To kick off Expo 2020 Dubai, the first world exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, a “breathtaking” opening ceremony on September 30th, a “piece of art”. Thus, from behind the scenes, the creative directors and artists describe the top-secret event. Music, dance, theatres, videos in a 90-minute show with hundreds of artists from the United Arab Emirates and around the world. Over 1000 people including artists, technicians and organizers collaborated, like a big family - he said Kate Randall, Vice President, Ceremonies and Planning, Expo 2020 Dubai - to the realization of a magical show.

Source: media expo


“The opening ceremony is a breathtaking experience. It's not something I can explain in words. It will trigger something inside you, something that will make you feel ready to change the world ". He has declared Amna Abulhoul, Executive Creative Director, Events and Entertainment, Expo 2020 Dubai 

(Amna Abulhoul, Executive Creative Director, Events and Entertainment, Expo 2020 Dubai. Source media expo)

The mega-event, which contains the claim of Expo 2020 Dubai, "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future ", will lead viewers on an incredible journey through the three sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability and will welcome the 191 participating countries. Thanks to the use of cutting-edge technology, the dome of Al Wasl Plaza, the beating heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, will be transformed into a mega screen of 360-degree projections.  

International artists

An incredible roster of international, regional and local talent will perform at the Expo 2020 Opening Ceremony, which will be held in the iconic Al Wasl Plaza on the evening of September 30th.

Italy will be the protagonist of the inauguration ceremony of Expo Dubai on the evening of September 30th with one of its most famous artists in the world: Andrea Bocelli.

The world-famous Italian tenor, well known in the United Arab Emirates and in the Gulf area, will open the ceremony of Expo Dubai, performing alongside other international musicians and well-known names on the Gulf area music scene, such as Ellie Goulding , Mohammed Abdu and Hussain Al Jassmi.

Andrea Bocelli

The opening ceremony will be broadcast on major television and digital channels, including Expo TV .

Updates September 20


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