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Understanding Expo

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha is located near Sheikh Zayed Road so it’s an ideal hotel for travelers who are visiting EXPO 2020. Our hotel is within a 3 minutes walk to the Mashreq Metro Station which takes approx 25 mins metro ride to the Expo 2020 site. We are also only 20 minutes drive away to the site.

What is  Expo?

The World Expo is a showcase for human achievements and advancements from around the globe. A place to celebrate and exhibit the latest developments and new technologies brought about by humanity’s constant enterprise. The concept of a Global Exhibition, or World Fair, was first realised in 1951 with London’s ‘Great Exhibition’. An event attended by such luminaries as the father of evolution, Charles Darwin, and pioneer of electromagnetism, Michael Faraday.

Now officially licenced once every five years, each Expo is built around predefined themes, with all nations on earth invited to demonstrate their latest and most exciting advances in those areas.

Previous Expos have seen the world’s first public viewings of such life-changing developments as the mechanical computer (London, 1862), the telephone (Philadelphia, 1876), the phonograph (Paris, 1878), the Ferris wheel (Chicago, 1893), the zipper (Chicago, 1893), the X-ray machine (Buffalo, 1901), the ice cream cone (St. Louis, 1904), the hot dog (St. Louis, 1904), the baby incubator (Seattle, 1909), the television (New York, 1939), and the mobile phone (Osaka, 1970). The Paris skyline is still dominated by the Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, which was initially built for the 1889 Expo, and in St. Louis, 1904, Thomas Edison oversaw the presentation to the public of electricity itself!

Now, in 2021, Expo comes to Dubai. Just imagine what the world can discover…

When is Expo 2020?

The global mega-event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19, and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.

The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and largest ever event to take place in the Arab world, Expo 2020 will welcome 192 countries, plus businesses, multilateral organisations and educational establishments.

Where can you stay during Expo 2020

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha is located near Sheikh Zayed Road so it’s an ideal hotel for travelers who are visiting EXPO 2020. Our hotel is within a 3-minute walk to the Mashreq Metro Station which takes approx. 25 mins metro ride to the Expo 2020 site. We are also a 20-minute drive away from the site. Experience the Bedazzling Expo 2020 this year by Booking with us at the best rates.

Participants

Explore the power of connections in shaping our world. From organisations to more than 190 participating nations, you’ll be engulfed in unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations.

Sustainability

Every day, more and more of us take a sustainable path towards a future where we all live in balance with our only home: Planet Earth. As we join forces, small actions grow into positive global movements that will help communities protect and preserve the world around us.

Mobility

We live in a world of limitless connections. Explore horizons that drive human progress, as mobility continues to transform the way we live, connect with people, understand different cultures, and exchange knowledge and ideas.

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