Designed to showcase the achievements of nations, World Expos celebrate the best of human ingenuity, innovation and ideas, aiming to promote cultural exchange between people and nations. Thirty-three cities have hosted a World Expo from London to Milan, and from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 it will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa region - in Dubai! Expo 2020's theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," and 190 countries will participate. 70% of attendees at Expo 2020 are expected to be international visitors, and maybe you'll be one of them!
Let me help you soak in all the excitement with a thrilling 5-night, 6-day package to experience traditional Dubai and beyond - including airport VIP Meet & Assists, accommodation at Raffles Dubai Hotel, a 3-day ticket to Expo 2020, private traditional Dubai city tour, private tour experience of the capital Abu Dhabi, AND a starlight desert safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Looking for a shorter stopover stay in Dubai? No problem! We can adjust the package for a 3-night stay.
There's so much to see and do in Dubai that a well-connected travel advisor can make easy for you to experience. Gain insider access to the U.A.E. women’s community and learn about its role in modern society. Bait Al Banat —“The Girls House” established to break down stereotypes of Emirati women—opens its doors just for you. At the multifaceted Women’s Museum, you’ll discover how women have helped define the culture through various exhibits. Then enjoy the rare chance to meet with a local woman and hear about life in today’s Dubai.
You can also explore Dubai’s fascinating history through iconic landmarks and architectural wonders. Tour the Lost Chambers Aquarium, take a ride on The Palm Jumeirah monorail through an artificial archipelago, and soar 2,722 feet above the city to At the Top, Burj Khalifa’s observation deck. Splurge on a shopping spree at Dubai Mall, the biggest in the world, encompassing an aquarium, ice rink, and the Dubai Fountain, or bargain for gold in the Gold Souk. Escape the heat at Ski Dubai indoor ski resort, or bask in the sunshine on Dubai’s beaches.
Want to learn more about Dubai and plan on attending the annual New York Times Travel Show? Dubai Tourism, in association with Expo 2020 Dubai, will be the presenting sponsor of the show held in the Javits Center from January 24-26. I'm especially looking forward to talking with them this year!
Contact me to be EXPOsed to an exciting Dubai itinerary for EXPO 2020 or anytime!
Some article excerpts above originally appeared in Virtuoso Best of the Best: 2014 Guide to the World's Best Hotel Experiences.