Experience Global Village like a seasoned foodie, skipping the gimmicks and beelining to the best bites.
Back by popular demand from its debut in 2019, this Global Village meet-up is not a standard food tour, but rather an insider’s hangout for our VIP Pass members. We’ve cherrypicked the gems from the gimmicks, a route that’s ripe for the discerning eaters in our VIP circle. Plus, a shared adventure with a like-minded crew means you get to taste more in one evening. There’ll be about 7 to 8 tastings, no one leaves hungry. Global Village is a whole other beast when you’re in good company.
- Thai Floating Market: Try mussels and octopus, fresh off the grill and splashed with a mildly spicy but dangerously addictive sauce.
- Japanese Pavilion: Experience a dish so hot, you’ll be juggling it in your mouth. It’s a taste of Japan, requiring patience for that perfect first bite.
- Sudanese Stall: Unearth a tiny little stall firing up peanut-dusted meat skewers, paired with an innocuous white sauce that breathes fire.
- Iranian Craftsmanship: Watch an Iranian artisan knead out pistachio-rich Iranian brittle. Sample the sweet buttery fruits of his labor, only because tradition demands you do.
- Pakistani Street Food: Let the griddle master show you how much better burgers taste when they’re made with juicy kebabs and dunked into chutney.
..and a few more that will be revealed to those who join.
Why Join This Meet-Up?
- Focused Culinary Experience: Skip the gimmicky, Instagram-famous snacks. Our focus is on the lesser-known yet incredibly delicious foods that haven’t been watered down or sauced up to meet global trends.
- Collective Exploration: Sample a wider variety as a group of explorers. This is about sharing, experiencing, and discovering together.
- Curated Selection: Enjoy the cream of the crop without the overwhelm of choice. Our team has put in the legwork, tasting and selecting the best of what Global Village offers.
- Limited Edition Experience: This is a VIP pass members-only meet-up. Sign up for your free VIP Pass here.
- Dietary Considerations: This journey is a shared one (we’ll provide separate tasting bowls so there’s no double dipping). If you’ve got major food restrictions or allergies, especially to things like shellfish, this might not be your cup of tea.
- Kids Welcome: If your kids plan to join the group eating experience, grab them a full ticket. However, if they don’t plan to eat with the group, there’s no need for an extra ticket – just make sure to purchase a Global Village entry ticket for them. You can easily take care of their meals separately.
Ready to experience Global Village with your VIP Pass tribe? Book now. Spaces are limited, don’t let this exclusive meet-up pass you by.
- Global village entry ticket (we will email this to you at the time of your booking).
- Tastings selected by our guide for this experience.
- Soft beverages and water.
- Any additional food or non-food purchases.
- Transport to Global Village.
AED 315 per person.
Tickets are fully refundable up until 10th of February, after which they are non-refundable. They can be rescheduled to another experience up until 24 hours before the meet-up start time, minus a 35 AED change fee.
We’ll meet inside the Gate of the World (between Valet Parking and Parking 1), immediately to the left as you enter, right in front of the supermarket before Baskin Robbins.
Please be on time or a few minutes earlier to use the restrooms, we will start promptly!
- If you’re running late, just WhatsApp your meet-up host on the number provided in your confirmation email. She’ll share her live location pin. Keep in mind, responses might be delayed once the meet-up starts, but we’ll guide you to join us as soon as possible.
- In case you arrive after the meet-up has begun, please make your way to the group. Our guide might not be reachable by phone during the meet-up, and we appreciate your understanding that latecomers are responsible for catching up with the group. While late arrivals might miss some food and information, rest assured, we’ll do our best to ensure you enjoy the remaining part of the experience.
Unfortunately not. Due to the nature of this shared culinary journey, we are unable to cater to specific dietary restrictions like vegetarianism or allergies to certain ingredients like shellfish.
The price includes the food tastings featured by our team and the entry ticket to Global Village. Water, soft beverages and additional purchases beyond what is offered by our guide are not included.
Absolutely! If your kids are excited to join in the group eating experience, you can get them a full ticket. However, if they have different dining preferences and you’d like to order separately for them, there’s no need for an extra ticket – just make sure to purchase a Global Village entry ticket for them. You can easily take care of their meals separately. It’s all about making it fun and convenient for the little ones!