One of the greatest events, the Expo 2020, meant to be held in Dubai from October 2020 to April 2021. As a result of the Coronavirus global spread, it is uncertain if, the event will still be held this year. Organisers and officials of the Expo 2020 Dubai are reassessing a proposal to postpone the event for one year. Participating nations have extended their full support and solidarity after a decision earlier this week to assess the possibility of a one-year postponement because of the current global health crisis.
A message from EXPO 2020 Dubai
The UAE government has formally requested a change in the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai, beginning 1 October 2021 and running to 31 March 2022.
Stating “We now await the full Member States’ final decision, in due course, following their vote between 24 April and 29 May”
EXPO 2020 UAE’s Exceptional Preparation
Dubai planned extensively in preparation to host a phenomenal event. Spending around US $9 billion, on Expo-related infrastructure projects, according to figures released by the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau. In the hope of attracting over 25 million visitors to this six-month remarkable event. The focal theme is placed on creating, memorable experiences, to educate, amaze, and inspire visitors of all ages. Bringing together over 200 nations, featuring pavilions from 192 countries. Expo 2020 will be more global than any other Expo hosted before. And is considered to be, one of the World’s greatest showpieces.
The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions. The overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three subthemes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. It is all about meeting people and making our world brighter.
The Dubai EXPO 2020 will be hosted in the Dubai South district
The Expo 2020 site is in the Dubai South district and spans 4.38 square kilometers. Located close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals. The Expo site will also have its own metro station, capable of transporting 36,000 passengers per hour. Al Wasl dome encircles the Al Wasl Plaza that sits at the heart of the Expo 2020 Dubai site. It will be the focal point for the celebrations.
It’s a festival and a platform where people from all over the world come together and connect with each other, share ideas, learn and innovate. Furthermore, it’s also a place you can come and have fun. As the plan is to host 173 days of global music with 60 live events every day of creativity, technology, culture, and business.
The best Luxury Hotels in Dubai
The closest luxury hotels to the Expo are the hotels at Jumeirah Beach Residence. This is around 30 minutes drive. If you wish to be close then you should consider the Ritz Carlton Dubai or the Grosvenor House. Should you prefer being closer to the city, then the Armani Dubai, the Address Downtown, the Waldorf DIFC or the Jumeirah Emirates Tower should be your choice. If your preference is more coastal beach hotels then the Mandarin Oriental Dubai or the Bulgari Hotel will be the perfect fit for you.
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