As one of Dubai’s longest running attractions Global Village has the feel of an old school entertainment. However visitors the most recent events will find it almost unrecognizable from earlier incarnations. Global Village now has a permanent home in Dubailand and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The 2011/12 season runs from November 1 through until March 3, 2012 before taking the usual summer break (this is an outdoor activity so limited to cooler months). The main attraction at Global Village are the dozens of country-themed pavilions selling trinkets and accessories from around the world. Expect to browse Afghan antiques, Japanese gadgets, Ethiopian art and Pakistani curios amonth the many stalls and exhibitions. What’s more there is always a fully-fledged fun fair and regular live performances such as dance, music and poetry. Open from November 1 – March 3, 2012. Prices and activities will be announced before the opening ceremony. (04 362 4114). For more information on this year’s Global Village click here. To see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.