Tickets on sale for Expo 2020

Ramanathan … this is an inclusive expo

Tickets for Dubai Expo 2020, billed by organisers as the greatest show on earth, went for sale for the first time last month. The first World Expo to be held within the Middle East, Africa and South Asia event is set to welcome 25 million visitors from around the world when it starts this October 20.

A one-day admission ticket for adults will cost Dh120, while students and those aged six to 17 will pay Dh60. Additionally, senior citizens, children, and people of determination will be allowed in for free.

“This is an inclusive Expo,” Sumathi Ramanathan, director of destination marketing at Expo 2020, tells TTN. “From the young to the young at heart there is something for everyone from all corners of the world.”

For solo travellers or couples, Expo will offer once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences alongside a myriad of culinary and entertainment options for any craving or budget. “Watch incredible parades, enjoy a superstar concert or take food-tour around an undiscovered country. Foodies will have access to an unprecedented number of dining options, from fine dining to food trucks with Expo 2020 anticipated to collect more Michelin stars than anywhere else in the world in 2020-21. Culture vultures are in for a treat too; street theatre, art exhibitions, opera, classical and contemporary performances await.”

A one-day ticket for adults will cost Dh120, while those aged six to 17 will pay Dh60. Senior citizens, children, and people of determination get in for free


Students will be able to tailor their journey and explore at their own pace. “Expo 2020 won’t just make them think outside the box, it will reshape the box entirely,” Ramanathan says. Curated pavilion journeys or experiential learning activities across all key interest groups will develop their curiosities day or night. Additional workshops and classes will enable them to tap into content streams that complement their study programmes.

For families and groups, Expo 2020 will provide unique learning opportunities coupled with authentic experiences. Physically engaging, fun, exploration-based play spaces, and entertaining activities can be tailored to both adults and children. Families can expect affordable child-friendly, family-focused options and communal shaded outdoor spaces filled with events and shows. Roaming parades, performances and interactive exhibits bring the fun to them. 

At Expo 2020 Business Travellers will be fully immersed in global innovation. They have a unique opportunity to be a part of the most connected smart event on the planet/region. They can interact with 200 participants and all while benefiting from millions of chances to reach new audiences and markets, plus engage with SMEs and industry disruptors and change-makers. On top of this, Expo 2020 is a completely unique incentive destination, quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime reward, this is the perfect place in which curators of bespoke itineraries for groups can take advantage of crafting a truly memorable package for clients.

“Not forgetting the luxury connoisseurs, Expo 2020 offers exclusive and unique experiences, as well as customised and tailored itineraries. Whether arriving by helicopter or hosting a private dining experience within a first-class lounge, Expo 2020 allows the discerning traveller to capture exclusive social content that is not accessible to others.”

“By uniting the leading talents from every sphere, Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase the biggest and the best. Awe-inspiring global artists and jaw-dropping performers will create wow moments, complemented by storytellers and innovators behind some of the top productions in the world (think Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones) will bring the magic to life through parades, exhibits and festivals.