The Dubai Expo 2020 has entered its third week. It has become pretty evident that there is plenty to keep visitors busy for the next six-months.
For those who believe that they cannot attend the expo because of the entry fees, there is some good news. The Expo 2020 organisers are offering free entry to a number of different residents in the UAE.
This complimentary access is being given to the following people:
- Those under 18,
- seniors aged 60 and over,
- people with disabilities,
- taxi and busdrivers, and
- people that work in the hospitality sector.
- Expo volunteers
Here is a list of FAQs for those who wish to visit for free.
How can housemaids and nannies gain free entry?
Those employed as housemaids and nannies should approach the ticket offices at any of the four entry gates and present proof of employment, for eg: a residency visa stating that they are a nanny or a housekeeper.
Are the tickets available online?
The tickets are not available for online advance purchase. One of the ticket offices is below the Expo metro station.
Should the sponsor family accompany the nannies and housemaids on their visit to the Expo?
No, they can either visit the Expo 2020 alone or with their employer. There is also no limit set on the number of free visits throughout the Expo’s term. Although one must obtain a new ticket every time.
Can Bus and Taxi drivers visit the Expo site for free?
Yes. Bus and taxi drivers under the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are entitled to free entry. They must provide valid proof of occupation, such as an ID card or residency visa stating their employment status. This can only be used once during the six month duration.
Is the EXPO 2020 accessible for People with Disabilities?
The event is completely accessible for PWDs. All arrangements have been made to make this experience comfortable for them.
For those who can not attend the event free of cost, day tickets, multi-day passes and season passes are also available. Passes for 18 to 59-year-olds can be bought from the Expo 2020 Dubai online ticket office.
Day tickets cost Dh95, while multi-day passes are Dh195 and are valid for 30 days starting from the first day of use. The season pass will last you the full six months and will cost Dh495.
Organisers have also introduced a special month-long pass for October for the budget price of Dh95.