World Expo Dubai 2020

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Expo 2020 (Arabic ), the World Exhibition scheduled to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, originally was scheduled for 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new dates are 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022, but the title officially remains Expo 2020.

This will be the first Expo in the history to be staged in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and the Arab world. Expo’s theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future", and it will include three subthemes: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, each with its own pavilion.

The World Expo will be located in the Dubai South District spreading over an area of

It is close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and the ports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

More than

participants will take part in the World Expo, including states, international organizations, companies and educational institutions.

In total

countries from all over the world have confirmed their participation in the World Expo in Dubai.

This is

for the participating countries to show their industrial and economic achievements, their touristic offerings, and to present significant elements of their society, culture, tradition and history.

The first World Expo took place in 1851, and since that time, many of the greatest achievements of the modern world have been first presented to a global audience at a World Expo, making it an event that cannot be compared to any other. Technologies and discoveries without which we cannot imagine modern life - such as the telephone, the first computer or Tesla’s city lighting based on the AC system - were presented to the world public for the first time at some of these exhibitions. Some of the most fascinating buildings of our civilization were built for the needs of the Exhibition, only to become lasting historical heritage, among them the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Atomium in Brussels. Therefore, the history of Expo also represents the history of the development of human thought and human progress.