With one year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes the world on 1 October 2021, Expo is ready to convene the global community in a spirit of collaboration and innovation to build a strong, sustainable future for everyone.
Excitement is building for the event that will run from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, and inspire hope among more than 190 participating countries and millions of visitors.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said: “Our leadership has spared no effort, guided us, and provided all resources to ensure that our World Expo will be a true expression of the UAE’s values, reflecting its ambition to build a better future for us, the region and the world – a future of which coming generations will be proud.
“Our World Expo has a mission to inspire hope, and in the coming weeks we will begin to share new details and ideas about space, health and wellness, travel and connectivity and other subjects that sit at the heart of this Expo. We hope that people will join us to achieve our objectives to bring the world together and put humanity and the planet on the right path towards dignity for all.
Her Excellency thanked the entire Expo community for its commitment to delivering an exceptional Expo, adding: “The journey has been worth it, and in 365 days we will share our excitement and our passion with millions.”
Progress on the Expo site has continued at pace, with more than 210 million work hours completed to date. Work in 2020 has focused on landscaping and fit-out of Expo-owned buildings, and the construction of Country Pavilions is on track to conclude by the end of the year.
As Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the world, crowds flocked to the spectacular site, eager to witness first-hand the first day of the first World Expo in the region
A glittering line-up of stars helped welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai, decorating an Opening Ceremony that will be remembered forever
Thursday’s ceremony, featuring Andrea Bocelli, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding and more, will be streamed live at virtualexpo.world and Expo TV
Expo 2020 Dubai’s all-women orchestra, conducted by Yasmina Sabbah, is made up of 50 musicians from 23 countries across the Arab world