Expo 2020 Dubai: all about tickets, testing and transport for your visit
Expo 2020 will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, from 10am to midnight on weekdays and 10am to 2am on weekends and special days.
Tickets will go on sale from July 18 on the Expo website ticketing.expo2020dubai.com
Previously purchased tickets cannot be used for the new dates this year. Organisers said all tickets were cancelled and refunded.
More than 2,500 travel groups, airlines and cruise companies are authorised to sell tickets.
The only hotel on the site is open for bookings with tariffs upwards of Dh1,000 ($272) a night inclusive of Expo tickets for the duration of stay. Other places to stay are a 15-minute drive away.
The Expo is working with tour operators to include the event on the itinerary of tourists planning a holiday in the Emirates.
Stopover packages have been drawn up for passengers in transit.
An Expo enthusiasts’ journey has been prepared for visitors keen to spend three to five days on site.
Expo packages will include air tickets and tour operators will bundle them with a hotel stay, transport and an Expo ticket.
How to get there
Metro – Metro’s Route 2020 will take you directly to the Expo 2020 Metro Station, on the doorstep of the World Fair.
Bus – The three main entrances are a 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina.
The Expo Rider is a free public bus service dedicated to Expo 2020. The bus will be available frequently from a range of locations in Dubai and other emirates. Remember where it drops you off at the Expo site because the return trip must be taken from the same gate.
Taxis – Visitors can take a cab on the street or book one using the Careem or Uber apps. Dubai Taxi Corporation has a limited number of taxis with wheelchair access. Call 800 88088 to book ahead.
Personal cars – Free parking is available at the site from 8.30am to 1am Saturday to Wednesday and 8.30am to 3pm Thursday to Friday and on special days. Follow signs to the Expo 2020 site from the major roads to any one of four designated parking zones. Take the E77 Expo Road for the Opportunity parking zone and the E77 Expo Road or D54 Zayed bin Hamdan al Nahyan for the Sustainability parking zone. The E311 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road for Mobility parking. And the E311 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road for the Dubai Exhibition Centre.
Valet parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do not remember where you have parked, scan the QR codes located at the end of each parking row to reach your car or ask staff for help in parking zones. Shuttles will be available frequently from all car parks.
Buses – Will be regularly available across the main Expo locations and will be accessible for families with strollers and disabled people.
A limited number of golf buggies will be available that can seat an entire family. Some are wheelchair accessible.
A sightseeing tour on the Expo explorer train is accessible for wheelchair users.
Disabled people in the UAE are referred to as people of determination. Tickets will be free of charge for them and a 50 per cent discount given for one companion.
All visitors, including people with disabilities, must get a ticket online.
Visitors can contact the Expo centre on 800 EXPO  for details. An app called PODium will be available before Expo opens so disabled people can quickly find accessible services in each pavilion.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, earlier announced a Covid-19 vaccine would be offered to foreign pavilion staff.