Global Village, located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, is the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment destination in the region, with a unique shopping experience at 27 pavilions representing more than 75 countries with different cultures. This season, which marks the 23rd season of Global Village, is even bigger and better, with an expanded line-up of attractions, including fireworks display, weekly concerts and special circus shows, a unique floating market, and exciting lake and fire shows. Global Village will be open this season from 30th October 2018 to 7th April 2019, for a period of 158 days.
A host of major festive events for the new season will combine world-class shopping from around the world, unlimited entertainment, international cuisine and Carnaval – A Unique new concept and the biggest fun-fair experience ever hosted in Global Village. Visitors can also enjoy unique dining experiences with new restaurants, cafes and street food kiosks.
‘Carnaval’, Circus, Lake and Fire Shows
A fiery fountain show, in the lake, at the heart of Global Village, is a new attraction this season. With the world’s largest underwater LED screen, 70 flame throwers and spectacular fountains, this performance will light up your visit.
Circus Circus is a great attraction for families with small children. Drawn from around the world, spectacular Circus performers will dazzle and amaze with death-defying high-wire stunts, columbian clown shows, Russian wheel of death acts and other breath-taking performances.
Another key new attraction for all ages is, Carnaval, presented in an innovative design with colorful backgrounds, cheerful lighting and fast-moving tunes to heighten guests’ experience.
Carnaval is for guests of all ages with 31 exhilarating rides, 25 skill games with a wide range of popular gifts, and more than 100 arcade games in a new large Arcade building designed as a carnival tent. Rides in Carnaval are divided into three categories based on their experiences – children’s rides, family rides and thrill riders for the speed and adventure seekers.
Weekly Concerts and daily shows
Global Village hosts more than 12,000 cultural and entertainment shows throughout the 158 days of Season. International stars from the Middle East, Asia and the world will be taking the stage every Friday at 9pm. A confirmed list includes:
Apart from the concerts, many entertaining shows like “Box car capers” a crazy, fun filled show depicting a chaotic train ride, and “Elemental”, a dance and acrobatic show based in a futuristic world, where people strive to protect the four elements from a dark force. Earth, Fire, Wind and Water are beautifully represented in this visual spectacle. For Bollywood fans, “Bollywood Nights”, a grand Bollywood musical show awaits.
The Superloop Stunt Show is one of the most anticipated performances of season 23. Gravity defying stunts, which include falls from high buildings, flame throwers, skidding cars as smoke pours from the tyres, a motorbike on a high wire and the death-defying stunt of driving a car upside down in the giant Superloop, are guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush. The Superloop Stunt Show is one of the biggest shows of its type in the world.
Superloop Stunt Show is included in the Global Village entry ticket and is open daily except Tuesdays.
Timings & Ticket Price
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.
Monday will always be a family day, unless it is a public holiday.
Global Village general admission tickets are available for sale at all Global Village gates starting 3:30pm every day until half an hour prior to park closure.
Price of General Admission Ticket: AED 15.
The RTA has set up 2 bus routes to allow the public affordable and easy-to-use methods of getting to Global Village. The first route (103) starts from Union Station, while the second route (104) starts from Al Ghubaiba Station. The service runs from 3:15pm until 11:15pm, with 30 minutes of travel time. For more information on RTA buses routes and timings, please contact RTA on 8009090.