In the past year some 5 million people visited Dubai’s Global Village—a bright lights entertainment hub with games, rides, food and fun. Travelers can find world-class shopping, a wide array of restaurants and live shows that range from cultural dance to daredevil stuntmen at this amusement park place in the heart of UAE.
Global Village highlights not only what makes Dubai’s culture and traditions so unique, but the UAE’s love of glitter and glam, too. Still, visitors agree that entertainment options here stretch far beyond the local flavor. Kid-friendly shows cater to a younger set, while international concerts and street performers offer something for the adults in the crowd, too. And for those who want to ride the rides, dozens of amusement park-style options are available for children, families and thrill-seekers.
Global Village is off of Exit 37, near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. It is accessible via public bus 103 from Union Station and 104 from Al Ghubaiba Station. The park is open Saturday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 12 a.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m.