Al Wasl Plaza is an expansive, soaring dome with infinite possibilities. The beating heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, this impressive architectural achievement is designed for communal experiences, bringing together visitors from all over the world. Expo’s three districts, which independently represent the event’s subthemes, radiate like flower petals from the central plaza. The structure lends itself to many uses, including a place of shade, an urban park, a performance space and a host for celebrations. With a diameter of 130 metres, this dazzling beacon is befitting of a development as ambitious and momentous as Expo 2020 Dubai.
Starting 1 October 2021 and ending 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai has brought together more than 200 participants and many millions of people from around the world to come together with a shared purpose towards building a cleaner, safer, healthier future. The first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and the largest event ever held in the Arab world, for 182 days, Expo 2020 Dubai has been a hive of activity, from performances and parades, immersive experiences, insightful talks, food, art, music, sport and architecture. With 192 country pavilions, three thematic pavilions—Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability—and numerous awe-inspiring feats of architecture and craftsmanship at every turn, Expo 2020 Dubai offers limitless opportunities to learn, reflect, connect and collaborate for a better world.
To mark this, Assouline has collaborated with Expo 2020 Dubai on seven unique volumes dedicated to the event. Each book features original images, texts, exclusive interviews and insights into the architecture, inspiration and historical significance on display at Expo 2020 Dubai. Published and edited exclusively by Assouline and Expo 2020 Dubai, each of these seven editions will be valued by collectors around the globe for decades to come.