The Expo 2020 Dubai master plan has been conceived as a spatial manifestation of the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ – a theme that seeks to fuel collaboration, spark ideation, and mobilise multilateral action towards a more accessible, equitable and sustainable tomorrow.
The Night Expo will be particularly rich and interactive with the inside of the shade structure screens coming to life with information, whilst sound and light shows and laser displays will dazzle visitors.
The Souks are a modern representation of ancient Middle East architecture that draws visitors through a path of exploration from the multilateral organisations to small country pavilions through to the large spaces for joint showcases of global best practices.
The Expo Village is a secure residential community development adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, providing full-time housing facilities for staff and participants involved in the event delivery.
Expo 2020 Dubai will take place in a spectacular purpose-built, 438-hectare destination at Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali, located midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Expo 2020 runs from October 2020 through to April 2021.
Delivering a vibrant and continuously evolving user journey that is uniquely tailored to the specific audience needs, Expo 2020 Dubai will create stimulating, astonishing and inspiring experiences for the millions of attendees that it will welcome.
The iconic Al Wasl Plaza, meaning ‘connection’ in Arabic, will be the literal and figurative heart of Expo 2020 Dubai. This central semi-covered events space will host grand performances, spectacular displays and international pageantry during the day and night Expo programmes.
Easily accessible by road and metro, all transport to, from and within the site are specifically designed to accommodate people of all ages and physical ability. Within the site, the main plaza is less than 15 minutes walking distance from any point and will be equipped with an autonomous people mover system to assist visitor mobility around the site.