Discover the history of the World Expo, the journey to Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as the new doors that open when our Expo draws to a close.

Expo 2020 Dubai

The first Expo in the 170-year history of the World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region, Expo 2020 Dubai is a transformative global gathering that celebrates humanity.

2013 - 2021

Journey to Dubai

On November 27, 2013, fireworks painted the sky from Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa as thousands across the UAE celebrated. The UAE was to host Expo 2020 Dubai: the first World Expo to be held in the MEASA region.

Expo 2020 Themes

With a guiding theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo showcases three subthemes that tackle key global issues and challenges facing the world today: Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability.


Discover a range of programmes and initiatives developed with global change agents to create meaningful impact, empower social innovation and drive global dialogue.

Our Mascots

Get to know Rashid and Latifa as they embark on exciting journeys around Expo 2020. Their adventures are led by Salama the Ghaf tree, and the young siblings are joined by their robot guardian friends.

The Expo Site

Combining sustainable design with awe-inspiring structures, the Expo 2020 site embodies its values with incredible and inspiring architecture. Here, you’ll find buildings that can generate electricity, produce oxygen, or even sustain a microclimate.

Food at Expo 2020

With over 250 restaurants that cover 62 types of cuisine, including 27 never-seen-before concepts and over 40 street food stands, Expo 2020 Dubai offers a plethora of food and drink options to suit every taste, occasion and diet.