Expo 2020 is a world expo, where this time all the countries are gathering in Dubai Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Earlier, it was scheduled for October 20, 2020, to April, 10,2021, but to the pandemic Covid-19, it was postponed for October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.
However, it is still Expo 2020 due to marketing and branding reasons.
The main site of Expo 2020 is located in the area of 1083 acres located near Dubai’s southern border with Abu Dhabi. Reem Al Hashmi has organized it.
An American firm, HOC, has designed its master plan. On September 30, 2021, the opening ceremony took place, which was live-streamed in 430 locations.
The theme of the Dubai Expo 2020 is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. This expo has three subthemes- Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, each having its own pavilion.
AGi Architects design the Opportunity Pavilion.
Terra’s sustainability pavilion includes the sustainability pavilion, a district stage consisting of 300 seats, and a walk through waterfall Brazil’s national pavilion, Czech Republic’s- water the desert, then enters Singapore’s rainforest, Germany’s wear cutting-edge devices, Netherlands’s- a miniature world pavilion.
The Mobility pavilion includes the world’s largest passenger lift which is capable of transporting more than 160 people.
There were 3,000 people present as an audience inside Al Wasl Plaza and millions across the globe joined to view the ceremony virtually. The inspiration for the Expo 2020 Dubai logo- a golden ring of connectivity- was raised in Al Wasl Plaza.
From the dynamic air show ✈️ to speaking live from the International Space Station 🪐 with Thomas Pesquet and Ambassador of the France Pavilion who appeared on the Al Wasl dome. What was your favourite part of the show? #Expo2020 #Dubai #FranceDubai2020 pic.twitter.com/mxcJWwaGiq— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) October 3, 2021
Idea behind The Logo
The inspiration behind the new Dubai Expo Logo 2020 is a ring found at a 4000-year-old archaeological site in the desert. The land where the ring was found connected many ancient civilizations, explained H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of UAE.
This design shows that the land of Dubai connects the ancient civilizations with deep roots, and the country will remain a hub that connects the world.
The flags of the 192 participating countries in the Dubai Expo 2020, was then revealed via a domino effect where flags were opened one by one. It was a proud and beautiful moment to visualize.
Mascots of the Event
The six mascots of the event are Rashid and Latifa-: an eight and nine-year-old brother-sister duo; Salama- a ghaf tree; Alif, Opti, and Terra are the guardians’ mascots for the mobility, opportunity, and sustainability pavillions, respectively.
The ticket prices for the passes differ depending upon the time duration for which a person wants to stay and watch the event.
For the one-day visit, the daily pass costs AED 95. The monthly offers entry for the thirty consecutive days costing AED 195.
The seasonal pass allows the entry of a person throughout the six months of the event costing AED 495. Children below 18, people aged 60 and above, students carrying identity cards of a recognized university will get free entry. The tickets were open for buying at expo2020dubai.com from July 18, 2021.