Expo 2020 Dubai – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

There’s a reason why Dubai is making a mark for itself on the world map and has come to occupy a central position in the world. The Dubai Expo 2020 is a by-product of the same.

Awarded to be the host city by the ‘Bureau International des Expositions General Assembly’ in Paris in November 2013, a city known for its luxuriant living, Dubai is all set for the Expo 2020 Dubai UAE. Events like these are rare in history and ought to be celebrated with an increased gusto. Having had predecessors like the Montreal Expo 67, the Brisbane Expo 88 and the Seville Expo 92, Dubai Expo 2020 Project has tons of responsibility resting on its shoulders. A festival of human ingenuity, the Dubai Expo 2020 Master Plan is a prime model of the immense capacity of connecting minds and bringing innovative ideas together.

Where and When 

Planned to be located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi (famous for its iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque) where Dubai Emirates Western border meets the Abu Dhabi Emirate, Dubai Expo 2020 site is located in Dubai South District. The Expo 2020 Dubai site is a mere 20 minute drive from the Al Maktoum International Airport. If you happen to be in the heart of Dubai, i.e. Downtown Dubai, the Expo 2020 site is just half an hour away by car. It will also have a dedicated metro station of its own, which means you can just use Dubai Metro for transportation.

The Dubai Expo 2020 will kick off with a bang on 20th October 2020 and will be on for the next six months, closing doors on 10th April 2021. Dubai has it all masterfully planned – the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai coinciding with the opening of  Ain Dubai too. If you haven’t heard about Ain Dubai, it’s the equivalent of ‘London Eye just that it’s the LARGEST observation wheel in the world. No surprises here! Given the track record of Dubai of building the tallest building on earth – The Burj Khalifa. Or building an engineering marvel on the sea next to the desert land, that is visible from outer space too, i.e. the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai has always outdone itself.


Dubai Expo 2020 is going to be a one-of-its-kind exhibition based on a universal theme to cater to the needs of the entire world under one roof. When you have 192 countries coming together with one goal under one roof, it’s bound to be one impactful event. Opportunity in the fields of education, employment, industries and governance makes the core of the agenda of the exhibition foreseeing a future that meets our current aspirations.

With its target being the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, the main aim of the Expo 2020 Dubai UAE is clearly to initiate first world developments and innovations within the third world realm.

While the Dubai Expo 2020 Projects are all set to initiate growth in fields of business and education, its themes of creative thinking, innovation and global collaboration make for an exciting combination. The makers of the event believe that with opportunity, mobility and sustainability, most issues of the contemporary world can be solved.


Some of the highlights of Expo 2020 Dubai include:

1.  Aimed to make our cities even faster, Hyperloop technology has committed to revolutionizing the world of logistics and transportation. Virgin Hyperloop One will display its flagship experience of the surreal real-time thrilling experience that teleports you from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in exactly 12 minutes (it takes more than an hour by road usually) at Expo 2020 Dubai. 

2.  With Expo Live, students From the world over can connect with teachers anywhere in the world. 

3.  The Sustainability Pavilion showcasing innovative responses to environmental challenges are going to be some of the highlights of Expo 2020 Dubai UAE. 

4.  A noteworthy cause includes PepsiCo’s, initiative to clean the nuisance of plastic pollution in oceans. PepsiCo that is also the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Snack and Beverage Partner, is one of the companies that has contributed to the donation of 75 million USD, towards the above cause of eating and drinking more sustainably.

5.  Illustrating the point that youth are the future of any country, The Expo School Programme will enhance engagement with the youth across UAE by educating them on how our decisions impact the planet, besides the UAE Pavillion focusing on the peaceful and progressive plans of its leaders.

What does Expo 2020 Dubai mean for Dubai?

An expo on this scale is a first for the Middle East, Africa or South Asia. Which in itself calls for a celebration. Popular primarily as a grand holiday destination to be chosen for this universal exposition, Dubai will not just be a transit holiday destination anymore. 

It is surely not a coincidence that the motive behind Dubai Expo 2020 Project and the Dubai Expo 2020 Master Plan is to create a developed global community with happiness for all too. Dubai has also declared its agenda to be the happiest city in the world by 2020 under its Dubai Happiness Agenda project. 

Affect on Real Estate Market:

It’s a known fact that Dubai real estate market is known as a great place for investment across the world. From high returns on investment, the Dirham pegged against USD, a multicultural city, the reasons for the same are endless. For a better understanding, read our compilation of top 10 reasons to invest in Dubai. A division of the same, the short term rental market, has generated record growth in Dubai since the launch of Airbnb back in 2016.

Now with 27 million tourists arrivals expected in 2020, thanks to the Dubai Expo 2020, the rates of Airbnb here are expected to rise as high as 2.5 times the usual.

Infact, Dubai based property giant, Emaar, launched its own vertical on the same lines as Airbnb called Ease in 2019. One can just do the maths of what a real estate investment return could yield to the owners specifically during this time. Early opportunists laid their hands on excellent properties early on, such as Emaar Beachfront and practically all their apartments that overlook Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai Now with Oyo also entering the market, Dubai has proven itself as a great destination for a holiday home investment too.

In Conclusion

The organisation of this exhibition has been handled by the American firm HOK, formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum. With such an event comes the responsibility of heightened security measures too, and the Military Services Cadets will be undergoing extensive training for several months leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Witnessing the world converge into a global village on social media is an exhilarating experience. Imagine the degree of thrill it shall be to behold a number as big as 192 countries from diverse regions of the world coming together to celebrate a single agenda in real life. From Ukraine to Tanzania, from the United States of America to Sri Lanka, from Switzerland to India the intensity of the diversity of the countries is surely an experience not to miss.


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