture around you from here. Those who seek some kind of adventure will not be disappointed in global village as it offer many thrilling rides at fantasy island
The pavilions taking part in Global Village are Afghanistan; Africa; America; Bahrain; China; Egypt; France,
Germany and UK pavilion; Tunisia; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Iran; Italy; Japan; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
Kuwait; Lebanon; Morocco; Pakistan; Palestine; Philippines; Qatar; Russian; Spain; Malaysia and
Singapore pavilion; Syria; Thailand; Turkey; UAE; and Yemen, in addition to Khalifa Foundation and Fursati
Food and Dining Out
There are many restaurant and food kiosk at global village, international cuisines from around the world can be enjoyed from this restaurants and food kiosk, but to be honest with you the Iskandar kebab I had from one of the Turkish restaurant in global village was not good as the one I had in Istanbul. The food Taste best at its origin it cannot be fully copied to another location what you think? Further visitors may Relax in multi-story restaurants while enjoying the view of canal and the pavilions
How to Get There
Global village is located at Dubai land which is quite far from down town and center of Dubai, but can be easily reached there, thanks to the authority for its road infrastructure, Global village located at Exit 37, on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road in Dubai, Bus 103 Travel to global village from Union Metro station in Deira Dubai and Bus 104 from Bur Dubai Bus station. To know more about getting around in Dubai Check out the page Getting Around in Dubai. To know more about global village dubai visit the official site here