Expo 2020 Dubai begins in 365 days: the numbers you need to know
Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be one of the largest, most expensive, most innovative events in the long history of the United Arab Emirates. Here’s everything you could possibly want to know, made simple.
Let’s start easy…
The theme of the Dubai Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, working to showcase the abilities of each participating country to move into a new age of modernity and interconnectivity. A majority of the creations at the Expo have education and communication at the forefront of design in reference to this theme.
The sub-themes are “Sustainability”, “Mobility” and “Opportunity”. In reference to this, Expo 2020 aims to divert 85 per cent of all waste from landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing – turning waste into everything from fertiliser to souvenir t-shirts. A majority of the pavilions have a focus on environmentalism, sustainability and green energy. There’s also considerations for inclusivity for everyone attending.
The number of years between each Expo. The previous Expo was the Expo 2015 held in Milan Italy
The number of months the Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to last.
The number of years we've had to wait between the announcement of Dubai as Expo host and the event taking place.
By car it will take you 40 minutes to reach the Expo site from Downtown Dubai
The number of daily live shows across all Expo-managed locations which include the three thematic pavillions, Al Wasl Plaza and areas of the event run by the UAE.
All the countries confirmed to be taking part in the event. Expo 2020 is an international display of each country’s heritage, aspirations and achievements, visualised in the form of a pavilion – an ambitious architectural project.
The estimated number of restaurants and food outlets at the site providing more than 300,000 meals a day across 50 different cuisines.
The number of days till the Expo 2020 Dubai event begins on October 20, 2020.
The number of hectares the event will take up, equal to around 1,083 acres. The site is located between Dubai and capital city Abu Dhabi, it will be located close to both Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. It will also have its own metro station capable of transporting 36,000 passengers per hour.
2020 (the year)
The year Expo 2020 Dubai is taking place.
2021 (the year)
The closure of the event on April 10 2021, lasting six months.
The number of new jobs hoped to be created thanks to the demands of fulfilling the visions of Expo 2020.
25 million visits
The expected number of visitors regionally and globally that will visit Expo 2020 Dubai.
25 billion dirhams
The estimated cost in AED of the entire event.