With only three months to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors to the world, details of three ticket tiers have been announced, with excitement going through the roof as football superstar Lionel Messi kicked off the countdown in a new video filmed at Al Wasl Plaza.

  • one-day tickets priced at AED 95 (USD 26);
  • multi-day tickets offering unrestricted entry for 30 consecutive days for AED 195 (USD 53);
  • season passes, with unlimited entry for the entire six months of Expo 2020, costing AED 495 (USD 135)

Children under the age of 18 and students holding a valid student ID from any academic institution in the world will be given free entry; complimentary tickets will be available for people of determination, with their companion receiving a 50 percent discount; and visitors ages 60 years and above can also enter for free.

Tickets will go on sale online at expo2020dubai.com on 18 July. They will also be available via more than 2,500 Authorised Ticket Resellers, including online travel agents, tour operators, hotel groups, and airlines from 100-plus markets around the world.

Al Wasl Plaza
Photo: Al Wasl Plaza

Expo 2020 tickets include access to all pavilions, events, and live performances, providing limitless opportunities to enjoy Expo’s dynamic, diverse and ever-changing entertainment program, with up to 60 live events each day, from world-class music, dance, and art to insightful talks and colorful national day celebrations.

Each of Expo’s 182 days will bring a new surprise, a new innovation, and a new breath-taking sight, inspiring guests to visit as many times as possible.

Messi, meanwhile, hits the target in a new video to coincide with three months to go until Expo 2020, in which he spectacularly kicks a football into Al Wasl Plaza through the opening at the center of its iconic dome.

Expo 2020 has implemented a far-reaching program of precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all visitors, participants, and staff, working in close collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Dubai Health Authority, and in line with the latest information and advice from the World Health Organization.

These include sanitization stations across the site, mandatory face-mask wearing, and the implementation of social-distancing regulations. Building on the UAE’s successful vaccination program, Expo 2020 is also offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its workforce and all official participants and their staff.