Watch: Expo City Dubai officially opens, show lights up the night sky

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Saturday night’s show brought back memories of Expo 2020 Dubai’s opening ceremony exactly a year ago at the same venue
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai: After sundown, the stunning visuals on Al Wasl dome came back to life – signalling the official opening of Expo City Dubai and reminiscing the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai exactly a year ago on October 1.

The show, titled ‘Awakening of Al Wasl’ – which will continue to take place five evenings a week (Wednesday to Sunday) and is open to the public for free – is not just a visual treat but also a showcase of the legacy of Expo 2020, which Expo City Dubai is now carrying forward as it builds a dynamic “city of the future”.

Special pass, tickets

A one-day Attractions Pass — valid from 1 October onwards — is now available for Dh120 to visit Vision, Women’s, Terra and Alif pavilions, and will evolve to include more pavilions and attractions as they open.

Tickets are available online and at ticket offices at Expo City Dubai. Children aged 12 and under and people of determination can visit the attractions for free but are required to obtain their complimentary pass at one of Expo City Dubai’s ticketing booths

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Al Wasl dome has been iconic of Expo 2020 Dubai – and now Expo City Dubai
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Getting there

The best way to reach Expo City Dubai is by Dubai Metro. But there are also ample parking spaces available at Al Forsan, Jubilee, Mobility and Sustainability districts.