The much-anticipated World Expo is on track to help the world celebrate and look forward to new opportunities

15:04 | 11/08/2021 Events

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo and largest-of-its-kind event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region is on track to take place from October 2021 through to the end of March 2022. This year’s World Expo, to be hosted in Dubai is a spectacular symbol of global collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world through sustainability, mobility and opportunity.

Under the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, the event will embrace new innovations, inspire minds, and showcase a brighter future and Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai. will be providing exclusive offers for its customers.

the much anticipated world expo is on track to help the world celebrate and look forward to new opportunities

Whilst global efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic continuously are underway, and the travel industry continues to recover with stringent health and safety protocols in place, governments and communities around the world are busy planning and implementing resilient recovery strategies to adapt to the new normal. For businesses, this means navigating the challenges and finding opportunities to thrive sustainably. In this spirit of hope and forward-thinking, the UAE’s 50th year anniversary and hosting of World Expo is a great opportunity to fuel the revival of economies and communities globally.

Whether exploring Dubai solo, as a family, or reconnecting with family and friends, there has never been a better time to visit Dubai than now. Besides being at the epicentre of the largest themed event that promises to bring the world to one destination, visitors to Dubai during the six-month period can expect to enjoy a host of activities and special offers to celebrate the UAE’s golden jubilee, marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s formation.

Emirates customers visiting Dubai, and travelling through Dubai, anytime during the much-awaited mega event running from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket booked with Emirates.

the much anticipated world expo is on track to help the world celebrate and look forward to new opportunities

The special offer is valid on all return tickets that include a flight to or through Dubai, for travel dates between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022.* The offer is applicable to tickets purchased in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class and extends to tickets booked through Emirates for flights on flydubai and customers travelling to anywhere on Emirates’ global network with a connection time of at least six hours in Dubai. One-way ticket holders whose journey originates outside the UAE are entitled to receive the complimentary Expo Day Pass if travelling to Dubai or onwards to other destinations if the minimum connection time is met.

To make the deal even sweeter, the special added-value offer applies to all fare types including Special, Saver, Flex and Flex Plus. For more information on this promotion, please visit the dedicated offer page.

The good news does not end here. Travellers with upcoming travel plans and are already in the UAE, including UAE residents, will be pleased to know that they are also eligible to receive a complimentary Expo Day Pass as long as their itinerary includes a journey back to Dubai during the six-month period that coincides with Expo.

As Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates will soon launch various Expo-themed packages to allow its worldwide customers to enjoy the excitement of the 182-day event and experience what its host city of Dubai has to offer.

Mile-A Minute offer

Customers will also earn 1 Skywards Mile for every 1 minute spent in Dubai between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. Existing and new Emirates Skywards members who sign up for the programme before 31 March 2022, can avail the offer on, and will earn up to 5,000 Miles. The offer is applicable on all Emirates flight tickets purchased between 1 August 2021 and 31 March 2022, for travel during Expo 2020 Dubai. Emirates‑marketed, flydubai‑operated flights with an Emirates (EK) flight number are included in the offer.

the much anticipated world expo is on track to help the world celebrate and look forward to new opportunities

Expo Dubai 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Through the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world, through sustainability, mobility and opportunity.

The six-month spectacular’s bustling programme will be packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests, including a rich line-up of themed weeks, entertainment and edutainment, while art and culture vultures, foodies and technology fanatics can expect to enjoy exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and more. Architecture aficionados will be surrounded by inspiring designs throughout Expo 2020. Visitors can drop by their national pavilion for a taste of home, the 190 other country pavilions to experience other cultures and distinctive offerings, or various thematic and special pavilions to get a glimpse of the future and the innovations that are making a difference in tomorrow’s world.

Emirates Pavilion

Travel and aviation enthusiasts can visit the Emirates’ dedicated pavilion to experience the future of commercial aviation in UAE’s centennial year 2071. At the centre of this must-see pavilion, visitors can expect to engage in immersive experiences that will provide a glimpse into the future of aircraft cabin design, how the flying experience is being redefined, as well upcoming lightweight materials and technologies that will improve flying performance and fuel economy for a sustainable future. Visitors should also not miss the opportunity to design an aircraft and engage with interactive exhibits that introduce the principles of flight.

Vietnam Pavilion

Being among the list of 20 most favourite countries for travellers in British magazine Condé Nast Traveler in 2020, Vietnam has won the heart of tourists from every corner of the Earth. According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of international visitors to Vietnam soared from 10 million in 2016 to 18 million in 2019. Travellers visiting Vietnam are amazed by the country’s religious fusion culture embedded in its traditional heritage of traditional temples and residence, in family customs and even in fashion. Another feature that inspires international tourists to plan their trips here is traditional cuisine with Mouth-watering traditional dishes such as pho and nem (spring roll).

Coming to Expo 2020 Dubai, travellers will experience significant features of Vietnam with uniquely traditional art shows and charming stories as well as delicious culinary dishes. Magnificent sceneries of the country will also be exhibited via VR technologies creating the most authentic and inspiring experience.

Dubai: Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July 2020, Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world's first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai's comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates continues to expand its network safely and sustainably. The airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations and has recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network. Emirates customers can enjoy convenient and seamless connections to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific via Dubai.

Health and wellbeing: Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass this summer.

Travel assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. Recently, the airline took its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

Customers are encouraged to check the latest government travel restrictions in their country of origin and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination.