Expo outing for over 1 million UAE students confirmed
Dubai - A school ticket to the event will cost Dh50 per student per trip.
Schools across the UAE have committed to over 1 million student visits to Expo 2020 Dubai, it was announced on Sunday. This came as representatives of Expo 2020, Ministry of Education and private education groups signed commitment agreements in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
A school ticket to the event will cost Dh50 per student per trip, and schools can register via a dedicated online booking system that will go live by the end of 2019.
The agreements were signed by Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau; Jameela bint Salem Mesbeh Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education; and private education groups.
GEMS Education, Al Mawakeb Schools, Innoventures Education, Emirates National Schools, Taaleem, Al Dar Education, Athena Education & Quality Learning and Nord Anglia International School Dubai were the first private educational groups to announce their commitment to the Expo School Programme with multiple school visits during the six-month celebration.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "Expo 2020 is placing school students at its heart and contributing to a positive, lasting impact on our children's present and future. We want as many school students as possible from across the UAE to benefit from Expo 2020 and discover the myriad opportunities it offers.
"Through a series of bespoke journeys, students will explore new worlds of innovation and inspiration and we encourage all UAE schools to enjoy the World's Greatest Show to the fullest via the Expo School Programme."
Earlier this year, Expo organisers had announced the general ticket prices to the event. A day pass for one adult will cost Dh120, while a three-day pass - which can be used on any three days throughout the event's 173-day run - is priced at Dh260.