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Expo 2021 Dubai: Why you should be excited

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The much anticipated mega international event, Dubai Expo 2021 is the next biggest upcoming event in the Arab world and is also the first-ever world expo in the Middle East,  Africa, and South Asia. This exhibition which will last for 6 months starting October 2021, is set to welcome 192 countries participating and millions of visitors globally. A celebration of culture, innovation, and collaboration, if you are excited to visit Expo 2021, this article is for you!

Spread across the spacious 4.5 sq. km, this mega event has something for everyone. At this attraction, you will experience live performances by renowned artists, explore individually themed pavilions, technology, educational and skill-enhancing workshops, recreational parks for kids to innovative products, and more. Moreover, you can also meet the mascots, dine at renowned restaurants, and shop till you drop! The World Expo 2021 promises a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, so do not miss your chance! If you reside in the UAE or are planning a trip, we’d definitely recommend visiting this unique Expo at least for a day.

In this blog, we tell you more about this grand extravaganza and why you should be excited!

What is Expo 2021 Dubai UAE?

The Expo 2021 is a mega international event that aims to create awareness and address challenges faced by humanity on a global level. A platform that offers many opportunities such as networking, building corporate relationships and promoting innovation. At the Expo 2021, you will explore individual pavilions of 190 participating countries showcasing their national cultures and technologies. 

So, get ready to experience Emirati hospitality, the UAE’s values of inclusion, and cooperation.

Dubai Expo 2021

What is the main theme of Expo 2021?

The theme of Expo 2021 is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – to build partnerships that will inspire ideas and propel growth in the future. Sub-themes focus on opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. The theme reflects everything from its production, execution to display.

What is the purpose of Dubai Expo 2020?

The Dubai Expo 2021 has something for everyone. With just a few months away, there is a lot of family-friendly activities for you and your children. The purpose of Expo 2021 is to bring millions of people together for a global celebration. The entertainment quotient is definitely certain and is for every age group with variant tastes. You will always find something exciting at the venue, with jam-packed programs of live performances, cultural experiences, mascots, games, and more.

What is the new date of the Dubai Expo?

The Expo 2021 Dubai is scheduled to take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Book your tickets on Thrillark and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you just cannot miss. The Expo 2021 Dubai will be fully functional every day between 10:00 am to 1:00 am on weekdays and 10:00 am to 2:00 am on weekends and public holidays.

What is the Dubai World Expo 2020 Location

Dubai Expo 2020 Tickets

AED 270

Tickets are available on Thrillark with transfers

How to book on Thrillark


Thrillark is easy to use!

Step 1: Find the activity on the website

Step 2: Click Book Now to continue to the payment page

After your booking is confirmed, you will receive your vouchers/tickets via email. You’re all set to have an amazing Expo 2021 experience!

If you are new to Thrillark, follow our ‘how-to book on Thrillark’ guide for step-by-step instruction which is easy to follow

Reasons why you should be excited



Set to host 192 pavilions, you will experience interactive exhibits, live entertainment, memorable meeting spaces, quirky hangouts, and plenty more. Each and every country will conform to the theme of the exhibition. Besides country-based pavilions, you will also find other interesting pavilions designed around the theme of Connecting Minds which will have activities based on Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. You will also find mascot-inspired pavilions which are designed to treat kids and grown-ups alike. 


There will be three huge parks – Al Wasl Plaza, Al Forsan Park, and Jubilee Park where your children and your little ones can play. They can also spend some time at open-air activities, parties, and events or have a gala time interacting with other children, get up close to meet the mascots, and participate in fun games that will keep them entertained for hours. Want to celebrate a special occasion? Expo 2021 is a perfect hangout destination if you want to host birthdays, corporate events & picnics, and more.


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Cultural performances

You can start your visit at the first-ever Emirati Opera of Al Wasl, a two-hour opera performance,  so make sure you do not miss this! Spend some time exploring the art, music, dance, storytelling, and more than 60 live performances. These will highlight  Dubai’s rich culture and heritage. You will get an opportunity to see famous artists such as composer Maha Gargash, Mohammed Fairouz, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, and a librettist performing, and can also be part of many workshops which are held for children. 

Moreover, you can also experience pop-up theatres, flash mobs, sports events, augmented reality, space explorations, and even national day celebrations. An action-packed day, there is enough to keep you coming back. Imagine embarking on an experience where you learn about history, culture while engaging in different kinds of entertainment.

