Global Village (Dubai)

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Global Village
Global Village Dubai
Founded byAhmad Hussain Bin Essa
Global Village Dubai

Global Village in Dubai

Global Village in Dubai is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E 311 road (United Arab Emirates) Dubai.[1] It combines cultures of 90 countries across the world at one place.

Many international artists such as Jason Derulo, Liam Payne, Now United, Shahrukh Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Samira Said, Elissa, Neha Kakkar, Guru Randhawa, Atif Aslam etc. have performed here.[2]


Global Village started out in the form of a number of kiosks in January 1997 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 on exit of Sheikh Zayed Exit 37 in Wadi Al Safa 4.[3][1]


There are four main sections in the Village. These sections consist of events and concerts, carnivals, food, and shopping. The food aisle will have food from all over the world. Concerts, carnivals, and shopping are the same. booty


Dubai Global Village includes pavilions, decorated in style of different countries and cultures. Here's a list of pavilions as of 2023:[4]


South Korea Korea

Bahrain Bahrain

Kuwait Kuwait

State of Palestine Palestine

Oman Oman

Qatar Qatar

Iran Iran

Syria Syria

Lebanon Lebanon

Russia Russia

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Thailand Thailand

Yemen Yemen

Egypt Egypt

Morocco Morocco

Afghanistan Afghanistan

Turkey Turkey

Japan Japan

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

China China

Pakistan Pakistan

India India





Other pavilions:

Al Sana'a pavilion

Khalifa Foundation


Dubai Global Village has one of the largest capacity parking in Dubai with a total capacity of 18300 vehicles.[1] The parking is divided into two main categories. One is general parking which is free of cost while the other is paid parking known as VIP Parking. There is valet parking available as well. The parking has a free train and shuttle bus to and from the park.

Facts and figures[edit]

Year Number of visitors
2019/20 More than 7 million visitors, From 29 October 2019 to 15 March 2020, 146 days (Closed early due to COVID-19 outbreak instead of 4 April).[5][6]
2018/19 7 million visitors, From 30 October 2018 to 13 April 2019, 166 days.[7]
2017/18 5.6 million visitors, From 1 November 2017 to 7 April 2018, 157 days.[8]
2016/17 From 1 November 2016 to 8 April 2017, 158 days.
2015/16 From 3 November 2015 to 9 April 2016, 158 days.
2014/15 From 6 November 2014 to 11 April 2015, 156 days.
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.

2018 Session[edit]

The 23rd session of Dubai Global village started on 30 October 2018.[9] This season remained open until 13 April 2019. Over 90 countries and 27 pavilion are established in this season. Overall, 23 concerts will be held during this season.[10]

2019 Session[edit]

The 24th session started on 29 October 2019.[11] It was scheduled to close its gates for visitors on 4 April 2020 for the session, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and as instructed from Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the session was suspended early,[12] in line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health due to pandemic.[13] Owing to the early closure of the park all the scheduled concerts were canceled too.[13]

2020 Session (Silver Jubilee Season)[edit]

This was the 25th anniversary, or silver jubilee, of the park, and in keeping with the theme, the new season of Global Village launched on 25 October and ran for 25 weeks, concluding on 18 April 2021. Another change for this season was that the opening hours on Saturday have been extended. The park was open from 2 pm until 11 pm (it was previously open from 4 pm until midnight). Some accommodations were made in recognition of the continuing Covid pandemic.[14]

The 25th anniversary season was extended to 2 May so families might enjoy Ramadan in Global Village.[15]

The Global Village in Dubai has continued for the seasons after the 25th anniversary.


A fire broke out in the China pavilion on 25 June 2018 during a demolition process. No injuries were reported as it was during the off-season.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Global, Village. "Official Global Village Website". Global Village Dubai. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "In pics: Dubai's Global Village receives 'record' seven million visitors". Gulf Business. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ Zaki, Yousra (29 October 2018). "Your ultimate guide to Dubai's Global Village". Gulf News. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ "All Pavilions | Global Village". Retrieved 18 April 2023.
  5. ^ Staff Report (15 April 2020). "Dubai's Global Village logs Dh3 billion business transactions, 7 million visitors in over 5 months". Gulf News. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ Cherian, Dona (29 October 2019). "Dubai Global Village 2019-2020: Everything you need to know". Gulf News. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ Staff Report (15 April 2019). "Dubai's Global Village logs Dh3 billion business transactions, 7 million visitors in over 5 months". GulfNews. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  8. ^ Staff Report (9 April 2017). "Global Village welcomed 5.6 million visitors this season". GulfNews. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  9. ^ "23rd season of Dubai Global Village - dates and VIP Packs announced". Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Dubai's Global Village unveils new season". Arab News. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  11. ^ Cherian, Dona (29 October 2019). "Dubai Global Village 2019-2020: Everything you need to know". Gulf News. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  12. ^ "Global Village Early Closure". Dubai Culture.[dead link]
  13. ^ a b Gibbon, Gavin (15 March 2020). "Dubai's Global Village closes early as coronavirus precaution". Arabian Business. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  14. ^ Rodrigues, Janice (13 September 2020). "What to expect from Global Village 2020: opening date, virtual rock concerts, new pavilions and more". Lifestyle. The National. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  15. ^ Zaki, Yousra (2 May 2021). "Global Village ends 25th season with a record-breaking fireworks show". Gulf News. Retrieved 25 March 2023. extending their season for an extra two weeks until Sunday May 2, so the public can enjoy Ramadan at the family-friendly entertainment destination.
  16. ^ Ali Al Shouk (25 June 2018). "Fire breaks out at Dubai Global Village". GulfNews. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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