Expo 2020 Dubai coincides with the United Arab Emirate’s biggest national celebration yet – The UAE Golden Jubilee. To commemorate this historic event, from the 01 December to the 04 December 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai will celebrate the UAE’s extraordinary journey over the last 50 years, while also looking towards the next 50. It will share with every visitor the joy and pride that Emiratis have for their nation, and their inclusive vision for a global future

During this celebration, Expo 2020 Dubai will come to life with the spirit of the Year of the 50th. As the most global World Expo in history, we will take our countless international visitors on a journey of authentic Emirati experiences and stories. Our programme will include world-class ceremonies and theatrical productions, immersive-sensory experiences, exceptional musical showcases, meaningful cross-cultural conversations, cultural fusion performances and engaging exhibits.

THE GOLDEN THREAD TELLING OUR STORY TO THE WORLD

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The story of the UAE begins with its people and their connection to the earth around them. Only a short while ago, surviving the desert meant living in harmony with nature. Understanding the ebb and flow of the sea, the passing of the seasons, the language of the stars and the history of its people

So when we share our story, we begin with the earth itself, we look at the desert, sea and wind, the heroes that emerged from those environments, the melodies and songs it inspired, the art it fueled and the traditions it helped to lay. We also look at the sky and the ambitions it inspired in those who once looked towards the heavens and formed the UAE, as well as those who continue to push the country’s boundaries further today.

On the 02 December, 1971, Founder of the nation, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, raised the flag of the United Arab Emirates for the first time – a symbol of the birth of the union, and the powerful bond shared by its people.

50 years later, we will now share this moment with the world at Expo 2020 Dubai, a perfect embodiment of the UAE’s growth as a place of collaboration and cultural exchange.

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