Global Village – Travel the world in a few hours!

Global Village is the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment destination in the region, with a unique shopping experience at 30 pavilions representing more than 75 countries with different cultures.

There are many things to do in Dubai over the Winter months and one of our favourite things is Global Village.

Dubai goes above and beyond from November until April each year with a huge global event which hosts cultural food, entertainment and shopping stalls to represent 75 countries from each continent. You get to try traditional food from different countries, as well as buy items from a range of places you wouldn’t typically go to, for example, African pottery or Asian clothing etc.

Entertainment includes circus and stunt performances on the centre stage as well as ethnic dances at different country pavilions. I’d say always check here before going so you can time your visit if you want to see a good performance.

For us the best part of Global Village is the fact that it supports small and upcoming businesses and gives them a great platform to get their brand out there. I feel like as the Global Village event runs for half the year – small businesses are essentially getting an amazing chance to set themselves up for the rest of the year – I’m not sure I know of many other places that provide this opportunity for such a long period of time!

So if this wasn’t enough there are attractions there too!!!! So you get to experience things like the famous Escape the room game – where you have around 60 minutes to solve puzzles in order to escape, or the haunted house which will leave you shivering! There is also a mini theme park called Fantasy Island which has a few rides to top the Global Village experience off! – The attractions are extras which all have a separate entrance fee, click here for more information.

You can find out more information about the whole Global Village experience here.

Oh and check out hubby’s experience of Global Village (see how much fun he has without me!!!! lol!)


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