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Global Village Festival Dubai – season 28

October 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm April 28, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

Coolest winter events Dubai

Global Village Dubai is a unique multicultural family destination established in 1997 and open only during the winter season in Dubai. The park is a one-stop destination for some of the best entertainment, shopping, dining and attractions in the region. Global Village is one of Dubai’s top attractions and takes you on a cultural journey around the world. The park is open from 24 October 2023 to 28 April 2024

Dubai’s most enjoyable cultural festival

Global Village Festival Dubai is one of the largest seasonal festivals in Dubai and attracts many visitors to Dubai every year. This year, the festival will be held from 24 October to 28 April 2024.

At the festival, you can visit a large number of country pavilions every day and taste dishes from all over the world. You can shop for local products and there are fun attractions and performances for young and old.

Country pavilions

Cultures from around the world at the themed pavilions will take you to different lands of wonder. Travel the world at a one-stop destination with over 80 cultures represented by 26 pavilions, and shop at bustling bazaars, enjoy cultural performances, indulge in national cuisines, and connect with people of different nationalities.

Entertainment & fireworks & fountain shows

Over 40,000 dynamic lined-up shows offer world-class entertainment to intrigue your imagination and leave you in awe. Discover kids’ shows, cultural performances, international street entertainment, dazzling main stage performances, a sanity-defying stunt show, and so much more.

Global Village is famed for its weekend firework spectaculars, and the mesmerising fire and fountain show.

Carnaval Attractions

With over 170 rides, games, and attractions to explore and enjoy, all visits to the Carnaval are filled with fun and wonder. It is home to some pretty epic rides and not just for the tiny tots. Although there are super fun rides for the little ones, too, the others can spin with gravity-defying, stomach-churning, high-intensity, spinny rides.

Global Village map

Opening hours Global Village

During the opening period from October to April, the park has the following opening hours:

Global VillageOpening hours
Monday4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tuesday*4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wednesday4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thursday4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday4:00 pm – 01:00 am
Saturday4:00 pm – 01:00 am
Sunday4:00 pm – 01:00 am

* Tuesdays are reserved for families and ladies only. Does not apply if Tuesday falls on a public holiday.

Ticket prices Global Village

To gain access to the festival grounds, you need to buy a ticket. It is cheaper to buy your tickets online and reserve your visit. Furthermore, you can buy individual tickets via the Wonder Pass for attractions, shows, and parking at Global Village.

Travel to Global Village

The Global Village site is best reached by car. There are many car parks around the festival. Of course, it is also possible to travel to Global Village by taxi.

  • Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road
  • Exit 37 – E311 – Dubai – Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
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FAQ’S Global Village Dubai

Is Global Village Dubai open all year?

No, Global Village is an event that is only open during the winter period (October to April). During this period, the temperatures in Dubai are the most pleasant.

How much does a Global Village ticket cost?

The entrance ticket to Global Village remains at AED 20 per person, including 5% VAT, when purchased at the gate. Tickets purchased online or through the app will cost AED 15 per person. Children less than 3 years old and senior citizens above 65 years old enter free of charge.

What is the best time to visit Global Village Dubai?

It is recommended to visit Global Village from the opening at 4 pm. It gets busier as the evening approaches.

What should i wear when visiting Global Village Dubai?

It is allowed to wear shorts. Please note that it can get a little chilly in Dubai after sunset.

Are all attractions included in a ticket to Global Village?

No, for many rides and stunt shows you have to buy a ticket separately. The entrance fee is only for access to the festival grounds.