Expo 2020 Dubai is the first Expo event held in the Middle East, Africa, or South Asia. It is being treated locally as a mega event as the site will form a part of Dubai South, an under-construction mixed use development double the size of Hong Kong Island.
Here are some of the more interesting facts we’ve found.
Expo 2020 Dubai will have a dedicated metro station capable of carrying 23,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Dubai’s metro system is driverless.
The Expo site is 4.38sq km in size, or 613.5 football pitches if you prefer.
There will be a ‘Superstore of the Future’ on site which will be 3,000sqm in size.
25 million visitors are expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, Australia’s population is a similar number.
Expo is expected to create almost 300,000 jobs. The majority in the tourism sector.
90% of the materials used to construct the site will be used to create legacy buildings after the event.
Uber has signed an agreement with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to test flying cars during the event.
The Expo 2020 Dubai logo was inspired by a ring found in the UAE at 4000-year-old archaeological site.
If you want to read more about the event, we have written about it extensively. Please follow these links.
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