With less than 880 days to go until Expo 2020 Dubai, what’s the rush?
Well, a lot when you’re building a small city in the desert.
But don’t worry. As seen in the latest aerial drone footage, taken in May 2018, the Expo 2020 site is taking shape fast!
With above-ground construction well underway, we are on track for the 4.38 square kilometre site located in Dubai South, which not too long ago looked more like the Star Wars desert planet of Tatooine, to welcome millions of visitors from 20 October, 2020.
The base of the Al Wasl Plaza, the architectural masterpiece and heart of of the World Expo, is already visible. Upon completion it will be host to spectacular immersive shows using its 360-degree trellis dome that soars up 67.5 metres and has a diameter of 130 metres.
The structures of the three Themed Districts are also now clearly identifiable. During Expo 2020, these pavilions will transport visitors to new worlds through the stories, cultures and histories of the nations that inhabit them.
The Route 2020 Metro, which will take 35,000 passengers directly to the door of the Expo site each week day, weaves a clear route along the edge of the site. Of course, with a present team of 15,300 workers and more than 16 million work hours clocked on site to date, it’s no wonder that this once barren desert will soon be the centre of the world’s attention.