Expo 2020 Dubai to have lasting legacy site

District 2020 will have parks, bike paths, restaurants and a science centre

Expo 2020 Dubai to have lasting legacy site

There less than a year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai gets underway (on October 20, 2020) but it isn’t all about the present – it’s about what comes next too and promises to create a “meaningful legacy” for youth.

Aside from the super transport links, Expo 2020 Dubai has a subtheme of sustainability, and 80 percent of Expo 2020 Dubai buildings will form a part of “District 2020”, which is billed as a “world-class mixed use development designed to promote an innovation driven business ecosystem and balanced lifestyle.

The aim of this is to leave a “meaningful and lasting legacy” by becoming a hub for innovation and new business. In District 2020 there will be houses, offices, restaurants, shops and cafés, and buildings will use reduced power and water consumption.

There will also be a focus on education – with a children and science centre. There will also be 45,000 sq m of green spaces and parks as well as bike paths, jogging tracks and more to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone living there. By October 2021 the handover will be underway.

An expo is a world fair, bringing together hundreds of countries from across the globe – giving them the chance to share ideas and innovations with the rest of the world. The first-ever was held in The Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park in 1851, and since then, many of history’s most famous inventions have been exhibited, including the telephone in 1876, the ice cream cone in 1904 and even a humanoid robot in Nagoya in 2005. Back in November 2013,
Dubai won the right to host Expo 2020 – becoming the first country ever in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia to do so.

There's now less than a year to go to Expo 2020 Dubai. On Sunday October 20 US superstar Mariah Carey visited Dubai to perform at the 1 Year To Go celebrations. For all the images from her show, click here.

For everything you need to know about Expo 2020 Dubai, click here.
Oct 20, 2020-Apr 10, 2021. Dubai South, www.expo2020dubai.com.

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