About Expo 2020 Dubai (Dubai Expo)
An expo (or world fair) is an international exhibition approved by the Bureau International des Expositions according to the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions. There are two types of expo: Registered Exhibitions (popularly known as World Expos) and Recognized Exhibitions (Specialized Expositions). Expo 2020 Dubai is a Registered Exhibition, which are expos held for periods of between six weeks and six months.
Expo 2020 Dubai is the first officially recognized world fair to be held in the Middle East or Africa. It will open in Dubai in 2020, just prior to the commemorations marking 50 years since the founding of the U.A.E. Over 190 countries have declared their intention to set up exhibits on the 438-hectare venue grounds and attract approximately 25 million visitors.
The expo takes place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 (a period of 173 days).
Buying tickets for Expo 2020 Dubai
Tickets will go on sale at the end of 2019 (TBC).
Tickets can be purchased from the Expo 2020 Dubai website and official ticket agents.
A one-day ticket costs AED 120 (US$33). A three-day ticket costs AED 260 ($71). Admission is half price for students and visitors aged between six and seventeen, and free for the disabled, children five and under, and people aged 65 and over. For further information, please check the Expo 2020 Dubai website.