- 27 Pavilions confirmed for new season, including two new countries: Qatar and Oman
- Brand new Road of Asia experience includes authentic arts and crafts from 13 new Asian countries
- Global Village brings together cultures from around the world, enabling guests to shop at bustling bazaars, enjoy cultural performances, indulge in international cuisines and connect with different nationalities
- Global Village was once again recognised as one of the top 10% of attractions globally, retaining Tripadvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice Award” for 2022
- Season 27 set to open on 25 October this year
Dubai, UAE: Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has today announced the first preview of some of the exciting new experiences and venue enhancements guests can look forward to in the new season set to open on 25 October 2022.
27 Pavilions this Season 27
Celebrating the wonders of the world with authentic products and hidden gems, the pavilions are a popular and essential pillar of Global Village’s success, attracting artisans, entrepreneurs and artists from all corners of the globe, delighting millions of visitors every season.
This year 27 pavilions are confirmed each reflecting the distinctive personality and cultural diversity of the country or region they represent, through local arts and crafts, national foods, cultural entertainment and authentic products. New pavilions from Qatar and Oman for Season 27 will add to the excitement of the unique Global Village shopping experience.
The pavilions confirmed this season are UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Africa, Americas, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Iran, Oman, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen, Russia. The Al Sana’a and Khalifa Foundation pavilions will also be returning with local entrepreneurs taking advantage of the Global Village platform to grow their businesses, allowing guests to be amongst the first to discover the latest products.
All new Road of Asia concept
A fresh venture in Season 27, Road of Asia is a new pedestrian street featuring 43 kiosks from 13 Asian countries who are not represented through the 27 pavilions. Each of these vibrant outlets will offer guests 100% authentic products from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Philippines.
In addition to unique product and designs, Road of Asia will showcase diverse cultures and traditions from one of the world’s most populous continents, home to several of the world’s oldest civilizations.
Mohamed Sharaf, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment said, “Global Village has been a regional and international phenomenon for over two decades, helping cement Dubai as a global hub for entertainment and tourism. Season 26 saw record footfall and the whole team is working hard to build on last season’s accomplishments to ensure next season’s success. Planning and construction is on track for the October 25th opening, and we are all looking forward to an unmissable line-up of new attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences.”
Global Village will be revealing more about Season 27 over the coming weeks and months, leading up to October.
About Global Village
Global Village is the first family destination for multicultural entertainment, dining, shopping and attractions in the region and amongst the most visited worldwide. Since its inception, it has embodied different aspects of the world and created a smile on the faces of millions of guests every season. This unique and integrated open-air destination offers guests the largest and most varied range of events, shows and activities in the region. Global Village takes guests on a journey rich in culture, cuisine and awe-inspiring entertainment.