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A delectable offering at Alkebulan (an African dining hall) at Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: Courtesy: Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai: You’ve reached the Expo 2020 Dubai site and explored it to an extent. What next? Eat of course!

With the global event attracting participation from more than 190 countries, it’s only fair that you have more than 190 different cuisines to try. That being said, here are a few restaurants you can try at the venue, which spans 4.38 square kilometres.

Visitors can dine-in or eat at dining halls like Alkebulan (an African dining hall), Rising Flavours — which features food from eight Middle Eastern chefs from Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. The venue is also home to restaurants that are regional favourites and visitors can order and eat from talabat kitchen. All you have to do is place an order through the app and a delivery executive or a robot will bring it to you!

If you’re still looking for a quick bite, you will spot food trucks, at the Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity districts. So pizzas, hot dogs, mini pancakes, waffles and more.

For a more personal experience, you can head over to these pavilions and try out the cuisines first hand:

1. Czech Republic
Located right near the Sustainability gate, the Czech Republic Pavilion features an open kitchen, which serves food, native to the country. The menu of the national restaurant includes foods such as beef cheeks, beef goulash with potato pancakes and Carlsbad dumplings, among several other items on the menu.

2. Italy 
If you’re in the mood for coffee, head to the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai located in the Opportunity District. The pavilion features a solar-powered coffee machine which brews your coffee to perfection. What’s more? You could also find authentic pastries and cakes.

3. Luxembourg 
Inspired by the Mobius strip, the Luxembourg Pavilion is located at the Opportunity district. The pavilion features a restaurant called ‘Schengen Lounge’, which will prepare food in a cultural blend of Emirati and Luxembourgish cuisines. Michelin-star chef, KimKevin De Dood is resident to the restaurant and also features an open kitchen, so you can watch your food being prepared, as well!

4. Australia 
The pavilion, which is located at the mobility district features two restaurants — Melbourne Lane and The Local — which are now open to visitors. These eateries serve food and beverages native to the country and also has an Aussie park where you can enjoy your food in the company of a live band.

5. Estonia 
Did you know that the Estonia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features a hydroponic farm that grows a variety of herbs such as lettuce, cilantro and more. Once they’ve reached their desired growth, the pavilion also uses these herbs as ingredients for their in-house restaurant. What’s more? If you want a glass of sparkling water, or any other beverage of your choice, feel free to place an order with the robotic barman at the pavilion as well.

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Of course, each pavilion has its own dining experience, most of which will open in the coming days. Which is why for a more personalised journey, you can also map your way through the venue to eat at the best food outlets using your virtual Expo 2020 Dubai app.