It’s almost this time of year again for what some call the world’s largest project in tourism, leisure and entertainment. Covering an area of 17,200,00 sq ft, Dubai Global Village attracts over 5 million visitors each year, and it’s coming now for its 20th season, spanning 2015/2016.
It’s an annual festival that brings families and tourists to enjoy performances, exhibitions, food and goods from around the world.
Global village was made especially to be the best entertaining place for different generations. There are international shows, highly professional performers and wonderful special attractions. The fun is is guaranteed for everyone.
What to expect?
In the Global Village, the excitement is in every corner. You will have the opportunity to do different kinds of activities:
- Shopping: Anything you wish to buy will be exposed there for sure. There are over 3,500 shops, more than 36 pavilions, retailers from all over the world. Almost 70 countries from Easterners, Middle East, and Westerners. Handicrafts, pret a porter, fabrics and gifts from different cultures will be presented.
- Dining: There are 26 restaurants serving tasty international food. All of them are directed by the most famous chefs from all over the world. Italian, Asian, Arabic, Spanish… All the cuisines are available with perfect services.
- Entertainment: Over 50 fun rides: The fantasy Island, illumination world, with the Abra ride and the train ride. You will have a great time there especially for kids!
- Shows: This season, there will be more than 12,000 shows spread all over the period of the event. For more details, check the calendar.
To have a greater idea about the event, check out this article about the last season.
From Tuesday, 3rd November 2015 to Saturday, 9th April 2016
Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Exit No. 37,Dubai land Area
AED 15 per person
Free entry for children under 3 years
Mondays are family days (except public holidays)
Where to Stay?
Below are the best nearest hotels from the global village.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club Hotel
The Arabian Ranches Golf Club offers to its clients an unparalleled stay. The hotel contains rooms with panoramic views. You may choose the lake view or the golf course view.
The service is perfect: You will be very welcomed and treated on a royal way. You will find everything you need within the rooms: TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi…
This hotel is the golfers’ wonderland! It has a highly professional golf course and all the facilities are provided for the players. There are professional golfers available to help the beginners in practicing.
Location: Emirates Road (311), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2.8 miles from the Global Village
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Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis:
Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis is a one of the top mid range hotels in Dubai. The rooms, with the touch of purple color, are very comfortable and contain all kinds of facilities. The price is more affordable than other similar hotels.
There is a rooftop swimming pool as well as whirlpool.
The hotel offers free regular shuttle bus to Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Beach.
The staff is very helpful and kind. For any clarification do not hesitate to ask them, they are very cheerful.
Location: Off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.5 miles from Global Village
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Auris Fakhruddin Hotel Apartments:
Auris Fakhruddin Hotel Apartments have a very nice location. It’s a building with 22 floors, containing 304 luxury apartments. It’s only few minutes’ away drive from most of the important Dubai attractions. The apartments are vast, delighting, well organized and contains all essential facilities. A fully equipped kitchen is available in all apartments.
For your body shape, there is a Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, steam and sauna and a rooftop swimming pool.
Location: Sports City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.8 miles from Global Village
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