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Khaleej Times is bringing you all the action live from the venue today. Stay tuned!

All roads, Metro and bus routes lead to Expo 2020 Dubai today, as it ushers in the world for the greatest show ever. The venue’s three giant gates are now open — exactly 2,864 days of meticulous planning, will and self-belief after the UAE won the bid to host the region’s first World Expo.

Our journalists are fanned out across the three thematic districts of the Expo — Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity — to bring you all the action live to your mobile and desktop screens. Stay tuned!

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8.32am

Take the shuttle bus… or walk!

Shuttle buses at the Mobility car park run every 5 minutes, but with the venue just five minutes away, you can head over on foot too.


8.20am

All aboard!

KT journalists Nandini Sircar and Neeraj Murali have boarded the Metro, which opened at 8am — two hours before its usual operating schedule.


8.11am

All roads lead to Expo

The Metro is, of course, not the only way to get to the world’s greatest show. Watch KT journo Abdul Karim Hanif talk about driving down to the site this morning.



8am

Train ride to remember

Today, October 1, marks a major milestone in the Expo journey, as Route 2020 launches its first official journey for the general public.

A massive area has been allocated at Jebel Ali Station for underground parking and commuters who wish to take the train can avail of this facility to park their cars free of cost.

Roads were devoid of traffic as usual this morning — but, no doubt, they will soon get busy as the UAE gears up for an action-packed weekend.

Today also marks the first full day of the Expo after the inauguration of the site that held its gala, star-studded opening ceremony on Thursday evening.

The anticipation has reached fever pitch as we head to the mega event, which is a voyage of hope, invention and collaboration with several architectural marvels.

Route 2020 runs from Al Rashidiya station on the Red Line to Expo 2020 station. The fare cost Dh7.5. Metro users can also top up their Nol cards if they wish to avoid standing in the queue.




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