Who else was excited about major 2020 events and had their travel agenda planned to a T?
We were left getting refunds for our already-bought tickets, confining, and navigating anxiety while browsing Netflix shows. Luckily enough, most of the cancelled events were rescheduled to next year.
From sports tournaments to concerts, these are the things to look forward to next year. Here’s to a brighter 2021!
The vaccine rollout
The World Health Organization stated that a multilateral effort to develop and distribute vaccines has secured almost 2 billion doses, potentially allowing some vulnerable groups in participating countries to get vaccinated in the first half of next year.
No more masks
Although we will be wearing masks for at least the first half of 2021, predictions are that if we reach herd immunity later in the year, we will be wearing masks less and less.
We can’t wait for everyone’s favourite series to come back. The Friends reunion special, which postponed last May, will finally drop this March (according to a tweet by actor Matthew Perry).
Saudi Arabia inaugural racing events
The Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in the streets of Jeddah and the Extreme E inaugural season opener in Al Ula will be the two major racing events taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia.
The return of major sports tournaments
The Tokyo Summer Olympics, the UEFA Euro, Wimbledon… Sports fans can finally rejoice.
Expo 2020 Dubai
Scheduled to start on October 1, 2021 and run through March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome 190 participating countries in what’s meant to be a showcase for global innovation, technology and cooperation.
Concerts and World Tours Are Coming Back
From Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and a potential Spice Girls reunion, music concerts are back with a bang. Tickets are already on sale.
Major Blockbuster Releases
James Bond’s No Time To Die, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch… exciting stuff.