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Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai

1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022, 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Following its award-winning pavilion at the 2015 Expo Milan, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities is pleased to announce the participation of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Expo 2020 Dubai is an ideal opportunity to highlight the successes and developments in the Arab world, with Bahrain playing an important role towards these achievements. The overarching theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, which will be explored through three sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.


Running from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits, with 70% of all visitors coming from outside the UAE, thus giving Bahrain a unique opportunity to promote its cultural sites and enhance its trade relations with the world.


The Bahrain pavilion will focus on the theme of Density as an enabler of opportunities; an intricate exploration of the dense natural and urban compositions of Bahrain. Bahrain’s relatively small geography has defined its development throughout the ages and the Pavilion will showcase the way in which scarcity of land has naturally led to density in its development. This specific regional attribute of density has obliged the islands to constantly reinvent themselves on the limited land available, and by doing so garnered a mentality of trade, entrepreneurship and innovation, representing one of the country’s biggest strengths and distinctiveness.