Mums and dads who attended World Expo 88 in Brisbane as kids can continue the tradition with their own offspring, with the next global mega event to be held in Dubai next year.
Dubai Expo was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to coronavirus. It will now run from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022. A World Expo is a large international exhibition designed to unveil future-shaping innovations, showcase the achievements of nations and promote cultural exchange. Buildings and products revealed at previous World Expos include the Eiffel Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, the typewriter, the television and even Heinz Tomato Ketchup. To date, 33 cities have hosted a World Expo, from London to Osaka. Billed as ‘the world’s greatest show’, there will be nearly 200 country pavilions showcasing game-changing innovations by the world’s brightest minds. Attendees will be able to see global superstars perform in the planet’s largest 360-degree projection dome, marvel at daily parades and taste dishes crafted by celebrated chefs. The expo will explore three sub-themes –the Sustainability Pavilion will feature extraordinary architecture that has been developed using the latest green building technologies; the Opportunity Pavilion provides a call to action, asking every visitor to become a part of a global mission to create a better future; and the Mobility Pavilion will focus on how people, goods, ideas and data move, from ancient exploration to artificial intelligence.