Expo 2020 in Dubai has been postponed to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several years ago, 160 countries chose the UAE as the venue for World Expo 2020

The most famous world exhibition, Expo 2020, which takes place every five years in different countries, will kick off on Thursday in a 438 hectare area between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

On Thursday, 30 September, the nation-wide Opening Ceremony of Expo 2020 will be streamed live to more than 430 locations throughout the UAE.

The exhibition will open for visitors on 1 October and run until 31 March 2022. About 400 national and thematic pavilions will be open for visitors.

The opening ceremony will include a spectacular visual celebration with three fireworks displays in Dubai.

The master plan, developed by the American company HOK, is organised around a central square called Al Wasl, surrounded by three large themed districts. Each of them is dedicated to one of the sub-themes of Expo 2020 - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

The master plan, developed by the American company HOK, is organised around a central square called Al Wasl, surrounded by three large themed districts. Each of them is dedicated to one of the sub-themes of Expo 2020 - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

Traditionally, at such events, important innovations are presented on a global scale.

The exhibition was first held in London in 1851.

This year Russia applied for the right to host the World Universal Exhibition Expo-2030 in Moscow.