Dubai prepares for 2020 spectacular

Work is progressing well ahead of World Expo 2020

Sanjive Khosla is Deputy Chief Visitor Experience Officer for Expo 2020 Dubai. We started by asking him how plans are coming along for World Expo 2020.

More than 190 countries have confirmed their participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. The site is fast taking shape, more than 56 million work hours have been completed and construction is on track for all Expo-built structures to be complete a year before the gates open.

WITH 60 EVENTS A DAY, FOR 173 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE

How are tour operators gearing up? Can you talk about some of the packages being organised?

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a valuable business opportunity for tour operators to offer a once- in-a-lifetime visitor experience. During the six months of the event, Expo 2020 will be the destination to visit within Dubai and tour operators will be able to purchase and bundle Expo into packages.

What are some of the most astounding highlights planned for the Expo?

With 60 events a day, for 173 consecutive days, there will be something for every taste.

Can you tell us more about Siemens’ involvement with the event?

Siemens is Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Premier Partner for Intelligent Infrastructure and Operations and is playing an integral role in operating the most connected and digitised World Expo. Siemens will provide ground-breaking solutions to digitally monitor and manage the functions of Expo buildings through a cloud-based energy analytics platform.

What is your message to the world’s travel agents and tour operators at ITB Berlin 2019?

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration for all, with a transformative impact on humanity, the planet, and the UAE as a nation. It will be a global destination where everyone can learn, innovate, create progress, and have fun by sharing ideas and working together


Photo: Sanjive Khosla Deputy Chief Visitor Experience Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai

Hall 2.2 / Stand 100a