Dubai Expo 2020
Expo 2020 is a World Expo to be held in the United Arab Emirates by Dubai, originally scheduled to open on 20 October 2020 and end on 10 April 2021. It was postponed to 2021 because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and the rescheduled new dates call for an opening on 1 October 2021. While being held in 2021, for publicity and branding purposes, organizers will maintain the name Expo 2020, marking the first time the World Exposition has been delayed rather than canceled. On 27 November 2013, the general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris awarded Dubai as the host.
Expo Dubai 2020’s main site will be a 1083-acre (438-hectare) field between the towns of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, on the southern border of Dubai with Abu Dhabi. The master plan, designed by the American company HOK, is organized around a central square, called Al Wasl, which is enclosed by three major thematic districts. Each is dedicated to one of Expo 2020 ‘s sub-themes-Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.
Dubai also emphasized investments in various sectors such as economic growth, real estate, avenues for the environment, and public affairs. Dubai has made big investments in Real Estate in recent times as well as launched the world’s largest Solar Power Project, which is all set to begin by Expo 2020. Besides pumping money, the nation is also keen to give equal public relations prominence. The Dubai Happiness Agenda plan has 16 initiatives under four themes that outline 82 projects to be set up in the region to make the area the happiest by 2020. The Dubai Expo 2020 would also see an increase in GDP, as the International Monetary Fund predicts.