Updated 09 October 2021
Arab News

6 can’t-miss festive events at Expo 2020 Dubai

6 can’t-miss festive events at Expo 2020 Dubai

From Diwali to New Year’s Eve, read on for the festive events taking place during Expo 2020 Dubai that you should ink into your day planner.


  • Halloween

    Visitors can enjoy a one-hour-long live musical with a soundtrack featuring songs from Halloween classics like “Beetlejuice” and “Phantom of the Opera” at the Dubai Millennium Theater on Oct. 31.

  • Diwali

    From Nov. 4-6, Expo 2020 Dubai will celebrate the festival of lights with a custom show staged at the Al-Wasl Plaza every evening.

  • Christmas

    Al-Wasl Plaza will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with festive décor and a unique show from Dec. 25-28. Visitors can enjoy live performances, Christmas carols and festive projections.

  • New Year’s Eve

    As the clock ticks down to midnight, Expo 2020 Dubai will usher in the New Year with a celebration filled with lights, live music, performances and a stunning fireworks display.

  • Valentine’s Day

    The six-month-long convention will celebrate the day of love with a series of special celebrations on Feb. 14.

  • Mother’s Day

    On March 21, organizers will celebrate mothers everywhere with a heartfelt live show by a children’s choir at the Dubai Millennium Theater.