Expo 2020 Dubai is a beacon of hope

The first Expo hosted in the Middle East is set to be the largest global gathering held during the coronavirus pandemic period after Tokyo Olympics organizers said overseas visitors would be barred.

Expo 2020 chiefs authorized more than 2,500 travel groups, airlines, and cruise companies to sell tickets and include the world fair in their itinerary as they stay focused on their goal of 25 million visits during the six-month event.

The Expo has signed thousands of agreements so airlines, cruise companies, tour operators, and agents, including Saudi Arabia’s Al Tayyar and Al Fursan travel groups, can officially resell tickets.

There is strong interest from leisure and business visitors, with international airlines also taking note. Details of partnerships will be made public later.

Ticket prices will be revealed in mid-July and made available on the Expo website.