Q: I love visiting Dubai and heard about the Expo 2020 Dubai? What is this expo, when will it be, and what can we expect?
A: We love Dubai and were so lucky to have an incredible experience from the flights we took on Emirates Airlines to exploring the city, the gold souks, the camel races, and even venturing to Abi Dhabi to visit the Louvre Museum. Dubai is truly a world-class city, and the Expo 2020 Dubai is a world exhibition meant to showcase innovations that are changing the world we live in today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates did have to be pushed to a later date. Read on to find out what this expo will feature, the theme, and why it is so significant.
What Is the Expo 2020 Dubai?
If you’re asking, what is the Expo 2020 Dubai, you’ve come to the right place! World Expos have been around for 170 years to showcase the most remarkable innovations that have shaped the world. They have been an incredible place for people to come together, share experiences and enjoy new inventions. They have been happening every five years and last for six months. The first World Expo was in 1855 in London, which featured the innovations of the Industrial Revolution.
Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase innovation, technology, entertainment, the future of food, arts, culture, and more. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai, shared, “When we come together as one, humanity knows no limits. Our promise still stands – connecting minds, creating the future.” The Expo Initiatives will showcase a range of programs and initiatives from countries across the world. These programs include Expo Live, Global Best Practice Programme, World Majlis, Sustainability at Expo 2020 Dubai, and Expo Talks.
What Is the Theme of the Dubai Expo 2020?
The expo theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” but three subthemes will also be prominent at the exhibit, each with its own pavilion, including opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.
Why Is This Expo in Dubai so Significant?
For the first time in 170 years, Expo 2020 Dubai will take place in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region, which is the biggest reason why this expo stands out! Other historical World Expos have taken place in Chicago, Philadelphia, Paris, London, and Milan.
There will be so many unique aspects to this expo in Dubai, including 60 daily events showing the best in music, technology, and culture. Guests can experience large-scale installations and 190 country pavilions with experiences such as hiking in Switzerland. There will be over 200 unique dining experiences for guests to enjoy cuisine from around the world from famous chefs. Take in exciting topics, including everything from hyperloop travel to 3-D printing. Additionally, millions of meals will be served from the largest vertical farm.
What Are the Dates for the Expo?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the expo was originally scheduled to take place from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021. It will now take place from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, and for branding and marketing reasons, the organizers decided to keep the name Expo 2020. On November 27, 2013, the Bureau International de Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris named Dubai as the host for the 2020 expo.
“I welcome this resounding expression of support shown by the international community to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai”. “While this situation is unprecedented, the response by the Government of the UAE and by our Member States demonstrates the strong bonds that tie us and the shared commitment we have to deliver a truly inclusive World Expo,” said Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).
“The difficulties raised by the Covid-19 pandemic illustrate the importance of sharing solutions and coordinating our actions.” “The time we spend apart leads us to reflect on the importance of being together, and reminds us that even in the digital age, shared experiences are the essence of our humanity,” added Kerkentzes.
What Does Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Think of the Expo?
The event is one of the largest global gatherings that bring together the world’s greatest minds to discuss how we can shape the future, noted Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid. “The youth should play a key part in this mega event and get opportunities to observe, learn and contribute creative ideas so that they can develop innovative solutions for creating a better future for our region and the world.”
Where Will the Expo 2020 be Held in Dubai?
The expo will span 1,083 acres between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near Dubai’s southern border. There are plenty of transportation options to consider, including driving, the metro, buses, and taxis. It will be close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy driving distance to Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals.
How Many People Are Organizers Planning to Attend?
Organizers believe around 25 million people will visit Expo 2020 Dubai from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.
Tickets for Expo 2020 Dubai
Tickets for the expo that will open on October 1, 2021, are not yet available for purchase. According to the FAQs, the prices are expected to remain the same as the original dates. Guests can expect a single-day adult ticket to cost AED 120 (USD 33), including performances, parades, special celebrations, 200 food and beverage outlets, and 60 live shows per day. Guests can expect a three-day pass to cost AED 260 (USD 71). We suggest you keep checking here for ticketing information.