Emirates News Agency – Mohammed bin Rashid announces opening of ‘Expo City Dubai’ in October 2022


DUBAI, 20th June, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai, announced the opening of Expo City Dubai in October 2022. The new city is an ideal smart city and futuristic destination for business and innovation with a focus on sustainability, innovation, education and entertainment.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “Brothers, after the historic success of Expo 2020 Dubai, which has been visited by more than 24 million visitors and left an indelible mark on 170 years of World Expos history, today we are announcing the transformation of the exhibition center to represent Dubai’s best ambitions. its transformation into Expo City Dubai, a city that

“Expo City Dubai will be an environmentally friendly city that respects families, the economy and future generations. A city connected to a port and two airports, as well as good memories in the hearts and minds of millions of people. Expo will continue: Al Wasl will continue to shine, the waterfall will bring joy. will continue, and the UAE, Alif and Terra pavilions will continue to enthrall visitors of all ages.”

“This new city will house an extraordinary new museum, a world-class exhibition center and the headquarters of cutting-edge and fast-growing companies. It will continue to host pavilions from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt and other countries. To be a city that continues to bring joy to our children, our families and everyone we love.”

Expo City Dubai – part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s legacy plan and Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan – builds on the momentum and resounding success of the six-month World Expo to create an environmentally and technology-driven respectful city of the future.

Opening on October 1, 2022, the fair will showcase a range of Expo 2020 Dubai’s flagship pavilions, entertainment and technology offerings while maintaining the magic, energy and excitement of the event.

The entire city, which has a range of different attractions, will include offices, recreational facilities, dining and entertainment venues, sports facilities and a shopping centre. It will be accessible via the Dubai Metro and will also be home to the world-class Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC), a sought-after venue hosting a number of global summits, conferences and concerts during Expo 2020 Dubai, while DEC will continue to host a number of . conferences, events and activations.

Three of Expo 2020’s most visited venues will remain, the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower, and the surreal water feature. The mobility pavilion Alif and the sustainability pavilion Terra will continue to be interactive educational experiences.

Later this year, the Pavilion of Opportunity will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum – a new addition highlighting the history and impact of the World Expos and celebrating the success of the six-month event.

Other remaining attractions include the Women’s Pavilion, which showcases women making things happen around the world, and the Vision Pavilion honoring the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Visitors will also be able to explore the falcon-inspired United Arab Emirates Pavilion and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion. Details of several other country pavilions will be announced in the coming months, including reworked versions of Luxembourg, Australia, Pakistan, India, Morocco and Egypt.

Expo City Dubai will be free of single-use plastics, retain 80% of the infrastructure and buildings built, including 123 LEED certified buildings, and embody the highest level of sustainable design, construction and operation. It will also be the first WELL-certified community in the region to demonstrate the positive impact of the built environment on health and well-being.

Offering rich opportunities for businesses to achieve their sustainable goals, Expo City Dubai is already attracting a large number of commercial tenants. Soon DP World will become the new headquarters for Siemens as well as start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Translated by Mervat Mahmud.