Dubai EXPO 2020- What you need to know before you go

The countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai has started, and with less than a month to go, BG Air is at your rescue to plan your visit. Expo 2020 was set to begin on October 20, 2020, but was postponed due the pandemic and now will begin on October 20, 2021, running until March 31, 2022. Touted to be the largest event ever staged in the Arab world, the core theme of Expo 2020 is ‘connecting minds, creating the future’ with three main sub-themes; opportunity, mobility and sustainability.

With more than 190 country pavilions, as well as themed exhibition at the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability pavilions, 200 dining venues and up to 60 shows a day, organisers expect UAE residents to visit several times during the six-month season. Tourists from all around the world are also expected to travel to the Emirates to witness the World Fair, and Dubai Tourism forecasts 25 million visits between October 1 and March 31 2022.

The organizers are promising an impressive party the night before. It should be noted that the signature curtain-raiser event on September 30 is invitation-only, although some people who bought season passes before August 14 have won exclusive tickets. Normal visitors will have to wait until the doors open officially at 10 am on October 1st.

What You Need to Know

How do I get my hands on tickets for the Dubai Expo 2020?

Day tickets, multi-day passes and season passes for 18- to 59-year-olds can all be bought from the Expo 2020 Dubai online ticket office. Entry is free for ages under 18, anyone aged 60 and over, and people with disabilities, who may also bring one companion at half price. Students with a valid identity card from any academic institution in the world can also enter free of charge. Day tickets are priced at Dirham 95, while multi-day passes cost Dirham 195 and are valid for 30 consecutive days from first day of use. The season pass lasts the full six months and costs Dirham 495.

What are the opening hours of Expo 2020 Dubai?

Expo 2020 Dubai will be open seven days a week, from 10 am to 1 am on weekdays and 10 am to 2 am on weekends and special days.

How to get around Expo 2020 Dubai

The site is gigantic: bigger than 600 football fields, and although organizers say the best way to explore Expo 2020 Dubai is by foot, there are several alternatives, including free shuttles running between key sites, golf buggies to hire, and the ticketed Expo Explorer sightseeing train.

How to stay safe at Expo 2020 Dubai

Organizers of the World Fair have implemented several precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo and pavilion staff have all been offered free vaccinations, and visitors and employees are required to wear masks at all times. There are thermal cameras at all the arrival points to check the temperature of visitors before they enter the sites. Social-distancing of at least two meters between people is required, and all venues and common areas are regularly cleaned and disinfected. There are also hand-sanitize stations positioned at regular intervals throughout the site.

In addition to participating and building business aspirations through the Dubai Expo 2020, tourists from all over the world have the opportunity to indulge themselves in the ultimate shopping delight with a galore of discounts, while cricket enthusiasts can catch the action on the pitch as the T20 World Cup will be held from the October 17 to November 14.

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