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Qatar Pavilion at EXPO 2020

  • Date

    October 1st – March 31st 2021

  • Location

    Dubai, UAE

  • Timings

    10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

This October, get ready to experience the first ever World Expo conducted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), where the world comes together to reimagine tomorrow. With over 200 participants that include countries, businesses, educational institutions and more the Expo 2020 has prepared to create the most diverse experience that offers immersive cultural experiences and highlights the uniqueness of each country through their dedicated pavilions.

Qatar’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, created under the theme ‘Qatar: The Future is Now’, reflects the country's pioneering position in leading change, considering its vision and experiences.

Expo 2020 experiences 

  • Art & culture

  • Architecture

  • Food, livelihood & entertainment

  • Business & entrepreneurship

  • Education programs

  • Innovation & technology

  • Business & entrepreneurship

  • Sports, fitness & wellbeing

Based on the belief that uniting the world can catalyse the exchange of new perspectives to make the world a better place, the much-awaited Expo 2020 Dubai, is created around its core theme: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.

The universal exhibition of Expo 2020 centers on the three sub-themes - sustainability, mobility and opportunity that aim to inspire visitors from around the world to preserve and protect the planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future. Experience the essence of these themes all through the participating pavilions from 191 countries, various Expo partners and other thematic signature pavilions spread across three distinct streets named after the sub-themes.

The districts of Expo 2020 and their experiences 

Sustainability district

Witness the possibility of harmonizing nature with technology at the Sustainability district where some of the world’s most advanced technology is showcased in action.                                                                  

Opportunity district

Meet and learn about the people who are translating dreams and aspirations into the realities of tomorrow. Get inspired and be empowered to shape the future by unlocking your capabilities.

Mobility district

Experience the harmonious connections built between the physical and digital worlds to drive the world forward where innovations, ideas, information and goods are exchanged faster than ever.

With an estimation of having millions of visitors from around the world, to attend and glorify this international event, Expo 2020 is set to create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever. See you there. 

Qatar Pavilion at EXPO 2020

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The future is now.

Visit the Qatar pavilion at Expo 2020

The Qatar pavilion at Expo 2021 Qatar’s story to life

The Qatar pavilion at Expo 2020 is set to welcome the world and join hands in creating a sustainable future while taking every step to make the world a better place. Located within the Sustainability district, the Qatar pavilion is set to symbolize its progressive outlook of the future while remaining true to its culture and heritage. Experience the vision of the nation as you interact with our immersive and informative pavilion.

Having drawn inspiration from the coat of arms of Qatar, the Qatar pavilion is architecture as a modern interpretation of the 4 elements that are at the core of the national emblem of the State of Qatar;

- the two crossed and curved swords, encompassing a Dhow and

- an island with two palm trees

The Qatar Pavilion serves as an architectural beacon at this world-class exhibition mirrors the state’s pioneering vigour, harmonious sense of giving, and powerful character while paying tribute to the mightiest swords and sails representative of the country’s history and culture.

Qatar pavilion at a glance 

Elements that form the Qatar pavilion

  • The Dhow
  • Palm Trees
  • The Swords
  • Water

1. The Dhow showcased in an ascending geometric form represents the wafting form of the Dhow’s sails. 

2. The palm trees that create an abstract fusion of entwined palm trees is manifested through the sculptural monument.

3. The swords represented by the intertwining Dhows encompasses the building form.

4. The integrated water features of the Qatar pavilion represent the Arabian Gulf encompassing Qatar.

“When I see all these dynamics working together, I can visualise it, all these mosaics coming together to create a beautiful picture of the future.” 

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Co-founder and chairperson of Qatar Foundation.

Interact with our illusion showcases that are built around our key themes 

Qatar Pavilion at EXPO 2020

Continue to explore the pavilion’s key exhibit showcase and get excited to learn all about the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ through spectacular holographic content displayed at Gallery 1.

Get excited to enjoy a deeply immersive audio-visual experience combining sound, light and vision using our immersive installations at Gallery 2, which moves from impressionistic evocations to stunning imagery. It is sure to leave you wanting for more.

Qatar welcomes you to the future

The future is now


Qatar is a place of surprising beauty. Rich in traditions with many world class cultural museums and institutions.


Qatar is nurturing human potential with education and university programmes for life long learning.


Qatar is a supporter of the arts. Connecting globally. Driving innovation in science and technology – to grow the future.


Qatar is investing wisely for sustainable development – from protection of the environment, green building to providing opportunities for the growth of human capital.


Qatar is connecting the world through its top-ranking transport links – a safe place to live, visit and do business.  


Qatar is a nation with a vision and passion to meet challenges in a changing world – from careful management of the pandemic to being first to bring new ideas, and global events to the region.

For over a century World Expo has been known to have provided a platform to showcase and elevate innovations that paved way for growth and transformation in this world. Begun in 1851, the World Expo took place in London, England and was called the Great Exhibition that was created for different nations to come together to showcase the latest innovative solutions to the problems of the time.

The Expo is held every five years and lasts up to six months creating an impact that lasts much longer and makes a difference. 

Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2017 - Astana

In 2017, the Qatar pavilion adopted a simple and imaginative approach by creating interesting levels of exhibits within a small footprint. The design encouraged visitors to meander through Qatar’s energy landscape on escalating slopes with animated walls before allowing them to immerse into specific projects. Multi-sensory galleries equipped with vision-scopes and mirrored video mosaics to the visitors as they spiral their way to the end of the pavilion.

Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2015 - Milan

In 2015, the Qatar pavilion represented the urban layout of traditional markets, or souqs, emulating the internal paths carved out to pave the way from one kiosk to another. The pavilion staged the latest technologies in a holistic, interactive and informative experience: it created an oasis of innovation, invention, energy, industry and green technologies.

Some of the world’s most famous inventions 

  • Ford Mustang

  • Telephone

  • Ice cream cones

  • The Ferris Wheel

  • Cherry Coke

  • IMAX movies

  • Business & entrepreneurship

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Qatar Pavilion at EXPO 2020