Seven must-have souvenirs to remember Expo 2020 Dubai


With the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai coming to an end, many will be planning last-minute trips to make the most of the World Expo while they still can.

And for those who want to treasure the memory of Expo 2020 Dubai for years to come, now is a great time to pick up a souvenir.

From classic gift shop items to more inventive souvenirs, Expo 2020 Dubai offers a range of themed souvenirs for all ages and budgets.

If you’re looking for inspiration ahead of your latest travels, here are some of the best souvenirs on offer.

Expo 2020 Dubai Monopoly

What better way to remember the site of Expo 2020 and all it had to offer than to relive it every time you play a game of Monopoly.

The official Expo 2020 Dubai edition of the beloved family game launched at official Expo gift shops last week, causing queues to form outside.

Players can “buy” and “sell” pavilions, venues, and attractions at Expo 2020 Dubai, and the UAE Pavilion is the most exclusive property on the board. Other prime locations include the Dubai Exhibition Center and themed pavilions.

The tray is available to buy for Dh299 ($81) at official Expo 2020 Dubai stores until March 31.

Gold Expo logo pin

The Expo’s 14-karat gold logo brooch – priced at Dh149 – proved another popular souvenir among visitors.

The round brooch, adorned with the Expo 2020 logo, is also available in silver and can be purchased at official World Expo gift shops, as well as through Amazon.ae.

Expo Yellow Passport

One million Expo 2020 passports have been sold since October 1.  Photo: Expo 2020 Dubai

Many visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai will have already collected their yellow passports, which have become the most popular souvenir on offer, with sales exceeding one million.

The 50-page passport, which sells for Dh20, allows visitors to collect stamps at each of the pavilions they visit.

Expo 2020 passports come with watermarked images on each page and a unique code number, as well as space for personal details and a passport-sized photo.

Old Expo 2020 posters

For a permanent memory of Expo 2020 that can be proudly displayed in your home, a range of vintage posters have been created, depicting different scenes from the World Expo, including Al Wasl Plaza and various pavilions.

Limited edition fine art prints can be purchased online or at official Expo 2020 gift shops, priced at Dh550.

Your own Opti

A visitor interacts with Opti the robot at the Mobility District, Expo 2020 Dubai.  Photo: Expo 2020 Dubai

Opti, the child-sized artificial intelligence orange robots that greet, guide and entertain visitors, have become a mascot of Expo 2020, and there are plenty of Opti-themed gifts to bring back from World Expo.

From toys and keychains to sweaters, magnetic pins and hats, visitors will find plenty of Opti products in the official Expo 2020 souvenir shops.

And for true Opti fans, you can even buy a miniature version of the robot for Dh1,499. The 35 centimeter tall robot can see, hear, smell and remember you. It will also host conversations on a million topics and themes.

Perfume Expo 2020

For those who want to remember everything about Expo 2020, including the sights, sounds and smells, the official Expo 2020 Al Wasl perfume is available for purchase. The limited edition Al Wasl perfume is described as traditionally Arabic and is unisex.

Sold in an elegant 50 ml golden bottle, bearing the Expo 2020 logo, the perfume can be purchased on site or online, at a price of 585 Dh.

coffee table books

Luxury book publisher Assouline has teamed up with Expo 2020 Dubai to create a trio of coffee table books that pay homage to each of the site’s three neighborhoods. Featuring stunning photography and background information on the creation of the neighborhoods and events over the six months of the Expo, the books retail for Dh750 each and are available to purchase locally, online and in Assouline’s Dubai Mall.

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Updated: March 22, 2022, 05:08

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