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‘Expo City Dubai’ to open Oct. 2022

The site will be a destination for cutting-edge and fast-growth companies


Expo City Dubai will open in October 2022 as a smart and futuristic destination for business and innovation, driven by sustainability, innovation, education, and entertainment.

After the success of Expo 2020 Dubai, which was visited by more than 24 million people and left an indelible mark in the 170-year history of World Expositions, the site will be transformed into Expo City Dubai, a city that represents the most beautiful ambitions of Dubai.

Expo City Dubai will be an environmentally friendly city, and also one that is friendly to families, to the economy, and to future generations. A city will be connected to a port and two airports. It will be home to a new museum, a world-class exhibition center, and the headquarters of cutting-edge and fast-growth companies.

As part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, the city will build on the momentum and success of the six-month World Expo to create an environmentally friendly, tech-enabled city of the future. It will feature a number of Expo 2020 Dubai’s flagship pavilions, entertainment, and technology offerings, while also carrying forward the event’s magic, energy, and excitement.

The city will be reachable by Dubai Metro and will also house the Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC), the venue that hosted a range of global summits, conferences, and concerts during Expo 2020 Dubai. Three of Expo 2020 Dubai’s most visited attractions will remain: the Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower, and the Surreal water feature. Alif, the Mobility Pavilion, and Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, will live on as interactive educational experiences. The Opportunity Pavilion will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, which will highlight the history and impact of the World Expos and celebrate the success of the six-month event.