Dubai Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of human brilliance and achievement. It will be an opportunity for people to connect from different corners of the world, to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention and to set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives.

The goal of Expo Dubai 2020 is to boost the awareness about the challenges, problems and obstructions faced by humanity on a global scale. It offers largest meeting place along with the hundreds of opportunities including connecting and endorsing foreign relationships. The Expo will comprise various pavilions where different nations will be presenting their cultures and technological innovations. People will experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, creativity and inventions that will impact humanity in a positive way for longer run.

It’s a festival and a platform where people from all over the world come together and connect with each other, share ideas, learn and innovate. It’s also a place you can come and have fun....

Over six months more than 200 participants, including 192 countries, and millions of visitors, will come together to celebrate Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Expo 2020 site spans 4.38 square kilometers and is in the Dubai South district, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals.

Opening: October 20, 2020
Closing day: April 10, 2021

Site opening hours

Weekdays: 9am-1am
Weekends and special days: 10am-2am

By car it will take you 40 minutes to reach the Expo site from Downtown Dubai. You can also use the Dubai Metro. Expo 2020 will have its own dedicated Dubai Metro Station on the route 2020 line, with carriages capable to transporting 40,000 passengers per hour to and from the site.

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organization that regulates and oversees World Expos, preserving the core values of education, innovation and cooperation on behalf of its 170 member states. It was founded in 1928.

The first World Expo was London’s Great Exhibition of 1851. Since then World Expos have been held in many countries around the world organized around a theme that attempts to improve our knowledge in arts, culture, science and technology.

They are organized every five years and last for six months.

Yes each Expo revolves around its own theme to leave a lasting impact on the path of human progress. Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Opportunity is unlocking the potential for individuals and communities to shape the future. Mobility is to create smarter and more productive movement of people, goods and ideas, both physically and virtually. Sustainability is respecting and living in balance with the world we inhabit.

In March 2016, Expo 2020 Dubai revealed its new logo, which was inspired by a ring found at the Saroug Al Hadeed archaeological site.

There will be enough to delight and dazzle you at Expo 2020 Dubai. From art, music, gastronomy to technology, architecture and entertainment, a day is not enough for you to cherish the magic of the largest event ever held in the Arab world.

Start your day at the Al Wasl Plaza, where you get to see artwork and interactive installations from local and global talents. You can also go on an architectural adventure and marvel at the pavilions built on innovative and sustainable designs.

Imagine embarking on a journey where you end up visiting 192 different countries and learning all about their history and culture.

There will be more than 60 live shows each day, so everything from operas to pop-up theatres, flash mobs to sports events and even national day celebrations, there will be enough to keep you coming back.

For tech enthusiasts there will be opportunities to experience a truly connected world with autonomous vehicles, robotics, augmented reality and space explorations.

Expo 2020 will have food offerings as broad and diverse as the city of Dubai and the 190-plus participant nations that are joining this global mega event.

A visitor can expect to see food of all shapes and sizes and price points to suit different budgets. You can literally taste the world at Expo with cultural influences from around the planet. There will be around 200 different restaurants celebrating more than 50 different cuisines from around the world.

You can delight your taste buds from a range of options available here – from street fare to haute cuisine, as well as sustainable meals from locally-sourced produce that promote wellness.

The Expo site will have 45 water fountains (also called sabeels) where you can access potable water.

Yes, there are two parks – Al Forsan and Jubilee – where kids can play.

Two inquisitive Emirati kids called Latifa and Rashid will be the other main mascots along with a team of robots named Opti, Alif and Terra.

Expo 2020 Dubai souvenirs will be anything but ordinary. The first licensed products, all by GCC-based SMEs, are already available: Expo-inspired chocolate by Mirzam, camel soap by the Camel Soap Factory and Bateel dates.

Through the Expo 2020 Dubai Merchandising and Licensing program, we will have on sale some 5,000 official licensed products from up to 70 Official Licensees.

Visitors do not have a dress code. Any light casual and comfortable clothing is good for UAE’s sunny weather. However, during December and January, you might need a jumper or in a place that has a power air conditioning (for example, a cinema or a hotel lobby). Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

Public dress codes in the UAE are usually relaxed but it is still a good idea to respect the local culture. Avoid revealing clothing in malls and restaurants and make sure you cover your head when you enter places of worship.

Wizfair is including Expo 2020 tickets as part of your package. There is free access for children aged five and under and seniors aged 65 and over. Youth aged six to 17 and students of any age will receive 50 per cent discount, while people of determination will be granted complimentary access, with their carers entering for half price. Please ask our travel agent for additional information on Expo passes.

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