From the archives: Expo 2020 Dubai development progress
As the 1,000-day countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai's launch begins, revisit the top 10 milestones that have shaped the mega project since 2013
Expo 2020 Dubai is officially 1,000 days away, and construction is progressing as planned for the mega event.
The emirate's – and indeed, the UAE's – construction sector has come a long way since Dubai was named as the official host of World Expo 2020 in November 2013.
When it opens on 20 October, 2020, the event will be the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Located in Dubai South, the Expo 2020 site occupies an area of 4.38km2 – equivalent to Disneyland California. Its initial development began in September 2015.
Expo 2020 is expected to attract 25 million visitors to Dubai – the population of Australia. 70% of these visitors will be international, making this the most global World’s Fair in history.
At peak, the Expo 2020 site will be able to accommodate 300,000 people per day, including event staff.
As the team behind the world's largest expo powers through with its construction programme, check out ConstructionWeekOnline's archives to revisit the top milestone developments in the event's history.
Dubai's Expo village plans revealed
Site-readiness work for Expo 2020 underway
Orascom-Besix JV scoops Expo 2020 infra contract
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