The shopping, food and fun fair is back in just over two weeks…

Get excited: Global Village is opening its gates for its 22nd season from November 1. 

Last year, the fair saw a record-breaking attendance of 5.6 million guests over its 159 days of operation. And this year is set to be even bigger.

Although we don’t yet know what changes have been made over the summer break, we’re sure there will be some new additions to the array of shows, rides, dining and shopping options.

Last year saw the introduction of three new pavilions, including the Far East, which represented the countries of Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Also introduced last year was the Algerian pavilion, and the Eastern European pavilion (made up of Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine).

Other pavilions include: UAE, Turkey, Jordan, Russia, The Americas, Pakistan, Italy, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Morocco, Thailand, Kuwait, Yemen, China, Africa, Spain, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Germany, France, UK, KSA, India, Egypt and Syria.

While we wait on the full list of updates to be revealed, here’s a look back at your best pics of Global Village last season.

The main entrance is basically a savvy Instagrammer’s dream…

America and Russia, shoulder to shoulder:

London meets Egypt via New York…

Who needs to go to Agra? This year, Global Village is home to a mini Taj Mahal

A glimpse of Pakistan…

The Japanese sweet treats at Bubble Waffle are worth the drive…

#bubblewaffle #globalvillageuae #like4like #followforfollow #japancake

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The Turkish section is a good spot for shopping…

#chandlier #globalvillage #indubai #turkey

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As is the Indian Pavilion…

A spot of live pottery…

#globalvillage #uae #dubai #globalvillage2016

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The burgers know where they’re at…

Well if u didn’t know where I live now u do! #burger #dubai #dubaiburger #stamped #foodie #globalvillage #crewlife

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There’s a canal (of course there is).

Yes, that’s an ice cream nestled in a cloud of candy floss…

أحبُك أضعّاف ذلِك الحُب الذيٰ أبوحّ به ِ إليكّ ❤️ #أحبّك

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It’s all in the details…

Annual Mertens trip to buy stuff we never knew we needed! #globalvillage #mydubai

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The tree’s creepy, sure, but we’re most taken aback by the random eye to its left.

say hi to this creepy huge tree ?

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There’s good coffee thanks to the folk at Nostalgia (you’ll find them near the Syrian Pavilion)

#Repost @eme.alameri ・・・ ??

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You can find Portuguese sweet treats served from a yellow tram at Nattas

And don’t forget, every night there’s a stage show to be seen (find an event calendar here so you can plan your trip):

Global Village, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, 4pm to midnight (1am on weekend), until April 2018, Dhs15 entry. Tel: (04) 362 4114. More info on website.

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