The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opened to the public on Friday (October 1).
After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Expo 2020 kicked off in Dubai with a lavish opening ceremony the night before.
The event, which follows the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy, is a showcase for culture, technology and architecture for almost 200 participating countries.
Dubai wants Expo 2020 to be a place where global challenges like climate change can be addressed.
The site has been built from scratch on 1.7 square miles of desert, at a cost of $6.8 billion dollars.