How to get a sneaky early free peek at the Expo 2020 site NOW

From this weekend Expo 2020 will be running tours of the event’s staging site under the totally appropriate title of ‘The World’s Greatest Show in the Making.’

Starting on Saturday 20th July and running all the way up to 31st August, UAE residents will be able to embark on a tantalising guided preview of the 4.38 km2 Expo 2020 site, as it nears its construction end game.

Those curious to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at ‘the world’s greatest show’ can book slots every Monday and Wednesday afternoons, as well as both am and pm departures on Saturdays. The offer is open to everyone with a valid photo ID, and they have coach pick-ups from multiple locations around the UAE (including The Dubai Mall).

The tour will take visitors to the Expo 2020 Visitor Centre, where they will be able to check out some of the venue’s food and beverage outlets; as well as soaking up some astonishing project stats. Then, it’s back on the bus and off on a trip around some of the Expo’s most impressive structures; such as the central Al Wasl Plaza; the falcon-inspired UAE Pavilion; and the Sustainability Pavilion.

For absolutely zero charge, you’ll be able to join the likes of Lionel Messi, who – probably flouting multiple security regulations – had a kick about on-site earlier this year for an Expo promo video.

Expo 2020 all kicks off for real, at the Dubai South location on 20th October (2020 duh), on the eve of the nation’s Golden Jubilee. An expected 25 million visitors, will pass through the gates over the 173 days of the event. And we don’t know about you – but the campaign hype is driving us insane, just start already.

If you want to find out more info on ticket prices for the event itself check out our admissions guide.

**UPDATE – The EXPO 2020 website currently lists tours as ‘fully booked up’ but you can can still sign up to be notified if more seats become available. Visit **



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