ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO AT DUBAI EXPO 2020
With 190 countries participating and visitors expected from all around the world, the Dubai Expo 2020 event is going to be a grand celebration of innovations and business collaborations. Most of the events and attractions have already been confirmed for this mega event, whereas several projects are close to completion.
Recently held, the Dubai Expo2020 Countdown event was a curtain-raiser to the highly anticipated expo. At the glittery event, the likes of Mariah Carey and Hussain Al Jassmi performed while the mascots of the Expo 2020 were revealed to the world.
There is so much to look forward to as far as the Expo 2020 is concerned. Dubbed as the World’s Greatest Show, Dubai Expo 2020 is all set to begin on October 20, 2020. Here are some of the top attractions and things to do at Expo 2020 in Dubai that visitors can look forward to once the event begins.
EXPLORE THE THEMATIC PAVILIONS
One of the main Expo 2020 Dubai attractions are the pavilions. Each country will have its own pavilion to showcase their best in both technology, innovation and culture.
About 34 Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions have been revealed so far, including those of Spain, China and Belgium. These are inspired by the main themes of Dubai Expo 2020, which are Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
We’ll start our list of Dubai Expo 2020 pavilions with something that is sure to entice petrol heads! Car buffs can head to the Baden-Württemberg pavilion for some jaw-dropping luxury cars. Baden-Württemberg is a small German state, home to some of the best luxury car brands in the world. Here, you will be able to explore how the luxury car manufacturing industry is undertaking research and development to constantly improve and enhance their vehicles.
Korea is the new buzzword and K-Pop icons like the BTS have put the country on the global map. Moreover, at the Dubai Expo 2020, Korea is more likely to attract huge crowds with its constantly evolving and changing pavilion design.
The evolving Korean pavilion will capture the true essence of Korean art, style and pop-culture. The secret behind the elegantly changing design are thousands of rotating cubes creating changing images on the exterior of the pavilion.
One of the most exciting things to do at Expo 2020 Dubai will be to experience the indoor rainfall at the Netherlands pavilion. SunGlacier is responsible for creating the mesmerising and gorgeous artificial indoor rain.
The technology produces water from air through the innovative use of solar energy to irrigate crops. The innovation in agricultural technology will enable farmers to produce more crops with sustainability and reduce their waste footprint.
The next on our list of attractions at Expo 2020 Dubai is to discover the Mobility Pavilion and see how new technology allows simple and easy mobility of data, people and information. The pavilion houses the world’s largest elevated podium that will transport you to the House of Wisdom in ninth-century Baghdad.
Lighter aircraft with interactive windows, a virtual fuselage, noise-cancelling shrouds and automated trolleys awaits visitors at the Dubai Expo 2020 Emirates pavilion. The Emirates pavilion will also include prototypes of airports of the future with new improvements such as seamless customs and immigration control, baggage handling innovations, electric-powered transportation and smart waste management systems.
ATTEND THE WORLD BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT 2020
Wondering what blockchain actually is? Now, you can learn everything you need to know about blockchain and the many advantages it offers. Visit the World Blockchain Summit 2020 to be held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre from 2 – 6 November 2020.
VIEW THE IMMERSIVE PROJECTION AL WASL PLAZA STEEL DOME
There will be plenty of things to do at Expo 2020 and visiting the Al Wasl Plaza Steel dome is a must! The massive steel-dome is made from natural materials and it is the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface.
After you have explored different parts of the Expo, you can take to the skies and see the venue and the pavilions from the sky. Visitors can head to the top of the rotating observation tower for a breathtaking view. The rotating tower offers one of the best vistas of the entire venue, so don’t forget to take photos for your social media here!
ATTEND THE FIRST EVER EMIRATI OPERA
The Al Wasl Opera is a true cultural milestone for the UAE, and will be one of the exciting things to do at Expo 2020. The lead composer of the opera is Mohammad Fairouz, whose unique artistic approach will make this opera an amazing experience.
The opera will feature performances in both English and Arabic languages. It will feature over 100 artists and musicians, who will take you on the journey of the UAE from its Bedouin roots to the now modern melting pot of cultures.
EXPLORE OVER 200 FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS
The Dubai Expo 2020 attractions will also include over 200 food and beverages outlets from different corners of the world. Take a culinary journey across the world, tasting unique dishes from various cultures, right here in Dubai! Moreover, discover how innovation in technology will lead to sustainable farming and reduce the carbon footprint considerably.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO AT EXPO 2020
The Expo 2020 is for everyone, even the little ones! There are plenty of things to do and attractions for kids at the Expo in Dubai. Let’s take a look at the top family-friendly activities at Expo 2020 Dubai.
DISCOVER MORE THAN 60 SHOWS
The Expo will be spread over a whopping 173 days, and there will be more than 60 family-friendly shows each day! The shows will include a variety of entertainment to appeal to families with kids. This line-up of shows at the Expo 202 will include parades, pop-ups, guest appearances, one-off events and much more.
UNIQUE SCHOOL TRIPS
The Expo has an amazing offer for schools who would love to take their pupils on an Expo 2020 Dubai tour. The educational tours will include The Universe in Motion, World of Opportunities, The Legacy of the UAE and Sustainable Planet. Each tour is designed with young kids in mind to encourage their interest in sustainable green technology.
EXPLORE EXERCISES AND GAMES
Parents are well aware of the struggle needed to get their kids off from their electronic devices and head outside for some outdoor play. The Expo 2020 will provide a unique opportunity for kids and parents to discover exciting games and exercises. These new and inventive games are designed to make kids more active, curious and creative.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DUBAI EXPO 2020
WHEN THE DUBAI EXPO 2020 WILL BE HELD?
Expo 2020 Dubai will run for six months from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021.
DUBAI EXPO 2020 TIMINGS
The Expo 2020 Dubai opening hours for pavilions will be between 10:00 am to 01:00 am on weekdays. On the other hand, timings on the weekends will be from 10:00 am to 02:00 am.
DUBAI EXPO 2020 LOCATION
The Dubai Expo 2020 is considered one of the future-forward expos in history. The Expo will be held in the Dubai South district located near the Al Maktoum International Airport. The Expo site will cover over 4.39 square kilometres with four main gates.
DUBAI EXPO 2020 METRO
The newly constructed Dubai Metro Route 2020 is set to take approximately 26,000 people every hour to and from the Expo 2020 site in Dubai in less than 16 minutes from the Dubai Marina.
DUBAI EXPO 2020 ENTRANCE FEES
The Dubai Expo 2020 tickets are expected to go on sale in April 2020. Please refer to the following information details.
Expo 2020 1-day ticket cost is estimated at AED 120 per adultExpo 2020 3-days ticket cost is estimated at AED per 260 per adultStudents of any age get a 50% discountKids between the ages of 6 and 17 years get a 50% discount as wellFree access to kids below 5 years of ageFree access to people of determination plus one companion at half the priceFree access to adults over 65 years of age
That sums up our list of things to do at Expo 2020 Dubai! Stay tuned to MyBayut for more details about the mega event, which has less than a year to go. To learn more about what Expo 2020 will bring to the city, have a look at the top Expo 2020 projects in Dubai.
Apart from that, there are many new projects lined up in Dubai, making the coming year so much more exciting for everyone.