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“A "Break away" from everything ordinary !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Global Village

Global Village
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 362 4114
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“A "Break away" from everything ordinary !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It's a bazzar, the equivalent or even far better of famous Portabello market in London, without the English silver wear... it's far better than any Saturday market any where.it's an adventure for both the bargain shoppers, the collectors, the retail business shopper. Endless options of food, access to plenty toilets... One visit is never enough, each country represented has artisans, and products at great value,yet bargaining never hurts :) they are friendly, the location is very safe, perfect for all age groups... My favorites, Morocco for traditional lights, furniture, items you literally can not find anywhere else in the universe except if you fly to morocco., Palestine for traditional cross dresses, Africa , where you actually forget you are in Dubai, and cross from Angola, to Kenya, to knongo,etc and meet the happy and most friendly African merchants, Turkey , painted ceramics , stained glass ornaments & jewelery, Yemen for a mind blowing authentic trip into
antiques, and antique reproductions,spices, and Iraq for art collectors, galleries, great Art work at a fraction of the price.
I am addicted, I will miss them when they close end of march, to reopen again in November. They open from 4 pm only until midnight. Fee is only dh10 per person, $2.5 dollars ! A must !

Visited March 2013
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“Same Old Same Old.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

It is so predictable and everything that is available there is available in Dubai without the need to suffer the traffic jams and entrance fee for the agravation of getting there and back.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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“A different kind of attraction for all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Global Village is an open air seasonal entertainment destination that hosts more than 70 participating countries offering visitors an array of shows, fun rides, world cuisines and shopping, for families, general public and kids.

I was not sure at the beginning if i wanted to go there but turned out to be a fun and interesting place to check out if you happen to be in Dubai while it is on. The place gathers numerous countries in one place where you can experience a little something of the world nations in one day. From clothes to bags, leather, scarfs, antics, oils and incense, traditional food and spices...
Make sure you have enough cash to buy things, since no visa cards are accepted.
Among the exciting shows i saw was a Chinese dance, a Lebanese dabkeh, and an African move...the village also has a theme park for kids.

It's something different to see away from the city's luxury.

This year it runs from Sunday, 21st October 2012 to Saturday, 30th March 2013
Admission: 10 AED per person payable in cash, free for kids under 3. A special line only for women. Free Parking.
Opening hours:
Saturday - Wednesday: 4pm to midnight
Thursday & Friday: 4pm to 1am

Telephone: +971 4 362 4114

Visited February 2013
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Magdeburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The "WOW - Effect" at Global Village is, that the park is artificial but the people inside are most of the time from the country their pavillions belong. You will find traditional food and very good shows. I prefer nuts from Afghanistan or Iran. It is very nice as a cultural experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Good for one time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

I usually only come here if I have visitors coming to Dubai. There is no difference compared to previous years. It's usually the same old stores selling the same stuff  in different pavilions. The must see stalls are, Africa, India Pakistan, China, Thailand, Turkey for the shopping bargains and trinkets u can pick up also be prepared to bargain if you want a good deal. Definitely Good for a one time visit.

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