Global Village Dubai is the ultimate festival, taking place in the country every year since 1996. Tourists and locals join the fun during the winter season to explore the cultures, food, and much more from different regions around the world. If you’re excited for this year as well, then here’s a quick guide to tell you all about this fantastic festival in the heart of Dubai.
Unique Foods to Must-Try at Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai is a sensory overload where the foods from all over the world are all set to let your tastebuds explode. From fries and burgers to top-notch street foods, you can try everything at this amazing festival. Here are our top picks to try at Global Village:
- Red Standing Noodles – Seven
- Miracle French Toast – Big Bang
- Cheese Wheel Pasta – Wheel 53
- Croissant Sando – CR Sando
- Robotic Ice Cream – IceAlice
- Cheesecake Tower – Lamba
- Ice Cream Fries – Hoka
Red Standing Noodles – Seven
Love noodles? You’re in for a treat at Seven!
Located near VIP Gate, these insane red noodles are the showstopper at Global Village Dubai. Drenched in pink sauce, this creamy spaghetti dish comes with crispy noodles to fuel your mouth with the best flavors.
Not only that, you can also try burgers, pasta, and even Sambosa at this stall. Nothing here can disappoint you. Instead, you will be craving more next time you visit this festival again. It’s a must-visit spot at Global Village this year!
Miracle French Toast – Big Bang
The Miracle French Toast by Big Bang is a hit at this year’s Global Village. It comes with a strawberry filling, topped with custard and pistachios. This Instagram-viral dish is perfect for everyone with a sweet tooth. It’s brûléed and filled with Nutella and served with ice cream on the side for the perfect blend of flavors.
If you wish to try another best one from their menu, it has to be the Saffron miracle French toast. You can also find Sticky Date pudding and Saffron Umm Ali at their stall, so don’t miss out on it!
Cheese Wheel Pasta – Wheel 53
Who does not love cheesy pasta? But cheese wheel mixing is often found on the Instagram pages of fine dining restaurants. Don’t worry; you can experience this luxury at Global Village now.
Wheel 53 brings you the yummiest pasta to let you enter the cheese coma with the first bite. This carb-filled meal is just what you need when you’re craving something savory at Global Village. You can get personalized pasta at this kiosk to make sure you get what you’re wishing for. It’s a must-visit at the festival, so make sure to check it out!
Croissant Sando – CR Sando
Another food that is going viral at this year’s Global Village is the croissant Sando by CR Sando. This unique croissant looks and tastes like a viral NYC croissant coming back with classic burger fillings, such as crispy fried chicken, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and some delicious sauces.
You can get their loaded fries with this burger for a complete meal experience. If not chicken, then you can also try their Shrimp croissant, which is a definite hit among all seafood lovers. It’s a must-try Instagrammable dish to satisfy your tastebuds. Simply go to Happiness Street and make your heart happy with this mighty croissant burger!
Robotic Ice Cream – IceAlice
Next on the list is the Robotic Ice Cream where you not just try the ice cream, but also engage in the ultimate experience of talking to a robot. The robot’s name is Alice serving you ice cream in three different flavors, i.e. vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Apart from serving you the ice cream, the robot will talk to you and answer your questions as well. This popular ice cream parlor is near the kids’ theatre, which is just where it should be. Don’t let the little kid in your heart die and join your babies in trying out this ice cream place for fun!
Cheesecake Tower – Lamba
Discover gastronomic splendor at Global Village with the Lamba Cheesecake Tower, an imposing treat that transforms Dubai’s dessert scene. This viral Instagram dessert showcases an enormous croissant filled with rich cheesecake and chocolate sauce from Kinder, served with ice cream on the side.
Savor this masterpiece while dining on a menu that includes Lamba Caramel toast with peanuts and cheese cannoli, Baka de Lamba, Popping Rocher bites, and Misu Milk Cake. Beyond desserts, try a variety of coffee drinks and breakfast dishes all day.
