H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Expo 2020 Dubai:

Expo 2020 Dubai is a mega international event in terms of size, scale, and duration and visitor numbers.

It's a platform to showcase the World's Greatest Show where people from all over the world come together and connect with each other, share ideas, learn and innovate. It's also a place you can come and have fun.

Why Dubai?

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and the first to be hosted by an Arab nation with the participation of more than 192 countries.

Inside Expo 2020 Dubai:

Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme of “Connecting minds and creating future" will be a celebration of human brilliance and achievement. It will be an opportunity for people to connect from different corners of the world, to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention and to set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives.

Throughout its history, the UAE has shown the world what is possible through its remarkable development. With Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai will go a step further in inspiring the next generation to spark innovations that will underline the next 50 years of human progress.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of the UAE Vision 2021 by supporting the growth of tourism, stimulating the development of innovative businesses in the UAE, and enhancing the country's international reputation as a location to do business.

It will focus on the power of youth and unlock the potential of one of the world's youngest and fastest growing populations.

Salient feature of Expo 2020?

With a site spans 4.38 square kilometers and located in the Dubai South district, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, the Expo 2020 site also have its own metro station, capable of transporting 36,000 passengers per hour.

Each participating country will have its own pavilion, while there will also be a pavilion for each of the main themes – sustainability, mobility and opportunity along with Al Wasl:

Opportunity Pavilion:

Triggers visitors to realize the important role that they can play in human development through their actions.

Mobility Pavilion

Moving on up: human progress through physical and digital realms.

The Sustainability Pavilion

Embark on a journey for our planet and choose your path for our shared future.

Al Wasl

The first ever Emirati opera and a cultural milestone for the UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai.

Dates and times of Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai also coincides with the UAE's 50th anniversary in 2021, marking an important milestone for the UAE.

–Opening day: October 20, 2020.

–Closing day: April 10, 2021.

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