Dubai’s sophistication, top-class infrastructure, an exceptional business hub with advanced technology and true innovation makes it fully geared up and ready to create an exceptional and unforgettable World Expo. You heard it right! Dubai’s bid to host World Expo 2020 reached 850 million people! It has become the first country to host this World Expo in Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Since the announcement in 2013, Dubai is preparing itself to welcome people from 192 countries and showcasing an event where phenomenal and exceptional exhibitions, public discussions and live shows will take place and all at the same time, same place. This extravagant event will cover the rich cultures from across the globe along with innovative projects and inventions.
When and Where?
The expo will be held between 20th October 2020 and 10th April 2021. The site is located in Dubai South, close to Al Maktoum International Airport.
The theme of the Expo is, Connecting minds, Creating the future. This theme depicts the agenda of the Expo i.e. to build partnerships and inspire ideas to make a better tomorrow. There are three sub-themes to the event: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, and each theme will have its own pavilion.
Here’s a quick look into each of the theme,
Opportunity – Expo 2020 aims to unlock this potential in a number of ways, such as supporting solutions to social problems and to encourage a desire in us to make a better world.
Mobility – It focuses on how technology and AI has helped us explore new limits, and how humanity is making greater progress than ever through digital connectivity.
Sustainability – This pavilion takes you through an experience which will show how a balance is important and needed between nature’s phenomenal miracles and Earth’s corrupted wonders.
Entertainment and Extravaganza
Other than the pavilions, there will be a lot of other experiences for the visitors to explore. This includes the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface with high end fine dine options to street style cuisines’ kiosks and also a rotating observation tower for guests to have a bird’s-eye view of the expo.
The expo includes live performances to entertain the audience along with short educational workshops, fashion shows and panel discussions on real issues. Furthermore, a proper schedule of cultural activities is made which will entertain the visitors by switching spotlight to different countries every day. This will allow each country to showcase their cultural notions and taste. One day you might enjoy the alluring rhythms of Brazilian music and the other day you can have the taste of Italian cuisines and fashion houses of Milan.
Both the locals and visitors are already too excited for this World Expo, let us know your plans in the comments below!