Global Village is another place in Dubai I have been wanting to visit for the past several seasons. It's only open in the winter time, and has been existing in Dubai since 1997.
It's a cultural attraction with 30 different pavilions each representing a different country, where they have markets and small shops and sell items from those different countries. There is also endless options of tasting many different cuisines in the many restaurants and food outlets.
We wanted to be there as it opened at 4pm, to avoid the largest crowds. Sure enough, by the time we left just after 6pm it was getting rather busy.
There was also a lot of entertainment and different performances, although we were more interested in walking around and taking it all in so we didn't see any.