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Expo 2020 Dubai opening ceremony

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Press Release


On Thursday September 30, nation-wide opening ceremony viewing parties will take place across the country, thanking the nation for its support and inviting everyone to come together to celebrate this momentous occasion for Dubai, the UAE and the region as a whole.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s star-studded opening ceremony will be streamed live to more than 430 locations across the UAE, giving everyone the chance to participate in the amazing spectacle, wherever they might be.

There will also be three spectacular fireworks displays on October 1 to mark the first full day of the Expo.

Screens will be set up in locations ranging from airports and shopping malls to hotels and other landmarks, relaying the incredible music and cultural performances as they happen.

Viewers from anywhere in the world can also join the evening’s proceedings via a global live stream, available on and Expo TV from 7:30pm GST onwards.

Among those slated to perform are world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli; Grammy-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning actress, singer and songwriter Andra Day; platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding; international mega-star pianist Lang Lang; and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo.

The fireworks displays will take place on the evening of Friday 1 October, kicking off at 8.30 local time, at Dubai Festival City, The Frame and The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, with each presenting their own unique celebrations. Both The Pointe and Dubai Festival City will incorporate their fountains into a dazzling light and sound show themed on Expo 2020, while The Dubai Frame façade will be lit up in Expo colours. The flags of participating countries will also be displayed at each of the landmarks, with booths on the ground for purchasing Expo 2020 tickets.

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