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
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.