How to travel in Dubai during Expo 2020

Are you planning on attending the Expo 2020 Dubai? Blacklane chauffeurs can cover all your transport needs.

Downtown Dubai. Image credit: alexeys/iStock
Downtown Dubai. Image credit: alexeys/iStock

Expo 2020 Dubai has kicked off, with the UAE expecting millions of international visitors to the emirate over the next six months.

While many events will be streamed online, Expo 2020 will be open for business seven days a week, running through to the end of March. Here’s a map to help you find your way while you’re on site.

If you’re planning on attending Expo 2020 Dubai, be sure to download the Blacklane app so you can have access to our professional chauffeurs 24/7. 

You can schedule rides between emirates, organize airport transfers, or simply hail a chauffeur for a quick pickup via the app for a safe, reliable, and fixed cost ride within minutes.

Here’s how Blacklane can help you with all your transportation needs during Expo 2020 Dubai.

Where is Expo 2020 Dubai?

The 1.7sq mile (4.3 sq kilometer) site was built from the desert when the city was chosen to host Expo 2020 eight years ago.

The site is split across three thematic districts – Sustainability, Opportunity, and Mobility – and over the course of six months, will host 60 live events, 200 dining venues, and 190 country pavilions.

So, if you’re lined up to visit the Expo and aren’t staying at The Rove Hotel, the only hotel on-site, our Blacklane chauffeurs can help you get around safely and reliably.

How to get to Expo 2020 from Dubai International Airport

The main Dubai airport hub is the Dubai International Airport and is approximately 45 minutes’ drive to the Expo.

When you book a Blacklane airport transfer to or from Dubai International Airport, you can rest easy knowing a professional chauffeur will track your flight to be ready waiting for you at the baggage claim.

Blacklane’s all-inclusive rates — that’s all taxes, tips, and tolls — are confirmed before booking, which means you don’t have to worry about extra costs or stress.

How to get to Expo 2020 from Dubai Marina

Expo 2020 is easily accessible from Dubai city — it’s three main gates are just a 20-minute drive from Dubai Marina, an upmarket area close to Palm Jumeirah.

Whichever hotel you’re staying at near Expo 2020 Dubai, you can travel when you want to with on-demand rides in Dubai available via the Blacklane app. With just a few taps on your phone, get the same premium service as a scheduled ride, but without having to plan ahead.

You simply enter your pickup location in the app and a chauffeur will arrive within minutes to take you to the Expo – or to that restaurant you booked for a client meeting.

How to get to Expo 2020 from Abu Dhabi

If you’re planning on traveling to Expo 2020 Dubai from Abu Dhabi, be sure to book a premium Blacklane vehicle driven by a safe, local, and professional chauffeur who knows the area.

The drive between the emirates takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes, which is plenty of time to stay productive from the backseat.

Competitive pricing means a one-way trip costs just $99, so you can visit Expo 2020 as often as you like. And, with door-to-door service, you don’t need to hassle with allocated pickup and dropoff points.

Interesting facts

Looking for talking points while you’re at Expo 2020 this year? Here’s a few you can share with clients:

  • The first World Expo was inaugurated in London’s Crystal Palace in 1851.
  • Concrete, aluminum, and rubber products were exhibited for the first time at the Paris World Expo in 1855.
  • The first live TV broadcast was made at the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
  • After Expo 2020, 80 percent of the buildings and environment will remain to create District 2020, a place where people can work and live from.