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Why Expo 2020 Dubai means you should treat yourself to a trip to the Emirates this winter – Daily Mail

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By Sarah Gordon for MailOnline
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From robot chefs to brilliant beaches, skyscrapers to Hyperloop travel experiences, Dubai is the place to be this winter… and you could win a five-night stay there for FREE!
Forget shivering through short days and damp weather, now is the time to escape for a blast of winter sunshine. And no destination does it better than Dubai.
Think sun-soaked beaches and spectacular architecture, rich culture and dazzling entertainment, all with blue skies and pleasant daily temperatures in the 20Cs.
This winter there is another reason to discover the exciting emirate: Expo 2020 Dubai, a once-in-a-lifetime event that welcomes you to explore 192 countries, awe-inspiring innovations and incredible performances, all in one place. 
It is the first time the World Expo has been hosted in the region and you’ll find more than 200 striking pavilions glinting under the Dubai sun. At the Emirates Pavilion you can design your own aircraft and at the DP World Pavilion you can even feel what it’s like to travel the Hyperloop: futuristic, high-speed pods powered by a near-vacuum tube.
With 60 daily events and more than 200 different foodie experiences to enjoy, Expo 2020 Dubai means there is even more to explore on your winter sun holiday.
 
A feast for the senses
Whether you want to try traditional cuisine, fusion food from some of the UAE’s most dynamic chefs or enjoy Michelin-star fare, Dubai is a foodie’s paradise.
It is a theme that continues at Expo 2020 Dubai, where a whole variety of unique food experiences await. Enjoy ice cream whipped up by robots, or a takeaway snack delivered by an autonomous delivery vehicle. Explore plant-based cuisine at the Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, tuck into a feast at the African Food Hall Alkebulan, or discover the cloud kitchens of the future – staffed by robots – at the talabat Kitchen. 
Step through the Entry Portals to enter an innovative world of brilliant minds and technology
Inspiring ideas, sensational shows
You only have to look at the glittering Dubai skyline to tell that this is a place where imagination and innovation combine to create something magnificent.
That dedication to wonder continues at Expo 2020 Dubai. Each pavilion is a work of art, whether it is the UK Pavilion, inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s ‘Breakthrough Message’, or the UAE Pavilion, designed in the shape of a falcon.
The centrepiece of the site is the Al Wasl dome, a lattice-like structure that is transformed into the world’s largest 360° projection surface where visitors are immersed in magical worlds of light and colour.
In fact, there is barely a day that goes by without a dazzling performance at Expo 2020 Dubai, whether it’s a special National Day parade, a pop-up theatre or a flash mob. There are even celebrity visitors popping by during the event, too, like Andrea Bocelli and Ellie Goulding, who sang at the Opening Ceremony.
Escape chilly Britain this winter for the sun-drenched beaches of Dubai – and prepare to treat all your sense at Expo 2020 Dubai, too
Dubai delights
Whether you prefer your winter sun holidays with white-sand beaches or traditional markets, souks, thrilling theme parks or atmospheric old towns, you’ll find it all in this diverse emirate.
Scale the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, for breakfast with breathtaking views from the 124th floor, explore Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden abra (a type of boat), then stroll the narrow streets of the historic Bastakiya district.
Plunge into maze-like souks to buy everything from gold to heady spices, or visit the vast Dubai Mall, where designer brands meet world-class dining, an aquarium and even a first-of-its-kind VR Park.
Palm tree-shaped manmade island The Palm is dotted with mouth-watering restaurants, beach clubs and luxurious hotels, while Legoland is a favourite with families and the desert beckons for unforgettable desert buggy adventures and rip-roaring dune surfing.
When it comes to diversity and unforgettable experiences, there is nowhere quite like Dubai, which is probably why 1.2 million Britons enjoyed a holiday in the emirate in 2019.
Sunshine by day, dazzling architecture by night! Expo 2020 Dubai is bringing this iconic city to life 24 hours a day this winter and beyond
The ultimate winter warmer
While the mercury plunges at home, Dubai’s mild weather, brilliant sunshine and warm welcome make for a truly memorable winter sun holiday.
Take your pick of impressive hotels – from boutique escapes to family-friendly resorts – head to the beach, or explore the city of dramatic skyscrapers. Step back in time to discover the old town and atmospheric souks, or get the adrenalin pumping at the many theme and water parks.
And with Expo 2020 Dubai bringing the world together for a spectacular celebration, there has never been a better time to make Dubai your winter sun destination.
For six months you have the opportunity to travel to the future, enjoy dazzling immersive experiences and savour a world of flavours all in one place. It’s no wonder the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.
For winter sun with an added wow factor, Dubai promises an unforgettable holiday.
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