Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai

Start Date October 1, 2021
End Date March 31, 2022
Venue Dubai South district
Country United Arab Emirates

The first world expo to be held in the region, Expo 2020 Dubai is set to welcome 190 participating countries and millions of visitors from across the globe. It aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning across everything from innovations and architecture to collaboration and business opportunities.

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

There are three sub-themes: Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility. Under the Sustainability sub-theme, participants are encouraged to explore the need to live in balance with the world we inhabit, embracing alternative sources of food, water, as well as clean and renewable energy, and reassess how we can preserve the planet. There are several pavilions representing this sub-theme, of which the details for the ones from Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore are listed below.


The pavilion’s Energising Sustainability theme, designed by Hijjas Architects Planners, will capture Malaysia’s commitment to balance socio-economic progress with environmental concerns, to ensure a secure and sustainable future. The “MyButterflyEffect” campaign is a holistic and capacious concept to encourage and empower Malaysians towards new thinking, actions and outcomes, where a small positive change can result in impactful desirable outcomes.

The Philippines

Designed by BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design, the organic shape of the coral reef will draw visitors to the Philippine Pavilion, where defined, free-flowing, open spaces seek to reflect how the Filipino culture embraces openness, meaningful encounters, and are connected globally by travel and technology. The multi-level structure will be built on the idea of connectivity and permeability, enabling visitors to experience the island nation and its resilient, creative people.


Showcasing Singapore’s urban innovations, the net-zero energy pavilion designed by WOHA explores the journey towards liveability and resilience. It will feature a rainforest powered by a self-sustaining ecosystem, offering visitors an immersive three-dimensional greenery experience through interactive exhibits and programmes. For more information, please visit https://www.futurarc.com/new/woha-designs-the-singapore-pavilion-for-the-2020-world-expo-in-dubai/.