Expo 2020 Dubai: The Facts and Figures Surrounding the Global Event

Lindsay Judge   |   05-09-2021

As Expo 2020 prepares to open its doors next month, there is much anticipation of what the event will bring.


With information beginning to surface on some of the events that are to come over the six-month duration of the event it’s set to be one of the UAE’s biggest historical moments. Registration is now open for visitors and when the doors open on 1st October 2020 guests from both within the UAE and much further afield are expected to arrive in their thousands. We discover what we know so far about this record-breaking global event.



The Dubai Metro Route 2020 will be able to carry 44,000 passengers per hour to and from the Expo 2020 Dubai site directly – these means easier access for residents and tourist throughout the event.


The Expo 2020 Dubai site is 4.38sqkm – equal to more than 600 football pitches.



Around 30,000 volunteers will help welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai throughout its six-month duration.


The Expo 2020 Dubai logo was inspired by a 4,000-year-old ancient ring discovered at Saruq Al Hadid, an archaeological site in the UAE.



Immersive culinary experts Bompas & Parr will bring their exclusive gastronomy experience to Expo 2020. The Future of Food experience will bring a feast of aerogels and edible luminescence to a world-first dining experience.


The canopy of Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion generates 4GHw of energy per year – enough for a car to drive halfway to Mars.


Alif – The Mobility Pavilion features the world’s largest passenger lift, which is capable of holding more than 160 persons and has a twin sister in Singapore.



The Expo Entry Portals are made of high-grade carbon fibre and resin. Laid out end to end, all of the carbon fibre filaments used would circumnavigate the world more than 5,000 times


Every Country Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will have its own National Day celebration, celebrating with pride their nation’s achievement and prosperity.



Visitors can indulge in gastronomy experiences from around the world, with up to 50-plus global cuisines from 200 restaurants and over 100 Executive chefs across Expo 2020 Dubai.


Expo 2020 Dubai is the only Expo in 50 years to host a dedicated pavilion for women.



The Saudi Arabia Pavilion has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the highest internationally recognized sustainability rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It also holds three Guinness World Records: the largest interactive lighting floor with around 8,000 LED lights, the longest interactive water feature at more than 32 meters, and the largest LED interactive digital mirror screen at 1302.5 square meters.


Expo 2020 Dubai will be the home to the Firdaus Orchestra, an all-female ensemble with a diverse blend of musicians from across the Arab world, led by Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.


Every Monday, visitors will be treated to amazing outdoor movie experiences with a dynamic combination of studio releases and nostalgic favourites.