Global Village to reopen in October for its 25th anniversary season

The park has been shut since March

A man wearing a protective mask following an outbreak of coronavirus walks at Global Village in Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2020. Picture taken March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

October 2020 will see popular Dubai tourist attraction Global Village reopen. The attraction, themed around the countries of the world, will be celebrating its 25th season and Silver Anniversary come opening.

The 2020-2021 season is expected to run from October 2020 until April 2021.

The park was forced to close in March, a month early, when attractions country-wide were shuttered in measures to protect public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

For the upcoming season, entry will cost Dh15 per person, but is free for children under the age of 3, people of determination (with one companion each) and seniors above 65 years of age.

Mondays will continue to be reserved for families and ladies only.

Countries from around the world are represented at Global Village. During the 25th season, the UAE, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Morocco, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Turkey were all represented with a pavilion.

There was also attractions representing a mixture of countries, continents and regions, including Pakistan, the Americas, the Balkan Peninsula, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, China, Africa and India.

America’s pavilion at Global VIllage.
(Photo: Reem Mohammed/The National)


Global Village has put out a call to business owners to invest in the upcoming season. There are opportunities to buy into pavilions, kiosks, restaurants, shops and entertainment outlets, according to the website.

Last year, Ripley's Believe it or Not! opened at the park. It has not been confirmed if it is reopening in the upcoming season.

The world-famous "odditorium" had its grand opening in Dubai's popular family destination Global Village on Sunday, December 8.

For the 2019-2020 season, the attraction had six galleries showcasing a collection of rare exhibits and interactive experiences. The museum’s journey began with Robert Ripley & The World's Cultures gallery, which displayed personal artefacts collected by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! founder, Robert Ripley.


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