Bird eye’s view

Want to make your Expo 2021 visit more enthralling? Experience a unique rotating observation tower that offers a great view of the domes, parks, shamianas, and architectural structures right from the top. Make sure that you get a perfect shot of Dubai’s skyline and Expo 2021 in the background.

Ride A Huge Slide

This may be very interesting for children of every age. Visit the three-story Luxembourg Pavilion, where you and your children can enjoy a spectacular view of Expo 2021 as they slide down a transparent slide on the building’s exterior.

Experience the Exercise Game

If you are visiting with kids, then you would understand the constant nagging to get them engaged in the activities and stay active at the Expo 2021. At this place, your children can see the best of both worlds with the phenomenon of ‘exercise gaming’, which will use inventive ways of combining technology and activity to create a fitness craze.



Calling out all food-lovers to experience a food paradise! Dive into a world of more than 50 types of cuisines and over 200 eateries and go on a gastronomic adventure. Whether you are a connoisseur or picky eater, there’s plenty of food delicacies available for you! Not just this, you will experience and notice that your food is being prepared using virtual and augmented reality. What can be more surprising, isn’t it? 

Explore and eat from over 50 restaurants, 200+ F&B outlets, and select your favorite food from over 300 dishes to binge on at the Dubai Expo 2021. The restaurants make sure that you find something that suits your palate – be it from street bites to old & new favorites to gourmet delights. The prices range from luxurious to pocket-friendly, just in case you want an ultimate top-notch memorable experience.

The food fair is not going to be like the basic cafes and bars, it will highlight the future of food, how augmented reality is making its way into the food sector, how robots may deliver your food very soon, and more. You will experience a blend of flavors and cuisines, we bet you haven’t tried before. And the best part? It is made to suit every palate and budget.


Once you are fully done with exploring the pavilions and relishing some delicious food to satisfy your tastebuds, it’s time to shop at the Dubai Expo 2021. There is much to look forward to and lots to shop for as well. From sustainable to clever products to innovative and ordinary souvenirs, you can find anything that inspires you. Buy smart, spend smart, here is what you can buy:

Camel soaps: Check out the camel soaps which are made with natural ingredients with no artificial colors. A perfect buy for your skincare regime, this product is designed by a homegrown brand called the Camel Soap Factory and is environment friendly too

Coffee & chocolates: Try out the Karam coffee and handmade chocolates by Mirzam. These are curated especially for the Dubai Expo 2021 with a boast of rich cocoa beans imported from Asia and Africa. If you are visiting Dubai for the first time, a trip to these is a must-try 

Well, your shopping spree does not stop here, explore and walk around the kiosks to find official merchandise, eco-friendly accessories, gifts, souvenirs, gadgets, and more. There is a lot that awaits you at the Dubai Expo 2021.

How to reach the Expo 2021

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If you are taking the road, the Dubai Expo 2021 is quite close to the main city center of Dubai. You can easily find a cab from Downtown Dubai and reach the venue within 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. 

If you are coming from the airport, you can take a taxi or metro

By Car/Taxi:

The drive from the airport to the destination is around 40-50 minutes. You could book a cab or take the local taxi that would cost about AED 100. If you take a shared taxi, it would cost you around AED 10 per person. If you are driving by yourself, please note, there is plenty of parking space available too.  

By Metro:

If you want to take the metro, board a metro from the Dubai Red Line which has been extended to the Dubai Expo 2021 site. So, traveling by metro is very easy. The ticket costs are cheaper and take less time for you to reach your destination.

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La Perle Dubai: Why Should You Visit Dubai’s Most Spectacular Show

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If you are yet to see the heart-stopping show, La Perle by Dragone, it is time that you grab yourself a bargain with the Super Saver Deals

From now until 30th September 2020 La Perle Dubai tickets will be available starting from AED 499 for VIP seating, AED 219 for Gold seating, AED169 for Silver seating and Bronze tickets from 119 AED. These rates can be redeemed on shows until the end of this month. The La Perle offers are a super saver deal and also includes some quick snacks such as popcorn and soda. 

