What is the Expo?
A World Expo 2020 is a large international exhibition that acts as a stage to showcase the technological, innovative and architectural achievements of nations. The World Expo is a stage for millions of countries to come together to share ideas, present their innovations to the world, encourage collaboration and for human ingenuity. A World Expo takes place over a span of 6 months.
Crystal Palace, Hyde Park in London hosted the first Expo in 1851. It was titled ‘Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations’. The event brought together about 10,000 innovations from the industrial revolution. Approximately 6 million people visited it.
In 2015, the latest Expo was held in Milan. The theme for Expo 2015 was ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ encompassing culture, innovation, creativity and traditions and how these are related to food and diet.
What is Expo 2020 Dubai?
In the year 2020, Dubai will host the grandest Expo to date. The theme for Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. The country will host hundreds of countries and companies that will explore possibilities in spheres of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. The aim is to create technology that is unique, pioneering and sustainable for the future.
Around 25 million people will be traveling to Dubai for the Expo 2020. 70% of these people will be from countries outside the UAE. People can visit pavilions of hundreds of countries in one place without traveling far and wide.
Dubai Expo 2020-Themes and Sub-Themes
An Expo is a catalyst for the transformation of the world, a place to share ideas and innovations and collectively contribute towards creating a better world for future generations. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, which means to cooperate and collaborate and stimulate ideas that will establish what our tomorrow looks like. The three sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability effectively reflect the deeper meaning of the chosen theme. All the ideas and innovations in the Expo 2020 will be center around the theme and these sub-themes, integrating innovations for a better future.
Expo 2020- Location
Dubai is building a city within a city especially to host the Dubai Expo 2020. The city called ‘Dubai South’ covers an area of 438 hectares. The Expo 2020 location is close to the Al Maktoum Airport and is in the middle of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
In the middle of the site lies the Al Wasl Plaza. which is well-connected to all the three districts that are based on the sub-themes of the Expo 2020. The Al Wasl Plaza is also connected to all the attractions at the site including the UAE Pavilion which is designed like a falcon in flight.
Expo 2020- Logo
The Expo 2020 logo is captivating yet conceptual making people speculate about what it actually stands for. The unique logo is inspired by a ring that was discovered at a 4000-year-old archaeological site in the Al Marmum area. At the unveiling ceremony of the logo, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE said ‘It represents our message to the world that our civilization has deep roots. We were and will always be a pot that gathers civilizations and a center for innovation.’ The message is a message to the people that the origins of UAE are centuries-old considering many people assume that the culture of the country is new.
Expo 2020- Dates
The Expo 2020 commences on Tuesday, 20th October 2020 and ends on Saturday, 10th April 2021.
Expo 2020 Dubai- Top Things to Do
The Expo 2020 is not just a technology-based event! At the Expo 2020, you can explore the world, taste global cuisines, experience unparalleled entertainment and shop for global products. Here is a list of top things to do at the Expo 2020:
Explore Pavilions of over 190 countries
Discover the world at one place with pavilions of over 190 countries at the World Expo 2020. The pavilions feature interactive exhibits, live entertainment, amazing meeting places, quirky hangouts and many more. Each pavilion promises an immersive cultural experience and a chance to see what makes the country unique. Many countries have already unveiled their pavilions including Canada, UAE, Singapore, Azerbaijan, Japan, Morocco, UK, US and many more.
Enjoy 60+ live events daily
At Expo 2020, there will always be something to be thrilled about! You can see performances by many world-famous artists, comedy greats, local talents, and touring personalities.
Experience cool cultural events
Digital theatre and dance routines, acrobats and poetry slams, fashion shows and roaming entertainers- all this at the cultural events of five continents that will touch your soul and enliven your senses.
Create a spirit of curiosity in your little one!
Imbibe a sense of curiosity, amazement, and joy within your kids with multiple great activities. They can join a make-your-own-robot workshop, learn about 3D-printed human organs or burn energy via exercise-gaming activities.
Sweat it out- In Real or Virtually
Participate in mindfulness sessions, extreme sports, and many more activities. You’ll be spoilt for choice! The other exciting ways to stay fit include disability sports, and virtual and augmented reality activities. Amazing ways to get fit!
Nighttime, Fun time!
Don’t fret night owls, the enjoyment doesn’t end with dusk. Once evening arrives, pyrotechnics displays and concerts are among the entertainment to keep you allured into the wee hours of the morning.
It is a Foodie’s Paradise!
At Expo 2020, you can dive into a world of flavors with cuisines from all over the globe. Classic dishes, street food, gourmet bites and new favorites- all at 200 Food and Beverage outlets across Expo 2020. There is food for every budget and palate. For every food lover..it is heaven!
A haven for the Art Lovers!
Maybe you’re an art enthusiast or maybe you don’t even know the first thing about it! In either case, you can definitely enjoy art installations from global and local artists across Expo 2020’s living canvas.
Shop, Shop, and Shop Some More!
Enjoy shopping at a 3000m2 area dedicated to retail and outlets. You can also shop for Expo 2020 related souvenirs from shops across the city or even online!
Directions to Expo 2020
The best way to reach the World Expo 2020 site is by the Dubai Metro. Route 2020, an extension of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line will drop you at the start point of Expo 2020 with great connectivity from different parts of Dubai. Furthermore, the Expo 2020 Metro station is set to be the biggest and most eco-friendly station in the Dubai Metro network. It will be capable of handling an incredible 46,000 passengers per hour.
If you are someone who does not know what Global Village is, let us give you a brief overview.
Global Village Dubai
True to its name, Global Village Dubai is an extravagant event that features cultural events, food, entertainment, shopping avenues and much more. Global Village is an unparalleled amalgamation of cultures and countries. It is described as the world’s largest tourism, shopping, leisure and entertainment destination in the world. What’s amazing about it is that it is home to 27 pavilions that represent more than 75 countries worldwide. This global event attracts more than 5 million people every year. You can learn more about the Global Village from our blog!
Expo 2020 Tickets+ Global Village Ticket
DescriptionAdultChildInfantExpo 2020 (1 Day Pass) + Global VillageAED 120AED 60FreeExpo 2020 (3 Days Pass) + Global VillageAED 260AED 130Free
You have a choice between One Day and Three Day Pass for Expo 2020. Although, we recommend a 3-day pass as the place is huge and it will take you some time to explore it fully. Also, the Global Village Ticket comes free with both the types of passes. The deal is too good to be true so make the most of it!