Expo City Dubai is all geared up for its reopening on October 1st, as a hub for sustainability, innovation, education and entertainment. The venue was opened to the public on September 1 as part of a soft launch with paid entry to a few of its attractions and pavilions.
It was in June, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai announced the reopening of Expo 2020 site as “Expo City Dubai” in October.
Ahead of the official opening of the legacy site, Expo City Dubai has announced a Dh120 one-day pass that will give people admission to all the flagship pavilions valid from October 1 onwards.
Dhs120 One-day pass at Expo City Dubai
The new Dhs120 one-day pass will allow visitors access to the Vision and Women’s pavilions, which open on October 1. It will also offer entry to Terra, the Sustainability and Alif, the Mobility pavilions, which reopened in September.
Visitors can also access the Surreal water feature and Al Wasl Plaza, which also open on October 1.
Children aged 12 and under and People of Determination can visit the attractions for free, but the complimentary pass must be picked up at one of Expo City Dubai’s ticketing booths.
Tickets can be purchased online on expocitydubai.com
What to expect when Expo City reopens
Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai will return with the reopening of the site from October 1st. Al Wasl Plaza was the main stage for holding big performances and can easily accommodate thousands of people. The structure, a one-of-a-kind architectural marvel, is also the world’s largest 360-degree projection screen.
Expo City Dubai has recently welcomed back school groups, with special programming offered exclusively to the educational community, priced separately. Workshops and Science shows are tailored for different ages to help students understand the links energy, water, food and transport. For more info, check www.schools.expocitydubai.com.
The Vision Pavilion celebrates the life and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with visitors learning about his childhood and the experiences that influenced his bold vision for Dubai and the UAE.
The pavilion is based on Sheikh Mohammed’s book ‘My Story’ that narrates his life through many experiences, such as his childhood memories, his love of horses, as well as Dubai’s story of its rapid growth from a small trading port to an international city at the heart of global business.
The Women’s Pavilion will also reopen to visitors from October 1, which depicts the challenges faced by women and also dive into the stories of inspirational women. The pavilion aims to celebrate the contributions of women by demonstrating an important principle: When women thrive, all of humanity thrives.
Alif – The Mobility Pavilion and Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion are already open as part of the soft launch on September 1.
Alif, the mobility pavilion, transports people through time and across new horizons to discover how mobility has driven human progress throughout history, while Terra encourages visitors to re-evaluate their relationship with the environment through an immersive journey through ocean and forest.
For those visitors not taking advantage of the Dhs120 one-day Pass, individual pavilion tickets cost Dh50 per person per pavilion and its free for children under the age of 12.
Expo 2020 Dubai Museum
Later this year, the Opportunity Pavilion will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum – a new addition highlighting the history and impact of World Expos and celebrating the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.