Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid visited the site in December 2019 and made the following statement.
“The event is one of the largest global gatherings that bring together the world’s greatest minds to discuss how we can shape the future. The youth should play a key part in this mega event and get opportunities to observe, learn and contribute creative ideas so that they can develop innovative solutions for creating a better future for our region and the world.”
Expo 2020 is said to be the largest event taking place in the UAE. If you are from the UAE or traveling from abroad to attend Dubai Expo 2020, this is your definitive go-to guide. Expo 2020 was set to commence in Dubai in October 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to 1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022. The event will keep the name “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
In a recent press release issued by the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) it stated that the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a change in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai following a meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee in which participating countries expressed their need to postpone the Expo’s opening to overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
What is Dubai Expo 2020?
Expo 2020 aims to increase awareness about the challenges faced by humanity on a global scale. It is the world’s largest meeting place and offers many opportunities such as networking and promoting international relationships. Expo 2020 will consist of individual pavilions where countries will be displaying their national cultures and technological inventions.
Dubai is set to welcome 190 participating countries with an estimated 25 million visitors from across the globe. Dubai Expo 2020 will allow visitors to experience Emirati hospitality, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance, and cooperation.
What is the purpose of an Expo?
The purpose of an Expo is to connect countries with innovative and collaborative partnership programs that accelerate and promote solutions that improve lives while protecting the planet. Expos are held every five years.
The BIE oversees four types of International Exhibitions:
> World Expos (officially known as International Registered Exhibitions)
> Specialized Expos, (officially known as International Recognized Exhibitions)
> Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.
Expos are global events centered around a theme addressing fundamental challenges faced by humanity. Gathering nations from around the world, they are a stage for innovations and solutions and an invitation to explore a theme through engaging and immersive discoveries.
How will Expo 2020 benefit Dubai?
Dubai Expo 2020 will bring an increase in tourism and economic growth overall, but the initiative will benefit Dubai in the long term, by creating opportunities for international business ventures. The theme is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Expo 2020 is organized around, Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability
Opportunity – focusing on the potential for individuals and communities to shape their future.
Mobility – to create a dynamic society physically and virtually.
Sustainability – respecting and living in balance with the world we inhabit.