Dubai: Free entry announced as Expo 2020 museum opens on May 18

Visitors on May 18 and 19 can avail complimentary, combined entry to the new museum and the city’s three Stories of Nations exhibitions, and a 50 per cent discount on all other attractions

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Published: Wed 15 May 2024, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 May 2024, 8:19 AM

Expo 2020 Dubai Museum will open to the public with free entry on May 18, marking International Museum Day. The museum will feature behind-the-scenes insights of the Expo 2020 Dubai journey.

Visitors on May 18 and 19 can avail complimentary, combined entry to the new museum and the city’s three Stories of Nations exhibitions, and a 50 per cent discount on all other attractions – Alif, Terra, the Women’s and Vision Pavilions, and Garden in the Sky.


The Expo 2020 Dubai Museum features mixed media exhibits and interactive content for young visitors.

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The museum highlights UAE’s first foray into World Expos in the 1970s, Expo 2020’s inception and bid, masterplan design and site construction, the challenges of the pandemic and postponement, opening ceremony and the six-month event. The museum will also honour 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 May 20 onwards, the museum will be included in Expo City’s one-day Attractions Pass, costing AED 120. Alternatively, visitors can purchase a combined ticket to the Expo 2020 Museum and the three Stories of Nations exhibits at Dh50 for ages 12 and above, Dh40 for children between ages 4 and 11. Tickets are free for ages 3 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.expocitydubai.com.

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