EXPO Astana 2017

"Future Energy"

This year, the Kazakh capital of Astana will host the Expo 2017 under the theme: “Future Energy” – from June 10 until September 10, 2017. Kazakhstan is the fourth Asian country to have the honour of organising such an event after Japan, South Korea and China.

Executive Summary

Opening: June 10, 2017

Participating countries are set to hold special events marking their respective national days...

Showcasing their customs, traditions, heritage and culture.

The UAE Pavilion Visiting The UAE

Welcome To

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is considered one of the most ideal and widely sought-after tourism hubs and destinations in the world drawing millions of visitors every year. Spread across seven Emirates, the UAE enjoys a highly strategic location connecting east and west with an abundance of pristine sands and beaches which bear witness to the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions, which Emiratis strongly hold on to.

With a message of love and good will, the UAE’s beauty is also testament to its vast economic development and prosperity. As one of the fastest growing nations in the world, the UAE’s aspirations go beyond its warm and captivating sunrises to continually reach new heights of development and achievements.

Information about tourism in the UAE

Flights, hotels, tourist programs, visas, currency exchange, shopping, customs

The 1st edition of EXPO took place in London in 1851 titled “The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations"


The exhibition attracted
six million visitor

It was one of the most important events promoting international relations, cultural diversity and appreciation of technological innovation.


The revenues used to finance the Victoria & Albert Museum

It's the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852


One of the largest
non-commercial global events

The first World Expo was held in the United States in 1876 and featured the first telephone and the first commercial typewriter.

History of EXPO Events

Brussels, Vancouver, Osaka

From the Great London Exhibition in 1851 to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, global expos continued their legacy of innovation and creativity leaving their mark on the world across a wide variety of fields including culture, technology and architecture. The 1958 Brussels Expo was renowned for its Atomium, a giant model of a unit cell of an iron crystal with each sphere representing an atom, and is today considered of Belgium’s key landmarks.

At the world Expo of 1970 in Osaka, Japan, the first prototypes of mobile phones were showcased. At the 1986 world expo in Vancouver, Canada, the topic of transportation took center stage and shed the spotlight on railway electrification systems, suspension railways, gondola boats and water taxis, while the communication cables with the length of nearly 2000 km were utilized during the construction of the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane, Australia, which attracted nearly 16 million visitors.

EXPO events attracts millions of visitors, hundreds of countries & intl. organizations


Paris, France
1889 & 1900

It was attended by more than 50 million people, where many innovations were introduced, such as escalators, diesel engines, Ferris wheels, and sound films (talkies).


Shanghai, China

It was held on the Huangpu River, the theme was "Better City – Better Life", with more than 73 million visitor & 246 countries had participated.


Milano, Italy

The most recent edition of the Expo was held in Milan, Italy, in 2015 bearing the title “Feeding the Planet - Energy for the Life”.

UAE at Expo – A History

The UAE has been participating in the International Expo since 1990, and has left a distinctive mark in all the Expos it has participated in. The UAE pavilion was named the 10th best pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hanover. At Expo 2008 Zaragoza International, the UAE pavilion won a gold medal, while at the Shanghai International Expo in 2010, it was voted most popular pavilion by visitors. In an academic study conducted by researchers from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), the UAE pavilion came out on top in terms of general diplomatic standards. It also won a silver medal at the World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea.

In 2015, the National Media Council (NMC) formed a team of highly experienced professionals to create the UAE pavilion at the Milan International Expo, which carried the theme “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life”. The design of the pavilion was inspired by the traditional landscape and architecture of the UAE. The pavilion attracted approximately 1.2 million visitors to the Milan Expo 2015 – an average of 7,000 visitors a day.

EXPO Astana 2017 “Future Energy”, 100 countries & 10 intl. organisations

This year, the Kazakh capital of Astana will host the Expo 2017 under the theme: “Future Energy” – from June 10 until September 10, 2017. Kazakhstan is the fourth Asian country to have the honour of organising such an event after Japan, South Korea and China.


