Live concerts return to Global Village for the first time since the start of the pandemic


For the first time since the start of the pandemic, live concerts are resuming at the Global Village.

To kick off the performances, Iraqi singer Aseel Hameem will take the stage at the family attraction this Friday, starting at 9 p.m.

A new concert will then take place every Friday, although other artists have yet to be announced.

The concerts are free for anyone who has purchased an entrance ticket to Global Village online for Dh15 or at the door for Dh20.

However, the number of guests is limited due to the security restrictions of Covid-19, so special concert bracelets will be available at the information desks inside the World Gate and the Cultural Gate from 4 p.m. Friday to all who wish to attend.

Bracelets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Hameem is a regional favorite when it comes to Iraqi pop, especially in the Gulf. In 2019, his song Al Mafrood was the most streamed track in Saudi Arabia on Spotify and Hameem the most streamed artist.

Global Village has had an outstanding lineup of performing artists of regional and international appeal over the past 26 seasons, from Emirati artist Hamad Salem Al Ameri to famous Pakistani pop and pop star Abrar Ul Haq and even the American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

What’s new at Global Village this year?

The family attraction reopened to the public in October, with great fanfare. This year, he’s coming back with a new look, new attractions, and even a fire-breathing dragon.

The 26 pavilions represent the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Africa, the Americas, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Iran, l ‘Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen and Russia.

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos from the opening day:

The Al Sana’a pavilion is also back, along with the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, both of which provide the opportunity for Emirati entrepreneurs to sell their products.

For the kids there is the new Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone, which is home to a series of fun and interactive activity zones based on the beloved childhood character.

Internationally renowned dance show Burn the ground also made its regional debut, with a regular stint on the attraction’s main stage. The high-voltage show features a daring choreography by a troupe of international dancers.

Sweets lovers can take advantage of the New Rail Market, inspired by Thailand’s famous Umbrella Market, which offers a huge range of sweets, desserts and baked goods from all over Asia and around the world.

And finally, the attraction’s popular floating market has more space thanks to a new location on the park’s lake, which overlooks a fire fountain show.

You can purchase tickets for Global Village through the official website or app. Children under 3, people over 65 and holders of a specific person’s identity card and an accompanying person can access the attraction free of charge.

Global Village is open from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday to Wednesday, and from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday and Friday. Mondays are reserved for women and families, except official holidays.

More information is available at

Updated: November 14, 2021 9:05 am


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