Global Village (Dubai)

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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 over 5 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft (1,600,000 m2).[1]


Located on Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road (E 311); Exit 37.

Season 2013 / 2014[edit]

Global Village’s 18th season began on 5 October 2013 and closed on 12 April 2014.


Global Village operates seven 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.

Parking area[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Facts and figures[edit]

Year Number of visitors
2013/14 From 5 October 2013 to 12 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Global Village | Make Your Senses Come Alive". Retrieved 2015-04-23. 

Coordinates: 25°04′07″N 55°18′23″E / 25.068749°N 55.30626°E / 25.068749; 55.30626