Expo 2020 Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed visits India, Pakistan, Singapore pavilions

Dubai - The Deputy PM commended the diversity and quality of innovations featured


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Published: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 6:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 7:29 PM

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today toured the pavilions of India, Pakistan and Singapore at Expo 2020 Dubai.

He said that the diversity and the quality of innovations featured at the global mega event provide us with an understanding of how the world’s future is being shaped, as countries resume economic activity and race to compensate for missed opportunities over the last two years.

During his tour to the India Pavilion at the Opportunity District, Sheikh Maktoum was briefed on the country’s rich ancient civilisation, aspirations for the future and the rapid growth of its economy.

The India Pavilion showcases the country’s five ‘Ts’ — Talent, Trade, Tradition, Tourism and Technology. The four-story pavilion structure explores everything from the country’s yoga and wellness story to its burgeoning space technology sector. Visitors to the pavilion are able to discover its wonderful art, culture and natural wonders, as well as the country’s array of business and investment opportunities.

Sheikh Maktoum also visited the Pakistan Pavilion located at the Opportunity District, which showcases the country’s diverse environmental beauty. The pavilion offers a one-of-a-kind tour of the nation’s towering ‘peaks of progress’ in sustainability, sports, technology and much more. With a history spanning 7,000 years, ever-evolving with art, culture and diversity, Pakistan is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.

During the tour, he was briefed on the main highlights in Pakistan’s journey towards the future through the pavilion’s huge interactive screens.

Sheikh Maktoum's visit to Expo 2020 also included a tour of the Singapore Pavilion at the Sustainability District. The lushly-landscaped, net-zero energy pavilion showcases how the country has overcome geographic limitations to become a green, liveable and resilient city of the future.


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The Deputy PM toured the pavilion which brings a slice of Singaporean greenery to Dubai, creating a lush, fully explorable rainforest experience. Echoing the country's vision of a City in Nature, the open-air pavilion unfolds across 1,500 square metres of soft tropical plant life, centred upon three striking, themed garden cones and capped by a solar canopy and hanging garden.

More than 771,000 visitors have visited the Expo since it opened its doors.

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