Global Village is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311); Exit 37; Dubailand and it is believed to be the largest tourism, leisure and entertainment destination of the world.
Global Village season begins every year around mid autumn and ends by April of next year. It all started out in 1996 in the form of a number of kiosks on the creek side opposite Dubai Municipality. It then moved to Oud Metha area for five years and finally to its current location. Year after year, Global Village provides world class entertainment to its tens of millions of visitors, along with a unique shopping experience at 32 pavilions representing over 75 culturally diverse countries.
The Global Village Stunt Shows have always been a great spectacle for visitors of all ages. Visitors should be prepared to watch breathtaking stunts and fantastic performances from all over the world. Every year Global Village's Cultural Main Stage hosts a large number of stage and cultural shows, presented with state of the art light and sound systems and special effects that definitely awake everybody's senses. Globo, the village's mascot, takes visitors on exciting journeys around the world with new shows every year, like The Welcome Show, Globo & The Lost Elephant and Antarctic Rescue Adventure, to name a few. Streetmosphere, a combination of street entertainment and atmosphere performances, is an all-encompassing experience of seeing great acts and interacting with street performers as visitors stroll along the streets of Global Village. Entertainment and cultural events are not limited only to the main stage or the streets of Global Village. All pavilions run events featuring music and dances from the country they represent. The Fantasy Island in the Global Village has several skill-based games and thrill rides aiming at fascinating children, families and adventure seekers alike. Every year Global Village runs a series of special attractions, such as: The Heritage Village, The 3D Haunted House, Al Meydan, Underworld & Shark Attack, Submarines, The Animals Land and Pre-historic Oceanarium, to mention a few. Traditional abras, managed and operated by RTA, take visitors on tours across the central lake and the Global Village Mini Train takes children on tour around the park. There are many restaurants in Global Village, serving local as well as international dishes and delicacies. Restaurants include international brands and chains along with pavilion restaurants serving food from their respective country.