Expo 2020 will be the first World Expo to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region, consisting of 72 countries, with a combined population of 2.8 billion people. Located between East and West, North and South, the UAE is well-placed for a major trading nation.

Key facts and figures

Between its opening day on 20 October 2020, and its closing date on 10 April 2021, we expect Expo to be visited 25 million times.

70% of all visitors are expected to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history.

We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with over 200 participants that include nations, multilateral organisations, corporates and educational institutions.

Expo 2020 also has an ambitious volunteer programme, which aims to include more than 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.

The Expo site covers a total of 4.38 square kilometres, including a 200 hectare gated area. It is located within the Dubai South District, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport.