A view of the Al Wasl Dome at Expo City Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Expo City Dubai is preparing to open on Sept.1 ahead of a full relaunch on Oct.1, its organisers said.
Ahead of the official opening of the Expo City Dubai site, visitors are invited to discover two of its most popular pavilions, Alif and Terra that marks the first chapter of Expo City Dubai's journey.
Tickets, which cost Dhs50 per person per venue, are available on the Expo website and can be purchased at four Expo City Dubai ticket offices from Sept.1.
Garden in the Sky will also open on Sept.1, with its breathtaking 360 degree views, with tickets priced at Dhs30 each.
The attractions are free for children up to 12 years old and for People of Determination.
Terra, a global example of sustainable best practice in architecture and design, will encourage visitors to reevaluate their relationship to the environment through an immersive journey through the ocean and the forest, while Alif will carry explorers through time and across new horizons to discover how mobility has guided human progress throughout history.
Alif and Terra will be open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, while Garden in the Sky will open from 3 pm to 6 pm, until 10 am to 6 pm from Sept.16.
Other Expo 2020 Dubai favorites including Al Wasl Plaza, Surreal Fountain, Women's Pavilion and the Vision Pavilion, along with the play areas and children's carousel will open in October.
By the end of the year, the Opportunity Pavilion will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, a new addition highlighting the history and impact of the World Expo and celebrating the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo City Dubai is also awaiting the return of students from the United Arab Emirates, with the preparation of the Expo School program, an impressive and constantly evolving range of immersive educational experiences, exhibits and interactive workshops reflecting the themes of the pavilions.
Much of Expo City Dubai's public realm will be open and free to visit.
Visitors can choose to walk, while buggies, Expo Explorer, eScooters and eBikes are also available (paid services).
Expo City Dubai is easily accessible by metro, car and taxi.
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