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Written by Kajani Shivam on May 28, 2020 Share on

World Expo 2020 in Dubai- Mark your calendars to witness a wonder in 2021

Wondering what is World Expo 2020? World Expo is a world fair which is a large international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of nations. These world fairs are held in different parts of the world every 5 years and last for 6 months. It is a platform for millions of people from different countries to share their ideas, innovations. And this time, Dubai is hosting the World Expo 2020. Well, it can’t get anymore better right? As Dubai is already building its future, Expo 2020 is going to be phenomenal. Keep the excitement on and see what more does this upcoming event has to offer.

Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai
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It will be the first world exhibition to happen in a Middle Eastern country and yes, loads of surprises await you. You can see the expo site which has covered a total of 438 hectares. Massive right? Be prepared to unleash your inner techie as you see the true potential of recent technological developments and a lot more.

When Is The World Expo 2020 happening?

The World Expo 2020 is originally scheduled to open on October 20, 2020, which goes till April 10, 2021. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the event has been postponed. The rescheduled dates for the opening is on October 1, 2021. Not to worry, you still can make your calendars free on this date to witness this massive event. Despite being held in 2021, the organizers have still decided to keep the name “Expo 2020” due to the marketing and branding purposes.

A Quick History Of The First World fair

Painting of the first world fair
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The first world fair dates back to the year 1851 at Crystal Palace in London. It was titled as “The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” which displayed over 10,000 inventions from the industrial revolution.

The Theme Of World Expo 2020

The theme is “Connecting minds, creating the future”. Under the main theme, they have picked up 3 sub-themes.

  • Sustainability, for progress that does not compromise the life and the needs of the future of the generation.
  • Mobility, to create new, more efficient connections (physical or virtual) between people, communities, and countries;
  • The opportunities to be unlocked in favour of the future of the peoples.

The Story Behind The Logo Of World Expo 2020

Logo of World Expo 2020
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Let’s see what does the Dubai Expo 2020 fascinating logo denotes. The inspiration behind the Logo came from the ring which was found at a 4,000-year-old archaeological site in the desert in Al Marmum area of Dubai. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE also added as “It represents our message to the world that our civilisation has deep roots. We were and will always be a pot that gathers civilisations and a centre for innovation”.

The Dubai Pavilions

Dubai Pavilion to be used for World Expo
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The Al Wasl Plaza dome and its two surrounding buildings will be a space for 180 countries which takes part to host the event. Each country will be having a Pavillion at the gate of a 4.38-square kilometre. The rest of the pavilion will be occupied by the staff accommodations, transport links, hotels etc. A total of 30,000 volunteers will be working at the events and will be as the face of Dubai.

This massive event is all about bringing people together from different countries and exploring ideas, innovation to make a better future for the world. There is something for everyone in the World Expo 2020. From new innovations, performances, music, food and yes some mammoth architecture will make you Awe! Never miss this visit to view the phenomenal World Expo 2020. The event is beyond imaginations! All you need to do is to reach Pickyourtrail for some amazing tour packages for Dubai. Make your presence and witness the wonder!

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