Welcome to Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 is said to be the largest event taking place in the UAE. If you are from the UAE or traveling from abroad to attend Dubai Expo 2020, this is your definitive go-to guide. Expo 2020 was set to commence in Dubai in October 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to 1st October 2021 - 31st March 2022. The event will keep the name "Expo 2020 Dubai".

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6 Months

Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors to the world on 1 October 2021, running for a period of six months.

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7 Days a week

The event will be open for more than 2,500 hours, with weekend visitors able to explore the site until 2am.

60

60 Live shows daily

Every day will be filled with a host of live events, from music and dance to poetry slams, culinary tours and lectures. Pop stars, inspirational public figures and tech innovators are all expected to be present.

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3 Themes

The Expo revolves around three central themes: Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility. Each has a dedicated pavilion that will explore global issues such as climate change, healthcare, migration and equal access to education, in the hope of encouraging solutions for the future.

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180+ Countries

Countries from six continents will be represented at the Expo. Many have their own pavilion showcasing the nation’s culture and innovations -- from the UK’s, which is inspired by late scientist Stephen Hawking, to Brazil’s, which recreates the sights and sounds of the Amazon basin.

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200 food and drink outlets

Visitors will be able to taste cuisine from all corners of the world at the bars and restaurants scattered across the site.

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5 years of construction

Development of the Expo space began in March 2016. Since then, more than 225 million work hours have been completed on the sprawling 438-hectare site.

Pavilions

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Sustainability Pavilion

Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the Sustainability Pavilion is a net-zero energy building that generates and recycles its own resources.

Nearly 5,000 solar panels cover the pavilion roof and solar “trees,” which rotate with the arc of the sun for maximum light exposure. Another “tree” will harvest water by condensing air humidity, an innovative irrigation system will water the gardens, and wastewater will be recycled. The pavilion is partly buried, keeping it cooler than its surroundings.

Opportunity Pavilion

Designed by AGI Architects, the Opportunity Pavilion will feature an intricate cantilevered roof and is modeled around a central plaza.

The five buildings comprising the pavilion will be wrapped in over 4,000 square meters of flexible ceramic fabric and inside, visitors will be offered the chance to become “agents of change” to help end poverty, protect nature and promote peace.

Mobility Pavilion

Designed by Foster + Partners, the Mobility Pavilion will include the world’s largest passenger elevator within its tricorn shape, and an amphitheatre outside.

Taking in the grand sweep of human travel, from man’s first journeys to its voyages beyond Earth, the pavilion will preview superfast hyperloop technology and look ahead to Mars missions, while a 340-meter circuit will allow demonstrations of the latest mobility innovations.