On October 1, Expo Dubai 2020, the world’s largest show, will officially open its doors. Under the motto Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, it will become an inspiring showcase with the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.
It is one of the first global face-to-face meetings, undoubtedly the most massive, after the pandemic, and the first Universal Exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. 25 million visitors are expected , 70% international, in an enclosure of 200 hectares (almost 300 soccer fields) and more than 200 participants among multinational organizations, academic institutions, corporations and 190 countries, all with their own pavilion, the highest number of any universal exhibition.
During the six months of duration, until next March 31, it will gather a complete agenda between shows and concerts, sports activities and competitions, gastronomic proposals, interactive exhibitions and all kinds of live entertainment -with 60 daily shows-, with the best of the art, music, architecture, culture and technology of the world.
The enclosure is divided into three transversal and suggestive areas that open a window to the future: Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability. Because Expo Dubai 2020 is more than mere entertainment, it is a great laboratory, a monumental futuristic set in which to enjoy unique experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, with innovation, science and technology as the main protagonists. .
More ambitious goals are added to its desire to become the largest cultural and entertainment event in the world: a roadmap for the global future will be drawn up with the launch of the People and Planet program, dedicated to exploring key issues, such as climate change. , biodiversity and the future of diversity, cities, education or health. The goal: to stimulate global efforts to improve the quality of life of future generations.
Science as a show
The innovations that will transform our lives and open the door to the future turn science and technology into a spectacle. The impressive Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, is a good example. The dome that covers it, a steel structure 130 meters in diameter and 67 meters high, creates the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world , the largest combined immersive sound and video projection installation ever built.
From here, the possibilities for immersive experiences and unique interactive exhibits are endless. So much so that since Expo 2020 Dubai they have organized thematic tours, by age, by type of visitor, so as not to miss anything.
The world’s first wireless elevator for skyscrapers with the ability to move horizontally and vertically, even on slopes, is presented at the German Pavilion . And it also uses 70% less energy than traditional ones.
In the UK Pavilion, inspired by Stephen Hawking, designed by Es Devlin and governed by artificial intelligence, it is possible to experience augmented reality and the applications of artificial intelligence. In the Spanish Pavilion, the Hyperloop wagon model will be presented, the high-speed technology that could power the travel of the future, and which is included in the list of the 50 best things to see, do and discover at Expo 2020 Dubai. And in Emirates’, a preview of the commercial aviation of the future that rethinks the role of science and technology in the next 50 years in a sector as important as air travel.
There is much more, new generation drones for application in agriculture and humanitarian aid, virtual and augmented reality experiences, new green hydrogen vehicles, new transparent solar panels for architectural applications, exoskeletons that reduce injuries at work or improve sports experiences, cultivation techniques with indoor rain produced from the air and sunlight … Now, let the show begin.