Expo 2020 is probably the most anticipated global event in the region. To help you understand more about it, here are common questions about the upcoming expo everyone is asking about.
What is Expo 2020?
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo, which is known as the largest and oldest, international events in the world, to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Dubai’s win to host was first announced in 2013.
The coveted international exhibition is expected to attract 25 million visitors from around the world. 70% of visitors will come from abroad, which makes up the largest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of World Expos.
It’s a platform for all of humanity, showcasing innovation and inspiration for all of humanity. In other words, it’s a facilitator of new ideas, progress and innovation.
Some of the innovations that launched or were introduced at World Expos includes the telephone (Philadelphia, 1876), the Eiffel Tower (Paris, 1889), the Ferris wheel (Chicago, 1893), the X-Ray machine (Buffalo, 1901), the commercial broadcast television (New York, 1939), IMAX (Osaka, 1970), touchscreens (Knoxville, 1982) and more.
Where is Expo 2020 held in Dubai?
The site is situated on Expo Road in Dubai South, Jebel Ali, close to Al Maktoum International Airport.
Who is participating?
192 countries are set to take part in the mega event, which in turn makes it the most inclusive and diverse Expo ever to be organised.
What is the theme?
The universal theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, expressed into three subthemes: Mobility, Sustainability, and Opportunity.
How long will it last?
It will run for six months, from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. It will open 7 days a week.
How much are the tickets?
For one-day pass it costs AED 120, while for there days it is priced at AED 260.
Why is Expo 2020 Dubai important?
Not only is it the first expo in the country and in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region but also for the first time in 167-year history of World Expos, each of the participating countries is set to have its own pavilion at the international event. It is also likely to impact the country's economy and the various markets and put Dubai on a global scale.
Where is the next Expo being held?
Japan is the next country to host World Expo 2025.
What will Expo 2020 do for Dubai?
It is expected to have an impact on the real estate market, build a better future, positively influence the country’s economic growth. It is also believed to have a positive impact on tourism, hospitality and travel sector and bring a boom in the job market.
Our article on what will happen post-expo 2020 is here.
What are the top projects near Expo 2020 site?
Some of the projects namely Emaar South, Dubai Marina, Bluewaters Island, Palm Jumeirah, JBR, Emaar Beachfront, and JLT are in close proximity to the Expo 2020 site.