What is Expo 2020?

Jan 1, 2020 | Traveler’s Q

What is Expo 2020?

What is Expo 2020 Dubai

What is Expo 2020 Dubai? It is a 173 day event that celebrates the world’s numerous cultures, inspires collaboration and innovation in many fields. It is also the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East region. Over 25 million visitors are expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai from around the world.

Who will be participating in Expo 2020 Dubai? Professionals in the business sector, educators, organizations and governments. More than 30,000 volunteers from around the globe will also be collaborating with the above during programs and events. The Expo makes possible the opportunity to meet people from around the world.

There are numerous programs happening at the Expo including:

World Majlis

Various world issue topics are covered in this program to encourage dialogues between cultures for exchanging opinions and ideas which can help international relations and resolve global issues.

Expo School Programme

The schoolchildren of Dubai and UAE will get a real treat attending this program that covers topics such as sustainability, history of the UAE and they can take a look at the past and future through virtual reality.

Global Best Practice

Global best practice topics such as Sustainable Development Goals are highlighted in this program.

Expo Emiratisation

This program is specifically for UAE nationals to help find employment prospects and contribute to the future of the country.

Expo 2020 Dubai will contain one main theme plus several subthemes. Each theme will be highlighted in its own pavillion showcasing the theme objectives. The theme and subthemes for the Expo are:

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

This theme is fitting as it reiterates the fact that the best from all over the world will come together and share their innovations in many forms including fine and performing arts, cuisine, technology and much more.

The subthemes at World Expo 2020 expand on the main theme. The subthemes include:


The opportunities to improve the future by discovering solutions to global social issues through the Expo Live Programme.


In the 21st century digital communication has brought the efficient exchange of ideas. World Expo 2020 will disclose ways to keep this momentum going into the future.


As a global community, we need to work together to preserve our planet and its resources. The Expo is dedicated to sharing knowledge on sustainability.

Expo 2020 Dubai will also have a multitude of events including entertainment in all genres including comedy and performing arts, cultural experiences, educational exhibits, physical fitness activities and even a robot building event for the kids.

The attractions at Expo 2020 Dubai include mouth watering cuisines from every region of the globe, jaw dropping architecture, a living fine art canvas, the UAE national tree and a rotating observation tower.

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