Dubai is set to host the biggest event in the post-pandemic world – Expo 2020.

Set to be nothing short of a spectacle, there’s a lot to know about this six-month-long event.

With that, Emirates Woman has created a guide of everything to know about Expo 2020 Dubai.

What is Expo 2020 Dubai?


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This large-scale global event is a festival and platform where people from all over the world come together and connect with each other, share ideas, learn and innovate. Brimming with new experiences, people from all around the world can visit to either dive into the world of scintillating flavours or unleash their creative side.



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The venue expands over 4.38 kilometres and is situated in the Dubai South district. Located near Al Maktoum International Airport, the site is easily accessible with its own metro station, and on-site hotel – Rove Hotel for utmost convenience. Dubai’s newest landmark has had million of man-hours gone into its construction, with the icon Al Wasl Dome that sits at the heart of the Expo 2020 Dubai.

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This year’s Expo theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Laying emphasis on various aspects, this grand-scale event will focus its sub-themes of sustainability, mobility and opportunity.

Dates and Timings

Expo 2020 Dubai will officially start on October 1, 2021 and will be a six-month-long extravaganza ending on March 31, 2022. The timings are from Saturday to Wednesday, 10am to 12am and Thursday and Friday 10am to 2am.


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Rules and Regulations

As the emirate is set to host the world’s biggest event in a post-pandemic world, health and safety measures have been updated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors. Those intending to attend Expo 2020 aged 18 and above are required to be vaccinated and show proof as such.

And for those who aren’t vaccinated, a negative PCR test must be done within 72 hours before visiting the Expo 2020 site. There will also be a PCR testing facility right by the mega-event’s site where visitors will be able to undergo a PCR test for free when a valid ticket and an Expo one-day or multi-day pass are shown.

What can visitors expect?


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The venue will showcase over 200 participating pavilions – 191 of which are country pavilions – demonstrating the best of art, music, architecture, technology and culture from around the world.

Spanning across the six-month event, there will be ten theme weeks to address global challenges such as climate change, health and wellness, water protection and travel and connectivity and much more.

As the world transcends into a technologically advanced world, visitors can enjoy a range of experiences ranging from Artificial Intelligence at the UK Pavilion to the future of air travel at the Emirates Pavilion.

To ensure visitors are entertained throughout their visit, there will be a plethora of performances ranging from pop-up theatres to flash mobs, opera, parades to national day celebrations.

For passionate food lovers, Expo 2020 will feature more than 200 restaurants and unique culinary experiences. Bridging the gap between different cultures, more than 50 cuisines will be available during this six-month event.


The venue is a 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina along with the Metro’s Route 2020 access taking visitors directly to the location. The metro is one of the most sustainable ways to get there taking you from the city you to the entrance with the first arrivals starting from 6:15am on Saturday to Thursday and 9:15am on Friday. The last departures are at 12am on Saturday to Wednesday and 1am on Thursday to Friday.

The Expo rider and RTA buses are another way to reach the destination. The dedicated public services are free of charge for Expo 2020 visitors and it can be taken from different locations in Dubai and other Emirates. The RTA standard buses are paid for and can also be used as per convenience.

Arriving by a taxi or car is another method to reach the Expo site. Taxis can be booked through the Careem app, with the ‘Hala Taxi’ being the most affordable one. Cars will have free-of-charge parking stations along with valet parking also available on a first-come, first-served basis for Dhs95. The valet parking vouchers can also be used instead of paying if the ticket comes with them.



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Adults between the age group of 18 to 59 years can purchase the season pass which is priced at Dhs495, with unlimited access to experience 191 countries across the span of six months. The multi-day pass is valid for unlimited entries for 30 consecutive days from the first day of use during the event time frame. The one-day ticket is priced at Dhs95 and is valid for a single entry between the time frame.

Meanwhile, those who are aged six to 17 or above 60, students and people of determination can all visit the site for free.

Several Dubai-based organisations are also offering complimentary Expo 2020 Dubai tickets when bookings are made between the event dates. From Emirates to Vida Hotels and Resorts, people from around the world can attend this innovative event.

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