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How to reach the Expo


Organize your trip to Dubai ahead of time with your travel agency or go online.

In Italy there are direct flights to Dubai from Bologna, Venice, Rome, and Milan with Emirates and direct flights to Abu Dhabi from Rome with Etihad. Before traveling find out about the health requisites required by the UAE due to Covid-19.

Expo 2020 will take place in the area called “Dubai South.” We suggest you take the red subway line and get off at the “Expo 2020” stop. This new station can host 36,000 passengers each hour.

Dubai offers a very satisfactory number of taxis managed by private companies who are always on call at main hotels and airports. We also suggest you download the “Careem” or “Uber” App which can greatly facilitate a taxi search for distant sections of town.

The San Marino Pavilion is located in the “Opportunity” thematic district, which is a 10-minute walk from the main entrance. The three thematic districts at the Expo are connected by shuttles.

At the main entrance you will have to provide a valid original ID and ticket. For security reasons, backpacks and bags will be checked at the entrance.

Accomodations


Dubai is a tourist destination with a vast selection of hotels and apartments. Check out the main platforms to book your hotel online or ask a travel agency.

 

The San Marino Pavilion does not offer accommodation services for visitors.

How should I dress?


Dressing light is appropriate year round, but you may need to bring some heavier clothing (e.g. sweaters) during the winter or if there is air conditioning.

 

Generally, there are no rigid dress codes, but you should respect the local culture: for example, tight or provocative clothing is not advised, especially in places families may go to, like malls and restaurants.

 

During your stay we suggest you wear sunscreen and always carry a bottle of water with you.

Expo

Expo Admission

When will Expo 2020 be held?

Expo 2020 will last six months and will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

 

When is Expo 2020 open to the public?

Expo 2020 Dubai:

Monday to Friday: 10 am – 1 am

Saturday, Sunday, Special days: 10 am – 2 am

 

When is the San Marino Pavilion open?

Monday to Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm

Tickets

Where can I buy Expo 2020 Dubai tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online or directly at the Expo entrance gate.

A day ticket costs 120 DH (around € 27) whereas a three-day pass costs 260 DH (around € 58)

- Online: ticket catalogue;

- At the Expo 2020 entrance gate.

N.B. The San Marino Pavilion cannot sell any tickets to the public.

Any discounts?

Expo 2020 is open to everyone. Discounts will be available to students or those between the ages of 6 and 17, children up to 5 years old, adults over 65, and individuals with disabilities. In order to qualify for the discount, you must show an original valid ID. To buy student tickets, you need to show your student ID.

- Students of any age: half price;

- Handicapped: free + half price for chaperons; 

- Children up to 5 years old: free;

- Adults over 65: free;

- Between the ages of 6 and 17: half price.

San Marino Pavilion

Visit us


You should wait in line at the entrance. Our staff will be at your disposal and will do everything possible to shorten wait times. Ask the staff for any additional information.

 

Can I schedule a visit? Yes. Download the Pavilion App to book your visit.

 

How can I book a group visit?

We organize guided tours of the San Marino Pavilion for private groups, schools, economic delegations, and sponsors. Our staff can organize guided tours of the Pavilion and also accompany guests inside the venue.

 

Is admission to the San Marino Pavilion free?

All national pavilions, including the one belonging to San Marino, offer free admission. You can visit the San Marino Pavilion as many times as you like, just wait your turn in line.

 

Accessibility


Does the San Marino Pavilion have priority access?

The Pavilion is accessible to everyone. People with disabilities or in wheelchairs, pregnant women, adults over 65, and families with small children under the age of 5 are eligible for priority access.

 

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, strollers can access the Pavilion.

 

Can people in wheelchairs access the Pavilion?

Yes, they may access the San Marino Pavilion but we suggest they be accompanied by a chaperone in order to fully enjoy the experience. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. Our staff will be happy to help.

Activities


Where can I find the Pavilion’s events and activities list?

All of the Pavilion’s events and activities are listed on our web site.

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Can private events be organized?

We can organize, according to the Pavilion’s crowd capacity, different types of events in our VIP Lounge on the first floor or in the Pavilion after hours.

For reservations, More info

Services


Is there free Wi-Fi access at the Pavilion?

Wi-Fi is available at no cost throughout the entire Expo area.

 

Are photos and videos allowed?

In the San Marino Pavilion you may take photos and videos for personal use only, unless otherwise indicated. You cannot use a flash, tripod, or extensions for cameras.

 

Please be respectful of others while taking photos. Always ask for permission before taking a picture of someone from the United Arab Emirates or any person living in the country, especially if they are women.

 

Is food and drink allowed in the Pavilion?

No, unfortunately, in respect of Expo rules, this is not allowed. VIP Lounge access is only for VIP guests, sponsors, institutional/commercial delegations, and the media, through reservation.

 

Visitors cannot bring food or beverages inside the Pavilion display area.

 

Alcohol consumption in public, and at the Expo, is strictly prohibited. Instead, alcohol is permitted only inside the national Pavilions that have a bar, restaurant, or VIP Lounge, or during special events held at the national Pavilions (invitation only).

 

Are you interested in a partnership with the San Marino Pavilion?

For more information, feel free to contact us at infoexpo2020@gov.sm