Expo 2020 Dubai: U.A.E. Pavilion

Project name: 
Expo 2020 Dubai: U.A.E. Pavilion
Project category: 
Public projects
Gulf Steel Industries
Project location: 
United Arab Emirates

Design inspired by a falcon in flight

The National Media Council selected architect Santiago Calatrava’s design for the UAE Pavilion at Dubai World Expo 2020.

Located facing the Al Wasl Plaza, which lies at the centre of the 200-hectare exhibition zone, the UAE Pavilion – whose design will be inspired by a falcon in flight – will represent the UAE to  25 million visitors and participants from over 180 nations who are expected to visit the Expo from October 2020 to April 2021.

”Dubai, UAE – 04 July 2017: Arabtec ConstructionA wholly-owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding PJSC (“Arabtec” or “Group”), a leading contractor for social and economic infrastructure, has today been awarded an AED 353 million contract from Abu Dhabi National Media Council to build the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 which is located opposite Al Wasl Plaza in the centre of the 4.38 square kilometer exhibition area.”

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the UAE pavilion will be one of the most important landmarks at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Construction of the pavilion is scheduled to begin this month and be delivered in the last quarter of 2019. The Pavilion is set on an area of 15,000 square meters, with a built-up area of 19,200 square meters.It consists of a 2,000- square-meter upper floor and a 662-square-meter mezzanine, with a plaza level and related facilities spread across 3,000 square meters. The ground level includes a garden and car park spread across 13,300 square meters.


1- Time schedule is very short

2- Most of the project is built-up beams & non-standard connection

3- All Main Ribs with Camber

Why Tekla

Tekla Structures & Tekla BIMsight helped us to finalize the project with the best coordination

About the company

Gulf Steel Industries FZE was established in response to the increasing global demand for quality Structural Steel Buildings.  

Our services to the construction and related industries include design, fabrication, and installation of structural steelworks.



Built-up area
Upper floor
Plaza level and related facilities
Tekla Structures