With one year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors on 1 October 2021, organisers foster a spirit of cooperation and innovation to build a strong and sustainable future.

Releasing new images that show the advanced state of readiness across site, Expo 2020 is fully prepared to host a global celebration of human potential for creativity, culture and innovation – a tribute to its ability to innovate, and pursuit of optimism in the face of adversity.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said:

“Our leadership has spared no effort, guided us, and provided all resources to ensure that our World Expo will be a true expression of the UAE’s values, reflecting its ambition to build a better future for us, the region and the world – a future of which coming generations will be proud.”

According to Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the main mission of Expo 2020 is to inspire hope. In the coming weeks the team will share new details and ideas about space, health and wellness, travel and connectivity and other subjects that sit at the heart of this Expo.

“We hope that people will join us to achieve our objectives to bring the world together and put humanity and the planet on the right path towards dignity for all.”

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy

Her Excellency expresses her gratitude to all those who have worked so hard and so passionately to deliver an exceptional Expo – from international participants, to government entities and the Expo tribe that has worked diligently and remained committed to bringing the event to fruition.

“The journey has been worth it, and in 365 days we will share our excitement and our passion with millions.”

Progress on the Expo site has continued at pace, with more than 210 million work hours completed to date. The main works were focused on landscaping and equipment of Expo-owned buildings, with the construction of Country Pavilions to be finalised by the end of 2020.

Sustainability Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai. The Sustainability District of the exposition.

We would like to remind you that this is the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region that will run from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 and will bring together more than 190 countries to explore new ideas, form new connections and collectively tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time.