Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Expo 2020 is expected to attract 25 million visits, with 70 per cent of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of World Expos.

There will be more than 200 participants including nations, multilateral organizations, businesses and educational institutions.

To date, 190 nations from across the world have confirmed their participation at Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 will run for six months from October 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022. It will be open 7 days a week, from 1000 to 0100 on weekdays and 1000 to 0200 on weekends and special days.


Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Through the Expo 2020 Dubai theme, build partnerships and inspire ideas that will forge the world of tomorrow

connecting minds

Themes for the future

To build a better world, we need to use our heads and hearts. The Expo subthemes help to guide us on this journey together.

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Our once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

Opportunity   Mobility   –  Sustainability

Our subthemes are the key pillars that guide us on our journey

OPPORTUNITY :  Unlocking the potential within us

Triggers visitors to realize the important role that they can play in human development through their actions. We all have the power to shape the future. Expo 2020 aims to unlock this potential in multiple ways, such as supporting solutions to social problems through our Expo Live programme and introducing visitors to new ideas that inspire them to act.

The Opportunity Pavilion aspires to engender empathy in visitors to trigger a desire to act to create a better world.

The visitor experience is based on a series of gameplay moments that will challenge the visitor’s thinking on issues related to basic needs of water, food, and energy by simulating environments of real life individuals who are agents of change in their own communities.


MOBILITY : Creating smarter and better connections

When we enable smarter movement of knowledge, ideas and goods, a new world of possibilities unfolds. Expo 2020 looks at how this has helped us explore new frontiers, and how humanity is making greater leaps than ever through digital connectivity.

Moving on up: human progress through physical and digital realms

How people, goods, ideas and data move (and what it all means)

Proceed through the past, present and future of movement, from ancient exploration to artificial intelligence.

The journey begins aboard the world’s largest elevating platform, which takes you to the House of Wisdom in ninth-century Baghdad before you head on to meet nine-metre-tall historical giants of Mobility.

Leap forward in time to enter a virtual world brimming with data, then step into the city of tomorrow. You may even be served by a robot or drone waiter along the way…


SUSTAINABILITY : Living in balance with the world around us

As you explore the Sustainability District, you’ll see some of the world’s most advanced technology in action, what countries are doing to champion sustainability, and experience how the human race can enjoy living in harmony with nature in a high-tech future.

The need to live in balance with the world we inhabit has never been more critical. Expo 2020 is embracing alternative sources of food, water, and clean and renewable energy, and encouraging us all to reassess how we can preserve the planet.

Sustainability Pavilion

As you wander through forest roots and dive into ocean depths, discover the global projects providing real life solutions to help preserve our planet for future generations and how you can play a part in creating a more sustainable planet.

Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion

Embark on a journey for our planet and choose your path for our shared future

Real life solutions to real world problems

The future of Earth hangs in the balance and there’s no planet B.

Will you be an agent of change and help speed up the pace of protecting and preserving the only world we’ve got ?


Wander through forest roots


Dive into ocean depths


See Earth’s wonders corrupted

And… learn about 3D-printed human organs !