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“Variety of things from variety of places in the world!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Global Village

Global Village
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 362 4114
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Ranked #78 of 452 Activities in Dubai
Type: Shops, Amusement
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Variety of things from variety of places in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Really nice experience to buy from so many countries at a single place. Within each country section, you might see shops selling the same goods which gives repetitiveness but solution on this get into one country area, see for few shops of interest in detail and if finding repetitiveness, get out and enter in other country. This way you will not get bored of watching same shops again and also you will save lot on time & energy which allows you to complete all the countries!

Visited March 2014
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“Well worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you have some extra time in Dubai then definitely go visit the Global Village. I especially enjoyed Africa, Afghanistan and Tunisia. China and Egypt were disappointments for me but if you are looking for beautiful cloth for clothing then Egypt is a must. If you are interested in buying saffron then this is a great place. I did not check the prices however as my husband had brought me quite a bit from Herat. If you are interested in minerals & gems then don't miss Afghanistan. Tunisia has a great vendor for Desert Rose. This would be a very good place to bring children to see & taste things from different cultures.

Visited February 2014
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scotland
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went to global village, it opens at 5 pm, as it is great to see at night, it's like markets from all over the world ( hence the name ) you can buy souvenirs from many countries, also at the weekends there is a firework display which is great. There are many eating places of different cultures. The fun is in the haggling. It is very organised, if you go by car, the car is parked in a massive car park & a complimentary bus takes you to the entrance. Once you have experienced the many goods, & funfair, the bus will deliver you back to where your car is parked. It is a must visit when in dubai

Visited March 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Sure, check it out. But only if you've already seen everything else in Dubai”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It's basically a large gift shop with a cheesy amusement park attached. Each "country" has the same stuff for sale and nothing unique or country specific. Food was subpar and each restaurant tried to cater to all tastes/countries. I guess this is a cultural experience if you havent been to a souk before. I'd only go if you've already experienced everything else in the UAE, and need something to do for cheap.

Visited February 2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“A VISIT TO GLOBAL VILLAGE, DUBAI,UAE, WITH FAMILY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is a great annual attraction in Dubai. Stalls are given by many countries in the world and they exhibit for display/ sale the special items of their country. The atmosphere of FUN AND FAIR, with beautiful lighting and decoration is great and very entertaining--a must see attraction in Dubai. There are many interesting eating places within the global village, reasonably priced.

Visited March 2013
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