Category A1 International Horticultural Exhibition

02/10/2023 - 28/03/2024

Green Desert, Better Environment

Official Designation
The International Horticultural Exhibition EXPO 2023 Doha Qatar

Area (ha)


Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar will open its doors in October 2023 and host a 179-day celebration during the mild Qatari winter until its conclusion on 28 March 2024.

The event is projected to attract over 3 million visitors from over 80 countries - all of whom will enjoy unlimited complimentary access.

The Expo will be a unique platform to experience modern agriculture technology, increase environmental awareness and instill sustainable values through the distinctive Expo theme and sub-themes.

The hosting of an International Horticultural Expo within an arid climate is expected to have a profound impact and major legacy role for Qatar and internationally.

The first Horticultural Expo in the MENA region will tackle how the world met the challenge of Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on every aspect of life, from the way we work, live and learn to food security and healthy lives.

Within the framework of the theme "Green Desert, Better Environment", Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar will host the best minds and ideas to address desertification.

Where tradition meets the future, Doha will host this celebration of growth in one great shared experience. All promoters of a greener and better future are welcome.

Green Desert, Better Environment

The theme for Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar, is "Green Desert, Better Environment", which aims to inspire and inform guests and the international community about innovative solutions to mitigate desertification.

Recent advances in horticultural techniques and technologies are enabling the ‘greening’ of desert environments and land surfaces threatened by desertification, which is increasing critical initiative to combat global water, energy, and food scarcity problems.
Successful results require strategic solutions through international cooperation, goal sharing, information exchange and technological innovation.

"Green Desert, Better Environment" is based around four subthemes:

  • Modern Agriculture - Providing innovation, research and scientific advancements to produce safe, sustainable and affordable food for the increasing population of the world.

  • Technology & Innovation - Incorporating new techniques to enhance farming productivity and balance environmental sustainability. Technological advancement has a critical role in establishing resilient and energy efficient farming methods, which greatly diminish the use of chemical-intensive agriculture.

  • Environmental Awareness - Raising global awareness to promote a long-term change in attitudes and behaviour towards the environment. It is a tool for encouraging the protection of natural resources, raising a sense of connection to the natural world and promoting sustainable development.

  • Sustainability - Sustaining a modern way of life that is compatible with biodiversity and ecological balance. A common objective for balancing different needs on both a local and global level to transform lifestyles, business practices and governmental policies that respects future generations by recognising global environmental problems.

The Expo site will be situated within the prominent central park - Al Bidda - in the heart of Doha.

The site is currently divided into three distinctive areas, of which the Northern portion (approximately 70 hectares in size) will host the international event. The remaining two zones (approximately 100 hectares in size) will be used for a variety of complementary functions and experiences.

The Expo site is well located, being just moments from the Corniche (Doha’s pedestrian waterfront promenade) and the pedestrianised historical core of Doha - Msheireb and Souq Waqif.

The site benefits from excellent connectivity with it being served by two newly developed metro stations (Corniche station & Al Bidda station) and five large underground car-parking facilities.

The site has a gently sloping incline which yields spectacular panoramic views across the park and Doha’s impressive skyline.

Today, Al Bidda is one of the most cherished and well-used public spaces in Doha. Its landscape is mature, beautifully designed and attracts a wide variety of wildlife.

Such advantageous natural conditions, coupled with undeveloped land reserves means Al Bidda is perfectly positioned to host such a prestigious international event.

Doha, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar and a growing economic centre.

Recognised for its contemporary architecture and cultural attractions, Doha seamlessly merges past, present and the future together, for which it is recognised as one of the New7Wonder Cities in 2015.

Doha’s new international airport with its national airline - Qatar Airways - constitutes a leading worldwide network connecting the city with destinations around the world. The recently operating metro system provides one of the most advanced new urban infrastructure systems in the Gulf Region and provides unprecedented support for 2022 FIFA World Cup and the subsequent Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar – both of which will showcase Doha and its unique offering to the world.