AttractionsThe new Expo City Dubai is slated to open on 1 October featuring interactive educational attractions.

Expo 2020 Dubai transforms into a futuristic city with attractions

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Previously only opened once in every five years, the Expo City Dubai from October will become a permanent year-round behemoth of a tourist attraction.
Previously only opened once in every five years, the Expo City Dubai from October will become a permanent year-round behemoth of a tourist attraction.

New life is being breathed into the futuristic site which previously housed the Expo 2020 Dubai. Come October, tourists will be able to explore the future-forward destination and snap Insta-worthy photos at the myriad of attractions that resemble scenes from a sci-fi film.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that the transformation of the exhibition site into Expo City Dubai will feature the expo’s most popular attractions and the new Expo 2020 Dubai Museum.

The new city is touted as a sustainable and futuristic destination for visitors, carrying an array of diverse attractions that include the expo’s flagship pavilions, and entertainment and technology offerings.

There will also be offices, leisure facilities, food and entertainment venues, sports facilities and a mall housed within Expo City Dubai.

The expo’s most visited attractions, comprising the Al Wasl plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower and the Surreal water feature will remain permanent fixtures in the city. While Alif, the Mobility Pavilion and Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, will both offer interactive educational experiences for visitors

Later this year, the Opportunity Pavilion will be turned into the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum that focuses on showcasing the history and impact of World Expos and celebrating the success of the six-month event.

Other attractions include the Woman’s Pavilion, which shines the limelight on female change-makers across the globe and the falcon-inspired UA Pavilion. The 192 country pavilions will also remain for visitors to discover other country’s cultures and visions for the future, such as the India pavilion which showcases various dance forms, the art of yoga and its many architectural marvels from past to present.

“Expo City Dubai will be an environmentally-friendly city, one friendly to families, to the economy, and to future generations,” said Sheikh Mohammed. “. It will be a city that embodies the dreams of every city, and one which continues to bring joy to our children, our families, and all those we love.”

In keeping with its sustainability initiatives, Expo City Dubai will retain 80% of the infrastructure and buildings that have been constructed, and continue with its commitment to avoid single-use plastics. Expo City Dubai is connected to a port and to airports. It is also reachable by the Dubai Metro.

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