Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Expo 2020 Dubai's must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October. Located in the Opportunity District and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation, reframing the role that science and technology will play in the next 50 years of air travel, as it welcomes visitors to experience two floors of interactive multi-sensory installations.
From today, visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai can plan their visit to the Emirates Pavilion and book their preferred date and time slots in advance.
Construction on the Emirates Pavilion began in March 2019 and was completed in June 2021. The Emirates Pavilion followed several sustainability principles during its design and construction phases, using non-hazardous, regional, reusable and recyclable materials in its overall structure. It incorporated different design solutions to reduce energy and water consumption.
The Emirates Pavilion's towering four-storey design and façade are modelled around an aircraft's wings taking flight, with 24 aluminium cladding fins that curve around two sides of the building structure.
The Emirates Pavilion's exterior lighting includes an 800 metre LED system, which illuminates in vibrant colours at night. The interior's bright, ultramodern design lets in ample natural light, serves as a backdrop for the immersive experiences and welcomes 120 people an hour.
Here's What Visitors Can Expect When They Visit the Emirates Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai:
Collecting the 'Seed'
The journey begins by collecting a 'seed' that unpacks each experience. The seed enables a truly nuanced journey through the pavilion, capturing the visitor's interactions, knowledge and experiences, which will be played back in the multi-sensory finale.
The Science of Flight
Educational visualisations using holographic models will demonstrate how aircraft achieve flight by illustrating the physical properties of lift, thrust, gravity and drag.