Every Year we visit the Global Village. It only opens between November - April before the summer begins. The day we visited was New Year's Eve and we waited there for the midnight fireworks.
Global Village is open from 4pm until midnight and we arrived there at exactly 4pm but it was already crowded.
The entrance fee is AED 15 and you are able to tour around the world without leaving UAE. There are a lot of things to do in Global Village apart from taking photos, you can buy items specific only to the country, there are concerts and shows, fantasy island which is like an amusement park with rides and games. Lots of dining options as well but they are pricey. They also have a grassy area where you can bring your mat and lounge around.
The only downside of visiting is the parking, it is really far from the entrance unless you opt to have valet parking which will cost you.We took the transport below from the parking as I was getting tired since I had to go back to the parking again after buying the tickets from the main gate. I was wearing shorts and was not permitted to enter so I had to change into jeans. The fee was AED 5 per person.
Global Village has greatly improved through the years and we will never get tired of visiting.
Global Village is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai, UAE.