Things To Do In Global Village Dubai (from my own experience)


Are you interested in what to do and see in Global Village Dubai? You are in the right place.

I just returned from another trip to Dubai where I visited Global Village and I was so thrilled by this place. Not only me but whole our family, including our 4-year-old girl enjoyed it so much.

Therefore, I would like to share my experience with you and tell you what to do and see in Global Village Dubai and provide you with the information you need to know before you go, like entry fees, how to get there and give you some tips.

What is Global Village

Global Village Dubai is an enormous multi-cultural amusement park for adults, teenagers, and children. To go to Global Village is like going around the world in one day. There are 27 pavilions representing different countries.

Each pavilion shows the architecture of a particular country. Moreover, there are outlets in each pavilion from where you can buy the local products. Together 3,500 outlets are available here.

Little girl posing in front of Egyptian Pyramids in Global Village Dubai

Not only outlets but also the traditional food of each country is available in more than 200 restaurants. Except for the pavilions with goods and restaurants, you can see 40,000+ entertainment shows.

The Carnival section is for those who love fun and thrilling rides that are suitable for children, families, and adults. You can choose from 170 rides and games.

Things To Do In Global Village Dubai

So what are the things to do and see in Global Village? The area is huge and there is so much to do and see here.

Pavilions in Global Village

There are 27 international pavilions and 93 different cultures. You can find here UAE, Europe, America, Thailand, Turkey, China, Africa, Egypt, India, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, and more.

Pavilion of Egypt in Global Village Dubai

Each country is represented by the architecture in which the pavilion is built and the products that you can buy inside each pavilion.

Shopping in Global Village

In each pavilion, there is a bazaar where you can buy souvenirs from each country. What is even more fascinating is that the people selling the items are natives of that particular country. So you feel you are in that country and not in Dubai.

What can you buy in Global Village? For example African wooden sculptures, Argan oil, Egyptian cotton, jewelry, perfumes, Russian matryoshka, Iranian saffron, Turkish sweets, Afghani and Indian outfits, spices, and many more.

Watch live shows and concerts

Different live shows and concerts are happening in Global Village. You can watch cultural performances or international street entertainment.

If you have children, there are many kids’ shows happening too. In case you like adrenaline, you can watch stunt performances on the main stage that will pump your heart.

Laser show in Global Village Dubai

During our visit, on one stage we saw a performance from Turkey, and later on an African show, so during the day, you can see performances from different cultures.

Not only shows but also live concerts of famous singers worldwide are happening here. During the weekend you can look forward to spectacular fireworks, fire, and fountain shows.


Do you love to try rides and play games? Then this area is for you. 

The Carnaval vibrates in colorful lighting and brings fun to all ages. Whether you like adrenaline or you are coming with children to have some fun, there are many different rides in Global Village.

Rides in Global Village Dubai

Rides and many games, from the newest virtual games to the classic older games, are there for you to try. You will definitely enjoy spending time here.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Would you believe it? Ripley’s Believe It or Not can be found in Dubai. For those who don’t know it, it is an American franchise museum with the most bizarre events and items to display.

Global Village Dubai, Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Not only is the museum with historical artifacts, inspiring art, and unbelievable stories of people and places all around the world, but you can also enter a mirror maze, experience 4D theater, and get some souvenirs from the merchandise shop. This section is for an extra charge.

Go back to the Ancient Emirati Era

As the Emirati culture is not well known, there is a Heritage Village where you can experience Emirati culture and ancient lifestyle.

You can see the traditional crafts, the way they made perfumes, coffee, and much more. Moreover, you can watch Arabian Folk dance and learn new information about it.

Mini World

Discover the world at Mini World, where a global journey awaits! Nestled behind Restaurant Alley, Mini World brings 25 iconic landmarks to your doorstep.

From the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal, explore the globe in one place. Indulge in a culinary adventure with 23 kiosks and 7 food trucks offering international and local delights.


Dining in Global Village Dubai is another incredible experience. There are more than 200 restaurants, street food options, and cafes available where you can choose food from all around the world.

