One thing I love the most about Dubai is how in just one city, people from different countries live together peacefully and enjoy each other’s company. A living proof is the Global Village, a place where everybody of different nationalities seem to be cheery. We have been to Global Village a few times in the past. However I believe that every year it is getting better. With so many places to see in Dubai, this has to be one of my favorites! Global Village is the largest outdoor family destination and theme park with a fantastic display of international culture, presenting a great insight into many countries products and traditions. It is a fun wonderland right in the heart of Dubai. With a fusion of different cultures, Global Village is truly a place you need to visit.

What’s New in Global Village?

We were stunned to see the enhanced infrastructures especially the grand entrance of India’s Taj Mahal. From its changing lights color, huge size, intricate details, I must admit that they’ve chosen the best landmark to welcome the visitors.

Taj Mahal Global Village

Most of the pavilion facades have been redesigned to provide better representation of the culture and heritage of each country. As soon as you get inside, famous landmarks from Europe – France Eiffel tower, London Big Ben, Rome Colosseum can be seen on the left aisle. These are part of the new enhancements they made.

Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

The tallest building in the world adds on the dramatic backdrop of my photo.

The entire area 17,200,000 sq. ft has 31 pavilions featuring different countries or continents with numerous stalls, shops and restaurants celebrating the culture and traditions of that place. And as Dubai goes this place also has to set a record right? It is claimed to be the largest tourism, leisure and entertainment project in the world! Last year alone, Global Village said to receive 5 million visitors in five months.

Global Village 2016

Take warm clothing along with you because this desert wonderland can get quite chilly in the evening.

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Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

family

My family plus Mariza.

Global Village Dubai

Some of Asia’s famous landmarks – Malaysia’s Petronas tower and Singapore Gardens by the bay. Another additions to the new Global Village.

food global village

A lot of food stalls and restaurants are available in the place. Our favorite which is not in the photo are the potato rings! Mine should be spicy 🙂

Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

Global Village 2016

after taking photo of each light color, i realized that i should’ve took a video instead!haha

Location:  Global Village is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai, UAE.
Duration: open for 5 months every year November until April
Timings:

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 4pm to 12am (entry gates closed at 11:30pm)
  • Thursday, Friday and Public Holiday 4pm To 1am (entry gates closed at 12:30am)
  • Monday is a family day (except public holidays)

Price of General Admission Ticket: AED 15
Website: www.globalvillage.ae