DUBAI – Expo City Dubai is inviting World Expo fans to take a walk down memory lane and gain behind-the-scenes insights of the Expo 2020 Dubai journey with the launch of the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, opening to the public on International Museum Day (18 May).

Marking the occasion, Expo City invites all visitors from 18-19 May to enjoy complimentary, combined entry to the new museum and the city’s three Stories of Nations exhibitions, and is offering a 50 per cent discount on all other attractions – Alif, Terra, the Women’s and Vision Pavilions, and Garden in the Sky.

Paying tribute to an inspirational event that showcased the best of collaboration and innovation from around the world, the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum is a journey through the entire World Expo project and offers a glimpse into the visitor experience through engaging mixed media exhibits and interactive content for young visitors.

Following a brief first look at the UAE’s first foray into World Expos in the 1970s, the museum highlights everything from Expo 2020’s inception and bid, masterplan design and site construction, the challenges of the pandemic and postponement, through to the historic opening ceremony and six-month event. Celebrating Expo 2020’s scale, spectacle and significance, it also honours the World Expo’s impacts and ongoing legacy. 

Guided tours take place every 30 minutes and the museum, located in the Opportunity District, also features a shop with Expo 2020 memorabilia – including the chance to collect more country stamps in Expo ‘passports’ – the Expo 2020 library and rentable meetings spaces.

From 20 May onwards, the museum will be included in Expo City’s one-day Attractions Pass, costing AED 120. Alternatively, a combined ticket to the Expo 2020 Museum and the three Stories of Nations exhibits is available, priced at AED 50 for ages 12 and above, AED 40 for children between ages 4 and 11, and free for ages 3 and under. Tickets are available at


About Expo City Dubai

An inclusive innovation-driven, people-centric city of the future and one of five hubs on the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, Expo City Dubai is committed to maximising its positive social, environmental and economic impact

  • Designed as a blueprint for sustainable urban living, its roadmap to achieving net zero by 2050 and its broader decarbonisation targets raise the bar on responsible urban development
  • Its ecosystem supports cross-sector collaboration and provides a springboard for businesses of all sizes to scale and grow, enhancing Dubai’s position as a global centre of trade and reinforcing the UAE’s development and diversification ambitions
  • Its residential communities redefine urban living, exemplifying best practice in innovative, environment-friendly design with a focus on wellbeing and happiness
  • An incubator for innovation, it is a testbed for solutions and a platform for groundbreaking ideas that benefit both people and the planet
  • Packed with educational, cultural and entertainment offerings and a go-to destination for globally significant events, it celebrates human creativity and ingenuity and inspires future generations

The legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai, Expo City Dubai connects businesses, government, organisations, educational institutions, residents and visitors, working together to drive progress and create a better, more equitable, more sustainable future for all

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