Your guide to Expo 2020 Dubai

If you aren't familiar with the concept yet, here is a quick guide to what Expo 2020 is all about.

Chloe Hoffmann
November 14, 2021 3:13 PM

Your guide to Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai is hosting a mesmerizing Expo 2020 at the 4.38 sq. km site situated in the Dubai South District. It lies between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is close to the international airports. There is always something to get thrilled about it. Whether you want to enjoy the world of flavors or searching for business opportunities, or unwind your inner techie, you have an opportunity to experience it there. The Expo had a grand opening on October 1, 2021, with the show running through to March 31, 2022.

The Expo represents a global meeting of nations committed to designing solutions to the most important issues of the day, through engaging and indulging in interactive activities with millions of visitors who visit and will visit the venue.

The show has over 60 daily shows, 200 restaurants, 192 country pavilions, and more. Visit the expo to experience the most talked events in the world from 2013 when the UAE won the bid for hosting the Expo 2020 in Paris. 

What to expect in the Expo 2020 Dubai?

Celebrated as the largest event of the world, Expo 2020 Dubai has more than 190 countries participating in a worldwide show sharing their diverse cultures and innovations. These countries have been given a chance to put up a shop at the pavilion to demonstrate their nation’s participation in the discussions of hot topics and issues. The Expo 2020 with its three core themes such as Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity are showcased in different ways in three districts.

Sustainability District

The iconic Sustainability Pavilion is all about global projects on sustainability. The visitors are introduced to the concept that change is a natural part of life. The trail gives an idea of how the mankind is introduced and how our impact has speeded change beyond a natural pace. The journey through the under ocean and rainforest are very exciting. In some halls the visitors may be asked some stimulating questions regarding conservation of resources and allowing them to give their opinions and conclusions on the score board.

Outside, the visitors can also enjoy traditional music and performances in the open-air with food and drink vendors.

The Mobility District

This pavilion encourages the visitors to better connect with each other and explore new areas in terms of human progress. The exhibitions encourage a harmonious global society where trade commerce and communication has developed to become much efficient.

The Opportunity District

The opportunity holds significance for people to join across age, language and culture, and celebrate human experiences. One of the biggest goals of the opportunity district is to portray that change is possible if a single man has the intention and desire to work towards that change. It acts as an inspiration to the people by showing this fact.

Explore the Expo 2020 Dubai at half price this November

Until November 30, the visitors can see and experience the expo with an entry fee of Dh45 instead of Dh95 from Sunday to Thursday. The fee on Fridays and Saturdays are priced at the regular price of Dh95. The ticket allows 10 'Smart Queue Bookings' for join in pavilions and attractions, without waiting in queues.

The entry is free for visitors below 18 years old and over 60 years old. The people with disabilities have to pay only half price. They can accompany one companion at half-price too. The entry is free for students who has a valid identity card from any academic institution in the world. The visitors can also avail multi-day passes for Dh 195 which is valid for 30 consecutive days. You can also avail a season pass that costs Dh495 at it is valid until the end of Expo 2020 on March 31.

How do Reach Expo 2020 Dubai Site? 

A 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina will take you to the three main entrances, while the metro will take you directly to Expo 2020. You can reach the Expo 2020 by any means such as metro, bus, taxi, or car. There are also dedicated transport network to ferry more than 25 million people to the colossal site. Eight buses will complete 52 trips per day in both directions from DXB - seven days a week. The pickup points include The Dubai Mall and Palm Jumeirah.

Covid-19 protocols should be followed

The visitors must follow strict Covid protocols and present valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate, and a negative PCR test result taken withing 72 hours. The visitors who have not obtained the negative PCR test result within 72 hours can take the test at PCR near the Expo centers and obtain the rest result.

It is mandatory for the visitors to wear a mask all the time whether outdoors or indoors and follow social distancing guidelines. Visitors necessarily need to maintain a distance of at least two meters between each other. The hand sanitizer is available everywhere in the site, and guests should use it frequently.

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