Dubai Expo 2020

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September, 2021

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Visited Dubai Expo in September 2020 on the opening day of the event. We went during the day time and unsurprisingly it was very hot, the pavilions offered shade, but I think the overall experience is probably better at night.

Security was evident with airport style scanners at each entrance, and the queues were minimal and there was a significant number of staff to keep people moving along.

We spent a full day there, unfortunately there were still a number of restaurants, and a few pavilions still to open. Rather than eating at one of the highly billed speciality restaurants we found ourselves struggling to find a seat in a fast food style healthy food bar.

The event is on until 31st March 2022 and if you fly with Emirates they are including a free day ticket in the price of the flight. It’s worth the short drive from Jumeirah area (around 25 minutes in taxi), and apparently the Dubai Metro Red Line is an easy option however, we took a cab both ways.

You won’t see everything in a day, so it’s worth checking out the website, to plan your journey. There’s also a calendar of events too which is handy, but overall it’s worth planning your visit as you can waste quite some time just getting to grips with the layout of the place.

Alif the mobility pavilion was one of our favourites. The county pavilions of Peru, Switzerland and Singapore were very good, it was great to get a taste of the world again after the travel restrictions we’ve been living under.

For anyone with mobility needs or looking information on accessibility there’s a lot of information on the website

“For further information click here for Expo website”:

Lisa McAuley

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