With only two years to go, you can celebrate the countdown with a spectacular FREE light show this weekend
17 October 2018| Last updated on 17 October 2018
If you’re looking to experience one of Dubai’s extraordinary light show, then you’re just in luck
In efforts to remind the public that there are only TWO years left until the Expo 2020 actually launches in the UAE – Expo 2020 wants to give people in Dubai a spectacular light show in celebration of this.
Marking this special milestone, Dubai is planning to explode with lights and festivities in celebration of a five year down mark with only two more years to go.
What was once just a project on paper, is now a full-blown city aimed for Dubai’s tourism and business ventures – Dubai won the bid to host the Expo 2020 back in 2013 and outbid Russia with 116 votes in favour.
To celebrate how far the Expo 2020 has come over the past few years, a spectacular show will be held to mark the countdown for UAE’s biggest event in history.
When is the light show countdown happening?
Taking place this Saturday, October 20 – a special light show will be hosted at Downtown Dubai.
Residents, tourists and UAE nationals are all invited to be a part of this historic event and watch the specially choreographed light show, special Dubai Fountain show and a special display on the Burj Khalifa.
- When? Saturday, October 20
- Where? Burj Park
- What time? Starts from 5PM
- How much? FREE
What is the Expo 2020?
Dubai won the ability to host the Expo 2020 back in 2013 when 164 nations had to vote for a nominated country – Dubai won with 116 votes.
Expo 2020 is a mega trade fair that will be held in Dubai for SIX months – from October 20, 2020 till April 10, 2021.
Located near Al Maktoum International Airport, the 438-hectare site in Dubai will be open to all of the UAE and will host millions of tourists in the emirate.
Expo 2020 is said to increase the country’s economy by $40billion and expand tourism by at least 25 million people each year.