There is no ambivalence that Dubai is a city of wonders. It is known for its diversity. People from over 200 nationalities belonging to different beliefs and cultures are living here in peace and love.
With less than a year to go unit Expo 2020, Dubai is all set to welcome the world.
Here are the 20 facts about Expo 2020 Dubai you need to know.
1. Expo 2020 Theme
Expo 2020 will bring together millions of people for the World’s Greatest Show, celebrating human brilliance and achievement under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
The six months from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 will be a moment in time to be part of an unparalleled event.
2. Number of Countries participating in Expo
192 countries have confirmed their participation in the Expo 2020.
3. Number of visitors
Around 2. 25 million visits are expected, with many visitors expected to come more than once. 70 per cent of visitors anticipated to come from outside the UAE, the largest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of World Expos.
4. Daily Events
An entertaining global celebration with something for everyone, Expo 2020 will wow visitors with 60 daily events across 173 days, showcasing the best of music, technology, creativity and culture, while 200 F&B outlets will feature famous chefs and cuisine from every corner of the world.
5. Innovations and breakthroughs
Expo 2020 will be an endless journey of discovery. Visitors will have access to the latest innovations and breakthroughs, with more than 200 participants — including 192 nations, multilateral organizations, businesses and educational institutions — coming together to highlight real-life solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
6. How to reach Expo 2020 site
If you are coming by car somewhere from the Downtown Dubai, it may take you around 45 minutes to arrive at the Expo 2020 site.
7. Dates and timing of Expo 2020
The Expo will kick off on October 20, 2020 and will end on April 10, 2021.
Site’s opening hours:
- During Weekdays: 9:00am-1:00am
- During Weekends: 10:00am-2:00am
8. Sub Themes
Expo 2020’s sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to make a conscious effort to think and live differently, and give them renewed optimism that, through collaboration, it is possible to make a lasting change to the world.
9. Location and Area
The first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) will be located on a 4.38sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.
10. How to buy tickets for Expo 2020
- Expo 2020 website
- Through Authorised Ticket Resellers
- Expo 2020 gates
Sale of tickets will begin in April next year.
11. Expo 2020 ticket price?
A ticket for people over age of 18 will cost Dhs120. The price of Expo 2020 ticket, which will be valid for three days is Dhs260. Entry for the children below age of 5 and senior citizens above the age of 65 is free.
12. Discount for Students?
Students will get 50 per cent discount on Expo 2020 tickets. Differently-abled persons’ entry will also be free.
13. UAE pavilion
The United Arab Emirates will have its own pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava.
14. Contribution as a UAE resident
If you are a resident of Dubai, you can join the Expo 2020, here is how?
Residents of Dubai are invited to join the Expo 2020 through volunteers programme.
You can register for the volunteer programme at volunteers.ae/register.aspx.
15. Food at Expo site
You will find approximately 200 different restaurants with over 50 cuisines from different parts of the world. Water facility will also be available there.
16. Mascots of Expo 2020 Dubai
Along with a team of robots Emirati children Latifa and Rashid will be main mascots.
17. Jobs, Business Opportunities
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office said that the Expo is an opportunity for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, a region that has a population, which is among the youngest in the world, to make its mark.
The Expo will see an exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as the creation of jobs and….