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Updated January 2023

Global Village Dubai 2022 commenced on October 25 and has been featuring more than 90 different cultures across 27 pavilions this season. From cultural wonders to entertainment and artistry, visitors may discover wonders from all four corners of the world at Global Village.

If you are interested to visit the multicultural event, here’s what we know so far about the latest iteration of Global Village 2023.

What is Global Village?

Global Village is essentially a one-stop shop for the best entertainment, shopping, dining, and attractions in Dubai. Visiting the event means discovering new wonders with every visit as you experience cuisine and cultures from all around the world.

What can we expect from Global Village 2023?

In this year’s Global Village, we can see the addition of 27 pavilions for the ongoing season has been enhancing visitor interest and providing a distinctive global village shopping experience. Qatar and Oman have new pavilions this season.

UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Africa, Americas, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Iran, Oman, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen, and Russia are part of the pavilions at the park.

Road of Asia

The park’s newest attraction, Road of Asia, features a variety of cultures and traditions from one of the planet’s most populous continents. Guests are able to purchase 100% genuine goods from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Philippines at the new business’s lively outlets.

A new pedestrian path called “Road of Asia” has 43 kiosks from 13 Asian nations that are not featured in pavilions.

Balloon Ride

Visitors can experience Global Village at its highest point throughout this season. Visitors can fly 200 feet in the air on a helium balloon trip to get a 360-degree panorama of the park and the Dubai cityscape.

The “Global Village Big Balloon” is suitable for individuals of will and can hold up to 20 people of all ages.

The 65-foot-diameter helium balloon, which is as tall as a six-story structure and can be seen for miles around the multicultural destination, is destined to become a new landmark in the skies.

House of Fear

One of the numerous new attractions Dubai’s Global Village offers when it reopened on October 25 is The House of Fear, which has been dubbed the scariest haunted house in the area.

A cast of actors appears in nine various scenarios at the recently constructed House of Fear, featuring a haunted cemetery, a hospital psych ward, and even a wailing tree. The eerie design, which covers 660 square meters, uses the most recent US animatronic technology.

Digger’s Lab

Diggers Lab, a brand-new feature at the park, is another. Children can enjoy this entertaining educational exercise by donning a construction hat. Children may take charge by controlling dumpers, diggers, and other construction equipment through the hydraulic digger adventure.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is back for the fourth time in Global Village 2022. The odditorium boasts more than 200 astounding and amazing displays from all over the world, as well as a number of brand-new exhibits, an improved lobby, and additional retail options.

Over 50 new displays are available, including a 14-foot killer crocodile, a matchstick model made of over a million matchsticks, and even a representation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s “money legs.” A new photo opportunity has been added to the renowned “torture chamber” collection, which already features incredible displays of historical prison punishments.

Christmas tree lighting

The lighting of a huge Christmas tree will be held at Global Village on Thursday, December 8. At the joyful tree-lighting ceremony at 7 o’clock, guests will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his helpers.

Snowfest Ice Rink

The Snowfest Ice Rink is a bucket list spot and ideal for the whole family, including the not-so-little ones over 90 cm. The custom-built rink is designed for the experienced skater or a total newbie and adds a touch of fascination to your Global Village experience. Your spirits will lift as you glide along, enjoying the fine weather and sights and sounds of this winter wonderland. Your ticket, which can be purchased online for just AED 40, includes a 20-minute session and a pair of socks.


With over 170 rides, games, and attractions to explore and enjoy, all visits to the Carnaval are filled with fun and wonder. It is home to some pretty epic rides, and not just for the tiny tots. Although there are super fun rides for the little ones, too, the others can spin with gravity-defying, stomach-churning, high-intensity, spinny rides. With over 125+ arcade and skill games, guests enjoy everything from new-age virtual games to classics like shooting hoops and throwing darts.

When does Global Village 2023 take place?

Global Village welcomes guests during the winter time of the year for the 27th consecutive season. Season 2022 began on 25 October 2022. The attractions will run until 29 April 2023.

What are the timings of Global Village 2023?

The timing for Global Village 2023 has been announced. Below are the details: 

  • Sunday – Thursday: 4 PM until 12 AM
  • Friday, Saturday and public holidays: 4 PM – 1 AM
  • Tuesday (except those falling on a public holiday) is exclusively reserved for families and ladies. So, no single men or groups of males are permitted.

Entry gates will be closed half an hour before Global Village’s closing time.

How much does the ticket cost?

Entry ticket prices start from AED 18 for the value ticket. The following perks are included with the tickets:

  • Park entry is valid for a single entry (please note Tuesdays are family days).
  • Access to 27 country pavilions where you can tour unique cultural treasures, including new additions like Oman and Qatar.
  • Access to an authentic Emirati heritage area, taking you back in time.
  • Access to 200+ shows every day.
  • Access to the Kids’ Theatre with plenty of fun for the little ones, starring all their favourite characters and much more.

Purchasing the ticket online

Tourists can now purchase a “value” ticket, according to the notice, which is available from Sunday through Thursday – except on federal holidays. The alternative is to purchase “any day” tickets that can be used on any day—including holidays. You will receive a 10% discount on every ticket you buy online if you do so using the Global Village mobile application, which is accessible for Apple and Android smartphones, as well as the website.

Global Village VIP Packs

Diamond VIP packs are 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.

A maximum of eight VIP packages can be purchased per individual who is at least 18 years old and has a valid Emirates ID. The VIP Wonder Passes allow entrance to Global Village attractions like Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, the Aqua Action stunt show, and the perennially famous Carnaval funfair. VIP entrance tickets, VIP parking permits, and VIP Wonder Passes are also included in the packs.

Owners of Diamond Packs will also get coupons for porter, vehicle wash, and in-park taxi transportation. Additionally, VIP visitors to Global Village will receive offers and benefits from well-known Dubai tourist destinations like the Burj Al Arab, Sea Breeze at JBR, Roxy Cinemas, The Green Planet, Laguna Water Park, and Dubai Parks and Resorts.

How do I get to the Global Village site?

Global Village is situated on Mohamed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and is easily accessible by public or private transport. Take a look at the map below for directions to the site.


Is Global Village safe to visit?

Global Village puts the well-being and safety of their guests as its number 1 priority. Thus, the highest standards of safety and hygiene protocols are being implemented to ensure public health. Global Village is the only theme park in the world to have been awarded the prestigious British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour.

Are there specific rules to follow?

Yes, there are. Please abide by the following rules and regulations.

  • No pets are permitted
  • Please dress modestly
  • No skateboards, scooters, segways, hoverboards and so on are permitted
  • Please avoid public displays of affection
  • Filming is not allowed without a permit

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