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Dubai's Global village to open tomorrow: All you need to know

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Filed on October 29, 2018 | Last updated on October 29, 2018 at 04.16 pm

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The park will run for 159 days until April 6, 2019.

Residents and tourists in Dubai can head to Global Village from tomorrow as it opens its doors for the 23rd season.

With a ticket priced at just Dh15, residents can enjoy the diversity across 27 pavilions representing 78 countries. Global Village will showcase the heritage of countries including the UAE, Saudi, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Europe, Americas, Bosnia & Balkans, Thailand, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, Japan, Far East, China, Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey Iran, Yemen, Kuwait. There will also be an Al Sanaa pavilion run by the Ministry of Human Development along with Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation pavilion.

You can keep a tab on the free events and concerts to be held in Global Village on their official website. 

The "Wheel of the World" has been redesigned to feature a huge 50-meter LED screen for live scenes, shows and views of Dubai.

Global Village FAQs

> When does Global Village open? How long will it last?

Global Village Season 23 opens on Tuesday, October 30, and will run for 159 days until April 6, 2019.

> What's new in this edition?

Wheel of the World - 60-metre high with 50-metre LED scren

Floating market, featuring popular street food

Musical dancing fountain with fire shows

Kids' theatre

8 new bridges that replicate the world's most famous architectural icons

Bigger 'Live our Heritage' pavilion showcasing the best Emirati culture and craftmanship

Circus show at Carnaval with 20+ international circus performers and a ringmaster

New Superloop stunt show featuring 30+ stuntmen

A series of 23 concerts and live gigs on all Fridays

> What will be on offer?

27 new pavilions representing 78 cultures/ countries

20,000+ cultural and entertainment shows

3,500+ retail outlets

12 retails shops in the World Avenue

60+ rides

150 F&B outlets

100 interactive video games

30+ rides for children and families

100 professional performers selected from an audition of 3,000 performers from around the world, including the UAE, London, Ukraine, Colombia, India and China

> What are the timings of the park?

Saturday-Wednesday: 4pm - 12 midnight

Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays: 4pm - 1am

Mondays: Are dedicated to families and women only

> How much do the tickets cost?

Dh15: entry ticket (inclusive of VAT)

Free entry: Children under 3 years old; People of Determination (with one companion); senior citizens above 65:

> How to get there by bus?

There are four RTA bus routes to Global Village:

Route 102 from Rashidiya Metro Station

Route 103 from the Union Metro station

Route 104 from Al Ghubaiba Station

Route 106 from Mall of the Emirates Station

> Did you know?

Global Village began as a number of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. Then, it moved to t Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for five years before having its current  location in DubaiLand

Also, did you know that Global Village achieved an impressive 9/10 score on the Happiness Index last season?

(With inputs from Angel Tesorero)


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