Practical informations

The France Pavilion is open from 10am to 10pm

Find below all the practical informations to plan your visit and to the Dubai World Expo and to the France Pavilion: opening hours, access, tickets, travel requirements etc.

Opening hours

The Expo site and the France Pavilion are open every day from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Expo site: 

  • 10am to midnight from Saturday to Wednesday
  • 10am to 2am on Thursday and Friday

France Pavilion: 10am to 10pm every day 

Ticket office

Tickets are available on the Expo website.

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Visiting Dubai World Expo

Practical informations about how to get to the Expo site and the France Pavilion (transportation, parking, travelling requirements, etc.).

The France Pavilion is located in the Mobility area. 

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Accès

The Expo site is accessible by car, subway and shuttle bus
The France Pavilion is accessible for person with reduced mobility

Address  

Expo 2020 Dubai Expo Road, Dubai South Jebel Ali, Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis

How to get to Expo site 

By car 

If you are driving to the Expo site from all major roads, just follow the signs for one of the four parking zones

  • Opportunity parking zone (from the E77 Expo Road)
  • Sustainability parking zone (from the E77 Expo Road or D54 Zayed Bin Hamdan al Nahyan)
  • Mobility parking zone (from the E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road)
  • Dubai Exhibition Centre parking zone (from the E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road)

Parking is free of charge and open from 08:30 to 00:30 Saturday to Wednesday, and 08:30 to 02:30 Thursday to Friday and special days.

By taxi  

The web site RTA taxi and Careem or Uber apps are recommended. 

By metro  

The red line of the metro connects the center of Dubai and the main entrance to the site. 

Metro tickets range from Dhs 4 to Dhs 8.5 (€1 to €2.12).

By Expo Rider buses 

A public bus service has been set up to connect the Expo site and the various districts of Dubai. 

Hours: from 8:30 am to 1:30 am on weekdays and up to 2:30 am on weekends and special days. 

Se déplacer sur le site 

  • By foot 
  • Expo people mover : shuttle service to the main locations of the site
  • Golf buggies driven by a professional driver, are also available in limited numbers
  •  Expo Explorer train 

Accessibility

The Expo site and the France Pavilion are accessible to people with disabilities.

Eat at the France Pavilion
  • Paris-Versailles Café, at the groundfloor
  • Kiosk Ladurée, on the promenade
  • Kiosk France, on the promenade
  • Restaurant Brillat-Savarin, at the Belvédère

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Eat at the France Pavilion

Paris-Versailles Café, the French Brasserie at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai

Welcome to France! The Paris-Versailles Café Brasserie will transport you to France for a meal, a sweet or savory break. The French gastronomic specialties are to be tasted on the spot or to take away, inside or on the terrace.

⏰10am-10am

📍 Ground floor of the France Pavilion

Menu Paris-Versailles Café (PDF, 3.9 Mo)

France Kiosk

Enjoy the French delights such as croissants, pains au chocolat and baguettes on the France Pavilion’s promenade on your way to discovering the France Pavilion!

⏰ 10am- 10pm

📍 Esplanade 

Ladurée Kiosk

Enjoy the French traditional macarons on the France Pavilion’s promenade on your way to discovering the France Pavilion!

 

⏰ 10am- 10pm

📍 Esplanade 

Brillat-Savarin Restaurant 

The Brillat-Savarin restaurant is located in the Belvédère of the France Pavilion. Accessible upon reservation, discover the best of French gastronomy designed by great Chefs, each one highlighting a French region.

To book a table +971 50 918 4281 Brillat.SAVARIN@sofitel.com

📍 4th floor of the France Pavilion

 

Shopping area

The boutiques of the France Pavilion are open from 10am to 10pm. 

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Shopping area

La boutique of the France Pavilion: a city stroll

The France Pavilion shop at the World Expo is entrusted to the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais (Rmn-Grand Palais) and designed by Studio 5.5. 

Designed as a city stroll over 120 m², the shop will immerse visitors in the French art de vivre with a wide selection of day-to-day items emblematic of the savoir-faire of French brands and designers. 

The shop space has been designed as an extension of the visitor route through the Pavilion, thereby contributing to the overall experience of visitors as they come to discover a “slice” of France. This space has been designed as a sliver of the city or the high street, where each section becomes a specialist shop in its own right.

📍 Ground floor of the France Pavilion

Press release | France Pavilion Boutique (PDF, 907 Ko)

Lacoste Boutique

LACOSTE is a French brand, created by a French sports icon who deeply marked the country's sporting imagination, René Lacoste. The company has been designing  quality clothing on French soil without interruption since the begining.

Since the creation of the very first polo shirt in 1933, LACOSTE has become a leading fashion and lifestyle brand, inseparable from the history of French sports. At once sport and fashion oriented, timeless French elegance, the Lacoste style is a combination of creativity and classic that invites fair play, commitment and humility. Universal and accessible to all, LACOSTE elegance crosses cultures, borders and generations to leave its mark on us all.

Visiting the UAE

Plan your visit to the United Arab Emirates (travel formalities, visas, flights, etc.)

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Visiting the UAE

Passport valid at least 6 months after the date of entry (short stay)
7 hours direct flight from France
+2h in summer and +3h in winter

Getting to the UAE

  • To come to the United Arab Emirates, a passport is sufficient to enter the country. It must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into the UAE.
  • Upon arrival in Dubai, EU nationals are given a free stamp, visa or entry stamp giving them the right to stay (90 days maximum).

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
All travelers to the UAE, regardless of their status, should carry a negative PCR test valid for less than 72 hours.

Useful contacts 

Embassy of France in the UAE

Etihad Towers - Office Tower (Tower n°3) - 22nd Floor - PO Box 4014, Abou Dabi

Tel: + 971 2813 1000. Emergency number (Nights, weekends and holidays only): + 971 50 613 10 70

Website: https://ae.ambafrance.org/

Consulate General of France in Dubai

Habtoor Business Tower - 32rst floor - Dubai Marina - Jumeirah beach roadPO- Box 3314, Dubai

Tel: +971 4408 4900. Emergency number (nights, weekends and holidays only): + 971 50 644 68 60

E-mail: consulat.dubai-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Website: https://dubai.consulfrance.org

Expo 2020 App

To plan your visit, download the Expo mobile app available on Google Play and App Store. 

The official Expo 2020 Dubai app will be launched in September 2021. 

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