Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
Emiratis’ once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of Dubai World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.
Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate. And it’s going to be fun. We’re talking eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun. Come along, or spend a lifetime telling less interesting stories.
Pre-Event Stage (The Event Development)
This is the awarded contracts to deliver assets and infrastructure that will be mainly used for the Expo 2020 Event; from October 2020 to April 2021. This stage includes around 80 Contracts covering all necessary Organizer’s building, installations, infrastructure, ancillary and facilitates. These contracts are directly funded by Expo 2020 Bureau.
This stage also includes providing subdivision plan to accommodate more than 190 Pavilions for participating countries, which will be funded by the individual countries and shall be dismantled following the closure of the Event.
Highest standards of Occupational Safety, Environmental control and Security Management are planned and coordinated to meet the international merit of the Event, and present the optimum civic prosperity and urban growth of Dubai and UAE.
This stage had been set in a tight program of 85 months, since the award of the Event in November 2013. The Project Delivery Team had recruited talented professionals to meet the challenges, and were supported by high-tier Engineering and Project Management Consultants. So far, the rate of accelerated delivery is satisfactory.
To optimize and assure the perfect delivery of the Event Development, a technical quality reviews and audits are required to support the efforts of both Delivery Team and PMC.
Event Stage (The Expo 2020)
While more than 190 pavilions will be operational for exhibits by the participating countries, the organizing body shall provide all civic facilities and public realm to integrate with the architectural extravaganza of the Event. The Mega entertainment festival shall include top tier theatrics’ shows along with more than 200 retail outlets to serve the visitors.
The Expo 2020 shall be a unique universal event that is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors during its 6 months venture. The estimated gross revenues of AED 22 billion will create a strong economic impact that will feed the continuous growth of Dubai as a leading Megalopolis.
The Event activities and functions will attract more than 94,000 staff to operate. Considerable logistics and operational supply chain shall get engaged as well.
The Infrastructure and utilities Operators shall require engineering and technical support to keep all installations in reliable functioning mood, and swiftly interfere in cases of emergencies.
Post-Event Stages (Disassembly, Legacy Transitional and Legacy Development)
The Pavilions will be dismantled with a defined period of time after the end of the Event in April 2021. This is to enable the futuristic development of the Legacy; which will inherit values and innovations of the universal Expo 2020 Event to from a livable community representing the innovative urban context and forms.
The Event subdivision plan will be replaced as planned, to modify roads network, associated utilities and infrastructure for a permanent urban context. This Transition had been considered within the master planning and infrastructure design of the Event. Following the Transition; the Development of the Legacy shall commence; which shall include lots of field attendance and attention. Yet, such complex operations will require continuous reviews and quality assurance and control.
Eventually, the Development of Expo 2020, will be an integrated part of mega Dubai South Development; which has an independent urban authority. Therefore; the early coordination with Dubai South Authority shall be an appreciated approach which will be reflected in all procedures and plans of the Post-Event Stage.