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Updated December 2021
The Expo 2020 Dubai visits have now crossed the 6.3 million mark as of 13 December 2021. According to the official reports, the event saw around 6,358,464 million visits in a period up to 13 December.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 13, 2021
World-class music, sporting events, family-friendly entertainment and the intense demand for the Expo 2020 Festive Pass were some of the main reasons for this skyrocketing number of visits. Additionally, with Expo’s new Festive Pass unlocking unlimited access to a beautiful winter for a budget-friendly price of AED 95, on sale now until the end of December, the number of visits is expected to keep rising.
The cherry on top for the million mark was Alicia Keys’ captivating performance to launch her new double album Keys at the Al Wasl Plaza on 10 December.
Mesmerising the audience with a message of love, hope, innovation, and bringing dreams to life, the 15-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter saw crowds flocking to the Plaza to get a glimpse of her captivating performance.
The singer felt that Expo 2020 was the perfect place to unveil her new album and exclaimed, “It just felt so perfect to launch Keys in Dubai. Expo 2020 Dubai knows no borders; it is envisioning a future we all want to create.”
Expo 2020 also ensured that Alicia Keys’ fans, who could not attend the event, did not miss her performance. The artist’s fans from all around the globe could hear her new music by logging on to view the concert at virtualexpodubai.com. This further helped the platform’s total number of visits hit the 30 million mark, up five million in the past week alone.
Another main attraction was the visit of the Manchester City footballer Pablo Zabaleta to the Expo 2020 Dubai event. The footballer shared his interest in coaching and his love for the Middle East with the crowd.
The audience was left in awe of the famous Indian singer Neha Kakkar’s stunning performance at Jubilee Park on 12 December. The Expo World Choir, featuring singers and musicians from 142 nationalities, hit all the right notes at Jubilee Stage; and famous Filipino artists Sponge Cola and Matthaios also made a joint performance on 8 December.
Nona Gaprindashvili, the inspiration behind the exuberantly popular Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit, will also be a part of a panel discussion related to women’s empowerment challenges and achievements at the Dubai Exhibition Centre today (13 December). The event will be followed by a thrilling game between the grandmasters and Dubai Culture and Chess Club members at Al Wasl Plaza in a specially choreographed show.
Apart from all the main events, some upcoming attractions include ‘Brainiac Live,’ a wild science show on 15 December, a diverse mix of exciting global musical talent on 16 December, and a standalone concert on Jubilee Stage by the Egyptian singer, rapper, actor, dancer and producer Mohammed Ramadan on 18 December.
The world’s most extensive global event, Expo 2020 Dubai, maintains robust COVID-19 measures, ensuring a safe and breathtaking event for all attendees. The event has imposed strict standards requiring mandatory vaccination of all Expo and International Participant staff, volunteers, contractors and service providers.
Ensuring complete protection and safety of its visitors, the Expo 2020 maintains on-site sanitisation stations and mandatory face-masks both indoor and outdoor. Visitors of ages 18 years and above are also strictly required to present proof of any vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours for entering the site.
The global event is set to run until 31 March 2022.