Construction of the EXPO 2020 site is well underway.
And while as residents we’re waiting to see what the Expo will bring and what it means for the UAE, currently countries all over the world are working tirelessly, gearing up to take part.
The showcase begins on October 20, 2020 and runs for six months straight.
This is the first time the World Expo has come to the region
The chosen theme for 2020 ‘Connecting minds. Creating the future’. The theme changes with each Expo, however each theme must be universal and applicable to all humanity. Dubai was awarded the hosting position of Expo 2020 in 2013.
The ‘Al Wasl’ central plaza is the main area
The total Expo space is a huge 438-hectare area, centred around the ‘Al Wasl’ (meaning ‘connection’ in Arabic) pavilion.
Further individual pavilions complete the area, either dedicated to theme or country.
In the last couple of days, the ‘jewel of the expo’ arrived by ship to the UAE.
Sailing from around the world, architecture for the main Al Wasl plaza has arrived in Dubai
It’s taken 30 days of sailing but finally the pieces of an architectural masterpiece have arrived in #Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port @DP_World. #AlWaslPlaza will host the world in 2020. Are you ready? #Expo2020 pic.twitter.com/jnFXNxLhtJ
— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) July 29, 2018
And the plaza is currently under construction
Crafted with skill and passion, #Expo2020 #Dubai and #Italy-based Cimolai bring you an awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece. Stay tuned as it makes its way to the shores of the #UAE. #AlWaslPlaza pic.twitter.com/ef2VxZz7vy
— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) July 25, 2018
Each country will have an individual pavilion with a unique design
#NewZealand seeks to give pavilion visitors a top-quality, authentic experience at #Expo2020. We can’t wait to welcome you in 2020. Read more here: https://t.co/FzdY2MqYp5 @NZNews pic.twitter.com/g0GhJbej6D
— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) July 26, 2018