Everything You Need to Know About The Dubai Expo 2020 – Location|News|Pavilion|Date|Tickets
The question in everybody’s mind is – what is Dubai Expo 2020 ( إكسبو 2020)? Where will Dubai Expo 2020 be held? How will I really understand what expo 2020 Dubai is aiming to do and all the news about the much talked about event? What is the Dubai expo 2020 pavilions like? When will Dubai expo 2020 be held – what date? And finally, for those who are really looking forward to attend, how to get tickets for the Dubai expos 2020 event.
The article will answer all your questions and some other question you have be wanting to ask about Dubai and expo 2020 Dubai and I promise you, by the end of this article, you would have understood all there is to understand and will be yearning for the event to start as soon as possible. But first, what is Dubai expo 2020?
Dubai Expo 2020 – Definition
Dubai expo 2020 is a world event and festival aimed to show case the whole world the milestone Dubai – United Arab Emirate have achieved over the years. It is also an event aimed to showcase the power and efficacy of its youths and to unluck the powerful potentials of one of the fastest growing country in the world.
Dubai expo 2020 is a world expo that will be hosted by Dubai – United Arab Emirates. It’s a mega International event when you consider the magnitude, scale, duration and expected visitors’ number. I think is safe to say – with Dubai Expo 2020, we want to show the world our worth now and what we will be worth in future. This event is usually organized every five years and last for six months. So, it’s a big deal.
One could however say is a platform where people from around the world come together to share ideas, learn from each other and innovate. But most importantly, its fun packed. If you have ever been to events like a festivity in Rio De Jinero - Brazil, then this event will blow that out of the waters. Dubai expo 2020 is the first world expos event ever held in the Middle East and South Asia – MESA region.
What Dubai Expo 2020 mean to Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirate?
UAE – Dubai has continued to set pace when you consider what the rest of the world is doing. This is a celebration of surpassed milestones and human (youths) brilliant achievements and not only in economic terms but technology, science, creating job opportunity, art, culture, geography, innovation and invention wise but they also want to use this event to set in motion mind blowing milestone they aim to achieve in the near future which will undoubtedly have the greatest impact in human civilization.
When you talk about Dubai history or United Arab Emirates – UAE history in general, you will find out that they have shown the world how brilliant they are, what the emirates are capable of doing with the leadership of Zahid and finally, the remarkable development they have had in the shortest couple of years. Just like the name entails, EXPO 2020 – they aim to expose the world to mind blowing innovations that will spark more and more innovative and creative mindset in the youths.
Side Benefits of Dubai Expo 2020
With the event this big in Dubai - UAE, comes even bigger opportunity for sales and services. Undoubtedly, those into service business, trading, tech business and eCommerce businesses will indeed flourish and their sales "through the roof" during this festive period. Mall of the Emirates, Lulu Supermarket, Dubai Mall will definitely be packed to brim and it will be difficult to buy anything from the mall during the event. This is where eCommerce business aka online business will flourish, especially is the clothing, grocery, tech and electronics departments.
A lot of discount in electronic gadgets, laptops, HP laptops, gaming laptops HP Spectre and so on..will be discounted and in general people will shop for less (our online shop @tech-offer has already implemented huge discounts. You better shop NOW). Fashion is not going to be left out in the fray. Clothing, makeup, shoes, bags will undoubtedly be on deals and offers. There will also be a lot of tech offers, a lot of clearance sales. What I’m trying to say is; get your credit card ready for shopping online and off line because those things on your wish list will be purchased with almost half of the original prize. I kid you not.
These are just the side benefits. So what is the main benefit?
Benefits of Dubai Expo 2020
Well, suffice it to say, the event will further expose Dubai and UAE to those who are still in the dark of how magnificent this wonderful country in the Middle East is (arguably though because almost everybody knows the city of Dubai) but what is important is that they want to further introduce themselves to the world and make a statement.
It will bring more people, more businesses, more investment, more partnership with government parastatals and expose the countries culture, arts and some of the wonderful advantage it has to the world. Dubai Expo 2020 will re-introduce Dubai – UAE to the world.
Dubai Expo 2020 Location
The expo 2020 site according to gulfnews spans a little more than 4.38 square kilometers and is located in the Dubai South district, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals.
It’s very easy to locate if its your first time in the city. All you have to do is pick a taxi or take your own car and it will only take 40 minutes to reach the expo 2020 ground/site from Downtown Dubai and even less time from the Airport.
You can also use the Dubai Metro. Because of the magnitude of this event, Expo 2020 will have its own dedicated Dubai Metro Station on the route 2020 line, with carriages capable to transporting 40,000 passengers per hour to and fro from the site. And if you like to walk or you are in close proximity to the site, all you have to do is fire up your map.
Dubai Expo 2020 Site Opening Hours & Date
I know by now, a lot of people can’t wait to hit the Dubai Expo 2020 site, hence the question – when will it start and when is it expected to end. Below is the Dubai expo 2020 date, time and duration.
Dubai Expo 2020 Opening & Closing Date
Opening Date: October 20, 2020
Closing Date: April 10, 2021
Dubai Expo 2020 will last for the duration of 6 months.
Dubai Expo 2020 Site Opening Hours
Weekdays: 9 AM -1 AM
Weekends & special days: 10 AM-2 AM
Brief History About Dubai Expo (Exposition)
The World Expos is like hosting a FIFA World Cup. A country has to win it before it can be given the opportunity to host this size of event. And many things will also be taken into consideration. The first ever world expos were held in London and was called London’s Great Exposition of 1851
Leading to the last expos held in 2015 in Milan, the world expos has been won and hosted by lots of countries. The last one in Milan was themed ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. It focused on nutrition and food. It was the second time the city hosted a World Expo, with the first being in 1906.
Usually, just like FIFA World Cup which is held every 4 years and last just for a month, world expos are usually held every 5 years and lasts for 6 months. Using my analogy again, just like Federation of International Football Association – FIFA organize world cups, the Bureau International des Expositions - BIE is the intergovernmental organization that oversees and regulates World Expos.
What are the sub themes of Expo 2020 Dubai?
Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Opportunity - is unlocking the potential for individuals and communities to shape the future.
Mobility - is to create smarter and more productive movement of people, goods and ideas, both physically and virtually.
Sustainability - is respecting and living in balance with the world we inhabit.
How to buy tickets for Dubai Expo 2020
Is very easy to purchase a ticket to this wonderful event. You can buy tickets through the Expo 2020 website, through a huge network of authorized Ticket Resellers, contracted with Expo 2020, as well as at the Dubai Expo 2020 gates during the event.
From April 2020, tickets will be available to the general public and it doesn’t cost much. I know the question is – How Much Does Dubai Expo 2020 Tickets Cost? Well, here it is..
- A single-day adult (18 and over) ticket will cost Dh120 - $33.
- A three-day pass, which can be used on any three days during the 173 days (6 months) of the Expo, will be priced at Dh260 - $71.
- Discount of 50% for youth aged 6 to17 as well as students of any age.
Suffice it to say, your ticket will give you unrestricted access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including 60 live shows a day, future-shaping technology exhibitions, performances from world-famous artists, daily parades, cutting-edge architecture, special celebrations and more than 300 food and beverage outlets serving a world of cuisines.
There you have it. A glimpse of what you are scheduled to see during the event. If you say “wow” to these pictures, then wait till you see it for real…