The master plan provides a preview of how the mega-development will look and feel like once it has been completed.

Organisers have recently unveiled the master plan for Expo 2020 Dubai site, one of the most anticipated mega developments that will benefit the economy.

Expected to bring together more than 180 countries and 25 million visitors, the 438-hectare project will host the exhibition of products, trade and innovation from around the world during a six-month period from October 2020 to April 2021. The site will be linked to three international airports and feature a dedicated transport network.

The master plan in the form of a dedicated experiential zone was showcased at the 15th edition of the 15th Arab Media Forum, allowing visitors to be among the first to take a glimpse of how the Expo 2020 Dubai site will look and feel once completed.

The Expo site itself will spread across two square kilometres (200 hectares), revolving around a meeting plaza called Al Wasl – considered to be the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Theme districts will then spread outwards from Al Wasl, each boasting its respective building or “theme pavilion” designed by leading global architecture firms.

The winning design for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was also revealed recently by the National Media Council.

“The falcon-inspired concept of the UAE Pavilion captures the values and principles that the nation was founded on and which reflect the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai, namely inclusion, connection and tolerance,” organisers said.

Only about four years away, the global event is forecast to generate more than 277,000 jobs. Most of the hiring, or about 90 percent of the positions, is expected to take place between 2018 and 2021.