Expo 2020 – Dubai, what to expect…

Expo 2020 – Dubai, what to expect…

by Katie Atkins


The countdown is officially on for the Expo 2020, which opens its doors to the public on October 20th 2020 and run for 6 months finishing on April 21st 2021, which nicely coincides with the UAE celebrating their 50th anniversary.

As a resident in Dubai, there has been much talk around the impact this will have on Dubai and what it will actually bring, not just in terms of visitors, but businesses growth.

So, I’ve put together everything you need to know, what to expect and open questions, which I would love to hear your opinions…

With the Expo previously giving us The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Seattle Space Needle, the typewriter, television and even Heinz Tomato Ketchup, what will Dubai bring us with its theme being “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”?

I believe the focus is on the power of youth and unlocking the potential of one of the world’s youngest and fastest growing populations.

Its subthemes are: 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.

Anyone who has been in Dubai for the past 5 years, has seen dramatic change in the region and this will only increase with the Expo 2020.

With an ambitious target of 25 million visitors projected to come over the 6-month event, and 70% of that being made up of people from outside the UAE, its paramount that Dubai showcases everything it has to offer, for organizations to flourish here.

Tickets are due to go on sale as of March 2020, with ticket prices to be set as followed:

Single-day adult (18 and over) tickets will cost Dh120 (USD $33),
Three-day passes, which can be used on any three days during the 173 days of the Expo, will be priced at Dh260 (USD $71).

Your ticket will give you access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including 60 live shows a day, future-shaping technologies, performances from world-famous artists, daily parades, cutting-edge architecture, special celebrations and more than 200 food and beverage outlets serving a world of cuisines.