A Quick Guide to Dubai Expo And Its Aim For The Future of Sustainability

Quick Guide to Dubai Expo

Dubai Expo, one of the world’s biggest events, is finally back to take place in the city this year. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is all geared up to host the most exciting fair in Dubai after the long delay of a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Billed as one of the greatest shows by the UAE, expo Dubai will exhibit the superpower of India to the entire world. 

To take us to the world of pure imagination, the most renowned expo event of the world is named Expo 2020 by organisers for branding purposes since it was postponed last year owing to the pandemic. The expo Dubai 2020 or expo Dubai 2021 has been scheduled from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. It will be held in the cities between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and will be the world’s most interesting event with over 191 participating nations, 200 restaurants at the venue, and will witness 60 shows every day. 

All About Dubai Expo 2021/Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai won as the host of the first-ever world expo, Dubai Expo by BIE – The Bureau International des Expositions assembly in Paris on 27 November 2013.  Many cities submitted their bids to host the event, however, Dubai won by 116 votes. It is one greatest event with the theme of “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” where the immense power of India will be showcased to the world. According to a statement by Piyush Goyal – Union Commerce and Industry Minister in a conversation with Sudhir Chaudhary – Zee News Editor-in-Chief in Dubai, the Indian pavilion will showcase the country’s potential of meeting the needs of the world and creating a better future. 

Take a look below at a few details about Dubai Expo :

  • The Dubai Expo 2021 will be taking place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. 
  • It is the first World Expo that will be held in MEASA – the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
  • The Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth will be witnessed for a campaign feature in the event.
  • There will be country pavilions in the expo 2021 which has never happened in the history of any World Expo. Many culturally immersive experiences will be offered by the countries for visitors. 
  • The Expo will have Partner and Organization Pavilions as well along with various other special pavilions.
  • You can buy the tickets for Dubai Expo shortly.
  • The expo Dubai 2020 will have a decided Mobility District that will help build new connections and promote idea exchange.
  • You will get to experience riding futuristic vehicles and learn about space exploration initiatives such as the UAE National Space Programme and the Emirate Mars Mission.
  • There will be innovatively built mobility devices that will operate on a track across 330 metres and covering outdoor as well as underground paths. 
  • Visitors will get to witness the interconnectivity of actions as well as daily lives which will include social innovators, idea exchange, change-makers and youth empowerment activities. 
  • The People and Plant Program will encourage discussions on imagining a better economy, respect, equality and dignity.
  • The event will have five tracks including Build Bridges, Leave No One Behind, Live in Balance, Thrive Together and UAE Vision 2017 that will present the opportunities to discover the biggest challenges for humanity that we face today.
  • More than 200 participants, partners and millions of visitors are expected to create a global action community at the event. 

Dubai Expo and Its Aim For a Better Future

Dubai Expo and Its Aim For a Better Future
Credits : visitdubai

Dubai Expo is aiming at bringing together intelligent minds from far and wide to collaborate for a more sustainable world. As per Mohamed Al Ansaari, Vice President – Communications, Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai expo 2021 is the emirate’s commitment to creating a cleaner, healthier and safer world for people from all communities. The event aspires to celebrate humanity, innovation, creativity and world cultures post Covid-19 pandemic. There will be incredible sights, rhythms, sounds and flavours from different corners of the world at the site for 182 consecutive days. Based on the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating The Future”, this six-month-long extravaganza will serve visitors with the best of technology, architecture, learning, innovation, culture, music, arts, entertainment, food and much more. 

Sustainability Taking the Centre Stage at Expo 2021

Sustainability Taking the Centre Stage at Expo 2021
Credits : economictimes

One of the most sustainable World Expos, this extravaganza focuses on the sustainability of a beautiful future, however, it also takes its steps in the districts of opportunity and mobility. By sustainability, the expo 2020 encourages the world to learn how the human race can delight in peace with nature in a high-tech future.  The sustainability policy of the event draws the communities, participants and visitors from across the globe to take combined action to communicate sustainability challenges. The purpose of this exclusive event is to bring people together from all corners of the world and come up with real, actionable solutions.

As we have mentioned above, Dubai Expo 2021 will feature three themes: Sustainability District, Mobility District and Opportunity District. The Sustainability District will be all about preserving our environment and co-existing peacefully. On the other hand, the Mobility District will throw light on bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds that will lead to displaying the latest progress in mobility, from autonomous vehicles to space travel. Talking about the Opportunity District, it will introduce the changemakers who make a difference while ideating, collaborating and exchanging ideas. In addition to this, there will be a Programme for People and Planet where solutions will be found out to the most pressing concerns of the world such as climate, biodiversity and the future of human health. 

