Ice cool: Expo 2020 van to hand out 40,000 free treats

The ice cream van is expected to visit all seven emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 21, 2019: Sustainability district. Exclusive site tour of Expo 2020. The Global Media briefing will introduce the world's media to The Worl's Greatest Show. Monday the 21st of October 2019. JVC, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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The weather is getting cooler – and so is Expo 2020 Dubai.

Organisers of the fair announced they are sending an ice cream van across the UAE to help build up excitement for the global spectacle.

The van is expected to travel to all seven emirates and give away more than 40,000 ice creams.

The news was posted to the Expo 2020 Twitter channel.

"The Expo ice cream van will be touring the UAE over the next few weeks bringing #Expo2020 #Dubai to life as it hands out free ice creams to everyone!" it said.

More details about the van's location are expected to be released in the next few days.

Expo 2020 starts on October 20 next year, with organisers expecting 25 million visitors over the six-month run.