Connect with us

Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai latest visit figure approaches 3 million

Countless star acts have added their names to the awe-inspiring roll call of performers to date at Expo 2020

Published

on

Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai has recorded 2,942,388 visits since its grand opening on 1 October. The visitor numbers included over 100,000 schoolchildren, with Expo set to further stimulate young minds during the forthcoming Knowledge & Learning Week from 12-18 December.

In the past week, Expo 2020 Dubai marked UAE Flag Day, which saw His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai raising the national flag; Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Honour Day, which hosted Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, OIC Secretary-General; and the Expo 2020 National Days of Antigua and Barbuda, Indonesia, Colombia, and the Netherlands, which included a visit from Dutch royalty His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima.

Countless star acts have added their names to the awe-inspiring roll call of performers to date at Expo 2020 – among the big-name guests gracing Expo stages was Riverdance, the world-famous Irish dance sensation that not only performed for excited crowds, but also held master classes to inspire and involve visitors. The group’s shows at Expo will run throughout the month of November.

Expo’s Diwali celebrations featured a strong entertainment line-up, with the Hindu festival celebrated by acts such as India’s Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, and Bollywood playback singer Vipul Mehta. Late Nights @ Expo also hosted a series of music events to commemorate the festival of lights, including a special showcase from Indian rapper Badshah.

Visitors thronged a temporary circuit at Expo 2020 as the world’s best cyclists contested Giro d’Italia Criterium – the first-ever official sporting event to be staged at a World Expo. In a nail-biting finish, Slovakia’s Peter Sagan pipped Colombia’s Egan Bernal to first place.

Urban & Rural Development Week was launched on World Cities Day on 31 October and concluded on 6 November with the exciting announcement that more than 120 of Expo 2020’s permanent buildings have been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The week included a special Women’s World Majlis reimaging what cities and villages would look like had they been designed by women, and the launch of the Last-Mile Delivery Roadmap, a blueprint for making informal settlements safe and sustainable.

The mesmerising line-up of attractions at Expo 2020 shows no signs of slowing down: Nancy Ajram and Ragheb Alama will unite the world through the power of music, at Al Wasl Plaza and broadcast around the world, when they co-headline the second Infinite Nights show on 12 November. On the same day, K-pop concert KITE will welcome acts including Highlight and Punch. Al Wasl will also play host to the Expo Young Stars programme until the 17 November, which will showcase talented young students from across the UAE. 

On 13 November, visitors will be treated to an appearance from one of the best athletes in history, Usain Bolt – an 11-time world champion, eight-time Olympic gold medallist and holder of multiple world records – who will lead a Family Run. The event is in collaboration with Official Beverage and Snack Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, PepsiCo, through its sports drink brand Gatorade. 

Expo visitors have even more reason to explore the site during the coming month, with the launch of the Explore Expo 2020 Dubai, Explore the World special raffle to win one million Emirates Skywards miles and a host of other prizes rewarding those who visit as many Country Pavilions as possible – and a new November Weekday Pass available for AED 45.

Bringing Expo 2020 Dubai to a global digital audience, the number of virtual visits has amounted to 14.8 million since 1 October.

Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31 March 2022, inviting the world to join a celebration of unity, opportunity, creativity and sustainability that will help to shape a better, brighter future for everyone.

Advertisement

Latest

IKEA Turkey Takeaway IKEA Turkey Takeaway
Food & Beverages2 hours ago

Enjoy a Fuss-Free Hearty Turkey Feast from IKEA 

The offer is valid until 2nd January for a special price of Dhs 275 for IKEA Family members.

Dronisos Dronisos
Expo 2020 Dubai17 hours ago

Dronisos lights up the Dubai skies in celebration of UAE’s Golden Jubilee 

The biggest achievement and main highlight for Dronisos is the exclusive collaboration created with Expo 2020 Dubai.

Expo Centre Sharjah Expo Centre Sharjah
News1 day ago

Expo Centre Sharjah receives high-level diplomatic delegation from Kyrgyzstan

The delegation was received by HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah.

The Zone The Zone
News1 day ago

The Zone, the complete family entertainment center opens at The Circle Mall in JVC

Opening at The Circle Mall in Jumeirah Village Circle, The Zone offers an exciting experience for toddlers, kids and adults...

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus BITS Pilani Dubai Campus
Education1 day ago

Empowering women to join STEM sector, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus announces affiliation with Society of Women Engineers

SWE a global organisation with 80+ affiliates worldwide to establish their footprint in Middle East through BPDC.

Thumbay Medicity Thumbay Medicity
Food & Beverages1 day ago

Chinese Restaurant Hello Panda opens at Thumbay Food Court-Thumbay Medicity

Thumbay Food Court all set to become new food destination of Northern Emirates.

Daniel Ebo Daniel Ebo
Hospitality1 day ago

Aleph Hospitality expands corporate management team with the appointment of Daniel Ebo as Vice President Sales 

Daniel Ebo joins the executive team in Dubai to facilitate the growth of the company’s sales teams and to drive...

Savills Office Fit Survey Savills Office Fit Survey
News1 day ago

Savills Office Fit Survey: Office environments continue to be vital for successful business operations 

The majority of participants found tasks such as reviewing documents and conducting phone or video calls to be better done...

Hotel Indigo Dubai Hotel Indigo Dubai
Food & Beverages1 day ago

Hotel Indigo Dubai celebrates the Art of Festive

Hotel Indigo will be hosting different parties with F&B offerings to suit your mood in its venues Open Sesame, Orange...

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah
Hospitality1 day ago

Ring in the festive season at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Enjoy a season of celebration with festivities at the luxurious Ajman hotel, running throughout December and into January

The meeting began with the EPA’s President, Ali Obaid bin Hatem, as well as other board members extending their congratulations to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The meeting began with the EPA’s President, Ali Obaid bin Hatem, as well as other board members extending their congratulations to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
News4 days ago

EPA lays foundations of its 2022 projects; celebrates UAE’s Golden Jubilee

The meeting began with the EPA’s President, Ali Obaid bin Hatem, as well as other board members extending their congratulations...

Sharjah National Park Sharjah National Park
News1 week ago

A grand start to UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations at Sharjah National Park

SNP wore a festive look with several stands and kiosks manned by a number of government entities showcasing UAE culture...

Ajman Free Zone Ajman Free Zone
News1 week ago

First-ever ‘Made in AFZ’ exhibition ends on a high note

The exhibition attracted 30 participating entities, where various activities were held including promotional activities, presentations, four interactive workshops and four-panel...

The Scottish Association Dubai The Scottish Association Dubai
News1 week ago

The Scottish Association Dubai Pipe Band and Dubai Police Band drum up a show at Dubai Expo 2020 to mark Scotland’s national day

The bands brought together people with a shared passion for Scottish culture, and celebrated by performing both traditional and modern...

Emirati Performers at the UAE Pavilion Emirati Performers at the UAE Pavilion
Expo 2020 Dubai1 week ago

Expo 2020 Dubai announces free access for all visitors to celebrate UAE’s Golden Jubilee on 2 December

Entire Expo 2020 site opens to the public without any charge on National Day

Trending