World’s Fairs, or Expos, bring nations together to showcase their innovations and vision for the future. Expo 2020 Dubai hosts 192 national pavilions and has so far received over 17 million visits from around the globe. The United States participates in Expos to engage global audiences, share American culture, tell America’s story, and promote American prosperity through tourism, trade, and education.
Since the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai opened on October 1, 2021, over a million visitors have toured our exhibits on “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Future”, and joined us in celebrating the American people, ideas, and contributions that have changed and improved lives around the world.
USA Pavilions have come a long way since the historic Philadelphia, Chicago, or New York World’s Fairs. While USA Pavilions are a dazzling experience to see in person, in today’s world it wouldn’t be complete without a virtual tour.
The virtual USA Pavilion takes visitors on a journey through a series of exhibits on U.S. innovation, highlighting significant artifacts – a model of Alexander Graham Bell’s pioneering phone, a first edition i-Phone, the prototype of the Mars Opportunity rover, and a full-scale SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – and featuring iconic American companies.
The USA Pavilion website features videos from American innovators and leaders , such as Shelli Brunswick, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Space Foundation, speaking about the global space ecosystem; Dr. Fanta Aw, Vice President of Campus Life at American University, inviting youth to lifelong learning and global citizenship; and Jamie Beyer a soy farmer from Wheaton, Minnesota, addressing water quantity and quality issues.
USA Pavilion Youth Ambassadors, young Americans from almost every state and territory, are available to give tours of the USA Pavilion, in 25 languages (including Spanish, Mandarin, French and others), and are also available to share their experiences.
Our digital doors are open to welcome the world virtually to the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai – please join us!
About the Author: Jim Core is the Director of the International Expositions Unit at the U.S. Department of State.