Are you looking forward to Expo 2020 Dubai? Well, why would you not? After all, this will be the first Expo to be ever held in the Middle East region and it will be a real look into the future. Although it was scheduled to happen in 2020, it had to be postponed to this year due to the pandemic, but its name is still the same “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
This event will welcome a total of 191 countries and millions of visitors under the theme “Conneting Minds, Creating the Future”. There will be exciting concerts, summits, live shows and launches for new products at Al Wasl Plaza – the major center. The best thing about this event is that it will be fully-packed with inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment throughout the six months.
Good to know
1. How Many Pavilions are there in Expo 2020 Dubai?
Expo 2020 Dubai will feature 200 pavilions, and 191 will be representative of participating countries. The remaining are Partner pavilions, Organization pavilions and Thematic pavilions.
2. Has the Expo 2020 begun?
Of course! The Expo 2020 started on 1st October 2021 and will continue to dazzle you until 31st March 2022. Open everyday from 10am until midnight.
3. How much are the tickets? How do I get them?
Tickets are 95AED for one day, 195AED for 30 days and 495AED for a full season pass. Good news is, if you fly with Emirates between October 1 and March 31 you’ll automatically be given a complimentary day-pass ticket to Expo 2020.
4. What are Covid-19 measures to enter Expo 2020 Dubai?
Those attending Expo 2020 Dubai must have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had a PCR test within 72 hours of their visit.
The themes of Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Expo is the perfect example of like-minded people meeting with each other. The pavilion will provide ample opportunities for individuals and communities to make a big impact by becoming an agent of change. You can join a global mission, follow in the footsteps of mentors and pledge to make a better future.
In Dubai Expo 2020, you can experience how the world steps forward towards mobility. Make sure to visit the Mobility Pavilion if you are interested in seeing what the future of transportation will be!
Dubai is delivering one of the most sustainable expos this year. From recycling to promoting natural solutions that are innovative and out of the box, everything will be showcased at the event. It is not just a subtheme for the expo but it is related to the country’s agenda for going sustainable as per the long-term plan.
The 5 best country pavilions
UAE is by far the most important pavilion to visit during your Expo tour. The pavilion is built across four enchanting floors and exhibits Emirati achievements – from the construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper to reaching Mars – and culture. Visitors can explore the story of the UAE as a global hub as well as the vision of its leaders to create a peaceful and progressive society.
The UAE Pavilion was designed by Santiago Calatrava. The architecture emulates a falcon in flight, which is the national bird of the UAE, and the design pays homage to the region’s heritage and traditions. The building is all painted in white, smoothly curved throughout, and the interior is dotted with blue ponds and small trees making it one of the most beautiful structures you have to check out while you are at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Unlike other pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai that focus on modernity, walking through the Singapore pavilion is like walking through a forest and if you are looking for a different experience at Expo 2020 Dubai, be sure to stop here.
Singapore pavilion illustrates the country’s extraordinary transformation from a crowded and polluted city to a futuristic haven. It’s hard to tell where nature begins and architecture ends when you look at this beautiful nature-inspired pavilion. You will be walking through a net-zero energy rainforest powered by a self-sustaining ecosystem while enjoying all the beautiful forest trees and hanging gardens inside.
The Italian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai looks at reconfigurable architecture and circular design. Its facade is made of two million recycled plastic bottles, while the rest of the structure features innovative materials, such as algae, coffee grounds, orange peel and sand.
‘Our design for the Italian Pavilion deals with what I believe is architecture’s most important challenge today: advancing the double convergence between the natural and the artificial. It anticipates issues and suggests strategies that will be increasingly crucial for the future of our cities as we address the consequences of the current climate crisis,’ says Carlo Ratti, designer of the Italian pavilion.
At the Korea Pavilion, you will be able to go on a digitally-guided tour along an elevated walking path that crisscrosses around its dynamic facade that constantly changes throughout the day. The pavilion is all about showcasing the concept of smart Korea that the country envisions, under the theme “Smart Korea, Moving the World to you.”
If you are looking for a viewpoint to go up to see all the pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai, be sure to drop by the republic of Korea pavilion and walk along its elevated walking path. It is one of the best places to see just how beautiful all the architectures are at Expo 2020 Dubai.
One of the most immersive pavilions in Expo 2020 Dubai is Brazil. The pavilion is surrounded by a shallow water pool, which combined with immersive visuals will transport visitors to Brazil. Here you can experience the best of nature that this country has to offer in the form of gushing rivers and azure skies, lush green vegetation and endless landscapes.
While you are planning your visit to Expo 2020 Dubai, be sure to check our list of the 10 most instagrammable spots in Dubai. The Emirates are waiting for you!