Whether you fancy Italian pizza, Indian food, Asian noodles, Turkish kebab, Bosnian cuisine,  American burgers, shawarma, ice cream, or coffee, you will find it all here.

Mango Tango ice cream and juices in Global Village Dubai

Special highlights belong to Railway Market inspired by the market in Bangkok, Happiness Street where you will find popular bites, Fiesta Street with toasted sandwiches, fries, and more. Fruit bazaar with juicy Thai fruit and ice cream. Indian Chat bazaar and floating market with Asian cuisine.

I recommend Shawerma Edgar and ice cream from Mango Tango where you can choose Mango, coconut, or watermelon juices and ice cream.

What time is Global Village open?

Global Village is a seasonal park that is open every year from October to April.
Opening hours for Season 28 are:
18 Oct. 2023 – 28 Apr. 2024
Sun-Wed: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu – Sat: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tuesdays are reserved exclusively for ladies and families except for public holidays

Global Village tickets

Online ticket price per adult from Sunday till Thursday is 22.50 AED, any day 27 AED. Children under 3 and seniors over 65 are free to enter. Prices of tickets at the gate are 25 AED and 30 AED.

Attractions like rides, mini golf, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and the Ciber City Stunt show cost extra.

➡️Buy your entry ticket for Global Village with a transfer HERE.

How to get to Global Village

By Car: Global Village is situated on two of Dubai’s Major highways. There are 20,000 parking spaces available. From free parking up to VIP parking.
By taxi: You can use a city taxi, Careem, or Uber to drop you off in Global Village
By Bus: Route 102 from Rashidiya Metro Station
Route 103 from Union Metro Station
Route 104 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station
Route 106 from Mall of Emirates Metro Station
Route 107 from al Nahda 1 Bus Station
The buses run from 3:15 pm – 11:15 pm daily, with 30 minutes of travel time

Rules for Global Village

  • No pets allowed
  • Dress modestly
  • No segway, scooters, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.
  • Avoid public displays of affection

Personal tips for your visit

As Dubai roads are very busy, leave your home earlier. The gates open at 4 pm, so it is good to be there at this time. We left around 4:30 and as we got stuck in a traffic jam, we came a bit late. Also, parking a car takes some time as many cars come here.

Global Village is a huge place with a lot of walking and a lot to see, so you need a lot of time here.

A Rickshaw to take people to Global Village Dubai

If you come by car and park in free parking, it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the gates. They said is about 1 km and they offer Rickshows for 10 AED per person, which to us was a surprise and a little bit of a steal which we didn’t know about.

So if you are OK with walking, it is not far, but if you have older people with you, you may want to use them. We used it on the way there but walked back.

Global Village is very popular and therefore very crowded. Be prepared that in some food areas, you will have to fight your way through a crowd of people.

It is good to plan what you want to see as there are many pavilions and shows and it is impossible to see everything in one day.

Global Village FAQs

I provide you with things you can see and do in Global Village Dubai. However, if you still have more questions, I included some here.

Is it worth visiting Global Village Dubai?

Definitely yes. After visiting Global Village, I can say it is an amazing place, worth the visit. And I will visit it again when I’m in Dubai. It is a place must-see.

How much time do you need at Global Village?

There is no direct answer to that. It really depends on what you want to see and do there. One whole day would be enough to see the all pavilions and bazaars. However, if you plan to relax, have something to eat, and watch some shows, then you need more than one day.

Alternatively, you can plan which pavilions and shows you want to see, so you pick up only those that are interesting to you.

Also if you plan to go for rides, I would dedicate another day just for the rides. The Global Village is huge.

Is there WIFI in Global Village?

Yes, there is free WIFI in Global Village Dubai. You will see the sign for it among the other signs all over the park.

Conclusion: What To Do In Global Village Dubai

Global Village Dubai is an extraordinary place that you must visit when you are in Dubai. We all were amazed by the concept, architecture, and idea behind this amusement park.

You get to see different countries and cultures in different pavilions, taste the food and buy products and also meet people from all around the world.

Many fun and adrenaline rides together with different shows make Global Village the best place to spend your day.

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