The World Expo 2020 is supposedly going to be “The World’s Greatest Show,” and the world’s greatest show would definitely have some pretty interesting souvenirs to bring back too, don’t you think?
The largest event to be held in the Arab World will run for six months, starting from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021. Attending the event will, of course, be an outworldly experience but souvenirs are needed to prolong the delight and make the memories last for a while if not a lifetime. Thank goodness, there are a lot of options to choose from.
With 192 countries participating, the objective of the expo is to inspire everyone to create a better future through grand exhibits and captivating programs from the finest in art, science and culture.
The theme for the Dubai World Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and the subthemes are ‘Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability’. Thanks to that, all 5000 products retailed at the expo are manufactured and supplied by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) registered with Expo 2020’s licensing and retail program. This program reflects the Expo 2020’s mission to nurture the SME sector in the UAE. TicketsToDo presents to you a list of products already available that could serve as souvenirs from the Dubai World Expo.
Best souvenirs from Dubai World Expo
Camel Milk Soap from the Camel Soap Factory
This handmade soap from camel milk by The Camel Soap Factory is all-natural and chemical-free. Made exclusively for the Dubai Expo, they use no artificial colorants. This homegrown brand’s sustainably made soap is environmentally friendly and uses essential oils for its fragrance. They come in five varieties – Milk & Honey, Mandarin and Pepper, Mukhallat, Musk and Jasmin. What could be a better way to nourish your skin guilt-free?
Model Aircraft from Emirates
The special edition Expo 2020 Dubai model aircraft from their Official Airline Partner, Emirates is a treat to the aviation fans. Models range from Airbus A380s to Boeing 777s featuring the signature Expo 2020 logo in three colors- blue, orange and green. The designs reflect the Expo’s three subthemes: Sustainability, Opportunity, and Mobility. They come in 3 different sizes- 1/200, 1/250 and 1/400 and are available in plastic or metal. Shop for yours at the Emirates Official Stores and enjoy flying to Expo 2020 Dubai on the real Expo branded Emirates A380 and Boeing 777.
Coffee by Karam Coffee
This specially-crafted coffee blend from Karam Coffee is a must pick-up for all the caffeine lovers. During the 6 month-long event, you will be able to treat yourself to two special blend of flavors – one Arabic and the other Turkish. Roasted especially to mark the occasion, this Emirati coffee curator brings to Expo 2020 two of the world’s most popular Arabic coffee blends; specially-crafted from beans sourced directly from growers in Asia and Africa.
Chocolate by Mirzam
Let the delicious, artisanal chocolate handmade by Mirzam melt in your mouth. Featuring three of their award-winning spiced chocolate flavors, these chocolates are available in Rose, Coffee & Cardamom and Dates & Fennel. These three locally-made chocolate bars are created exclusively for Expo 2020 and use cocoa beans from plantations along the Spice Route. Every bite is melt-in-your-mouth goodness. So grab yours before they’re gone!
Other Expo 2020 merchandise
Commemorative Coins by New Zealand Mint
Created to honor important events, people and places, commemorative coins are massive collectible items. Hence, a once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a unique commemoration. Mark a moment in time with these gold and silver Expo 2020 Dubai medallions and foils from New Zealand Mint. New Zealand Mint is the only business in the world that can make precious metal collectibles with the Expo Dubai 2020 logo. This means they’re rare and collectible, so get them before they’re all taken!
Apparels from Splash
Splash has ventured out to create smart and sustainable Expo 2020 apparel. They’re available online and in stores across the GCC. Splash’s collection is inspired by the Expo 2020 Dubai Logo and the heritage of the region. To look cool, feel fit and flaunt your commitment to sustainability, shop from the Expo 2020 collection at Splash Fashions Use code VCUAE for 15% discount.
Take home a co-branded can from Pepsi, Expo 2020’s official snack and beverage partner. Millions of people from around the globe will now find themselves acquainted with messages of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability as Pepsi offers a taste of Expo. Three limited-edition Pepsi cans, each representing a sub-theme and carrying appealing colors and designs will be the first in a series of co-branded products to be distributed across several countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.
ENOC group, the Energy Partner of Expo has begun selling its merchandise at its ZOOM convenience stores including other souvenirs like T-shirts, mugs, notebooks, pins, magnets, stickers, keychains and date bars. The Expo 2020-branded merchandise will be initially available across 35 ZOOM stores, including 28 located at ENOC service stations, five stand-alone stores in Dubai and other Emirates and two outlets at the Dubai Metro stations.
There will be a lot of addition to all these Expo 2020-branded merchandises. So stay tuned to know more! And if you want to know more about Dubai World Expo 2020, check out our Blog!