Emirates, Premier Partner and the Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, today unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6-month mega-event. The Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilize interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group said: “We are incredibly proud to unveil the first details of the Emirates Pavilion today, which celebrates the themes of Expo 2020 Dubai. The aim for our pavilion is very much in line with that of Expo 2020 Dubai, to stimulate connections, create experiences and foster creativity and innovation, inspiring a commitment for a better future. The forward-thinking experiences will highlight the best that is yet to come in aviation, and will be a platform to showcase how important mobility is for the world today and in the future.
“Emirates and the wider transportation ecosystem here in the UAE will play a key role in providing connectivity for a successful Expo 2020, and the economic impact of the transport, hospitality and tourism sector will contribute AED 16.4 billion to the UAE economy, underscoring the vital role these industries play in generating economic value by bringing people together and breaking down barriers.”
The 3,300sqm three-storey multi-function structure will be located near the UAE Pavilion and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Pavilion, the center of the expo. It will have the capacity to welcome more than 56,000 visitors per month during Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Emirates Pavilion will offer a glimpse into the changing world of commercial aviation and will help drive the discussion around the power of mobility and its advancements both in the air and on the ground, which ultimately enables the physical connectivity for people and products to move across the globe in a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable way.
Expo 2020 Dubai
Going with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” Expo 2020 Dubai will take place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 and will welcome 192 participating countries. Over 25 million visitors are also expected to attend over the course of the expo’s six-month run, with around 70 percent being visitors from other countries.
Expo 2020 Dubai is a must-attend event for visitors, offering an array of unique experiences and a packed entertainment program with an average of 60 live events per day, parades, music and cultural festivals, inspiring talks and workshops and more. Food lovers and gourmands looking for innovative dining concepts will be able to sample cuisines from every corner of the globe, with over 200 dining experiences from casual food truck concepts to fine dining, and 34 ‘never seen’ before food concepts in Dubai.
Attendees can choose between single-day or three-day tickets. For attendees aged 18 and over, a single-day ticket will cost AED 120 (USD 33), while a three-day pass, which can be used on any three days during the 173 days of the Expo, will be priced at AED 260 (USD 71). Attendees aged six to 17, and students of any age will receive a 50 per cent discount, while people of determination (those with special educational needs and disabilities) will be given complimentary access and their caretakers also get a 50 per cent discount. Children aged five and under, and seniors aged 65 and over will have free access.
The six-month event will coincide with several special programs and celebrations in Dubai, including the Diwali Festival of Lights in November 2020, and the UAE National Day Golden Jubilee, Christmas Festival, and New Year’s Eve celebrations in December 2020, giving travelers a way to make the most of their trip to the expo.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Bureau Expo Dubai 2020 said: “We are excited to be bringing the whole world together to experience this incredible mega event. For almost 170 years, World Expos have united people in a spirit of inspiration and excitement for the future, and have amazed them with innovation, culture, art, food, and fun.
“Air travel has transformed the ability of people to experience everything that the world has to offer. Expo 2020, and Emirates as our Official Airline Partner, will be bringing all of that together in one place, Dubai, in 2020. And the Emirates Pavilion will tell the incredible story of the role that air travel will continue to play in transforming mobility and shaping our futures.”