The first official Expo 2020 Dubai retail store is now open, providing an array of event-branded gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia, such as the massively famous Expo wristbands, camel soap and apparel made from plastic recycled in the UAE.
Featuring appearances from Expo 2020’s mascots and with a numerous of events planned over the coming months, the dedicated Expo 2020 store, now open at Global Village in Dubai, will add to the buzz across The World’s Greatest Show with only nine months to go until its opening on 20 October.
Part of Expo 2020’s Licensing and Retail Programme, the store will retail official merchandise produced by a vary of progressive local and global businesses.
Sanjive Khosla, Chief Commercial Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai said: “Expo 2020 is just a few months away from opening its doors. Through a range of Expo-branded merchandise, much of it crafted by local artisans and SMEs, our first official store will provide visitors from the UAE and beyond a taste of what to anticipate from The World’s Greatest Show.”
Souvenirs for sale consist of sustainably-produced apparel, plush mascot toys, personal care products manufactured using camel milk, and the much sought-after wristbands in colours denoting Expo’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Collectors’ items, such as gold and silver commemorative coins, will permit visitors to take home a piece of restricted edition memorabilia to mark the biggest event ever held in the Arab World.
Expo 2020’s branded merchandise is additionally available at shops throughout the UAE which includes Official Partner ENOC’s Zoom stores, as well as Carrefour and Splash. They are additionally available at nine Dubai Duty Free locations in Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central, the city’s first retail points of contact for global visitors.
Expo 2020 will run for 173 consecutive days and entice more than 200 global participants, including 192 countries, as well as 25 million visits.