Kaledeiscope The initiative that will illuminate Expo Dubai 2020

Through a photographic exhibition, the Expo will pay tribute to light and colour in a context marked by the uncertainty of the pandemic


Expo Dubai 2020 is organising a festival dedicated to light and illumination through an initiative called "Kaledeiscope". The show will take place at night and can be enjoyed during the six months of the Expo with the aim of highlighting, through different photographs, light and colour.

During the 182 nights of the event, "Kaledeiscope" will try to surprise the public by showing photographs related to the sub-themes of the exhibition, namely Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity. In addition, the "festival of light" is linked to important festivities related to the main monotheistic religions such as Christmas or Diwali, of which the aim is to tell stories in an immersive way.


In addition to this, the evening will feature the International Photography Award winner, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who will showcase various images selected from the archives of the competition that established him as the International Award winner in 2011.

Also, Dubai Expo 2020 Vice President of Entertainment and Events Grant Reed stressed that, "despite the unprecedented challenges of the past 18 months, we firmly believe that collaboration can inspire a better future, something we hope to highlight in our Festival of Lights. As soon as it is shaken, it shows a different shape to its predecessor, but equal in beauty; and light has the power to overcome darkness." He added that "through Kaleidoscope, our sub-themes - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability - will come to life, reminding us of their importance now more than ever".


Thus, the Expo will not only seek to highlight the sub-themes of the event and their relationship to human connection, it will also feature a self-guided experience for visitors, respecting the measures imposed to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Expo Dubai 2020 will begin on 1 October 2021 and end on 31 March 2022, bringing together more than 200 entities, including 191 countries, as well as companies, multilateral organisations and educational institutions to respond to a common goal: to find solutions to one of the major issues facing the world today, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The international event aims to welcome millions of visitors from all over the world during the six months in which it aims to advance and find solutions in terms of innovation, progress and culture.