Free Expo 2020 Dubai tour for every pupil in UAE

Four curated tours are being offered giving children the chance to explore the vast site

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Every school pupil in the UAE is being given the chance to enjoy a free guided tour of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Organisers are promising a rich educational journey at the spectacular site as part of the Expo School Programme.

Bookings are now open to public and private schools across the Emirates as anticipation builds for the grand opening of the six-month event on October 1.

Four curated tours are being offered, titled Legacy of the UAE, World of Opportunities, Sustainable Planet and Universe in Motion.

They all take place at Expo's three thematic districts - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability - as well as selected pavilions.

“Today’s young learners are key in building a better future. It is imperative that we empower them with the skills of the future, and engage them in conversations that will make a difference," said Alya Al-Ali, vice president of the Expo School Programme.

“Each of our four journeys offers pupils a meaningful, educational and fun experience. We aim to inspire them in an immersive and engaging environment where they can explore key drivers of future progress and discover the latest technologies and ideas being showcased across 200-plus pavilions.

"We encourage every school in the UAE to make the most of these free, fascinating learning opportunities at Expo 2020.”

Children aged 17 and under can enter the Expo site free of charge throughout the six month event.

How to book tickets for Expo 2020 Dubai

Reservations, made on the booking system, include entry to Expo 2020 Dubai, express entry into thematic pavilions, as well as an identification band for pupils.

Expo will also grant complimentary access for accompanying adults, with different ratios, depending on the age group of the pupils.

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Final preparations are being made by organisers and participant nations ahead of the launch of the first Expo to be staged in the Middle East.

The world's fair is a celebration of international ingenuity and innovation, which provides countries with a high-profile platform to share their culture with the world.

This year's expo was originally due to get under way in October 2020 before being postponed due to the coronavirus.

The global spectacle will be held in line with Covid-19 safety measures, including the wearing of masks and physical distancing.

Millions of visitors from all over the world are expected to attend.

Updated: September 02, 2021, 3:17 PM