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The mega event we have all been waiting for is finally here, and Expo 2020 promises you and your kids an experience like never before! Not only can you and your family visit incredible international pavilions with out-of-this world experiences and interactive exhibits and workshops, but a long list of unique family entertainment such as stage shows, street festivals, performances from A-list acts and so much more is ready to thrill you and your little ones all the way till the end of March 2022!
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Mascot WelcomeStart off your Expo 2020 journey by getting a warm welcome from Rashid, Latifa, and one of the robot guardians Alif, Opti and Terra at each of the entrance gates.
Roaming EntertainmentPrepare to be absolutely wowed at unique and enchanting roaming entertainment.
Daily ParadeEvery day, you can watch the "Colours of the World" Parade and revel in a colourful and vibrant celebration featuring some amazing international performers and musicians.
Stars In The Wild Explore beautiful creatures bathed in light in this magical immersive show at Al Wasl Plaza’s garden.
Awakening of Al WaslPop by after sunset to experience an illuminated canvas against the night sky as stories unfold from the Arab region, the cosmos, our natural world and more.
Music In The GardenWatch international bespoke acts as they perform live in Al Wasl Plaza’s garden and surrounding areas.
Ousha & The MoonA fantastic 10-minute projection show telling the world of a 12-year old girl’s dream.
360-Degree Mascot ShowCatch a mesmerizing show as you help Expo 2020's mascots, Rashid and Latifa, restore the beauty of our planet as they battle Mr. Scrap and find Salama’s stolen secrets.
Children & Family EntertainmentEnjoy a myriad of family friendly activities such as singing along with the Expo 2020 mascots, incredible unique performances, and awesome interactive shows.
Rashid’s PlaygroundGo on an ocean-themed adventure as you find your way through an interactive 3D maze, coast down on whale slides, hop on sharks on springs and more.
Expo BeatsTake a trip around the world through music, dance, and culture. These music festivals are going to expose you and your family to a fusion of both traditional and contemporary sounds in new and exciting ways.
World Beats: October 7-9Jubilee Beats: November 18-20Tribal Beats: December 16-18City Beats: January 20-22, 2022Desert Beats: February 17-19, 2022Island Beats: March 10-12, 2022
Jump On The SlideBrave a 21-metre-long slide that journeys down into a green space in honor of Luxembourg's beautiful forests.
Latifa’s AdventuresClimb your way to Mars over nets and learn all about planets and the universe. You can even bounce on trampolines and jump aboard a replica of the UAE’s Hope Probe.
Special EventsWatch out for a lively calendar of amazing events for special days such as Halloween, Arabic Language Day, Valentine’s Day, World Poetry Day and Mother’s Day.
- Visitors 18 years and above must present proof of any Covid-19 vaccine recognized by their national government or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.
- Queues tend to get pretty long as the late afternoon comes around.
- Prepare to spend a good amount of time outdoors where it can get pretty hot and humid. So bring along plenty of water for your whole family.
- The Expo site is huge, so prepare to walk very long distances. We recommend that you have a stroller with you for smaller children. You can also rent strollers, wheelchairs and golf buggies at each of the four main entrance gates. There is even a FREE and unticketed bus system that runs around the perimeter of the Expo site and is fully accessible for families with baby strollers.
- Download the Expo 2020 app to stay updated on daily activities and plan your visit accordingly. Volunteers on-site can also provide you with a QR code that will show you the day's schedule of activities.
- If you plan to visit Expo 2020 more than 3 or 4 times, get yourself the Season Pass that is valid until end of March 2022.- Entry is free of charge for housekeepers and nannies. They just need to present a copy of their residency visa (showing their title) at the Expo ticketing booth.
Whether you are heading to Expo 2020 by metro, bus, taxi or car, you can easily plan your trip by clicking right here.
Enjoy a huge selection of cuisines and gastronomic experiences all in one place. Whether you want to picnic bench it at one of the food truck parks or indulge in a three-course meal at a fancy restaurant, there are an incredible amount of dining options for you and your family to explore. Find out more about Eat@Expo.
At Expo, you will find dedicated family toilets, breastfeeding rooms equipped with bottle-warming facilities, and changing and shower facilities in all male and female restrooms.
There are even Quiet Rooms for you and your family, plus 7 First Aid points where the staff is ready to help if you need any medical assistance.
Should any of your children get separated from you, they will be escorted to the nearest Information Point. Just ask the staff at any of the Information Points to check if your child has been located.
---Expo 2020, until March 31st, 2022, open daily from 10am, tickets from AED95, entry free for kids under 18 years, more info
Images: Expo 2020 Dubai / Shutterstock
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