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Dubai: Season 27 of Global Village is expected to begin from October 25, and if you are someone who enjoys visiting the attraction every year, there are new details that have been announced by the organisers, including cheaper ticket prices.

In an announcement on August 26, Global Village shared details of the new ticket plans as well as other attractions that will be introduced. So, whether you are a Global Village veteran or are planning to visit it for the first time, here is all you need to know about the upcoming season.

Apart from the new ticket plans, on Monday, Global Village introduced the Season 27 VIP packs, which will be available online from September 24 on the Virgin Megastore Tickets website . 

When does Global Village open?

This year will be the 27th season of Global Village, which opens its doors to visitors during the cooler months of the year. The season will start from October 25, 2022.

What is the new ticket plan?

As per the announcement, visitors can now get a ‘value’ ticket, valid from Sunday to Thursday – excluding public holidays. The other option is for ‘any day’ tickets, which can be used on any day, including on public holidays. Whichever ticket you purchase, if you buy it online, through the smartphone application ‘Global Village’, which is available for Apple and Android devices, as well as the website –, you will get a 10 per cent discount.

Entry ticket prices start from Dh18.

What are the changes and upgrades?

There is a new gate – Happiness Gate – opening at the venue, making the total number of entrances to three.

This year, people will also have the option to rent out exclusive Cabanas, for groups of up to eight people.

There are also several upgrades to the amenities that have been announced, including more smart vending machines at entry points and extra safety lockers to store your belongings.

How much do the VIP packs cost?

• Diamond VIP packs will be available on sale at Dh6,000 with benefits worth over Dh28,000.
• Platinum Packs can be purchased for Dh2,500 with benefits worth almost Dh15,000.
• The Gold Packs cost Dh1,950 with benefits valued at Dh13,000
• Silver Packs are priced at Dh1,600 for benefits worth Dh10,000.

Individuals over 18 years of age, with a valid Emirates ID can buy up to eight VIP packs per person.

What is included in the VIP packs? 

The packs include VIP entry tickets, VIP parking privileges and VIP Wonder Passes which gives access to Global Village attractions including Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, the Aqua Action stunt show and the ever-popular Carnaval funfair.

Vouchers for VIP guests

Diamond Pack holders will also receive vouchers for in-park taxi transportation, car wash and porter services.

Also, Global Village VIP guests will get offers and privileges from popular public attractions in Dubai, including: Burj Al Arab, Sea Breeze at JBR, Roxy Cinemas, The Green Planet, Laguna Water Park, as well as Dubai Parks and Resorts.

When do the Global Village VIP packs go on sale?

Tickets for Global Village season 27 VIP packs go live on September 24. However, according to Global Village, small proportion of the VIP packs are available for pre-booking for Dh70 from September 17 until September 22 on .

To get a head start, you must first register your contact details on the Virgin Megastore website, through this link: before the tickets go on sale to save time.

Types of Global Village VIP packs

• Diamond
• Platinum
• Gold
• Silver

How will you get the tickets? 

According to Global Village, Virgin Megastore will deliver the VIP packs to guests in early October ahead of the season-opening on October 25. Guests can then activate their VIP packs by registering online.

After receiving the packs, VIP guests can access a personal dashboard on the Global Village app to to manage their tickets, passes, offers and privileges.

How can I get to Global Village?

Global Village is easy to spot, located on the Mohamed Bin Zayed Road (E311) between the Arabian Ranches residential development and the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park. The highway gives clear directions towards the parking lot for Global Village, regardless of the direction you are travelling on. There are also buses operated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) that take passengers from different parts of Dubai, like Bur Dubai, Deira, Rashidiya and Al Barsha to Global Village. You can plan your trip using the RTA’s ‘S’hail’ app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, or call RTA on 800 9090.