Dubai Expo 2020; Big Chance for Logistic Sectors

Dubai Expo event in 2020

The presence and use of the unique potential of the Dubai Expo, as the world’s third most important event after the World Cup and the Olympics, is very important for the countries of the world, particularly the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA), where these events have not yet been held. This exhibition presents to the visitors the most important economic, technological, scientific, and social achievements, as well as countries’ future goals and strategies worldwide.

A World Expo is a global mega-event exhibition in different countries worldwide to showcase the latest breakthroughs in various fields. In this review, we will go over the details of hosting this event and its impact on the transportation industry.

Expo Dubai UAE Freight Sector map -
Dubai Expo Site Location

World Expos’ History

With more than 170 years of history, the World Expo is full of significant events and the unveiling of extraordinary technologies. The United States, France, and Belgium had the most significant number of host events at 11, 7, and 6, respectively. It is interesting to know that after Expo 2010 China, which was held with the participation of 246 countries, Dubai Expo in 2020 with 192 companies, is the largest expo exhibition in history. After Dubai Expo 2020, Argentina will host it for the first time in 2023, and Japan will hold it for the fifth time in 2025. By flawlessly hosting this event, Dubai demonstrated that it has big ambitions and is continually improving.

Each country organizing this exhibition has a goal for it and has chosen a different theme. Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” is based on the concept that bringing the world together can accelerate the exchange of new perspectives and bring together innovative and unique ideas from around the world to find answers to global concerns.

The chart below shows the changes in the number of visitors and countries participating in the World Expo exhibition. The growing trend in this chart is relatively straightforward, but the numbers in the Dubai event are worth considering. The number of countries participating in the Dubai Expo is equal to the record held by Shanghai in previous years, and the number of visitors is significant compared to China’s population. Considering the delay in holding this event and the global pandemic, as well as holding this event for the first time in the MENASA region, this event can be considered a new horizon for global trade and communication.

Compare visitors and the countries participating in the expo over the years

The Critical Role of Logistics at Dubai Expo

This exhibition engages almost all industries, but the most important ones are transportation, food services, accommodation, tourism, health care, retail, and real estate. Transportation is critical since it has the most significant influence and efficiency, and other industries rely on it to deliver quality services.

One of the critical areas in which the transportation sector plays a role in helping industries and companies from other countries move and deliver machinery and equipment to construct their pavilion. As a result, Dubai seaports and airports could provide the best services to participating countries and visitors by increasing efficiency and speed. In addition to international transportation, local transportation grew in popularity and demanded more services, which Dubai successfully managed.

Development of Logistic Infrastructure

Even though Dubai is a developed and modern city, it has made fundamental changes to its infrastructure, particularly in the transportation sector. Without considering all the minor changes that have taken place in the transportation sector in Dubai, we will focus on the main ones.

To facilitate access to the exhibition and reduce the traffic load of passengers and incoming companies, Dubai is using the only 7-star airport in the world, constructing a special subway line called Rout 2020 with a capacity of 46,000 people per hour, and also allocating buses that participants from all over Dubai use to come to the Dubai Expo called Exporider, which manages the volume of passengers, companies, and organizations. Expoider not only assists in the transportation of visitors but also in reducing private car use and pollution. Also, 30,000 parking places have been prepared around the Dubai Expo for the convenience of visitors.

How DFreight Can Help You?

As an international company with the motto “We are with you until the end” and a history of cooperation with large companies, DFreight provides a reliable, transparent, and efficient service for transferring your cargo. The company also served customers at the Dubai Expo as part of the country’s modern transportation system. Contact us for more information, book a reservation, and answer your questions.

When will the next Expo be held?

The next World Expo will occur in Osaka, Kansai, Japan, between 13 April and 13 October 2025.

How often is there a World Expo?

It happens approximately every five years.

Which country hosted the most Expos?

Paris is the only city that has hosted a World Expo 6 times.

When and where did the first World Expo take place?

In 1851, the first World Expo was held in London.

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