Global Village opened its gates to the public on Wednesday night, promising a supersized six-month offering until April. Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park, kicked off its 22nd season with the theme “Come Experience the World”. Representing more than 75 countries through 27 pavilions, Global Village will showcase the participating country or region’s signature monuments and landmarks with new and distinctive facades. The new pavilions include Oman, Bosnia and Bangladesh.
Global Village will host more than 12,000 cultural and entertainment shows throughout the 158 days of Season 22.
Among the new shows is the ‘High Voltage’, an incredible stylised circus show that features the cast work hard to generate power to run the “machine” and create sparks flying around.Global Village Dubai season 22 also presents new infrastructure enhancements as it does every year. It includes a Cultural Square and a Global Village Boulevard.
Shows featured during the month of November will include ‘Tall Tales’, which bridges the reality between huge theatre screens and its exhibits, and a number of high-energy acrobatic stunts. The new Mega Monster Stunt Show features the latest range of technologies, special effects, cars, bicycles and audio and video effects that are globally best-in-class.
Global Village is open from November 1, 2017 until April 7, 2018.
The park hours are: Saturday to Wednesday, from 4pm to 12am (Entry gates close at 11.30pm)
Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays, from 4pm to 1am (Entry gates close at 12.30am)
Monday is a family day (except on public holidays)
Launched in 1997, Global Village was first based on the Creek side, then Oud Metha, then Dubai Festival City, until it found a permanent home in 2005 on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Exit 37.
There is a Dh15 entry fee. Tickets can be bought online or at the door from 3.30pm onwards