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 mind-blowing spectacle, wherever they might be.
The grand opening ceremony will be followed on the next day by three spectacular fireworks displays in Dubai, marking the first full day of the Expo in a spectacular visual celebration honoring the journey from winning the bid in 2013 to opening the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and the largest global event held since the start of the pandemic.
Nationwide Opening Ceremony viewing parties will take place on September 30th across the country, acknowledging 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.
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.
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 are among the performers during the ceremony.
FIREWORKS ON OCT 1
The evening of 1 October will see incredible fireworks displays lighting up the sky, kicking off at 8.20 PM 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 Frame façade will be lit up in Expo colors. The flags of participating countries will also be displayed at each, with booths on the ground for purchasing Expo 2020 tickets.