Messi marks three-month countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai

Video shows legendary footballer kicking ball over iconic Al Wasl dome

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Expo 2020 Dubai has released a video showing internationally renowned footballer Lionel Messi kicking a ball over the iconic Al Wasl dome.

The video marks three months until the grand opening of the first world fair in the Middle East.

"Football legend Lionel Messi hits the target as he kicks off our three-month countdown until Expo 2020 Dubai, the biggest event the Arab world has ever seen," organisers captioned the video.

Expo 2020 Dubai prices have also been unveiled, with single entry costing Dh95 ($26) and a six-month pass Dh495.

Organisers foresee residents and visitors repeatedly visiting the site, which will host a series of live music and entertainment events.

Expo 2020 Dubai will open in October.

Updated: July 01, 2021, 10:04 AM