"EXPO Astana 2017"
From June 10, 2017 until September 11, 2017


Five Million Visitors
50,000 visitors per day

According to preliminary estimates, the exhibition is expected to receive more than five million visitors from 100 countries and 10 international organisations.


Area of 113 Hectares
25 hectares for 93 showrooms

The exhibition will cover an area of 113 hectares, of which 25 hectares will be for 93 showrooms, while the rest will be reserved for parking and other purposes.


City of EXPO Astana
1050 residential units & 43 hotels

The newly built City of Expo comprises a total of 1050 residential units, 15 five-star hotels, and 28 three and four-star hotels.

UAE Clean Energy

The UAE Pavilion

The UAE pavilion at Expo 2017 will introduce visitors to the lifestyle and values of the UAE, offer visitors a more interactive experience through the information and data displayed (regarding the future of the energy sector), and reflect a positive image of the UAE and its people to the world.


Founder Vision

The pavilion’s design is inspired by the vision of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE, which was equally a source of inspiration for the development of the entire energy sector in the UAE. The design of the pavilion alludes to the competencies of the UAE’s human resources – the country’s most Important asset – and reflects the UAE’s messages of openness and willingness to cooperate with other countries on renewable energy projects.


UAE Initiatives

The exhibition presents an ideal opportunity to highlight the role of the National Media Council as a representative of the UAE in both regional and international forums, shedding light on the country’s pioneering initiatives in future technologies – particularly, renewable energy. The theme of Expo-2017 Astana – “Future Energy” – resonates with the general direction of the UAE and its leadership when it comes to investing in renewable energy, seeing as green energy is fast becoming a pillar of the modern global economy, as energy sources around the world dwindle, becoming ever more scarce. The pavilion will host a variety of events that explore ways to reduce the negative effects of climate change, shedding light on some global initiatives in the energy sector that achieve sustainable development, as well as projects that seek to ensure prosperity for the people of the UAE.


UAE Pavilion

The National Media Council (NMC) will be organising and building the UAE pavilion. It is the largest pavilion at the event with an area of more than 980 SQM, and the capacity to comfortably host 390 people at the same time, which adds up to 1,140 people per hour or 11,400 people a day. The pavilion will be lit with a virtual host, which will guide visitors in Russian and English. Visitors will need 14 to 20 minutes to cross the pavilion, and an electronic summary of the trip will be displayed upon completion of the tour.

The UAE’s
Clean Energy Successes

Recent studies by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century indicate that the UAE ranked third in the world for concentrated solar energy production in 2013, Spain ranked first and the United States ranked second. Over the past few years, the UAE, through a number of pioneering projects in the field of renewable energy and future energy, has strengthened its position as a centre for renewable energy and clean technology.

The UAE’s projects in sustainable green energy are among the largest solar projects in the world and are being implemented by a number of national companies and entities, including Masdar in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Power Park. The UAE’s green energy projects aim to meet the country’s renewable energy needs. The UAE is a centre for the deployment of renewable energy technology and scientific research in the fields of renewable energy, such as solar and power, among others.


The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was established on January 1, 1992, with a decree issued by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DEWA has made great achievements since its establishment, making it one of the best service providers in the world. Today, it serves more than 780,000 customers, with a 95% rate of approval in 2016.

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Established in 2006, Masdar is a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As a strategic government initiative - and a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company - Masdar has a mission to invest, incubate and advance the establishment of a clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi.

Official Website

EXPO Dubai 2020
“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”

The Expo Dubai 2020 will be held from October 20, 2020, until April 10, 2021; it is the first Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. The area is home to 3.2 billion people and boasts a GDP of US$6.5 trillion. Expo 2020 Dubai bears the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”; it embodies the great achievements that can be made when creative minds come together. Expo Dubai 2020 is a platform that catalyses creativity, innovation, and international cooperation. It aims to produce new ideas that have an effective and sustainable impact in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, in addition to three interrelated and fundamental themes that deal with the most pressing issues of our time – opportunities, mobility and sustainability.

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