Global Village reopens for brand new season


Global Village opened its doors to visitors on Wednesday for its 28th season.

After bringing together a record-breaking 9 million guests last season, the multicultural family destination is offering an expanded array of attractions in its latest edition that runs until April 28, 2024.

With 27 pavilions, over 3,500 shopping outlets, and more than 250 dining options, this season provides an immersive journey through more than 90 cultures.

"For nearly three decades, Global Village has been a regional and international phenomenon, solidifying Dubai's status as a global entertainment and tourism hub. This achievement owes much to our exceptional teams and partners, who tirelessly contribute to showcasing the world's diverse cultures," said Fernando Eiroa, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Holding Entertainment.

Global Village’s 28th Season provides a wide range of entertainment options with a packed schedule of 40,000 shows featuring world-class performers, beloved characters, concerts, street performances, and the all-new Cyber City Stunt Show – Powered by Surge.

International acts like AAINJAA, Fusion Japan, and Dhol Foundation will grace the Main Stage. The Kids’ Theatre will host favourites like Peter Rabbit and PJ Masks.

The Dragon Lake features a mesmerising new fire and laser show performed atop the world’s largest underwater LED screen, with perfect synchronisation ensuring amazing hourly shows.

The iconic Dallah at the Gate of the World is another cynosure with never-before-seen 3D projection shows. Magical firework shows will also light up the skies above the park every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Additionally, there will be more than 195 rides and games at Carnaval, besides other attractions including 10 new exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, and the largest House of Fear in the region.

Global Village is also introducing Mini World, a destination that celebrates cultures from around the world through miniature landmarks, street food offerings, new game and adventure zones and a mini golf zone, offering visitors of every age activities to enjoy.

For the convenience of visitors, the Roads and Transport Authority has introduced an additional bus route, Route 107, from Al Nahda Bus Station, complementing the existing four routes from various locations.

Visitors can also look forward to enhanced services across all parking zones, including the relocation of the VIP parking zone to the Cultural Gate, the expansion of entrances and exits, and the addition of new lanes to accommodate more vehicles and provide a smoother journey to and from Global Village.

Ticket options too cater to every preference. The ‘Value’ ticket encourages weekday visits, valid from Sunday to Thursday (excluding public holidays), while the ‘Any Day’ ticket offers flexibility for entry on any day, including public holidays.

Tickets purchased on the mobile app or website receive a 10 per cent discount. Any Day tickets would cost AED 30 at the gate while they are available for AED 27 online. The value tickets cost AED 25 at the gate and AED 22.5 if purchased online.

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