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Expo 2020 countdown: UAE landmarks, Nasdaq billboard to light up

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 5:40pm

By ARN News Staff


Landmarks across the UAE, as well as the Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square, will light up in yellow from this evening.

It’s in celebration of the final three days until Expo 2020 Dubai’s spectacular opening ceremony on Thursday, September 30.

The illuminated buildings will include:


  • Dubai Frame
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Ain Dubai
  • Coca-Cola Arena
  • DIFC Main Gate
  • Mohammed bin Rashid Library

Abu Dhabi

  • ADNOC headquarters
  • Etihad Arena
  • Emirates Palace
  • Sheikh Zayed Bridge
  • Hazza bin Zayed Stadium (Al Ain)
  • Abu Dhabi Municipality
  • Mohammed bin Zayed University for Humanities
  • CLYMB (YAS Island)


  • House of Wisdom

Ras Al Khaimah

  • Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
  • Ras Al Khaimah Museum
  • Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development
  • Ras Al Khaimah Chamber
  • Ras Al Khaimah Courts
  • Ras Al Khaimah Police  


  • Al Bidyah Mosque
  • Fujairah Fort
  • Fort Gate
  • Trade Centre
  • International Marine Club
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry building 
  • Municipality building
  • Fujairah Court House
  • Al Jaber Tower
  • Fujairah Tower


  • Al Barragah Square
  • Al Murabba’a

New York

  • Nasdaq billboard, Times Square

One of the first global mega-events to take place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 runs from October 1, 2021 to March  31, 2022, inviting visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world and experience a six-month journey of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.

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