A new and one-of-a-kind aqua show located in Al Habtoor city on Sheikh Zayed Road, La Perle has reopened its doors for the public adhering to the current public health protocols. The staff will be wearing masks and gloves with a comprehensive and robust cleaning schedule.  Theatre seats will be cleaned between each show as you book the best available seats to ensure proper spacing. While you can sit together in families or groups, you are also allowed to  buy food & beverages at the Theatre and consume them at your seats. 

Whether you are visiting again, or never seen a show before, want to plan a fun family outing with children or friends, this is a perfect excuse. Join the fun and get ready to witness Dubai’s Number One Show. 

Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Book

What is the story of La Perle Dubai?

La Perle is a one-of-a-kind aqua show holding 2.7 million litres of water that quickly transforms the stage from dry to wet in an instant. #1 show in the region is all set to bring you an extravaganza evening with 65 top-notch artists from 23 different countries performing live in Al Habtoor City. Known as the technologically-advanced theatre productions in the world, feel embedded and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring stunts and special effects that leave you speechless. La Perle Dubai is influenced by the city’s rich culture, vibrant present and aspirational future – bringing a new era of live entertainment to tourists and residents alike!

What are the La Perle Dubai Shows about?

La Perle Dubai shows run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. There are plenty of shows for you to watch until December 2020 as La Perle performs 2 shows nightly and 10 shows weekly. From artists performing aquatic and aerial stunts including acrobats, motorbikes, divers diving from 25 meters high (yes, the stage features a diving pool), the shows are ready to stun you at every move and it is really more than just the ‘wow’ factor. You will clap with pride or gasp at times, as the athletes on stage perform. The storyline was written keeping the spirit of Dubai, making this a great option for residents as well as a visiting traveller.

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What time does the show run?

La Perle timings are 7:00pm and 9:30pm on weekdays from Tuesdays to Fridays. and 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays. There are no shows on Sundays and Mondays. You can access the shows schedule until December 2020 on the website.

La Perle Stage Shows

What is the seating like?

The 270-degree seating provides a different perspective of the breathtaking action unfolding in the tailor-made aqua theatre. Witness the stage flood with water and drain in a matter of seconds as the artists perform mind-blowing aqua and aerial feats up-close. The 1,288-seat theatre contains 14 rows, which offers an intimate experience and gets you face-to-face with the action. La Perle has five tiers of best seats starting with Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and VIP seats on request

  • Bronze: 183 seats:  Unbelievable value less than 14 rows from the stage
  • Silver: 501 seats:  Stunning views with a great perspective
  • Gold: 496 seats:  Premium locations closest to the action
  • Platinum: 54 seats: Premium seating with a great view of the show. As a Platinum guest, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary valet parking. Once inside the theatre, you will have access to the VIP lounge.  
  • VIP: 54 seats: Enter through an exclusive VIP lounge area, where you can hang out pre-show and have complimentary savory and sweet snacks, candy, and beverages. VIPs will be able to enjoy the show with great views and larger seats

Where is La Perle Located?

Located in the heart of Dubai at Al Habtoor City, La Perle is easily accessible from all areas of Dubai with direct access from Sheikh Zayed Road and walking distance to the Dubai Canal. The venue also provides self-park and valet to its guests and can be availed on site. You also have an option to call for a taxi and hire car which is available on site. The Al Habtoor City is surrounded by three five-star hotels alongside three luxurious residential towers and the newly launched Dubai Water Canal. If you wish to spend some more time around the City, enjoy its landmarks and retail outlets with multiple restaurants as well. 

Insider Tips

  1. Easy access to sensational food & beverage offerings, all within walking distance of the theatre.  Choose between a great variety of more than 20 restaurants and bars including Zoco, Babiole, Level 44 and City Grill
  2. La Perle is accessible for guests with disabilities including elevators, ramps and accessible seats
  3. Children under the age of 2 years are not permitted into La Perle Dubai. We encourage guests under the age of eighteen (18) years to be accompanied by an adult
  4. The dress code is smart casuals
  5. You are allowed to photograph, however without flash and laser pointers 
  6. There is complimentary public WiFi at La Perle Dubai
  7. There is a medical team on site for each show
La Perle Dubai Aqua Show

So, what are you waiting for?

If you’re a fan of theatre (and a good deal), hurry up and secure your tickets. With La Perle taking place twice a night, five days a week throughout the summer, there are plenty of chances to watch it.

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