Dubai: Global Village in Dubai opens its doors today, October 25, at 6pm, marking the official start of its 27th season.
This year, Global Village brings together 27 pavilions, over 3,500 shopping outlets and more than 250 restaurants, cafes, and street food options.
Featuring 40,000 shows, guests can experience a new lineup of performers, famous characters, concerts, street entertainment and the “region’s only water-based stunt show”.
• The “Value” ticket, valid from Sunday to Thursday (excluding public holidays), will encourage weekday visits.
• The “Any Day” ticket provides guests the flexibility to enter Global Village any day they like including public holidays.
• Tickets purchased on the Global Village mobile app or website get 10 per cent off.
Rides, games, attractions
More than 175 rides, games and attractions are also available, including the new Global Village Big Balloon, a “one-of-its-kind” Helium Balloon Ride providing spectacular 360-degree views across Global Village and its wider surroundings.
Mohamed Sharaf, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment, said: “Global Village has been a regional and international phenomenon for close to three decades, helping cement Dubai as a global hub for entertainment and tourism. Since the end of Season 26, our teams have been using guest feedback and data to find new and unique ways to take the guest experience to the next level.
"This would not be possible without our extraordinary teams and partners, who work tirelessly to bring the beautiful cultures of the world to Dubai’s Global Village. We are delighted to welcome our guests from across the globe to the 27th Season of Global Village with another unmissable line-up of attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences.”
Celebrating the opening of Season 27, Global Village is bringing a unique fleet of some of the world’s most recognisable and iconic cars to the streets of Dubai.
The Global Village “wonder rides” feature taxis from New York, Cuba, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, and Lebanon. Global Village will also be inviting guests to enjoy back-seat themed challenges, inspired by the host country of each cab. Anyone who spots one of the Global Village wonder rides can take a photo, post it on their social media channels, tag #WonderRides and stand a chance to win some exciting prizes.
Latest features in Season 27 include the Global Village Big Balloon, House of Fear, “the scariest haunted house in the region” and Diggers Lab, a hydraulic digger experience located at the entrance of Carnaval. The first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in the MENA region returns to Global Village for its fourth year and welcomes over 50 new exhibits, and the new Hero’s Gallery.
The Season 27 entertainment line-up features a range of fan favourites, globally renowned performers, a new stunt show, famous characters, world-class concerts and street entertainment. Guests can see over 400 performers from 40 different countries, with over 200 performances every night.
Guests will be able to choose from over 250 restaurants, cafes and street food options, with a range of new concepts and upgraded dining options bringing the flavours of the world to Global Village. New this season, guests can experience high-end cuisine in four double-storey restaurants overlooking Dragon Lake.
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New pavilions from Qatar and Oman add to the excitement of the unique shopping experience at the 27th season of Global Village that has 27 pavilions in total. Guests can also shop at the Road of Asia, a new pedestrian street featuring 43 kiosks from 13 Asian countries with authentic products from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
Global Village will welcome its first guests from 6pm on October 25. From Wednesday, October 26, the park is open daily Sunday to Thursday from 4pm until midnight.
On Friday, Saturday, and public holidays, opening hours are 4pm until 1am. Entry gates are closed half an hour before Global Village’s closing time. Tuesdays are exclusively reserved for ladies and families except on public holidays and the season opening day, Tuesday, October 25.