Global Village Culinary Adventure: A Delectable Journey Through Sweet, Savory, and Surprising Delights

  • Jan. 17, 2024
Global Village Culinary Adventure: A Delectable Journey Through Sweet, Savory, and Surprising Delights

Global Village, renowned as one of Dubai's premier winter destinations, offers more than just retail therapy and vibrant vibes. Among its myriad attractions, a new breed of visitors has emerged – intrepid foodies on a culinary pilgrimage to discover the diverse and delectable offerings at this open-air theme park.

In our quest for gastronomic treasures, The National embarked on a Global Village food trail, curating a bite-sized guide to the culinary highlights of this multi-cuisine destination.

Exploring Asian Delights at the Floating and Railway Markets

Global Village is a treasure trove of food outlets, with nearly 300 cafes, stalls, and restaurants creating a diverse culinary landscape. Our journey begins at the Floating Market, where 32 outlets showcase Asian delights. Must-tries include cheesy baked mussels, grilled baby octopus, and chicken barbecue skewers. Zubaidah Kitchen's pineapple fried rice, served in a visually exciting pineapple boat, is a delightful sharing option. Don't miss the flavorful Sichuan chicken and prawn dumplings at Sus Dim Sum.

For dessert lovers, the Railway Market, inspired by Bangkok's Mae Klong market, is the go-to spot. Indulge in a variety of Middle Eastern sweets, and be sure to try the Palestinian musakhan rolls at Fatteh – crispy on the outside with a sumac-laden burst of flavor. Skewers offer excellent lamb chops, while Turkish Kofte & Grill House tempts with a juicy and peppery Inegol kofte sandwich.

A Sweet Surprise: Mango Tango's Authentic Mango Sticky Rice

Amid the plethora of dessert options, Mango Tango stands out with its authentic Thai mango sticky rice. Using Thai mangoes and glutinous rice, the dish is served with a refreshing coconut sauce. Pro tip: ask for an extra serving to indulge in tropical goodness.

Food at Global Village is no longer an afterthought; it's the main event. The culinary offerings cater to various tastes and budgets, with prices ranging from Dh20 to Dh60. Our top tip for visitors? Arrive with an empty stomach because, just when you think you've had your fill, another mouth-watering plate awaits, making every bite a memorable experience.