Besides marking the beginning of the new decade, 2021 is also the year that will make Dubai a historical city for reasons such as showcasing the world‘s greatest showthe World Expo 2020. Not only is this a significant event for the Arab nation, but an initiative for preserving the entire world. This is an opportunity for people and organizations from all over the world to come together and connect on different levels. There’s just so much to look forward to in this grand fair that’s happening in a few more months.

A whopping 25 million visitors are expected to visit the country solely for the expo. The United Arab Emirates is no stranger in proving to the world the endless possibilities of vision and development. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s greatest show.

What is Dubai Expo 2020?

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The greatest event of the Arab world that the entire globe was looking forward to was postponed by an entire year due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. Dubai Expo 2020 has intrigued the world and studies have it that the 6-month expo was expected to boost UAE’s GDP growth to 2.1 percent from 1.7 percent in 2019.

However, none of the member states and organizers have lost their vigor and even after a year, this year’s world‘s fair will still be the biggest event in the region. Here’s all you need to know about the postponement of the World Expo 2020 Dubai.

If you have watched the released teaser of Will. I.Am briefing the idea of the Dubai Expo, you will be well versed within a minute that the expo 2020 site will display the pinnacle of human achievement in the modern era. Every thematic pavilion of any participating country will be a celebration of human brilliance. The expo will display the excellence of art, science, and innovation from around the world and spur millions of new thoughts and ideas that will shape a sustainable future.

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East and North Africa region and the first to be hosted by an Arab nation. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris awarded the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates as the host on November 27, 2013. The master plan and construction work were started and sorted out right away in the Gulf state and it is finally happening.

What was the first World Expo like?

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London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, Courtesy: thoughtco.com

Since 1928, the Bureau International des Expositions has served as an international sanctioning body for four types of international exhibitions. The first World Expo was London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 and since then, there have been many World Expos in many countries around the world.

Prior to the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, the last Expo took place in 2015 in Milan. The theme was ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and its main focus was on nutrition and food. Then came the Specialized Expo which was held in 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. After the 2020 Dubai Expo, Buenos Aires, Argentina will host another Specialized Expo in 2023. Osaka, Japan has been selected to host World Expo 2025. The World Expo happens every five years and lasts for six months.

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What is the objective of the Dubai Expo?

The Expo 2020 will not only make Dubai the heart of growth but will also support local tourism, stimulate business and make UAE the epitome of a visionary country. Targeting the youths, the expo will ensure the blooming of conscious citizens for a better and progressive world.

Like every expo, Dubai Expo revolves around a theme to make a lasting impact on the path of human progress. The theme this time is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future ‘, and sub-themes include ‘Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.’

Based on the subthemes there will be three thematic districts that will house interactive exhibitions to explore the themes in a fun and entertaining way with art installations and gardens.

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When and where will the Expo be held?

The opening day of the event is October 1, 2021, and the closing day is March 31, 2022.

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

Metro lines exclusively for Expo 2020 will be launched at the Dubai Metro Station with a carrying capacity of 40,000 passengers per hour to and from the site.

What to expect from Dubai Expo 2020?

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Already labeled as the “World‘s Greatest Show,” Dubai Expo has a lot to offer to people of any age. Access to the expo is free of charge for children aged five and under and seniors aged 65 and over. There are two exclusive children’s parks, – Al Forsan and Jubilee.

With the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and the sub-themes being Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, all multilateral organizations are working towards building their country pavilions based on these.

From art to music, to technology, to architecture, entertainment, and food, there is an inexhaustible number of things you can do at the Dubai World Expo.

The Al Wasl Plaza will be the starting key to see the artwork and interactive installations from local and global talents. Then you can embark on an architectural adventure and marvel at the innovative and sustainable designs which include a pavilion of 192 different countries. You can learn about the history and culture of all the 192 countries.

There will be more than 60 live shows each day, and that includes something for opera lovers to pop culture fans. There will be pop-up theatres, flash mobs, sports events, and even national day celebrations.

Tech enthusiasts will have their own opportunity to experience a world with autonomous vehicles, robotics, augmented reality, and space explorations.

Food enthusiasts will unlock delicacies of over 190-plus participant nations that are joining this global mega-event along with the whole variety of Arab food options. There will be a line-up of around 200 different restaurants.

Don’t worry about water as the Expo site will have 45 water fountains (also called sabeels) where you can access potable water.

Enjoy this video on some interesting facts about the World Expo 2020 you probably didn’t know:

Where to buy the ticket and how much is it for?

Tickets to the Dubai Expo 2020 are available on TicketsToDo.com. You can also buy the tickets through a network of Authorized Ticket Resellers contracted with Expo 2020, but ensure not to get duped. It will also be available at the Expo 2020 gates during the event. A single-day adult (18 and over) ticket will cost Dh120 (USD 33), while a three-day pass, which can be used on any three days during the 173 days of the Expo, will be priced at Dh260 (USD 71).

Check out also the souvenirs from Dubai Expo 2020.

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