Expo 2020: Get unlimited access with Dh95 festive pass. Special deal for jam-packed December events such as UAE at 50 celebrations and a 'winter wonderland'
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
31 December 2021, 12:00 AM
With the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai's festive pass, visitors can gain unlimited access to some of the most anticipated events of the year - just for Dh95.
The announcement came with a promise the world's fair would be transformed into a winter wonderland to celebrate Christmas.
The cultural events in store for adults and children include the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Christmas festivities and performances by major stars, namely Grammy Award winners Alicia Keys and AR Rahman.
In addition, country pavilions will also host their own holiday activities, the Expo News Service said on Saturday.
Festive movies will be shown on a big screen to mark the countdown to Christmas, and the performance by Keys will take place on December 10.
Al Wasl Plaza will be the location of a “spectacular” Christmas tree, with festive trains, twinkling street lights and dazzling fireworks, according to organisers, who also said there would be “a dash of snow”.
Decorations will also adorn the Jubilee Stage, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre and Al Forsan Park.
Santa Claus is also expected to make an appearance, with 3D camels, giant snow globes, reindeer, carol singing and flying pianos part of the fun.
“The site will come alive with holiday cheer,” organisers said.
There will be four days of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE from December 1 to 4.
Celebrations include The Journey of the 50, which was described as a blend of human performances and theatrics with a cast of more than 200 people.
There will be a fireworks display and a concert by Emirati singer Eida Al Menhali.
Moreover, Expo 2020 will host more than 100 musical shows and concerts featuring an extraordinary range of stars, including multi-award-winning artist Alicia Keys live at the Al Wasl stage on December 10, and a special event on December 19 featuring musician AR Rahman.
Late Nights at Expo will feature a special festive line-up for three nights from December 23 to 25, with a range of artists from across the globe, while Christmas Day will see entertainment from Filipina singing sensation Lea Salonga, British artist Joe Stilgoe and the London Community Gospel Choir.