UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UK is taking part in the next World Expo in Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

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The UK’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai will consist of a self-build country pavilion and an accompanying events and content programme. Our participation theme is ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’.

The UK Pavilion will offer visitors a unique experience, building on previous award-winning installations at Expo 2010 Shanghai (The Seed Cathedral), Expo 2015 Milan (The Hive), Expo 2017 Astana (The Yurt) and Expo 2019 Beijing (UK Garden and Pavilion). The UK Pavilion will highlight leading British expertise in sectors including artificial intelligence and space. It also provides a platform for a six month programme of business, cultural, educational and tourism activity.

‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is the overarching theme for Expo 2020 Dubai. The UK will be one of 190 nations participating, alongside non-government organisations and sponsors.

The site will be split into 3 districts:

  • Opportunity

  • Mobility

  • Sustainability

The UK Pavilion will be in the Opportunity District.

Millions of visitors are expected over the course of the event, including members of the public, global heads of government, business leaders and celebrities. With 70% of visitors expected to be international, this major world event presents a significant opportunity to promote the UK as a global hub of innovation and a world leading destination for trade, investment, education and tourism.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is leading the UK’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, with support from the GREAT Britain Campaign and five other co-funding government departments.

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