Global Village, center of Dubai Shopping Festival will reopen in October. Themed around the countries of the world, Global Village will be reopening after shutting down upon the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to celebrate its 25th season and Silver Anniversary come the reopening.
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When Global VIllae reopens for its 25th season in October, the season is expected to span October 2020 to 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 Covid-19 pandemic.
Entry will cost AED15 per person. But children under the age of 3, people with disabilities of people of determination (with one companion each) and seniors (people over 65 years of age) can enter for free.
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.
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.