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Dubai Expo 2020- All You need to Know

‘Dubai Expo 2020’, is an event to celebrate human brilliance and achievement, an event to connect the brightest minds to create a difference towards the future development of Humanity. First of its kind event in the region and It will be an opportunity for people to connect from different corners of the world to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation, and invention.

What is the Dubai Expo 2020?

For the first time ever, the largest event ever staged in the Middle East – Dubai Expo 2020 is set to welcome 190 participating countries and more than 20 million visitors from across the world. Visit Dubai from 20 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 to experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Dubai expo will be one such event which will create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come. Dubai Expo is an event for everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

Dubai is known for its remarkable development and modern lifestyle. With Expo 2020 Dubai, the city welcomes the world to its shores, with more than 200 participants that include nations, multi-lateral organizations, corporate and educational institutions from around the world, Dubai will become a hot spot in the world during the event. Dubai expo 2020 will be inspiring the next generation to spark innovations that will underline the next 50 years of human progress

It’s a festival and a platform where people from all over the world come together and connect, share ideas, learn and innovate. It’s also a place you can come and have fun.

History of the World Expo and Previous Expo’s Held

The first world expo was held in London from 1851 to 1862, It started as an event to showcase the inventions and innovations, the six month-long expos has now become the biggest international platform which attended by nations, corporates, educational institutions from around the world. The world expo held once every 5 years with a brand new theme each time. After the World EXPO 2015 in Milan (Italy), the whole world is now looking forward to its much bigger and grander version with Dubai EXPO 2020.

List of cities was World Expo Held Previously:

  • Expo 1851, 1862, – London
  • Expo 1855, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1900, 1937 – Paris
  • Expo 1873 – Vienne
  • Expo 1876 – Philadelphia
  • Expo 1880 – Melbourne
  • Expo 1888, 1929 – Barcelona
  • Expo 1893, 1933 – Chicago
  • Expo 1897, 1910, 1935, 1958 – Brussels
  • Expo 1904 – St. Louis
  • Expo 1905 – Liege
  • Expo 1906 – Milan
  • Expo 1913 – Ghent
  • Expo 1915 – San Francisco
  • Expo 1939 – New York
  • Expo 1949 – Port-Au-Prince
  • Expo 1962 – Seattle
  • Expo 1967 – Montreal
  • Expo 1970 – Osaka
  • Expo 1992 – Seville
  • Expo 2000 – Hannover
  • Expo 2005 – Aichi
  • Expo 2010 – Shanghai
  • Expo 2015 – Milan
  • Expo 2020 – Dubai

The next Expo after the Dubai Expo 2020 will be in 2025 in Osaka, Japan.

Why Dubai was Chosen to host World Expo 2020?

After submitting the bid to host the World expo with the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, Dubai has won the chance to host the expo with the majority of 116 votes. Dubai was competing against other significant contender cities in the bidding list, such as Turkey’s Izmir, Russia’s Yekaterinburg, and Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Dubai was finalized as the venue of EXPO 2020 at the 2013 general assembly of BIE. The Main Theme of Dubai expo is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ with sub-themes such as Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility. Dubai Expo 2020 will last for six months, starting from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.

How will Expo 2020 benefit Dubai?

For an emerging economy like Dubai, the expo will bring an increase in tourism and economic growth. The Expo will benefit Dubai in the long term as well, by creating opportunities for international business ventures, with the help of Expo 2020 Dubai will attract foreign investments in its real estate, retail and tourism industries. The theme of the event is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Expo 2020 is organized around, Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.

Where is the Dubai Expo 2020 being held?

Located in the Dubai South district, The Expo 2020 site in Dubai covers 4.38 square kilometres and is close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within proximity of the Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals.

How to Reach Dubai Expo 2020 Site?

Dubai expo is easily assessable from Dubai city and Abu Dhabi. By car, it will take you 40 minutes to reach the Expo site from Downtown Dubai.

You can also reach the site through the Dubai Metro. Expo 2020 will have its own dedicated Dubai Metro Station on the route 2020 line, with the capacity of transporting 40,000 passengers per hour to and from the site.

Dates and times of Expo 2020 Dubai?

Opening day: 1st October-2021

Closing day: 31st March 2022

Dubai Expo Site Opening Hours?

Weekdays: 9 am-1 am

Weekends and special days: 10 am-2 am

Tickets prices of Dubai Expo 2020?

Visitors will have three options to choose from One-Day Entry, Three Day-Entry and Monthly Entry. Below is the price per person based on each category of tickets.

One-day entry

· Adult (18-64) – $32

· Senior (+65) (Need to provide age proof) – Free Entry

· Youth (6-17) (Need to provide age proof) – $16

· Child (5 and below) (Need to provide age proof) – Free Entry

Three-day entry

· Adult (18-64) – $70

· Senior (+65) (Need to provide age proof) – Free entry

· Youth (6-17) (Need to provide age proof) – Dh130 or $35

· Child (5 and below) (Need to provide age proof) – Free entry

Monthly Ticket Packages

· Adult (18-64) – Dh350 or $94

· Senior (+65) proof of age required – Free entry

· Youth (6-17) proof of age required – Dh175 or $47

· Child (5 and below) proof of age required – Free entry

How to Buy Dubai Expo 2020 Tickets online with Transfers?

