THE BEACH opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Marina will be the venue for a mega event on Friday 20th October 2017, to mark the countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai, “the festival of human ingenuity”. The event is to be hosted by Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade.
The free-to-attend event, which will be held from 4.30 to 10pm, will provide residents and tourists a glimpse of what Expo 2020 Dubai is and launch the official volunteer registration programme for the event. The portal www.volunteers.ae/expo2020 which has been set up with the Ministry of Community Development will go live during the function. The family-friendly evening will feature an array of Expo-themed activities, many of which will be based around innovations showcased at previous World Expos. They include everything from the Ferris Wheel, television set and gramophone to the zipper, ice cream cone and American classics like ketchup, hamburgers and hotdogs. There will also be a six-metre high zip line that will offer a thrilling ride for visitors and an ‘Expo-vation’ on the beach, where the desert discovery of the jewellery that inspired the Expo logo will be recreated.