Dubai in the United Arab Emirates won the right to hold Expo 2020 and it will help for 6 months from 20 oct 2020 till 10 april 2021. Dubai’s Expo will be a festival of human creativity. 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 will showcase and explore what is possible when new ideas and people connect.
The Dubai Expo 2020 is likely to generate approximately $23 billion (24.4 percent of Dubai's current GDP) between the years 2015 and 2021, largely from the construction of large-scale commercial and residential developments including the Expo 2020 site master plan. Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognizes that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.
Between its opening day on 20 October 2020, and its closing date on 10 April 2021, we expect Expo to be visited 25 million times.
70% of all visitors are expected to come from outside the UAE - the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history.
We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with over 200 participants that include nations, multilateral organizations, corporate and educational institutions.
Expo 2020 also has an ambitious volunteer programme, which aims to include more than 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.
The Expo site covers a total of 4.38 square kilometers, including a 200 hectare gated area. It is located within the Dubai South District, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport.
The masterplan of the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai was revealed at the Arab Media Forum, explaining the overall structure of the massive site.The exhibition area within the 438-hectare site in Jebel Ali will include a 2 sqkm Al Wasl meeting plaza at the centre which will branch outwards into pavilions under the three sub-themes of ‘opportunity, mobility and sustainability’. The overall project will also feature an Expo village to provide housing to staff.
The site will be linked to airports and will also include a dedicated transport network.
After the close of the Expo in 2021, three main pavilions - the Welcome Pavilion, the Innovation Pavilion and the UAE Pavilion will be combined and transformed into a National Museum to celebrate the achievements of the Expo.
Expo 2020 Dubai is four years away, but the preparations for the world’s largest faire are well underway in the emirate. Hosting World Expo is no small feat. Reading these 10 stunning facts about Expo 2020 Dubai will help you understand the magnitude and scale of this global event:
1. 25 million visitors
Between its opening day on 20 October 2020, and its closing date on 10 April 2021, it is expected that Expo will be visited by 25 million visitors. That’s the population of Greece and Belgium combined.
2. Largest percentage of foreign visitors
Dubai Expo will be the first in history to have the largest percentage of international visitors. 70% of all visitors are expected to come from outside the UAE.
3. Dubai beat out Russia and Brazil
To win the right to host Expo, Dubai had to compete with more than 8 cities such as Sao Poulo (Brazil), Izmir (Turkey), Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ayuthaya (Thailand).
4. It creates over 200,000 jobs
Employment is a big factor in Expo 2020, with expectations of creating 277,149 jobs. 40% of these jobs will be in the travel and tourism sector.
5. A megastructure
Despite its size and mega structure, the Expo 2020 site is designed to be accessed and explored entirely by foot. The site is 4 KM long and 1.8 KM wide.
6. Sustainability is key
Sustainability is a subtheme for Expo 2020, therefore, half of the electricity used during the event will be generated by wholly renewable sources.
7. Reusing construction material
Continuing with the theme of sustainability, 90 percent of the material used in permanent construction on the site will be reused or repurposed in the legacy buildings and infrastructure.
8. Logo modeled after an ancient golden ring
Despite organizing an international competition to design a logo for Expo 2020, the chosen logo was decided by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The logo is modeled after an ancient golden ring that was discovered on an archaeological site called Saroug Al Hadeed.
9. 100,000 hotel rooms
Dubai is expected to have 100,000 hotel rooms by 2020 to cater for the target of 20 million tourists by that same year.
10. It starts on the UAE's 50th National Day
Expo 2020 will coincide with the UAE’s 50th unification and independence anniversary, which means a spectacular and unprecedented celebration is in store!