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How to get a ‘passport stamp’ from each country at Expo 2020 Dubai

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Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai are invited to embark on a world tour – without accumulating a single air mile.

Members of the public can create a treasured memento of the first staging of the World’s Fair in the Middle East by collecting stamps from more than 200 pavilions – 191 of which represent countries – to constitute a special event passport.

The document encourages Expo tourists to soak up as much international culture as possible during the spectacular six months.

The passport was presented at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal. Since then it has become one of the most popular Expo memorabilia for visitors who want to keep track of all the different international pavilions.

The version of Expo 2020 draws on the heritage of the United Arab Emirates and connects the past with the present.

Just like a real passport, the document comes with enhanced security features such as a unique number, an area to include a passport-sized photo, personal information and watermarked images hidden on each of its pages, ensuring that no two documents are identical.

The 50-page booklet contains drawings and images of the three thematic pavilions – Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, as well as Al Wasl Plaza – the crown jewel of the Expo site.

To celebrate the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, a special page stamped in gold leaf pays homage to Sheikh Zayed, the founding father.

The Dubai skyline and other elements relating to the United Arab Emirates are also included in the illustrations.

Visitors will also receive an exclusive stamp on December 2, the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

Costing 20 Dh, the Expo 2020 Dubai passport is available in all official Expo 2020 Dubai stores on the South Dubai site, the Expo 2020 store in Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport and online.

Expo 2020 Dubai opens on October 1 and is expected to include more than 200 participants as well as businesses, multilateral organizations and educational institutions.

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Updated: September 28, 2021 08:26