Date: Thurs, 6th Nov 2014 – Sat, 11th Apr 2015
Duration: 5 months 7 days
Category: Community, Family , Lifestyle
Admission: 15 AED, children under 3 are free, Mondays are family days unless it is a public holiday
Global Village is the leading seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region. Global Village’s 19th season will open this Thursday, and continue for 157 days until April 11, 2015. The festival offers visitors a remarkable assortment of festivals, shopping and entertainment in an open-air theme park.
This entertainment and shopping destination is set to welcome all from November through to April. The carnival hosts over 70 participating countries presented in over 36 pavilions, with more than 50 fun rides and 26 restaurants offering food from around the world. Global Village is Dubai’s most prominent family entertainment and cultural attraction. The mega carnival also offers a unique shopping experience.
Global Village will boast an assortment of dining options from many different cultural cuisines. The festival has many thrilling rides for both adults and children at the Fantasy Island.
“Global Village in terms of size is around 2.7 million square feet. And this year we have increased it by 330,000 square feet in terms of size,” Ahmad Hussain Bin Eisa, Global Village Chief Operating ficer mentioned.
“We have more countries, for example, The Americas [Pavilion] is with us for the first time in years. We increased the number of kiosks. In terms of size, we have made it bigger; in terms of excitement, we have looked at it and made it more exciting,” he added.
The exciting new additions this year are:
1) Globo – Global Village’s new mascot
2) 70 countries in 31 pavilions: New countries are Cambodia, Iraq, and the Americas
3) Six special Attractions
– Heritage Village brought by Hamdan Bin Mohammad Heritage Centre
– Illumination World
– Animals Land
– Al Remal Pit
– 3D Haunted House
– Prehistoric Oceanarium
4) More than 12,000 shows in six months, including 20 concerts by Arabic and Asian artists
5) Five million prizes to be given away for the Scratch and Win promotion
Launched in 1997, Global Village was first founded on the Creek side then Oud Metha then Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37.
Global Village Hours:
Sat-Wed-16:00 to 12:00
Thurs,Fri and public Holidays:16:00 untill 01:00
Mon is a family Day except public holidays
Dubai Festival City
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road
Tel.: +971 4 362 4114