After fighting a deadly pandemic and surviving, the world is ready to go back to normal. And the biggest and most anticipated events and projects are resuming, one of them being the Dubai expo 2020.

One of the world’s greatest shows is about to begin, after a lot of surprises and preventions, and you might be wondering what is in store. Well, here we have created a complete guide explaining the specialties of the extravagant expo 2020 to help you out. 


What is Dubai expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai is an International expo that will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the first expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. It is also the first world expo to be hosted by an Arabian country. 

Individual pavilions will be set up by each participating country, where they will exhibit their unique cultural and technological specialties. This year, Dubai is expecting 190 nations to participate, with an expected 25 million tourist visitors from all around the world. 


Purpose of expo 2020.

An expo’s goal is to bring countries together and initiate collaborations that help to accelerate and promote ideas that enhance people’s lives while also conserving the environment. 

The 2020 expo aims to raise awareness about the worldwide issues mankind faces. 


When is Dubai expo 2020

 It was scheduled from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the date got postponed. And it will now take place from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Dubai Expo 2020 will be open seven days a week, from 10:00 to 00:00 on Saturday to Wednesday and 10:00 to 02:00 on Thursday and Friday.


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 Area & Location

The expo site is spread out over 438 hectares in Dubai’s South region. The area is close to Al Maktoum International Airport. The place measures 4 kilometers in length and 1.8 kilometers in width.


Core themes of expo 

The theme for the event is “Connecting Minds, Creating The Future” and Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity are the sub-themes.


  • Sustainability District

Grimshaw Architects designed the sustainability pavilion ‘Terra’ at the Sustainability District. Terra encourages guests to explore the depths of the ocean, deep woods, and creative recreations of the world’s natural treasures. The pavilion aims to motivate visitors to take little and big steps toward a sustainable future to fight climate change.


  • Mobility District

‘Alif’, is a pavilion dedicated to future travel options, space exploration, and how digital integration allows people to explore new horizons. The pavilion contains a 330-meter circuit called the Mobility Track, which features demonstrations of modern mobility technologies.


  • Opportunity District

The opportunity pavilion aims to make connections and connect visitors to social innovators who have made a difference in the lives of people across the globe. Visitors will also discover a youth empowerment initiative in the pavilion, which encourages young creators.


Mascots for the Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai expo 2020


The mascots for the Expo 2020 Dubai are Salama, Rashid, Latifa, Alif, Opti, and Terra.


Major attractions

The Dubai Expo has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for business opportunities or creative heaven, either a place to satisfy the curiosity of your inner techie or your tummy, you have it all. Take a look at the main attractions at the expo.


  • Theme Weeks that address global issues

Join an interesting exchange of new views on the world’s most severe issues and possibilities, ranging from global warming to health and wellness and more.


  • Technology and innovation

 Learn about life-changing technologies, and immerse yourself in a high-tech world with mind-blowing technical advancements. It is the perfect place to satisfy the inner quest of the techie in you. 


  • Entertainment

From opera to national day festivities, flash mobs to pop-up theatres, parades to A-listers, the expo is gonna be a complete entertainment hub. 


  • Food and a way of life

Enjoy the flavors of the world in one place. Learn how everything from climate change to technology is influencing the way we source and cook.


  • Architecture

See the mesmerizing architectural marvels at one place, including the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world and over a hundred different country pavilions. 


  • Business and entrepreneurship

Attend worldwide investment forums, investor pitching conferences, motivational speeches, and more.


  • Education programs

The expo brings kids and instructors from all across the UAE together for a once-in-a-lifetime educational and cultural exchange. 


From A to Z, the Dubai expo 2020 will be bringing out everything and beyond to satisfy your senses. So do not miss out on this opportunity to be in the most extravagant show of the decade. 

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