Dubai's Expo will be a festival of human ingenuity. The engines of growth are no longer steam-powered. Instead, collaboration and partnership have taken its place, becoming the driving force behind new developments. Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase and explore what is possible when new ideas and people connect.
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Many millions Of Expected Visits
between its opening day on 20 October 2020 and its closing date on 10 April 2021
Expected Visits
expected to come from outside the UAE
Create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with over
200 participants
expo 2020 dubai
include more than
from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.

The Expo 2020 Dubai ringed logo, launched in March 2016, became the official brand under which 180 countries and many millions of people will meet to Connect minds and Create the future.

Our Commercial Partners receive valuable rights, including usage and association with the internationally recognised and exclusive Expo 2020 Dubai brand. All other entities related to Expo, including suppliers, do not have such rights or benefits.

For further information regarding appropriate association and referencing to the Expo 2020 Dubai brand, please download the Brand Protection Guidelines here.

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The UAE Pavilion

for Expo 2020 Dubai is being designed by Santiago Calatrava and is overseen by the UAE’s National Media Council. The falcon design symbolises how we can soar to new heights through partnership and cooperation through the connection of minds from around the world.
Expo2020 UAE Pavilion


represents Expo 2020 Dubai’s commitment to unlocking the potential of individuals to create a better future

Al Wasl Plaza is the heart of Expo 2020, bringing the subthemes together in a single large space that is a physical manifestation of the main theme of the Expo: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. This space will be the venue for significant events such as The Opening and Closing ceremonies, New Year’s Eve, and UAE National Day.


enables smarter and more productive movement of people, goods, and ideas and allowing individuals and communities to reach their potential.
Expo 2020


country pavilions.
For the first time
there will be one for each national participant.


champions ways to live in balance within the boundaries of the environment.
Expo 2020

accommodation for participants

We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with over 200 participants that include nations, multilateral organisations, corporates and educational institutions
The Expo 2020 Dubai’s onsite support facilities include a retail mall and the Expo 2020 Dubai village that will have 2,100 residential units for the participants, related food and beverage outlets as well as shops.

Our legacy plans are
wide ranging and ambitious.
We hope to stimulate the development of a knowledge economy here in Dubai, anchored on the Expo site itself, which will continue, after the event, to be a destination that attracts visitors, students, and companies, and is home to a combination of organisations including strategic industries, specialised technology companies, social entities and education facilities.

Over 80%

of the site is to be reused or repurposed in the legacy phase.
Our Expo will continue to foster  innovation, and to create meaningful partnerships that will live beyond 2020 - not only for the UAE but for the region as a whole.

4.6 million

cubic metres of earth have been moved as the site has been levelled in preparation for construction.

Photovoltaic Farm
solar panels

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will help provide a dedicated supply of renewable power to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

At least 50%

of the Expo site’s energy needs will be supplied with energy from renewable sources.
Additional taxis, hundreds of extra RTA buses and a revamped road network will make the site easily accessible for Expo 2020 Dubai visitors.
The Dubai Metro Route 2020 project, now under construction, will take 46,000 passengers per hour, to and from the Expo site in under

16 minutes

from Dubai Marina

Located within the Dubai South District adjacent to
Al Maktoum
International Airport

and within an hour’s drive from two other major international airports: Dubai and Abu Dhabi International


Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia. Serving an area with a collective population of nearly 3 billion people and a GDP of more than USD 7.4 trillion, this will be the first Expo to be close to home for many who have had no previous access, making an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of an entire region.
The UAE is located within an
hour flight
of two thirds of the world’s population
Host Plane
The UAE has
major airports
The UAE is home to people from over
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Every major global city can be reached from Dubai in one stop. More than two thirds of the world’s population lives within an eight-hour flight
and one-third within four hours.

The UAE has five major international airports to serve visitors. In 2016, Dubai International Airport remained the busiest in the world in terms of international passengers, recording traffic of over 83.6 million passengers. Abu Dhabi International Airport served over 24 million passengers in 2016.

With 200 nationalities living and working in Dubai, the city is a melting pot for people, nations, goods, institutions, ideas and partnerships. With a world-class infrastructure, advanced technology, effortless efficiency and true innovation, Dubai is fully mobilised and ready to create an exceptional World Expo.

What the BIE does

The BIE oversees four types of International Exhibitions: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.

The BIE’s mission is to guarantee the quality and the success of all four world events, protect the rights of their organisers and participants, and preserve its core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. This is achieved by providing candidate and host countries with expertise in event management, national branding and public diplomacy, and regulating the organisation as well as making sure the host country and all participants respect the 1928 Paris Convention and the rules of the Expo.

how the bie works

Each Member State is represented by a maximum of three Government-appointed delegates who take part in the decision-making process of the BIE through the General Assembly and Committees. In the Expo organisation process, Member States elect the host countries, adopt special regulations, and monitor the development of the Expo from selection to legacy.

The BIE Secretariat under the authority of the Secretary General is in charge of the management of the BIE.

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