Visit the official website of authorized resellers and book the tickets online-based one day, Three Day and Monthly Passes. You can book the tickets online through our website (www.surprisetourism.com). We offer special Dubai expo tickets packages with two-way transfers from Dubai hotels for Tourist, for additional charges English, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, German and Japanese language speaking professional guide service can be added.

Are tour operators offering Dubai Expo package tours with tickets?

Yes, we at Surprise Tourism (www.surprisetourism.com) offers package tours from All cities of the United States (USA), Europe and Asia. Our Dubai Expo 2020 Package tours include Hotel Accommodations, Airport transfers, Dubai and Abu Dhabi city tours, Dubai Desert Safari, Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner, Dubai Expo tickets with transfers, Professional guides speaking English, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, German and Japanese.

Dubai Expo Package Tours and Prices

Dubai Expo Stop Over- 03 Nights 04 Days – Price starting at USD 460.00 Per Person

Dubai Expo Short Break – 04 Nights 05 Days – Price starting at USD 610.00 Per Person

Dream Dubai Holiday Package- 05 Nights 06 Days- Price starting at USD 766.00 Per Person

Dubai Expo Super Holiday – 06 Nights 07 Days- Price starting at USD 888.00 Per Person

Sand & Beach Holiday in Dubai- 08 Nights 09 Days- Price starting at USD 1055.00 Per Person

Dubai Beach Holiday Package- Expo 2020 with Ferrari World- 09 Nights 10 Days- USD 1270.00 Per Person

Why is Dubai so popular?

Dubai is the most popular city and tourist destination in the middle east. Dubai with its many attractions, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the world’s tallest building, the Burj al Arab, the only 7-star hotel in the world. Dubai also offers luxurious beaches gateways and an amazing nightlife. Dubai is home to some of the best restaurants and huge shopping malls like Dubai Mall. Dubai Hills Mall and Emirates Mall. Dubai is a hub for adventure activities and entertainments. Dubai with its theme parks and entertainment activities for people of all ages become a favourite holiday spot among families.

What are the dos and don’ts in Dubai?

Dubai is a modern and global city, still hold the values of the Arab world. It is important to dress respectfully in a public area, there is no restrictions regarding one’s attire. When you are in Dubai be respectful of women and culture, taking photographs with our permission is not permitted, Drunk and disorderly behaviour is not tolerated. Drugs are illegal, and so is driving under the influence of alcohol.

Public displays of affection are not permitted in Dubai. You can wear swimwear when in the pool or beaches. During the holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking in public areas before sundown is not permitted. However, café’s and restaurants cater to those who are not observing the fast.

Temperatures during Dubai 2020?

Expo 2020 is set to start on 1st October 2021 and will run until 31st March 2022. In October temperatures are at a high of 35 degrees Celsius and lows of 24 degrees Celsius. Throughout November and December temperatures will cool down and reach a high of 26 degrees Celsius. If you are planning on visiting Expo 2020 during January and February be sure to carry warmer attire as temperatures drop. It is also necessary to factor in the air conditioning systems in many public areas.

Famous items you can buy from Dubai?

Dubai is filled with culture and rich heritage there are so many souvenirs that visitors can take back home, from gold and diamond jewellery to oud and luxury brands at best rates. Pashmina shawls and rugs are popular items for many tourists visiting Dubai. Dates are a must-have when traveling to Dubai.

Do you need a visa for Dubai?

A visa is required depending on your citizenship and length of stay. The countries listed below do not require a prior visa, they will be getting a visa on arrival. 

30- Days Visa on Arrival:

Andorra, Japan, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Brunei, Mauritius, United Kingdom and South Ireland, Canada, Monaco, United States of America, New Zeeland, Vatican City, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, and Macau.

90- Days Visa On Arrival:

Argentina, Honduras, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Russian Federation, Bahamas Islands, Iceland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Italy, San Marino, Belgium, Kiribati, Serbia, Brazil, Latvia Seychelles, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Chile Lithuania, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Luxemburg, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Maldives, South Korea, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Sweden, Denmark, Nauru, Switzerland, El Salvador, Netherlands, Uruguay, Estonia, Norway Finland, Paraguay, France, Poland, Germany, Portugal, and Greece.

For citizens of countries and territories not listed above, there is a pre-arranged visa option:

Type of Tourist Visa:

Tourist – short term (single entry) 30 days from arrival date, costing 100 USD

Tourist – short term (multiple entries) 30 days from the first entry costing USD 270

Tourist – long term (single entry) 90 days from arrival date- cost USD 375

Tourist – long term (multiple entries) 90 days from arrival date- Cost USD 805

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