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Expo 2020 Dubai Coverage

Expo 2020 Dubai is here! Follow our coverage starting October 1, 2021.


World Expos

Expo 2020 Dubai, a registered World Expo, will be held from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 

Expo 2025 Osaka, another registered World Expo, will follow, from April 13 to October 13, 2025.

Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, a recognized World Expo, has been canceled.

World Expos Timeline

Since 1851, there have been many events held throughout the world using the names "world's fair," "international exposition," "universal exposition," "world expo," and just "expo." Our site highlights the major World Expos held throughout the world but attempts to have a more comprehensive list in our various timelines.

How Did World Expos
Begin to Exist

World Expos did not originate from fairs, but from national exhibitions developed by France and the United Kingdom.


Read more about how different elements converged for the first time in London in 1851, at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, to give birth to a tradition that is alive to this day.