Expo 2020 is currently ongoing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expo is an exhibition of history, culture, environment, modern world, or related themes, organized by most countries around the globe. Expo 2020 was originally scheduled to be held from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021. However, the Covid-19 pandemic around the world forced UAE to postpone the event until the pandemic eases out a bit.
The Dubai Expo 2020 started on 1st October 2021 and is going to last till 31st March 2022. 192 countries all across the globe participated in the mega event. Universal expo events occur once every 5 years all across the world. The previous Expo was in 2015 in Milan, Italy, and the next Expo will be held in Osaka, in Japan, in 2025. After the Covid-19 pandemic and digitalization, this year’s Expo was probably the most talked about throughout the world.
The main site of Expo 2020 is a 438-hectare area located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The site is the Dubai Exhibition Centre, which is directly connected by Dubai Metro’s Red Line. Regular shuttle buses from the city centre to the Dubai Exhibition Centre are also available throughout the exhibition hours. The main theme of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Each pavilion is also entitled to one of the three sub-themes – opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.
Each of the 192 countries has set up a pavilion of their own. A Dubai Expo 2020 is also available for visitors to track the countries (pavilions) they have visited. Every pavilion is different from the other in some respects, sometimes reflecting the background of the country. India has set up a massive 4-storey pavilion, reflecting the culture, heritage, and achievements of India. The Expo 2020 will last only three more weeks until 31st March 2022, so hurry up and visit if you are planning for a visit to Dubai.
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Written by – Himadri Paul