Global Village (Dubai)
Global Village Dubailand, Dubai, is claimed to be the world's largest tourism, leisure and entertainment project. It is the region's first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, it has 6 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft (1,600,000 m2).
Located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E 311); Exit 37.
Season 2013 / 2014
Global Village’s 18th season began on 5th October 2013 and closed on 12th April 2014.
Global Village operates 7 days a week, and opens its gates to visitors From Saturday to Wednesday from 4:00pm-12:00am, and opens until 1:00am on Thursday, Friday, and public holidays.
The parking area at Global Village was designed to host more than 17,000 cars with additional overflow parking areas used during peak times. Free parking shuttles are operated round the clock during the operating hours to transport visitors to and from the overflow parking areas.
Global Village started out in the form of a number of kiosks in 1996 located on the Creek Side opposite to Dubai Municipality. It then later shifted to the Oud Metha Area near Wafi City for 5 years.Today, Global Village has 6 million visitors at its current location in DubaiLand.
Facts and figures
|Year||Number of visitors|
|2013/14||From 5th October 2013 to 12th April 2014, 191 days.|
|2012||7.00 million visitors.|
|2011||5.00 million visitors, 151 days and 45 country pavilions.|
|2008||4.50 million visitors.|
|2007||4.20 million visitors, 59 days and 39 country pavilions.|
|2006||2.10 million visitors, 129 days and 40 country pavilions.|
|2005||5.00 million visitors, 79 days. Global Village reaches its 10-year mark with a new location and longer operation period.|
|2004||5.20 million visitors, 38 participating countries.|
|2003||3.10 million visitors, 31 participating countries.|
|2002||2.33 million visitors, 28 country pavilions.|
|2001||1.68 million visitors, 25 country pavilions.|
|2000||1.59 million visitors, 22 country pavilions.|
|1999||1.45 million visitors, 20 country pavilions from around the world.|
|1998||1.20 million visitors, 20 country pavilions from around the world.|
|1997||900,000 visitors, 18 countries.|
|1996||Global Village was initially a small site along the Dubai Creek with small kiosks representing different countries. In its first year, Global Village had more than 500,000 visitors.|