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Expo City Dubai Guide: Opening Hours, Paid and Free Things to Do, and More

Want to visit Expo City Dubai? Here's your guide on what to expect, including paid and free things to do, entry hours, and more

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26 September 2022

Last updated on 3 October 2022
Expo City Dubai Guide: Opening Date, What to See, What to Do

What is Expo City Dubai?

Expo City 2020 is the legacy cite of the Expo 2020 Dubai event, when the emirate held the world's fair from October 2021 to March 2022. The renamed site is intended to be a Smart, green city of the future with a focus on sustainability, the environment, innovation, and education.

It is the UAE's first fully pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, thus cars are not allowed within Expo City. The new mixed-use neighbourhood will keep around 80% of Expo 2020's infrastructure, so you can re/visit some popular sites from the world's fair.

Where is Expo City?

Expo City is in Dubai, located in the former Expo 2020 Dubai site.

How to get to Expo City Dubai?

You can reach Expo City through the Dubai Metro red line, and alight at the Expo 2020 metro station.

Expo City can also be reached by car, taxi, or via an RTA public bus. However, vehicles are not allowed inside the neighbourhood - you will need to park outside.

Expo City Dubai Guide: Entry Timings, Things to Do, etc.

What are the timings for Expo City Dubai?

Expo City Dubai is opening its doors to the public from Saturday, October 1, 2022. Two of its pavilions opened early in September 1, 2022.

Entry to Expo City Dubai is from 8:30AM to 11:00PM (Sunday to Thursday), and 8:30AM to 1AM (Friday to Saturday and special occasions).

Some attractions will remain open 24/7, such as the popular Water Feature and Al Wasl Plaza.

Do I need tickets to enter Expo City Dubai?

Entry to Expo City is free. However, to visit each pavilion, tickets are AED 50 per adult (visitors aged 13 and above).

An Attractions Pass is available for AED 120, which gives visitors access to all of the reopened pavilions, including the Vision Pavilion, Women’s Pavilion, and Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion.

Children aged 12 and under and People of Determination can visit the attractions for free but must get their complimentary pass at one of Expo City Dubai’s ticketing booths.

You can purchase tickets through the official website, HERE.

Which parts of Expo City Dubai will be open from October 2022?

Terra - the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo City Dubai

Pictured: Terra - the Sustainability Pavilion.

There's plenty see, do, and visit at Expo City!

You can visit the following sites at Expo City Dubai from October 1, 2022:

  • Terra - the Sustainability Pavilion
  • Alif - The Mobility Pavilion
  • Women’s Pavilion
  • Vision Pavilion
  • Around the World carousel
  • Water Feature
  • Al Wasl Plaza
  • The UAE Pavilion
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion
  • Garden in the Sky

The following pavilions will remain from the Expo 2020 Dubai event, but will be reworked versions:

  • Australia pavilion
  • India pavilion
  • Pakistan pavilion
  • Luxembourg pavilion
  • Morocco pavilion
  • Egypt pavilion

How to get around Expo City

Just like the Expo 2020 Dubai event, the neighbourhood is a pedestrian-friendly zone. Cars are not allowed inside Expo City, but plans are in place to implement bicycles, electric scooters, and buggies as a mode of transport just like at the event.

Expo City Dubai Frequently Asked Questions

Remaining as a fully pedestrianised neighbourhood is part of Expo City Dubai's mission to be sustainable. The zone will be fully covered by 5G-enabled network, be free of single-use plastic, will include over 1,200 LEED-certified buildings.

The site will have a 10 km-long bicycle track, a 5 km-long running track, and an abundance of outdoor spaces and greenery. You will also find restaurants, retail shopping options, and entertainment at Expo City.

Can you live in Expo City?

Soon, residents will also be able to live in homes at Expo City. The neighbourhood is intended to become a mixed-use zone, for residency and commercial activity.

Business hubs will also be opening soon.