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Sheikh Hamdan death: Expo 2020 Terra pavilion closed

Dubai - Dates for reopening will be confirmed in due course, Expo 2020 Dubai team says.

(File photo)
(File photo)

By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 3:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11:16 AM

As the UAE mourns the loss of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, Expo 2020 Dubai has announced the closure of the preview of Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid passed away earlier today.

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The pavilion closure is effective with immediate effect and dates for re-opening "will be confirmed in due course", the Expo 2020 team said.

"Visitors who have already purchased tickets will be able to use them on an alternative day, or can request a refund by contacting 800-EXPO or info@expo2020.ae."

A special preview of Terra had opened for public viewing for a limited time in January.

The Expo 2020 team has offered condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ruling Family, the government and citizens and residents of the UAE.

Dubai has announced a 10-day mourning period, with flags being flown at half-mast. Work will be suspended in government departments and institutions for three days, starting Thursday.

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