In few days, the MEASA region (The Middle East, Africa, and South Asia) will witness one of the biggest events ever that will be held in Dubai, EXPO 2020 Dubai. This event is one of the most anticipated ones, as it will provide the attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience.
In fact, the event will enable millions of people to experience the world and explore new frontiers and new opportunities in one place. EXPO 2020 will host global talents and extraordinary performances that will amaze everyone at the Opening Ceremony.
Here are all the details you need to know about EXPO 2020 Dubai.
What To Know About EXPO 2020
As it was mentioned, the event is the biggest and the first to take place in the MEASA region and it will continue for 6 months. From the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022, the event will include the best of art, architecture, technology, music, and culture from around the world.
Expo 2020 will have an adrenaline-boosting sporting program, outstanding out-door night-time light festival Kaleidoscope
The Event’s Theme
The event is inspired by the Expo’s theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating The Future”; it will welcome visitors from all around the world to witness making a new world and reimagining the future. It is the biggest cultural gathering in the world, as it will work on exchanging new perspectives and inspiring actions to drive real-life solutions to real-world problems.
The event has subthemes, which are opportunity, mobility, and sustainability to showcase the deep-rooted values of the UAE and the vision and purpose of the event. It is also gathering the world’s brightest minds for the Program for People and Planet, which will urge the visitors to keep our planet safe
It’s also worth mentioning that Expo was originally set to be held in 2020 but with the outbreak of COVID-19, it was postponed to 2021, and it is making sure that attendees are following the latest guidance of the world’s leading medical health experts.
One Of A Kind Opening Ceremony
Many global talents will perform at the opening ceremony, which will take place at the iconic Al-Wasl Plaza on the 30th of September.
Attendees will enjoy mind-blowing performances of stunning visuals, and music from some of the world’s creative minds, internationally renowned artists, and emerging talents. The opening ceremony will host performances from the world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli, Grammy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Andra Day; Platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding; international mega-star pianist Lang Lang; and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo.
To add diversity and authenticity, there will be performances from regional icons like the ‘Artist of Arabs’ Mohamed Abdo, much-loved Emirati singing sensation ‘Fananat Al Arab’ Ahlam Alshamsi; Emirati Artist and Expo 2020 Dubai Ambassador Hussain Al Jassmi, a trendsetter on the Khaleeji music scene in the Middle East and Internationally; rising UAE singer-songwriter Almas, and Grammy-nominated Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Karaa.
Chief Event and Entertainment Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, Tareq Ghosheh, said
As the global spotlight shines on the UAE, this incredible, unforgettable evening will celebrate the collaborative, creative, and optimistic spirit of Expo 2020, demonstrating our commitment to hosting a mega-event that will delight the world. Combining some of the most sought-after names in the world of music, live events, and entertainment with the awe-inspiring, world-first technologies of the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, this is the ‘big bang’ that sets the scene for 182 days of visually striking and emotionally inspiring experiences, as we invite visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world.
The Ones Behind This Masterpiece
Preparing this event has brought many creative minds from different industries and countries together along with the talented in-house team of Emirati and international creatives.
The wider team is led by executive producer and CEO of FiveCurrents, Scott Givens, whose credits include 62 iconic ceremonies, including the most Olympic Ceremonies ever, and Franco Dragone, acclaimed artistic director of ground-breaking productions such as La Perle and Cirque du Soleil, and Jared Sweet, the award-winning creative director behind ceremonies spanning six countries.
You can watch Expo 2020 on Expo TV, Virtual Expo. We are very curious and excited to witness the launch of this event.