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UK at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UK will be participating in the next World Expo in Dubai, now taking place from 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022. The UK’s participation theme is ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’ and our presence will consist of a self-build country Pavilion and a global programme of content and activity you can experience in person or online. 


Taking place on the UK Pavilion and on the UK Pavilion Online Events platform, ‘How will we Thrive?’ will run from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th January 2022.

Join healthcare experts to explore the impact of ongoing innovation in our global systems and whether we can help people to live longer, healthier and happier lives. 

Visit us on Friday 28th January for the MeeToo - Happiness, Wellbeing and Mental Health Workshop. Open to the general public, this workshop will consist of a series of drop-in interactive and fun creative activities for young people that raise awareness of happiness, mental health and wellbeing. 

Uk at expo 2020 podcast

Tune in to 'Future Focus; the UK at Expo' 2020's podcast series. We discuss innovation and the future of fashion, food, healthcare, travel and more with thought-leaders from across industry in the UK.


Inspired by one of Stephen Hawking’s final projects, 'Breakthrough Message', the UK Pavilion invites you to consider what message we would communicate to express ourselves as a planet should we one day encounter other advanced civilisations in space.

Humanity is facing challenges in every aspect of our being. Technology, creativity and innovation is rapidly showing us solutions that can solve these real global challenges. The UK is leading contributions in these areas to provide future, sustainable solutions - come and explore more about this on the UK Pavilion.


The UK Pavilion is based in the Opportunity District at Expo 2020 and it will be open from 10am - 10pm every day. The Pavilion promises to offer inspiration to global business visitors and excitement to all of the family. Plan your visit and be part of the UK's bold futuristic vision.

If you're located in the UK, please visit the FCDO's website to check the latest advice on travel to the UAE and sign up to receive automatic email alerts whenever it changes so you can stay on top of the latest advice too. If you’re travelling from outside the UK, please check your local government advice.

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Join us for a unique experience which will bring the imagination of a UK Festival and the creativity behind the GREAT of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to Expo 2020 Dubai.

We’ll be celebrating extraordinary people, places, technology, film, sport, music, food, and fashion to give you a slice of the UK in Dubai. 

A showcase of acts will join some of our most established talents from UK music and performance to present the fresh ways that innovation from across the Commonwealth is creating the sharpest ideas for a shared future. 


‘How will we Live?’ ran from  Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th January 2022 at the UK Pavilion. Industry leaders and academics took part in Summit sessions which addressed how we can provide core infrastructure, and a sustainable quality of life to citizens, and what it might feel like to live there.  

On the 14th - 16th January, visitors were able to view the Sustainable design exhibition which featured models and images from the De Montfort University Leicester RIBA student prize-winning designs, focused on sustainable living.  

UK Pavilion Virtual Tour

Maze of aspiration

The visitor experience takes you through the story of how the UK’s role in AI and Space is impacting humanity, with augmented reality experiences and an enriched digital journey. It will also explore wider innovations and collaborations as well as show how some of our partners address our theme 'Innovating for a Shared Future'.

Choral Space

Just before you enter this immersive space, you will donate a word to a collective message. As you step into the Choral Space, you will be cocooned in a soundscape, with the music featuring voices and sounds from all over the world.

Collective Message

As you leave the UK Pavilion look back at the façade and read the collective message that you have helped to create.

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