What to do at The Expo in February

 

 

Entering its penultimate month, the world’s greatest show continues to amaze and surprise visitors with its culinary delights, powerful talking panels and varied entertainment on offer. Spanning over an area almost 613 football pitches in size, you can dive into a world of flavours and address global challenges whilst learning about the future and having fun. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the key events, we have put together some of the highlights of the month below.

 

February 10th will see a very special visitor at The UK Pavilion to help celebrate their National Day. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge will be visiting Expo 2020 to take part in the celebrations and greet excited fans. He will be there to meet Emirati youth and is expected to lead the Queen’s Baton Relay parade as it moves through the Commonwealth pavilions and the Expo site. He will be using the event as an opportunity to highlight his environmental award, The Earthslot prize and his current wildlife initiatives.

 

February 11th is the International Day of women and girls in Science and will be celebrated around the entire Expo site. There will be celebrations of the role women play in science and space exploration in The UAE and beyond. From 2-6pm there will be a Public event at The Nexas for People and Planet, 1st Floor North to raise awareness and celebrate the UAE’s leadership role in the area. The presentation will also highlight some of the female Expo participant’s success stories in the industry.

 

Each day (excluding Mondays) until February 20th, be amazed at the Flying Piano concert. A unique piano performance merging music, illusion and poetry that is a highlight for adults and children alike. Located at the Pavilion Plaza, there are four shows a day, starting from 5pm. If you’re visiting in the evening or you happen to stay later, the late night’s music schedule aims to break down barriers between musical genres and cultures and continues to entertain throughout the month. The primetime concert series allows emerging artists to share the stage with some of the bigger names in the industry. On February 15th, Spanish artists Lina Tur and Alba Ventura will be performing, showcasing their violin and piano skills from 6:30pm.

 

The week of February 17th-23rd will be themed around Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods. There will be a business forum held on February 21st at 9am in the Exhibition hall highlighting business opportunities, cutting edge technologies as well as progress achieved by The UAE and participating countries throughout the industry. Asking the question ‘How do we sustainably grow food to meet future demand?’, there will be events and presentations across the expo addressing possible solutions. On February 22nd, there will be a Spotlight on Africa at the 1st Floor south, The Nexus for people and planet, exploring climate-resistant solutions for greater food security for the region.

 

If you or your daughter has an interest in technology, ‘Code Like a Girl’ is an initiative from the Australian pavilion which aims to provide girls and women the confidence and skills to foray into the world of coding. The workshops run from 10am to 5pm and will be held between February 9th -12th. It is an opportunity to learn key skills and and gain an understanding of what it would be like to work in coding in the future. 

 

For the last two months of this incredible show, the ‘Season Pass Finale’ tickets are still available at a price of 195AED for unlimited access or daily tickets start from 45AED. For more information on the daily schedule, please visit: https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/calendar