VFS Global has been named an official ticket reseller for Expo 2020 Dubai to be held in the UAE between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021. Customers travelling to the UAE during Expo 2020 can simply visit their nearest VFS Global Visa Application Centre in the GCC, India, China, Russia, UK and Germany to plan their trip, leverage VFS Global’s services and reserve their Expo 2020 tickets.
Business travellers can start booking their tickets from today, from destination management companies, travel agents and educational institutions, while leisure travellers will be able to do so early next year.
Mr. Sanjive Khosla, chief commercial officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Mr. Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global Group, signed the contract on 20 October 2019 in Dubai.
Mr. Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global Group said: “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the UAE, one that has grown from strength to strength over the years. We have been offering visa and citizen services for the UAE government in several countries across the globe and are pleased to use our extensive operational network to provide yet another service for them in various regions worldwide. We are proud to be an official ticket reseller for Expo 2020 Dubai and look forward to extending our new, special range of packages to customers.”
Mr Sanjive Khosla, chief commercial officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Having VFS Global on board puts us in a great position to meet our ambitious targets and draw 25 million visits through the gates of the World’s Greatest Show. Expo 2020 will be a never-before-seen extravaganza with something to excite, entertain and inspire everyone. It’s going to be the greatest celebration of human brilliance and achievement, and VFS Global will help make sure everyone in the world has the opportunity to experience it.”
Customers can also visit the VFS Global Dubai Travel Shop available in select Visa Application Centres to reserve their tickets and passes and find out more about the largest event ever to be held in the Arab World.
VFS Global has been associated with the Government of the UAE since 2003 and provides visa application services on its behalf in 15 countries worldwide. Additionally, it extends eVisa services for Dubai, via a mobile app, to residents from over 180 countries travelling on Emirates Airways.
Expo 2020 will take place over 173 days and is set to be the World’s Greatest Show of human brilliance and achievement. Organised under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ it will have three subthemes – opportunity, mobility and sustainability, and feature more than 60 live events each day, celebrating arts, architecture, culture, music, gastronomy and much more.