Spain Pavilion at Dubai 2020

Spain Pavilion at Dubai 2020

International Expos
01 October 2001 - 31 March 2022
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first global event held in the Middle East. Spain will be one of the leading participants at the event, which will bring together over 200 countries and international organisations in a convergence of innovation, business and culture.


Connecting minds, creating the future is the theme of Expo 2o2o Dubai, a global event to showcase Spain

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is the SOE in charge of managing Spain’s presence in world and international expos. The Spain Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed by Amman-Cánovas-Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos S.L.P., will be a meeting and reception space available to all companies and institutions seeking to boost their presence and visibility. The concept “Intelligence for life” will be the underlying theme for showing the talent and vitality of Spanish companies so that ideas and knowledge can be shared and a vision for the future built.

World Online School Chess Tournament. Expo Dubai 2020

The Spain Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020, in line with the theme of this universal exposition of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" invites all member countries to participate in an event that aims to "increase intelligence for life" and expand awareness of the potential of chess as a key educational tool, as supported by sound scientific studies.​

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Excellent visibility for companiess

For six months, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the point of convergence for the global community, a splendid opportunity to showcase the most creative image of Spain and its business landscape. More than 25 million people are expected to arrive, of which 70% are international visitors. The time of year in which the event will take place and the strategic location of the emirate guarantee a high turnout from professional visitors and extraordinary visibility for Spanish business collaborators.

 An event of exceptional public interest

The Spain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is considered to be an event of exceptional public interest. This declaration promotes the participation of the private sector and offers collaborating companies significant incentives stemming from article 27 of the law on the fiscal regime governing non-profit organisations and tax breaks for patronage (49/2002 of 23 December).

Connecting minds, creating the future

The general slogan is divided into three major areas: opportunity, mobility and sustainability. The challenges of humanity require innovative solutions in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

→ The Expo is located in an area that is at its economic height and home to an airport, free trade zone and investment parks.
→ The location facilitates logistical and operational efficiency for participants as well as international visibility with maximum security measures.
→ The venue can accommodate the arrival and access of 60,000 visitors during peak hours. 
→ Al Wasl Square is the centre of the venue, a symbolic yet functional space where three districts converge. 
→ In addition to the pavilions, it houses indoor and outdoor spaces with capacities ranging from 120 to 15,000 people.
→ Once the Expo is over, the venue will be reconverted into the city’s District 2020, which will be comprised of green and residential zones with flexible and collaborative work spaces.

Dossier "Become a Sponsor"↓ An opportunity for Spanish companies

Expo Dubai in numbers

25 M visitors
70 % international visitors
200 Hectares of the Expo venue
+ 200 restaurants
+ 200 Participants (countries, corporations, multinational organisations and academic institutions)
12 Lineal kilometres of shade
60 Live shows every day
3000.000 maximum visitors capacity
From 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 from 10am to 2am.
Pavilions will remain open until 10pm.

Strategic location of the Spain Pavilion

Thanks to its location, it can attract a large volume of visitors. Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the Spain Pavilion in 173 days.

The building

Iconic force, sustainability and design in 6,000m2.
The square is covered by impressive cones whose function is to cool down the public space.
Based on the principles of a circular economy, the project plans to give the building a second life by reusing the venue or some of its components.

Spatial organisation
• The square offers various interconnected spaces, covered by the cones.
• The atrium connects the square with the belowground level and houses a large artistic installation.
• The below-ground level houses the theatre and the exhibition gallery.

Visitor pathway

Slogan: Spain, Intelligence for life

The slogan sums up the priority communication objectives of the Pavilion: our resourcefulness, capacity for innovation and our drive to preserve a good quality of life on the planet, for us and future generations.
The Pavilion will present and represent Spain at the Expo, a privileged event for boosting the country’s brand and a unique platform for scientific, technological, business and cultural diplomacy.
The visit to the Spain Pavilion must be an unforgettable experience for visitors and a display for the capabilities and contributions of our creative and productive landscape.


Twitter: @ExpoSpain2020
Instagram: @ExpoSpain2020
Facebook: @ExpoSpain2020
Hashtags: #ExpoSpain202 #Expo2020
Expo Dubai 2020 launches the dissemination, innovation and financing programs 'Global Best Practice' and 'Expo Live':
®'Global Best Practice' 
®'Expo Live'
Expo 2020 is a business opportunity for Spanish companies. Expo Dubai 2020 has set up a system of registration of suppliers open for all contracts.
The web page enabled for the registration of companies and professionals interested in being service providers is
Only registered companies may participate in the contracting and bidding processes.
More info >

The organizers of Expo 2020 are committed to transparency and good governance to address the issue of tenders related to the Expo itself. Therefore, they have launched a shopping portal (  where companies of any size and even individuals can register regardless of which country they are established in. From this portal, users can access the different opportunities as they are published and submit their proposals.

→ See all tender competitions for the Spain Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 (in Spanish)

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