What is the Universal Exhibition?

The World’s Fair is an international event. The first World’s Fair was held in the 19th century. The aim is to promote the host country commercially and culturally, through the country’s technological and industrial innovations.

The host country will be able to showcase its know-how in terms of the latest technology. To date, 18 countries have already hosted this event, which has proved its worth more than 69 times since its inception.

For the 2020 edition, Dubai is the host country for this event. For the first time since its creation, Expo 2020 will be held in a country of the United Arab Emirates.

The history of the World's Fair.

The Universal Exhibition was held in London in 1851, in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Parks, which was built especially for the event.

At the time, the British were technologically advanced. For this first event, 25 countries were represented, with 13,800 exhibitors and 6 million visitors, under the theme of “Industry for all Nations”.

The last World Expo was held in Milan in 2015, on the theme of “Feeding the planet, energy for life”, with 22.2 million visitors and 137 participating countries.

Editions of the World’s Fair continue to grow, with more and more countries taking part, and have become an unmissable international event.

Expo 2020 in Dubai

Dubai was chosen to hostExpo 2020 on November 26 and 27, 2013. This decision was taken at the 153rd session of the Bureau International des Expositions. Three other countries were in the running to host the Expo: São Paulo (Brazil), Izmir (Turkey) and Ekaterinburg (Russia).

Initially scheduled to run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021, the theme of “Connecting Minds, Building Futures”.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various organizations such as the Bureau International des Expositions have taken the decision to postpone the event; which will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

For the first time since the Universal Exhibition was launched, a Middle Eastern country is hosting the event.

The Exhibition takes place in the Al Wasl district, in the Al Wasl Plaza.

The plans for Al Wasl Plaza were validated in 2007, and it is now the world’s largest 360° dome.

This World’s Fair will be the country’s technological, industrial and artistic showcase. Over 182 days, more than 190 countries will be represented, more than ever before.

The French Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo

The French Pavilion will be present at this Expo 2020 Universelle, with an innovative project featuring a play of lights on the theme of “Inspiration at the speed of light”.

The Pavilion will showcase innovations and projects in science, research, technology, education, arts and crafts.

“The ambition of the French Pavilion is to inspire visitors: to bring out ideas, desires and emotions, to arouse commitment, and to embody innovations. Under the banner of progress, innovation and creation, the visitor experience is built around light.

The benefits of Expo 2020 in Dubai

Expo 2020 can only be good for the country and its development.

Dubai’s Expo 2020 promise is to “astonish the world”.

With great ambitions, Dubai is now home to over 3.3 million inhabitants. By 2040, the target is 5.8 million inhabitants.

Expo 2020 will enable Dubai to showcase its know-how and culture, and attract some of the 25 million visitors expected to attend the event.

A country in full development, with real estate projects each more ambitious than the last.

Such as the Dubai 2040 project.