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Aerial View of Al Wasl Plaza at EXPO 2020 site

The Countdown

Expo 2020 and all the expectations that come with it

With 25 days to the launch of the EXPO2020, the entire city prepares itself to celebrate the long-awaited event of the ‘quinquennial’. The EXPO is held every 5 years, designed to show the best of every present culture.

As of October 1st, Dubai is set to open its doors to the six-month event and exceed every milestone of its previous predecessors. After a short opening ceremony that will be held on September 30, the event will resume all set activities of the EXPO 2020 calendar.

aerial view of al wasl plaza at expo 2020 site

Aerial View of Al Wasl Plaza at EXPO 2020 site (Photo Credits: World Architects)

What You Need To Know

The event broadly features millions of visitors and tourists from different corners of the world including the thousands of students and volunteers that have pro-actively taken part in its commencement.

The EXPO 2020 will commence on the 1st of October, open all week, and will be open from 10 AM to 1 AM on weekdays, and 10 AM to 2 AM on weekends,

Tickets are now available on the EXPO 2020 official website, starting from AED 95 for one-day passes, AED 195 for a 30-day pass, and AED 495 for a special six-month pass. However, all students, children (under 17 years), and senior citizens (60+ years) will have free access to the entire event.

What’s more exciting is the addition of the ‘Jubilee Pass’ which gives you exclusive access to premium spots on the venue, guided tours, six-month access to the event site.

What To Expect

The EXPO 2020 is an extravagant projection of a miniature world that aims shed light on sustainable solutions and new innovations to help face global challenges.

The 200,000 square meters event space will feature some unique architectural wonders centered around the Al Wasl Dome. The Al Wasl Plaza also referred to as ‘Heart of the EXPO’ provides 360 views of the EXPO site featuring three main thematic pavilions – Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.  While the interiors are generously equipped with over 200 projector pods to create inspiring imagery and laser shows across the centurium.

The event embraces over 195 country pavilions along with many inclusive programs including ‘Thrive Together’ which aims to encourage budding entrepreneurs, MNC’s as well as start-ups to build their network. Moreover, as a movement, the event has also embraced its younger generations, people of determination, as well as individuals aimed towards their career advancements.

volunteers at the expo 2020

Volunteers at the EXPO 2020 (Photo Credit: EXPO 2020 DXB)

Why is it important?

As a major leap for the city, the EXPO is said to accommodate over 275,000 jobs for its duration while at the same time, bettering the economic conditions for employments for the years to come. Overall, the program is reported to generate economic growth of approximately 3.8 – 4.5%, with a projected GDP increase of AED 112.6 billion (1). With all sectors directly contributing to this spike including tourism, the numerous F&B outlets, and live entertainment units – the spike is said to progress by AED 62.2 billion felt from 2021 – 2030.

the pulse residences, located in dubai south

The Pulse Residences, located in Dubai South (Photo Credit: Dubai South)

The community

While the hype for the EXPO site grows continually, the demand for the Dubai South residential community has also admittedly gained significant popularity. Many luxury-innovative complexes have been on the rise to complement an equally vibrant community. Complexes including The Pulse Dubai, Celestia by DAMAC, and The MAG 5 developed by the Dubai South community have transformed into progressive communities.

Additionally, the community’s interactive spread of community-centered spaces including F&B outlets, retail spaces as well as a recently opened metro stop – Dubai EXPO 2020 station, have all amplified its presence.

Deluxe Holiday Homes as a leading short-term rental company now feature fully-furnished units in both DAMAC Celestia, as well as, The Pulse Residences perfect for those eager to be a part of an innovative hub. Book early and access pre-expo rates.


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