Top things to do at Dubai Expo 2020

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The much-talked-about Dubai Expo 2020 is all set to welcome its visitors. People have been waiting with bated breath for almost eight years to witness this marvel since Dubai won the bid to host it in 2013. After being postponed by nearly a year due to the pandemic, this grand spectacle will take place from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. More than 25 million visitors are expected to celebrate this global extravaganza during its six months run. Here are some of the top things to do at the Dubai Expo 2020.

About Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Expo 2020 is the first mega-event of its kind to take place in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region and the first one to be hosted by an Arab nation. World expos are held once every five years, and the main aim of the event is to provide an international platform for different nations to come together under one roof and collaborate and share ideas. It also offers the perfect opportunity for the countries to showcase their best in science, technology, art, and culture. Book your Dubai Expo 2020 tickets online to avoid any last moment hassles.

Things to do at the expo

  • More than 190 countries are participating in the event, and for the first time in the history of the World Expo, every participating country will have its own pavilion. Each pavilion will display the finest of their achievements and will provide visitors an experience of their own nation’s art, culture, and traditions.
  • The principal theme for this year’s expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” focusing on three sub-themes – Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. The expo site is divided into these three districts, and each of them will have a dedicated pavilion.
  • Admire the amazing Dubai Expo 2020 venue and its stunning architecture spread across 438 hectares of area. The site resembles a flower petal when seen from above. At the center of the venue is the Al Wasl Plaza which connects the three large districts and is a majestic translucent dome surrounded by waterfalls, lush greenery, and art installations.
  • The UAE pavilion appears like a falcon in flight and was designed by Santiago Calatrava. Don’t miss the unique logo of the event that is inspired by a gold ring that dates to the Iron Age and is more than 4000 years old.
  • Sample lip-smacking cuisine from worldwide as more than 200 restaurants and over 50 F&B outlets are all set to serve you street food, local delicacies, and haute cuisine.
  • Shop to your heart’s content for various souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, home decor, stationery, food items, cosmetics, and more. You will have access to numerous local and international products that are unique and available in one location.
  • Participate in a range of fun events such as parades, concerts, flash mobs, sporting events, live performances, and the likes. Over 75 events will take place every day so that you will be spoilt for choice.
  • The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the UAE, so it is no surprise that national day will be celebrated with a lot of fanfare. You can also witness other grand celebrations like Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Be awe-inspired by a five-meter-tall 3D printed copy of Michelangelo’s David at the Italy Pavilion that combines history with present innovation.
  • The Netherland pavilion will put up a captivating multi-sensory show of indoor rainfall created out of thin air.
  • You also get an opportunity to see the first air train in the world.
  • Listen to a robotic band inspired by Beethoven at the Germany Pavilion.
  • Do some time travel where you can interact with artists, Emirati storytellers, and artisans.
  • The hybrid model this year also gives you an augmented reality experience to interact and be entertained.
  • Head up to the observation deck at Garden in the Sky, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the venue 55 meters off the ground.
  • Learn more about past expos, their history, and the impact they had on a global scale.
  • Listen to some great music by the all-women Firdaus Orchestra under the expert direction of Oscar-winner musician A.R. Rehman.
  • Design your aircraft at the Emirates Pavilion and discover the future of aircraft cabin designs.
  • Step back into the ancient days of Dubai through its charming alleys and live the spirit of Old Dubai.
  • Interact with robots from the Terminus group – the leading robotics specialists.
  • Click a selfie in Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri’s spacesuit at Terra Auditorium.
  • Sign up for the People and Planet program, tackle issues and challenges our planet faces today, and engage in conversation and discussions to enhance the future.
  • Check out the SpaceX Falcon rocket and exhibits and artifacts, including pieces of rock from the moon and the US Mars Rover at the US Pavilion.


The Dubai Expo 2020 provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the best of many worlds. Book your Dubai ticket now and get a taste of this remarkable exhibition.




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