Look: One month to go for Expo 2020 Dubai; Sheikh Mohammed visits site
Published on September 1, 2021 at 14.14
UAE Vice-President promises an unprecedented Expo
With just a month left to go for Expo 2020 Dubai to begin, the UAE Vice-President has promised an “unprecedented” event.
“The six months of the event will go down in history for ideas and inventions that will benefit humanity for years to come,” tweeted His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Photos: Twitter
He kicked off the one-month countdown by visiting the site on Wednesday, September 1, and inspecting the final preparations.
He also shared photos from the site, which offered a glimpse into the glitz the world is in for when the mega event begins in 30 days.
Sheikh Mohammed declared that the teams are ready and the infrastructure is complete. He said country pavilions are ready for the largest global event since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
“The UAE and Dubai will be the focus of attention of 191 countries. I am optimistic about delivering the most beautiful and the greatest event the world has seen,” he tweeted.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also took to Twitter to mark the one-month countdown.
“One month from today, the UAE will proudly host Expo 2020 Dubai, one of the world's largest cultural events. Delivered under the guidance of my brother Mohammed bin Rashid, the event builds upon our nation’s longstanding history as a facilitator of cultural dialogue and exchange,” he tweeted.
The global fair is expected to draw 25 million visits during its six-month run starting October 1.
Expo 2020 took to Twitter to reminisce how the UAE won the bid to host the mega event eight years ago. Fireworks lit up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and thousands celebrated on November 27, 2013, as the announcement was made officially.
“Eight years ago, we believed we could — and here we are today! In 30 days, we will open our doors to welcome the world, when a new journey begins,” Expo 2020 tweeted.
The first Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia promises to be a spectacular affair, with over 60 shows to be hosted daily; more than 200 restaurants; and 191 country pavilions.