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Global Village (Dubai)

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Global Village in Dubai
Global Village in Dubai

Global Village in Dubai is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) Dubai.[1] It combines cultures of 90 countries across the world at one place. It claims to be the world's largest tourism, leisure, shopping 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).[2] The current admission fee is AED 15.

Many notable international artists such as Jason Derulo, Liam Payne, Shahrukh Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Samira Said, Elissa etc have performed here.[3]


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 on exit of Sheikh Zayed Exit 37.[4][1]


There are four main sections in the Village. These sections consist of events and concerts, carnivals, food and shopping.


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 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

Year Number of visitors
2018/19 7 million visitors, From 30 October 2018 to 13 April 2019, 166 days.[5]
2017/18 5.6 million visitors, From 1 November 2017 to 7 April 2018, 157 days.[6]
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

The 23rd session of Dubai Global village started on 30 October 2018.[7] This season will remain open till 13 April 2019. Over 90 countries and 27 pavilion are established in this season. Overall, 23 concerts will be held during this season.[8]


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.[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Global, Village. "Official Global Village Website". Global Village Dubai.
  2. ^ "Global Village | Make Your Senses Come Alive". Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ "In pics: Dubai's Global Village receives 'record' seven million visitors". Gulf Business. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ Editor, Yousra Zaki, Guides Deputy (29 October 2018). "Your ultimate guide to Dubai's Global Village". GulfNews. Retrieved 6 November 2018.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Editor, 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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Editor, Staff Report (9 April 2017). "Global Village welcomed 5.6 million visitors this season". GulfNews. Retrieved 9 April 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "23rd season of Dubai Global Village - dates and VIP Packs announced". Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Dubai's Global Village unveils new season". Arab News. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  9. ^ Reporter, Ali Al Shouk, Staff (25 June 2018). "Fire breaks out at Dubai Global Village". GulfNews. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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