Expo 2020 Dubai - The Wider Area
Expo 2020 Dubai is to host an event well-known for its seamless operations and ease of access. That is why our sub-theme of Mobility will play such an important role.
Expo 2020 Dubai expects 25 million visits to our event, with 70% of visitors expected to travel from international localities. And with 33% of the world’s population within a four-hour flight, 66% within an eight-hour flight and an aviation infrastructure that currently caters for a flight either landing or taking off every 90 seconds, access is easier than it has ever been.
Three international airports in Dubai International, Al Maktoum International and Abu Dhabi International will assist the Expo audience and Dubai’s airports are currently the biggest and busiest in the world.
Jebel Ali Port, the world’s third largest container dock, is situated just 10 minutes from the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
As part of our bid, a comprehensive visitor management study was undertaken, counting city-wide traffic and movement flow analysis. As a result we have been able to put together a public transport strategy able to endure vast audiences.
An extension to the Dubai Metro Red Line will be constructed to a committed station on the Expo site.
A bespoke low-emission bus service (ExpoRider) will transport visitors to and from the Expo from pick-up points throughout the UAE, situated in key hotel and main population areas. At these pick-up points, passengers will undergo ticket checks and security screening earlier to boarding the ExpoRider buses in operation, removing the need for further checking when they reach the Expo Site, to facilitate faster processing through the entrances.
The UAE already has a world-class road infrastructure and the main linking road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi runs directly past the site venue.
Mobility will also play an significant role within the site venue. Each of our theme areas will be designed so that visitors are no more than 15-minutes walk from the central Al Wasl Plaza. It is here where our visitors will forge the connections that will make this Expo a success and create a legacy we can all share in.
The UAE is already a significant trade, commercial and service hub between East and West and at Expo 2020 Dubai we aim to showcase how our focus on efficient logistics and transportation systems will help us make the relationships that will define and support our future..