2020, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade is touted to be one of the most exciting years for many a reasons. With respect to wait-worthy events, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is expected to take off in June, the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup will launch in October, in Australia and the 2020 World Expo will open in Dubai in October! Expected to bring together 120 nations and an audience of 25 million, the Dubai Expo 2020 will undoubtedly be the biggest event of 2020. Here's all you need to know about this much awaited global phenomena.
What Is Expo 2020?
Expo 2020 is a platform for millions from different countries to come together and share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity. World Fairs are held every 5 years and last for 6 months.
Before learning about Dubai Expo 2020, let's go back to the first World Expo that was held in 1851 at London's Crystal Palace. It was titled "The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" and brought to display over 10,000 inventions from the industrial revolution.
The last World Expo was held in Milan in 2015 with the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". Interesting innovations like solar trees and energy saving elevators were showcased in Milan, a concenterated effort to channel worldly affairs in a sustainable fashion.
Expo 2020 in Dubai will be centered around the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". For 6 months, between October 2020 to April 2021, Expo 2020 will host hundreds of countries, companies, and people who convert insights into possibilities in the spheres of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability. Read more about the Expo 2020 Theme in the following section.
Fun Fact: World Expo is the world’s oldest and largest international event.
Dubai Expo 2020 Theme - Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
World Expo is a catalyst for social, economic and cultural transformation, a way to bring together the global community to share innovations and work towards a better for future generations around the world. Expo 2020's theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future", a way to build partnerships and inspire ideas that will forge the world of tomorrow. There are 3 sub themes that are key pillars to reaping the best of the chosen theme is "Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability". All ideas and innovations will circle around this theme and subthemes, bringing together an abundance of ideas for a greater, better future.
Dubai Expo 2020 Location
If you're staying in Dubai, you've probably noticed the upcoming "city" called Dubai South. Yes, the Dubai government is building a city within a city for Expo 2020 !. Covering a total of 438 hectares, Dubai South where Expo 2020 will be held is located close to the Al Maktoum International Airport.
Fun Fact : The Dubai Metro Route 2020 is expected to take 46,000 passengers per hour to and from the Expo 2020 site in under 16 minutes from Dubai Marina.
Expo 2020 Logo - The Story Behind The Logo
The Dubai Expo 2020 logo is fascinating, yet abstract stirring discussions about what it really denotes. The inspiration behind the logo is said to have come from a ring found at a 4,000-year-old archaeological site in the desert in the Al Marmum area of Dubai. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE added,"It represents our message to the world that our civilisation has deep roots. We were and will always be a pot that gathers civilisations and a centre for innovation”.
What To Expect At Dubai Expo 2020?
Limitless possibilities that you have never imagined in your wildest dreams! Expo 2020 is going to be nothing short of a utopian fair we've often seen in futuristic movies. Here are some pictures to give you a glimpse of what it's going to look like.
Exciting, right? There's so much more in store. Here's are a few to get started :
- Hundreds of pavilions featuring interactive exhibits, like entertainment, lavish meeting spaces, quirky hangouts and a lot more. From the Azerbaijan Pavilion to the Monaco Pavilion, there's no dearth of ideas and opportunities at Expo 2020.Check out the complete list of Pavilions.
- Palatable authentic dishes from every corner of the world - from street food to haute cuisine in more than 200 food and beverage outlets.
- Art installations from local and global talents across Expo 2020’s living, thriving canvas.
Dubai Expo 2020 Tickets
With over 60 daily live shows, 192 country pavilions and over 200 restaurants from around the world; tickets to Expo 2020 is a complete value for money.
1 Day Pass - AED 120
Starting from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM on week days and 2:00 AM on weekends, get a full day of non-stop excitement at Expo 2020.
3 Day Pass - AED 260
Why cram everything into one day when you can experience them all leisurely over any 3 days of your choice?
Seasonal/Monthly Pass - TBA
Though prices are not out yet, you can buy a monthly/seasonal pass that gives you access for a whole month.
Know Before You Buy Dubai Expo 2020 Tickets
- 50% Discount - Students of any age
- 50% Discount - Youth aged 6 to 17
- Free Access for People of determination - caregivers at half price
- Free Access for kids up to 5 years
- Free Access for adults 65 years & above
Explore Dubai At Expo 2020
So, you're coming to Dubai for Expo 2020 and you're wondering how to make the best of this vacation/business trip. Here's all that you can do in Dubai during your visit! From Burj Khalifa to the Hub Zero Park, grab your tickets in advance and enjoy heavily discounted rates.
To explore top thing to do in Dubai, head here.
Getting To Dubai Expo 2020 - Directions
The best way to reach the Dubai Expo 2020 site is via the Dubai Metro. Route 2020, an extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line will get you to the footsteps 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, capable of handing an incredible 46,000 passengers per hour.
Once Expo 2020 launches, you can expect bus connectivity from various parts of Dubai. It is also rumoured that Uber will be testing flying cars at Expo 2020. If things go well, you could maybe take a flying car to the World Expo!