What are the Best Things to Experience at the Dubai Expo?

Best Things to Experience at the Dubai Expo

Visitors are certainly going to have all the fun of setting off on a sensory journey to UAE’s centennial year – 2071 at the Emirates Pavilion. The journey will make you experience the future of commercial aviation in the UAE. Architecture enthusiasts will get to discover more than 90 unique pavilions with structures resembling birds, featuring the largest 360-degree projection surface of the world or those generating oxygen and electricity. As per Al-Ansari, this incredible Dubai exhibition is the platform where people from across the globe can treat their eyes to beautiful gardens and parks, iconic architecture and performance spaces. It took over 240 million work hours to transform the Expo site from a desert to a futuristic city. 

Moreover, students and teachers can also learn and indulge in a lot through educational experiences to tours. Alternatively, entrepreneurs and investors can become a part of global conferences and forums for networking. Al Ansaari also shares that legacy is the essence of planning for every aspect of Expo Dubai 2021. The infrastructure was designed to turn from a global event into a sustainable community, called District 2020 that is going to live for decades post Expo 2020. District 2020 is said to be the future of Expo that will turn over 80 per cent of the built environment of the site into a human-centric smart city. 

Dubai Expo Displaying the Best of India 

Dubai Expo Displaying the Best of India 
Credits : timesofindia

Dubai Expo is all about creating a better world by presenting the best of India’s superpower. The India Pavilion makes visitors familiar with the innovations, strengths, aspirations and contributions of the country. You will get to learn about the trade, technology, talent and tourism in this culturally rich country. There will be art installations displayed representing advances in space along with food, music, dance, literary shows and more. The Expo 2021 takes you on a  beautiful journey of the country’s culture, heritage, technologies, including the space programme and makes you visualise “new India”. The major highlights of the fair are the country’s strength in innovation and start-ups in tech industries (including fintech and artificial intelligence), tourism, hospitality, IT, pharma, space, renewable energy and telecommunications.

You would be glad to know that Shekhar Kapur, the Indian-British film director, actor and producer is an advisor to Expo 2021, and the world’s most famous composer AR Rahman will be mentoring the Firdaus Orchestra (an all-women band) which will premiere at the Expo. 


Since Dubai, one of the hottest destinations in the world is hosting this extravagant exhibition, and also offering relaxation in entry rules, it is time to book your tickets and fly down to the city to be a part of this wonderful platform aiming to create a better, brighter world. Meet people from all communities from all corners of the world and dive into an adventure of celebrating innovation, creativity, world cultures and humanity while learning the best of technology, arts, architecture, music, food, entertainment and much more. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Expo Dubai 2020/Expo Dubai 2021?

Expo Dubai 2020/Expo Dubai 2021 is one of the world’s biggest events aiming at inspiring people with excellent examples of innovation, collaboration and cooperation from all around the world. It is the first-ever World Expo that will be hosted in the MEASA region - the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

What is the main theme of Expo 2021?

The main theme of Expo Dubai 2021 is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. The event will cover around 4.38 kilometres in Dubai South, close to the Al Maktoum International Airport. The sub-themes of the Expo include Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

What are the Dubai Expo 2021 dates?

The Expo 2021 is scheduled from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. It will run for six months and will be open seven days a week. People can visit from 10:00 to 00:00 from Saturday to Wednesday, and 10:00 to 02:00 on Thursday and Friday.

Who are the participants at Dubai Expo 2020?

Dubai Expo 2020 will have over 200 participants that will include nations, businesses, educational institutions and multilateral organisations. 191 nations from all over the world have confirmed their participation at the event as of now.

How much do Dubai Expo tickets cost?

Dubai Expo ticket price is AED 95/INR 2,019.99 for adults from the age of 18 to 59 years. There is free entry for some groups such as children aged 6 to 17, senior visitors aged 60 and above, People of Determination and university students from any institution from all over the world. Tickets can be easily booked online through the Expo 2020 Dubai mobile app, official website (www.expo2020dubai.com), or through 2,500-plus authorised ticket resellers. Kids below the age of six are also allowed but you need to book their tickets on-site at the entrance.

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