Theme

Each Expo carries a central theme, the guiding principle of which is to be of “universal concern to all of humanity".

At Expo 2020, our theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Dubai’s Arabic name - Al Wasl - means ‘the connection’, and this is reflected in Dubai’s modern day position as a central hub between East and West. With an anticipated 25 million people visiting our Expo, and 70 per cent of them predicted to come from overseas, it will be the most globally inclusive event in Expo history.

Expo 2020 is building upon its theme and using it as a design principle for the event. The theme will be visible in how we engage with participants, create opportunities for the public and private sector to work together, and how we will strive to make collaboration an essential instrument to deliver an event with the level of quality and impact needed to mark this out as a truly transformative Expo.

To make this possible, Dubai Expo 2020 will explore three sub themes, which have been identified as key drivers of global development. 

Sustainability - lasting sources of energy and water

Mobility - smart systems of logistics and transportation

Opportunity - new paths to economic development

Dubai Expo 2020 aims to gather the global community so that together, we can forge new partnerships and find solutions to these core issues, ultimately leaving behind a strong transformative social and economic legacy across our region and the world.

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