Expo City Dubai opens to the public

Health, technology and innovation at the center of the new city of the future

After 5 months from the end of Expo 2020 Dubai, the Expo site that has welcomed millions of people from all over the world has today opened to the public.

Is called Expo City Dubai and it is one new city of the future ready to welcome families, companies and visitors. The official opening will take place in October.

Just like any neighborhood in Dubai, visitors can stroll through most of Dubai's public spaces for free Expo City Dubai. 

Tickets to access some of the most famous sites of the Expo, such as Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion, Alif - The Mobility Pavilion and the impressive Garden in the Sky, can be purchased online or on site at a cost of Dh50. Admission is free for children up to 12 years and for people with disabilities.

DUBAI, 11 January 2022. Aerial view of Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid / Expo 2020 Dubai)

They will reopen in October Al Wasl Plaza and Surreal water and will be free and on a first come first served basis. Both venues can be rented for private events.

Al Wasl Plaza

"The site that hosted an outstanding world exhibition for six months is in transition to become Dubai's new urban destination," he told The National. Ahmed Al Khatib, responsible for the development and delivery of Expo City Dubai. "For the official opening, the priority is to ensure that Expo City offers visitors a welcoming experience: from setting up the ticket offices and adequate parking, to completing the pedestrian walkways".

Expo City Dubai: a lifestyle in the name of sustainability

It will be possible to relive the magic of Expo aboard the Expo Train, a golf car or by bicycle. 

Health, fitness and wellness. On the site there are 10 kilometers of cycle paths, 5 kilometers of running tracks and 45,000 square meters of parks and gardens.

Cars are not allowed.

"The city is completely pedestrian for a more intelligent, resilient and sustainable lifestyle and offers the possibility of living in harmony with nature," he said. Ahmed Al Khatib.

Health, innovation and technology 

The development of the new city will prioritize health, technology, innovation, business partnerships, education and community interaction.

The goal is to attract multinationals, start-ups, government organizations and academia. Several companies including Siemens, DP World confirmed the creation of a headquarters.

"Our partners, especially in the fields of innovation, technology, education and health care, carefully selected for their alignment with the values promoted during Expo 2020 - he said Al Khatib - will contribute to the growth of Expo City Dubai ”. 

“The role of Expo City Dubai in the evolution of Dubai - he added - is also based on the success of Expo 2020 Dubai as a reference destination for significant events globally, including the long-awaited United Nations Conference on Climate Change of 2023 Cop28 ″.

People at the heart of the development of Expo City Dubai

"Expo City Dubai focuses on the community, where people, companies, technologies and industries connect, collaborate and innovate to promote progress and create a more sustainable future," he explained. Al Khatib and added that "A rich cultural and entertainment program will also bring the spirit of our unforgettable world exhibition, celebrating human innovation, imagination and ingenuity."

The return of the Expo School program which during the exhibition semester welcomed over one million students from all over the United Arab Emirates.