Dubai begins year countdown to Expo 2020

Dubai’s much anticipated Expo 2020 is now counting the down the days, 365 of them, until the delayed mega event opens.

Postponed until next year following the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers have released new images of the Expo site in anticipation of the millions of people expected to visit. But how many will be able to visit is still unclear at this stage, with organisers previously anticipating up to 25 million visitors across the Expo’s six-month duration.

Taking place between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, more than 190 countries are expected to be represented at the Expo with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

To date, more than 210 million work hours have been invested in the planning of the Expo, with efforts this year focusing on landscaping and completing Expo-owned buildings. Construction of national pavilions will be finalised by the end of December.

“We hope that people will join us to achieve our objectives to bring the world together and put humanity and the planet on the right path towards dignity for all,” said director general of Expo 2020 Dubai and UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashimy.