Expo 2020 Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe.
Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation.
Expo 2020 Pavilions - The world in one place
Visit your favourite countries and discover new places you’ve never considered. It could change the way you see the world. 192 country pavilions featuring narratives from every corner of the globe. Venture through hundreds of pavilions, enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each participating nation unique.
Expo 2020 Events
There’ll always be something to get excited about, with a jam-packed programme of live performances including world-famous stars, comedy greats, local talents and touring attractions. Participate in mindfulness sessions, extreme sports and everything in between.
You’ll be spoilt for choice – other fun ways to stay fit will include disability sports, and virtual and augmented reality activities. Digital theatre and dance routines, acrobats and poetry slams, fashion shows and roaming entertainers – enjoy cultural experiences from five continents that’ll excite your senses and touch your heart.
- 173 Days
- 7 days a week
- 1,000,000+ Visitors
- 15+ Hours of Entertainment Daily
- 192 Country Pavilions
- 200+ Restaurants
- 60 Live Shows Daily
Themes for the future - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability
To build a better world, we need to use our heads and our hearts. The Expo subthemes help to guide us on this journey together.
We all have the power to shape the future. Expo 2020 aims to unlock this potential in multiple ways, such as supporting solutions to social problems through the Expo Live programme and introducing visitors to new ideas that inspire them to act.
When we enable smarter movement of knowledge, ideas and goods, a new world of possibilities unfolds. Expo 2020 looks at how this has helped us explore new frontiers, and how humanity is making greater leaps than ever through digital connectivity.
The need to live in balance with the world we inhabit has never been more critical. Expo 2020 is embracing alternative sources of food, water, and clean and renewable energy, and encouraging us all to reassess how we can preserve the planet.
- Watch a screening on the ceiling! You’ll find ground breaking architecture at every turn, from the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface on Al Wasl Plaza’s steel dome to the all-natural materials that make the Opportunity Pavilion, including 2,500 tonnes of stone and 111 km of rope.
- You’ve seen Expo 2020 from the ground, now it’s time to get a bird’s eye view from the top of the rotating observation tower.
- Enjoy art installations from local and global talents across Expo 2020’s living canvas.
- Arab-style vistas will sit throughout Expo 2020, including palm groves, jasmine trees, wadi figs and desert scenery. You can keep cool wandering under shaded canopies provided by the national tree of the UAE, the Ghaf tree.
Expo 2020 seeks to encourage a spirit of curiosity, amazement and fun in younger visitors, whether they’re joining a make-your-own-robot workshop, learning about 3D-printed human organs or burning energy via exercise-gaming activities.
Academics, inventors, artists, tech pioneers, out-of-the-box thinkers – Expo 2020 will be a haven for interesting and inquisitive personalities! Start-ups and international conglomerates alike can benefit from being a part of Expo 2020.
With millions of visitors and 190 participating countries, the next World Expo is brimming with business possibilities.
Planning an event? Directly accessible from the Dubai Metro Route 2020 link, the Dubai Exhibition Centre combines a 17,000sqm conference complex, featuring multipurpose halls, an auditorium and other event spaces, with 28,000sqm of exhibition halls.
Expo 2020 has large-scale venues to suit every outdoor celebration, including Al Forsan Park (2,500 people), Al Wasl Plaza (more than 8,000 people) and Jubilee Park (15,000 people).