World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021. The Expo site, which will cover a total of 438 hectares, is located in the Dubai South district, near the Al Maktoum International Airport.
BIE Member States elected the UAE as the host of Expo 2020 during the General Assembly of 27 November 2013, and Expo 2020 Dubai was formally registered at the General Assembly of 25 November 2015. Prior to Expo 2020, the most recent World Expo was Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, which was organised under the theme ‘Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life’ and which attracted over 20 million visitors.
Expo 2020 Dubai is being organised under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, with this being expressed into three subthemes: Mobility, Sustainability, and Opportunity.
The organisers of Expo 2020 expect over 25 million visits and hope that at least 180 countries will be represented.