Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed by a year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a request was sent to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) from the government of the United Arab Emirates for a one-year postponement of the Expo. As required, two third majority of the BIE Member States, including Norway, voted for a postponement.

A formal decision has been made to postpone the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021. It will last for six months, until 31 March 2022.

A statement from the Expo organisers, read "Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all after a two-thirds majority of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Member States voted in favour of postponing the next World Expo by one year. The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19. It also allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time."

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