Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo ever to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa, or South Asia (MEASA). The Expo 2020 Dubai will run for half a year, starting October 1st, 2021 until March 31st, 2022. The expo will operate 7 days a week, with all the pavilions open from 10 am to 10 pm.
This theme is “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future”. The purpose of the World Expo is to inspire. The Expo seeks to display the best examples of innovation and partnership. Entrepreneurs, companies, and governments from all parts of the planet will send representatives. The Expo will host participants from over 200 countries. For the first time in history, each nation will have an individual pavilion. This will help each display their unique culture and technological innovation.
Let’s have a look at some of the upcoming highlights of the pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Innovation and Technology Pavilions
The Expo Dubai Xplorer App has been specifically developed for the event. As the official app, it will help explore the mesmerizing events. It will assist in navigating the area using Augmented Reality (AR). It’s not all information and maps. The app will also include interesting content. AR treasure hunts for Digital Passport stamps will encourage visiting all the countries.
The app can be easily downloaded from anywhere in the world. Even if you aren’t physically at the Expo it will keep you up-to-date. While some of the content will be location specific, there will be plenty to see from the comfort of your couch too.
Those who enjoy the technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show every year, will love the Expo. The pavilions will be home to endless technological innovations and advances. Each one with something new can be discovered, shared, and used as inspiration. The app will prove to allow people who cannot physically attend to see as well.
Those who enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest fintech on ArabFinancials will be drawn to the incredible innovations of the Middle East. The UAE pavilion will showcase this and more. Here see the bright technological future of the UAE. The rich cultural tapestry will also be on display. It will be felt particularly in the architecture of the pavilion itself. The talented Santiago Calatrava and local architects collaborated on the design. The three-story UAE pavilion measures over 16,000 sq. ft. located at Al Forsan. The pavilion is open to the public between 10 am and 10 pm, Monday to Sunday. Visit the interesting exhibitions and appreciate the interconnectivity of our high-tech world.
Saudi Arabia Pavilion
The Saudi Arabia Pavilion will be the second-largest country pavilion. The pavilion will be over 14,000 sq. ft. and is built to LEED Platinum sustainability standards. The architectural design will be highly innovative with different designs for day and night . During the day huge mirrors reflect sunlight and create stunning views for visitors. At night Arabian culture will be on display with daily shows in open air portions of the pavilion.
The pavilion will feature a Business Park. A place to schmooze with world leaders in business, technology, and politics. Amazing partnerships are sure to find their beginnings there. After all, Saudi Arabia represents great potential for the region.
The Oman pavilion will carry you through a millennia of history. A story of mind-blowing progress and international partnerships in Oman. Find out how the ancient frankincense trade made Oman a world power in the ancient world. Admire the achievements of modern Oman with its unique culture. Don’t forget to check out the cutting-edge VR technology exhibit.
Hop on a Free Carousel Ride!
Between pavilion visits, stroll over to the carousel for a ride. The Italian-designed carousel is hand painted with the images of previous World Expos. Catch a 4-minute ride in a teacup, a carriage, or hop on a horse and have some fun! The ride is wheelchair-accessible. Keep in mind, booking a ride using a smart queue is mandatory.
How to Attend the Expo 2020 Dubai
It is possible to buy tickets to the Expo 2020 Dubai online. There are options for single day, a multi-day, or season tickets available. Visit the Expo Live programs supporting and funding creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges on the planet. One need not buy a ticket to enjoy the event. The Expo organizers are currently accepting volunteers to assist. Many different options are available. Check out Expo 2020 Dubai’s website to see the details. An estimated 30,000 volunteers will be needed over the course of the event.