From 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, the World Expo will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa region in Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai will feature an array of unique experiences, from incredible country pavilions showcasing a range of innovative, ground-breaking technologies and solutions, to an exciting entertainment programme with daily live events, parades, music and cultural festivals, inspiring talks, workshops and more.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should fly to Dubai next year.
1. Travel Around the World in a Day
Visitors can explore 190 country pavilions showcasing a range of unique architecture and thematic cultural experiences, from seeing the Hyperloop and Amazonian Basin to interacting with technology that can turn desert sand into fertile land.
The highlight pavilions include the Belgium Pavilion where you can taste the world-famous fries – frietjes, the Switzerland Pavilion where you’ll witness the foggy landscape of Switzerland, and the Republic of Korea Pavilion where the best of Korean art, style, technology, and K-pop music will be featured.
2. Glorious Food
At Expo 2020 Dubai, visitors can discover the creative merging of flavours and cuisines, such as Arabic tacos or Levantine fusion, epitomising the nation’s multicultural society. The F&B programme will showcase the latest in sustainable dining trends and practices, from serving environmentally conscious and organic F&B to using ethnically- and locally sourced products.
Expo 2020 Dubai is also looking to incorporate robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality into its F&B offering.
3. Music & More for the Soul
Building on the themes of Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility, a fund and meaningful entertainment programme awaits throughout Expo 2020 Dubai – from dazzling parades to live performances by world-famous stars, comedy greats, local talents and touring attractions.
Young visitors can also join make-your-own-robot workshops, where they can learn more about 3D-printed human organs or burning energy via exercise-gaming activities.
4. Do It for the ‘Gram
Expo 2020 Dubai features ground-breaking architecture at every turn, from the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface on Al Wasl Plaza’s steel dome to thematic pavilions made from organic materials such as timber, stone and woven rope. In short, it’s the next Instagrammable hotspot you’ve been looking for. Arab-style vistas will also form the perfect backdrop for Instagram, featuring palm groves, jasmine trees, wadi figs and desert scenery.
5. The Emirates Pavilion
Guided by the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai: Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability, the Emirates Pavilion was designed to reflect the dynamic lines of aircraft wings ready to take flight. The 26 slanted architectural fins that cover the entirety of the pavilion will hold over 800 metres of LED lights to create multi-sensory effects and movement across the structure, showcased by light shows during every night of Expo.
Located near the UAE Pavilion and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Pavilion, the Emirates Pavilion will offer a glimpse into the changing world of commercial aviation. The interior of the Emirates Pavilion includes an enclosed floor plan which allows natural daylight to enter the space, reducing energy consumption.
The second floor of the Emirates Pavilion will house an auditorium for speaker sessions and industry events, and the third storey houses a dedicated sky garden for visitors to enjoy the natural surroundings and green, open spaces. The futuristic view of commercial aviation is covered through topics that include the science of flight, advancements in engine technologies, new aerospace materials that increase performance and reduce fuel consumption, innovative fuselage interiors focused on elevating passenger comfort and well-being, and the future of the passenger experience at airports.
Catch an exciting glimpse of The Emirates Pavilion here:
With something for everyone, Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences.