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“Be prepared, you might get overwhelmed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Global Village

Global Village
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 362 4114
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Ranked #51 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Type: Shops
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Kuala Lumpur
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Be prepared, you might get overwhelmed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Been here several times since 2011. For first timer, better navigate, survey and see what exactly you fancy. The choices are immense, from souvenirs, carpets, perfumes, furniture and food among others.

Some highlights for me:
UAE traditional sweet dessert
Afghan Kilim & Carpets
Palestinian ceramics (plates, bowls, mugs)
Turkish lamps and ceramics

Tip: Bring your foldable shopping trolley/cart or you can buy one at UAE Pavillion

Visited February 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just another Town Fair blown out of proportions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Crowded, chaotic and a great place for jostling sessions. Not for the faint-hearted, crowds and behaviors were unruly. Except for the reason that a few Global shops are in town, most of it is just run of the mill stores and funnily enough few of the so-called Country specific pavilions has Chinese stalls and the usual worthless junk.

Visit the place to get it out of your list or better yet do not.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“little different another shopping destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Ok. Its nice but is just little different another shopping destination. It is nice for learning about cultures, as there are many pavilions with different countries attractions, restaurants and shops.

Visited March 2013
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Venice, Italy
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Nothing amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I have visited Global Village in 2 occasions and was never impressed by it. Most of the stands sell the same "Made in China" things and it's usually overcrowded.

Visited January 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Global Village - DUBAI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Place an entertaining and wonderful shopping, featuring many of the smiling sections Most countries's and each country displays in its own partition all known for clothing and accessories and foods and literal works and performances, it is important to visit Dubai by visiting the Global Village.

Visited May 2013
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