The opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai will be broadcast live to more than 430 venues across the UAE, giving everyone the chance to take part in this incredible spectacle, no matter where they are.
There will also be three spectacular fireworks displays on October 1 to mark the first full day of the Expo, which is the largest global event staged since the start of the pandemic.
On Thursday, September 30, a nationwide opening ceremony will be held across the country thanking the nation for its support and calling on everyone to come together to celebrate this momentous occasion for Dubai, the UAE and the region. as a whole, the organizers said.
Screens will be installed in locations ranging from airports and shopping malls to hotels and other landmarks, relaying the incredible musical and cultural performances as they occur.
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Viewers around the world can also join the evening’s proceedings via a global live broadcast, available on virtualexpo.world and Expo TV from 7:30 p.m. GST.
Among those expected to perform, world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli; Andra Day, Grammy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and songwriter; British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, platinum record; international megastar pianist Lang Lang; and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo.
The fireworks will take place on the evening of Friday, October 1, at 8:30 a.m. local time, at Dubai Festival City, The Frame and The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, each featuring their own unique celebrations. The Pointe and Dubai Festival City will incorporate their fountains in a dazzling Expo 2020-themed sound and light show, while The Dubai Frame’s facade will be illuminated in Expo colors. The flags of participating countries will also be displayed at each of the landmarks, with stands on the ground for purchasing Expo 2020 tickets.