Expo 2020 Dubai is being called “World’s Greatest Show”. The Expo 2020 Opening Ceremony on September 30 is going to take place in the iconic Al Wasl Plaza. Numerous wonders are awaiting discovery on this 438-hectare-wide site. The United Arab Emirates is the first nation to host whopping 190-plus countries at its fair.
Every country with its own dedicated pavilion with an incredible schedule of global and home-grown talent is set to perform at Expo 2020’s Opening Ceremony. So, what are you waiting for? Book your expo tickets with TicketsToDo now!
All You Need To Know About Expo 2020 Opening Ceremony “90 Minute Show”
Drawing inspiration directly from Expo’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, showcases deep-rooted values of the UAE. The Opening Ceremony will take spectators on an incredible journey across its subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. Expo welcomes the mega-events of 192 participating countries in a spectacular fashion.
PHENOMENAL TELECAST OF EXPO 2020 OPENING SHOW
You can watch the Grand Opening Ceremony on Expo TV, Virtual Expo, and broadcast to a global audience of millions across multiple channels. Al Wasl Plaza is going to be showcased at the Opening Ceremony. Expo’s plaza includes the largest immersive sound installation in the world and the world’s largest blended video projection installation. The audience will be at the center of the show as it unfolds, with the revolving stage, stunning surroundings, and immersive technologies coming to life around them.
Among those slated to perform is:
- The world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli.
- Also Grammy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Andra Day.
- Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.
- An International megastar pianist Lang Lang and Four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo.
- Showcasing the creative diversity and talent of the region, the glittering line-up also includes the ‘Artist of Arabs’ Mohamed Abdo.
- Emirati singing sensation ‘Fananat Al Arab’ Ahlam Alshamsi.
- Emirati Artist and Expo 2020 Dubai Ambassador Hussain Al Jassmi, a trendsetter on the Khaleeji music scene in the Middle East and internationally.
- The rising UAE singer-songwriter Almas; and Grammy-nominated Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Karaa.
HIGH STANDARD REHEARSALS
Rehearsals and preparations have brought together creative minds from different geographies, industries, and backgrounds. It includes a talented in-house team of Emirati and international creatives. The team consists of event organizers who are not only commissioning but also actively co-producing the collaborative spectacle.
You will see three brilliant minds coming together for the success of the event. Scott Givens, the executive producer, and CEO of FiveCurrents is leading the wider team. His credits include 62 iconic ceremonies, including Olympic Ceremonies. Franco Dragone is also included in the group, acclaimed artistic director of ground-breaking productions such as La Perle and Cirque du Soleil. Jared Sweet, the award-winning creative director behind ceremonies covering six countries.
The Significance of the Show
The Opening Ceremony is going to serve as a worthy opportunity to demonstrate Expo’s commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of its participants, and visitors. Expo 2020 brings the global community together for one of the first times since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A large event being held in the MEASA region is going to enable millions of people to experience the world in one place, explore new frontiers, and embrace opportunities for tomorrow.
OCTOBER EVENTS AT WORLD EXPO 2020
The spots to keep an eye on are Al Wasl Plaza, Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Jubilee Stage, and Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre. While we wait at the edge of our seats for the World Expo 2020 commencement, Dubai is steering towards us with a huge catalog of events, performances, and activities.
We are providing a list of some of the most interesting programs scheduled in October in the fields of sports, music, entertainment, and special events. Start marking your calendars now for your favorite set of activities.
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
We are going to witness talents across the globe as they take the center stage. These idols will showcase their creative and artistic talents at the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Jubilee Stage, and many more. For the highlights, we have concerts by an all-women orchestra led by AR Rahman from India and the New Zealand band Six60.
Those preferring visual entertainment, street theatre, film, and dance performances the artists will be right up your alley. You can also enjoy a recreational show; from toddlers and pre-teens to adults and grandparents.
