Expo 2020 is said to be the largest event taking place in the UAE. If you are from the UAE or traveling from abroad to attend Dubai Expo 2020, this is your definitive go-to guide. Expo 2020 was set to commence in Dubai in October 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to 1st October 2021 - 31st March 2022. The event will keep the name "Expo 2020 Dubai".
What is Dubai Expo 2020?
Expo 2020 aims to increase awareness about the challenges faced by humanity on a global scale. It is the world's largest meeting place and offers many opportunities such as networking and promoting international relationships. Expo 2020 will consist of individual pavilions where countries will be displaying their national cultures and technological inventions.
Dubai is set to welcome 190 participating countries with an estimated 25 million visitors from across the globe. Dubai Expo 2020 will allow visitors to experience Emirati hospitality, as well as the UAE's values of inclusion, tolerance, and cooperation.
Where is the Dubai Expo 2020 being held?
The Expo 2020 site in Dubai covers 4.38 square kilometres and is in the Dubai South district, close to Al Maktoum International Airport and within proximity of the Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminals.
Are tour operators offering package tours with tickets?
Team Gttourism are offering package tours with tickets for Expo 2020.
Do you need a visa for Dubai?
A visa is required depending on your citizenship and length of stay. The countries listed below do not require any advance visa arrangements and visitors holding the following passports will be able to proceed to immigration and have their passport stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge.
Andorra, Japan, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Brunei, Mauritius, United Kingdom and South Ireland, Canada, Monaco, United States of America, New Zeeland, Vatican City, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, and Macau.
Regarding the 90-day visa, if you are a passport holder of one of the below countries or region, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entries 90-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and a stay of 90 days in total.
Argentina, Honduras, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Russian Federation, Bahamas Islands, Iceland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Italy, San Marino, Belgium, Kiribati, Serbia, Brazil, Latvia Seychelles, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Chile Lithuania, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Luxemburg, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Maldives, South Korea, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Sweden, Denmark, Nauru, Switzerland, El Salvador, Netherlands, Uruguay, Estonia, Norway Finland, Paraguay, France, Poland, Germany, Portugal, and Greece.
· 48 Hour which costs Aed 250 and is not extendable, Price includes insurance
· Tourist - short term (single entry) 30 days, costing Aed 350
· Tourist - short term (multiple entry) 30 days from the first entry Aed 850
· Tourist - long term (single entry) 90 days from arrival date Aed 800 · Tourist - long term (multiple entry) 90 days from arrival date Aed 2100
The price includes covid cover insurance as well.
If you are a citizen of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), you do not need a visa or sponsor to visit the UAE. However, anyone accompanying GCC nationals or GCC residents from a non GCC country must have a valid visa before entering the UAE. The Ministry of Interior provides an online visa system for ex-pat residents in GCC countries who wish to visit the UAE.