The star-studded opening ceremony for Dubai Expo 2020 will be broadcasted live to over 430 places across the UAE, allowing anyone to take part in the extravaganza regardless of where they are.

Three huge fireworks display will be held in Dubai the next night, marking the first full day of the Expo in a spectacular visual celebration commemorating the journey from winning the bid in 2013 to the opening.

Today, viewing parties for the opening ceremony will be held across the country to thank the country for its support and to invite everyone to come together to celebrate this historic occasion.

Screens will be installed in locations ranging from airports and shopping malls to hotels and other landmarks, relaying the incredible music and cultural performances live.

World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, Grammy-nominated actress, singer, and songwriter Andra Day, platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, international mega-star pianist Lang Lang, and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo are among those set to perform.

The fireworks displays will take place on Friday evening, beginning at 20:20, in Dubai Festival City, the Frame, and the Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah, with each location hosting its own celebration.

The Pointe and Dubai Festival City will both interweave their fountains into a spectacular light and sound performance based on Expo 2020, while The Frame’s façade will be lit up in Expo colours.

Flags of participating countries will be displayed at each, along with booths for purchasing Expo 2020 tickets on the ground.

Emaar’s Rove, Armani, Address Hotels & Resorts, and Vida Hotels & Resorts, as well as Accor, Marriot, Hilton, IHG, Rotana, Jumeirah, Hyatt International, and Atlantis the Palm, are among the hotels on the list of streaming venues for the opening ceremony.

Many Expo 2020 Partners, including Dulsco, Terminus Group, L’Oreal, and Nissan, are throwing Opening Ceremony viewing parties for their employees.

Emirates, the official airline partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, will broadcast the event live from its first and business class lounges around the world.

Expo 2020 Dubai tickets are available online and through more than 2,500 authorised ticket resellers worldwide, including online travel agencies, tour operators, hotel groups, and airlines from more than 100 markets.

Watch the Expo 2020 opening ceremony live here from 19.30 GST today.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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