Special Food Tour At Global Village 

One of Dubai’s most popular family attractions, the Global Village completed 20 years this year. To mark this major milestone it partnered up with Dubai Food Festival to offer authentic street food dishes from around the world.

Global Village is the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region. It offers great options for entertainment, shopping and food.

Last month few bloggers and I were invited to a special food tour in  Global Village. This special food tour took us around different street food outlets from around the world. These food outlets have created special recipes/dishes for the Dubai Food Festival  at Global village.

Though the Dubai Food Festival has ended, the street food outlets in Global Village will offer those special dishes till the 9th of April 2016. So if you are planning to visit Global Village, plan it fast as Global Village closes for this season on the 9th of April.

Our food tour began with the Thai Fruit stand opposite the African pavilion. Thai Fruit stand offers a good variety of fresh Thai fruits. We tried a few of them. Loved the Guava and Rose Apple. They also serve fresh coconut water. 

Our special food tour in Global Village took us to the Food Street. The food street has many small food outlets and kiosks from different parts of the world. This street is lively and colorful . I definitely recommend everyone to visit this place for the sheer variety it has to offer. Love the multicultural vibe. 

The first place we visited at the food street is the Romanian outlet Kebab & Pizza. They had some creative offerings like Pizza cones and grilled kebabs with bread. Pizza cone is a must-try.

Our next stop was the  Witch Bar which offers an amazing variety of spooky drinks with bubbles and smoke. They even had eerie names.  No wonder it was so popular among the kids. 

Then it was time for some pasta at the Ya Weely  stall. I had the penne pasta with mushrooms and white sauce. It tasted ordinary.

After that we headed over to Balqees Konafa for dessert. They had the regular Konafa as well as the special creation for the Dubai Food Festival. I tried them both, and it was outstanding. My tip-try the half half Konafa with lotus biscoff and Nutella spread. It is heavenly. 

Taza Tea was our final stop. We had the Moroccan tea, it is a green tea made with fresh spearmint. It was so refreshing that I had a second one.

Overall I had an amazing experience. I got to try some unique and innovative dishes which I had not tried before. The variety is mind boggling, you get to choose a variety of dishes from all over the world. It truly is a Global Village. 

Global Village is open until 9th of April 2016.

Location: Global Village,

Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, Exit 37, Dubai 

Website:  www.globalvillage.ae

Tickets Cost: 15 AED per person 

Free for children  under 3 

Dress Code: Please  be advised that dress code in Global Village is conservative. Ladies should avoid wearing shorts, sleeveless tops and short skirts.


Saturday to Wednesday-4PM to 12AM

Thursday, Friday and public holidays-4PM to 1AM

Monday is a family day

Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

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