Ice Cream Fries – Hoka
Indulge your cravings at Hoka, a hip location in Dubai that serves up your favorite finger foods. Picture this: a dish that combines creamy ice cream with crispy fries! They say that having fries makes life better, and we wholeheartedly concur.
Imagine hot fries with a hint of spice, combined with sweet and salty flavors, and served in a cup with vanilla ice cream and chili flakes on top. They have other fries with cheese and different sauces in addition to these ice cream fries. Try this unusual combination of fries and ice cream before it’s gone if you enjoy that combination!
Global Village Dubai Tickets
Thousands of people visit Dubai during the winter season to delve into the excitement of Global Village. This year is no different and if you’re planning to go there; it’s best to plan. Here are the Global Village Dubai ticket prices:
- Weekday Tickets (from Sunday – Thursday; excluding public holidays): AED 22.5
- Any Day Entry Ticket: AED 27
- Free tickets for children under 3, seniors above 65, and POD
Dubai Global Village Timings
Make the best of Global Village by going early and exploring all the countries at the festival. The timings for Global Village are from 4 PM to 1 AM. Take your family and friends to indulge in tasty culinary adventures and dance with the exciting events taking place at this year’s Global Village.
Dubai Global Village Location
This year’s Global Village is taking place at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311 Road), Exit 37, Dubailand. You can use your car, taxi, or any other public transportation to go to the festival.
Global Village is a place where 90 countries come together to let people experience the world of culinary, conversations, and cultures from every corner of the world. If you’re planning to attend this year’s Global Village, then you have made the best decision.
Bus to Global Village Dubai
RTA has taken a major step to connect different parts of Dubai directly to Global Village through a remarkable bus system.
You can take the Route 102 bus from Rashidiya Bus Station to go to Global Village. The bus leaves the station at intervals of 60 minutes.
Route 103 bus departs from Al Ittihad Bus Station to Global Village Dubai after every 40 minutes. You can also take Route 104 which leaves Al Ghubaiba Bus Station for Global Village every 60 minutes.
Lastly, you can take Route 106 where the bus leaves from the Mall of the Emirates Bus Station for Global Village every 60 minutes.
Last Day of Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai opened on October 18, 2023, and the last day of this exciting event will be on April 28, 2024. Plan your trip to this amazing festival this year before it’s too late.
Countries and Other Attractions in Global Village
Global Village Dubai keeps getting better every year. Just like each time, this year’s festival brings about 90 countries in one place to experience the ultimate level of fun, thrill, and fireworks.
The pavilions that you will find in Global Village this year are Iran, Oman, Qatar, USA, UAE, Bahrain, Palestine, Syria, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Russia, Egypt, China, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Yemen, Morocco, Thailand, and many others.
Each pavilion represents the culture of the country through its flavors, music, dances, and much more. You will find clothes stalls from where you can bring a little piece of the country with you home.
But this is not it; there are many other attractions in Global Village Dubai that you can explore. For instance, the Carnaval zone, Snowfest Ice Rink, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and much more.
Just the Carnaval has over 170 rides and games to entertain kids and adults alike. You can also visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! where the pop culture memorabilia and visual illusions are sure to surprise you in just Dhs40. You can also check out Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze for just Dhs35 and the Movie Theatre 4D for Dhs35. You can check two Ripley’s attractions in just Dhs55 and all of them in just Dhs75.
You can further experience the Snowfest Ice Rink in just Dhs50 for a 20-minute session and a pair of socks. Don’t forget to check out The House of Fear in just Dhs65 where you will surely be haunted. Since there are too many attractions, we suggest all visitors plan more than one trip to explore everything at the Global Village Dubai.
Visit Global Village for an Unforgettable Experience
Global Village Dubai is the most anticipated event of the year. Many people visit Dubai during this time to specifically attend this event. The hip-hop of this yearly festival attracts everyone from all walks of life. Experience jolts of entertainment with live music, games, food, and much more at Global Village. Take your family and friends to double up on the fun!