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Inside Expo 2020 Dubai's event hub

Expo 2020 Dubai unveiled details of the 45,000m2 exhibition centre that will serve as the meeting hub for the six-month event, as well as a significant legacy asset for the UAE.

Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), which opens for business on October 20, 2020, will span two campuses, and house a theatre, auditorium, several multi-purpose halls, four suites and 24 meeting rooms. It will also offer customisable options for all event needs, including large indoor concerts.

Located at the Expo 2020 site, DEC forms a key part of Expo 2020’s legacy, where it will also serve District 2020, the integrated urban development that will repurpose more than 80 percent of Expo’s built environment.

Expo 2020 Dubai released a new 3D animated fly-through of the new venue, which will attract both domestic and international visitors.

“By any standard, the Dubai Exhibition Centre will be a cutting edge venue that will play a pivotal role during Expo 2020,” said Ahmed Al Khatib, chief delivery officer, Expo 2020 Dubai.

“But the impact of such a unique space will stretch well beyond the six months of the Expo, boosting the region’s meetings and events industry, furthering the UAE’s reputation as a destination for major conferences, and fuelling growth in Dubai’s knowledge-based economy for many years to come.”

Bookings are already being taken for the DEC ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai, which is set to draw 25 million visits.