EVENTS AND THEIR DATES
|October 1, 2021||Late Nights @ Expo, Dance(Hungary and Morocco), and African Percussion Performance|
|October 2, 2021||Music/ Late Nights @ Expo and Street Theatre by France|
|October 3-9, 2021||Dance|
|October 7-9, 2021||World Beats|
|October 8, 2021||Saudi Arabia Family Show Theatre|
|October 9, 2021||Dance shows|
|October 12, 2021||Jalsat Nights|
|October 14-15, 21-22,28-29, 2021||Late Nights @ Expo|
|October 14 to 16, 2021||Lusophonia Festival|
|October 22, 2021||Lithuania and Gala Concert|
|October 23, 2021||All-Women Firdaus Orchestra|
|October 31, 2021||Entertainment Halloween Hero Event|
You can sit by the side and enjoy netball and cricket exhibition matches or participate in rigorous Track and Field exercises. UAE is organizing various sports ranging from the largest jiu-jitsu lesson to netball. The country pavilions are gearing up to host friendly, high-spirited competitions and games.
KEY SPORTS EVENTS AND DATES
|October 9, 2021||Australia, Inter-pavilion MultiSports Round Robin Tournament|
|October 9, 2021||Australia, Exhibition Cricket Match|
|October 14, 2021||Australia, AFL (Australian Football League)/Netball Skills and Drills|
|October 16, 2021||Australia, Netball Exhibition Match|
|October 17, 2021||Australia, Football Skills and Drills and modified games|
|October 30, 2021||United States, Harlem Globetrotters|
INTERNATIONAL DAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
International days serve to remind us of global issues such as the inclusion of minority groups and climate change. Expo 2020 calendar is set to recognize noteworthy dates celebrated and acknowledged worldwide. Various issues will be explored, discussed, and dissected under a global platform that is going to connect us all.
EVENT AND THEIR DATES
|October16,2021||World Food Day|
|October 31,2021||World Cities Day|
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NATIONAL AND HONOUR DAYS
Expo 2020 has organized a special ceremony for each country at Al Wasl Plaza to honor the 191 countries participating in the show. The National and Honour Days will include a flag ceremony with the country’s national anthem playing alongside it. You will witness a beautiful view of the country’s cultural performances in the limelight at the Stage of Nations. This show is a great way to expose and experience cultures coming together from around the world.
LIST OF NATIONAL AND HONOUR DAY EVENTS WITH DATES
|October 2, 2021||Republic of France|
|October 3, 2021||Republic of Uganda|
|October 4, 2021||Ukraine|
|October 5, 2021||Republic of Vanuatu|
|October 9, 2021||Turkmenistan|
|October 11, 2021||Gambia|
|October 12, 2021||Kingdom of Eswatini|
|October 13, 2021||Republic of Senegal|
|October 14, 2021||Republic of Sierra Leone|
|October 16, 2021||Commonwealth of Dominica|
|October 17, 2021||Cote d’Ivoire|
|October 18, 2021||Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste|
|October 19, 2021||Republic of Guyana|
|October 20, 2021||Republic of Panama|
|October 21, 2021||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|October 22, 2021||Republic of Lithuania|
|October 23, 2021||Honour day - European Union|
|October 24, 2021||Honour day - United Nations|
|October 25, 2021||Republic of Maldives|
|October 26, 2021||Negara Brunei Darussalam|
|October 27, 2021||Kingdom of Lesotho|
|October 28, 2021||Republic of Seychelles|
|October 29, 2021||Switzerland Confederation|
|October 30, 2021||Arab Republic of Egypt|
|October 31, 2021||Republic of Finland|
The Expo 2020 with its mascots and themes will be one massive event in the history of Expos’ and also of the UAE. Follow your social media handles so that you don’t miss out on the latest Expo-related information. You will also receive notifications on up-to-date offers if you subscribe to our newsletters.
If you always wanted to venture through the cultures and traditions from all over the world, you have the perfect opportunity now. With such a grand event right around the corner, all that is left for you to do is register yourself. Happy Travelling!