Expo 2020 Dubai

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Expo 2020 is a World Expo to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, opening on October 20, 2020. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris awarded Dubai as the host on November 27, 2013. In November 2019, the UAE permitted Israeli passport holders to enter the country during Expo 2020. Israelis are allowed to have their own pavilion at the event and to even visit the country afterwards.

The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectare area (1083 acres) located between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near Dubai‘s southern border with Abu Dhabi. The master plan, designed by the American firm HOK, is organized around a central plaza, entitled Al Wasl, enclosed by three large Thematic districts. Each one is dedicated to one of the sub-themes of Expo 2020 – Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Dubai has also been emphasizing on investments in various sectors such as economic growth, real estate, environmental avenues and public affairs. In recent times, Dubai has made major investments in Real Estate as well as introduced a world’s largest Solar Power Project which is all set to start by Expo 2020. Apart from pumping money, the nation is also keen on giving equal prominence to public relationships. The initiative – Dubai Happiness Agenda, has 16 programmes under four themes that sums up 82 projects to be set in the city with an aim to make the city the happiest by 2020. The Dubai Expo 2020 also would see a rise in the GDP as predicted by the International Monetary Fund.

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The expo will have a theme called “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The expo will also have three subthemes: opportunity, mobility and sustainability, each with its own pavilion. The Opportunity pavilion is designed by Cox Architecture, Mobility by Foster and Partners, and Sustainability by Grimshaw Architects. Expo 2020 organisers have invited UAE residents to visit the Expo 2020 site as it nears completion. Visitors would board colorful Expo 2020 branded coaches at various pick up points across the UAE. The bus journey includes an introduction to the history of World Expos. At the site, the visitors would disembark at the Visitor Centre for snacks and activities, followed by a tour of the site and its iconic architecture. Following falling property prices, the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced slowing down construction to avoid the risk of property prices overtaking its demand.

UAE selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, sub-themes being Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity. “In today’s highly interconnected world, a renewed vision of progress and development based on shared purpose and commitment is key. While a married human mind, an individual country, or a specific community is both unique and remarkable, it is by working collaboratively that we truly advance.” Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in support of the bid. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and North Africa & South Asia) region. On 27 November 2013, when Dubai won the right to host the expo 2020, fireworks erupted at the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. A national holiday was declared the following day for all educational institutions across the country. The Dubai Ruler promised Dubai would “astonish the world,” in 2020. The staging of the world fair and the preparations leading up to it are expected to result in 277,000 new jobs in the UAE, an injection of nearly $40 billion into the economy, and an increase in visitors of at least 25 million and up to 100 million. Director General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, said that they have the largest laboratory in the region, and can easily research new materials and technologies required for construction. The world’s tallest commercial tower to be built in Dubai, in Jumeirah Lake Towers, was given the name “Burj 2020” in honour of the World Expo 2020. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum also went to the top floor of the Burj Khalifa to wave the UAE flag, a few days after the World Expo 2020 win.

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bin Rashid tours Expo 2020 venue on the event’s first day, Arab News, 1 October 2021: Dubai’s Expo 2020 can launch the space revolution, Khaleej Times, 2 October 2021: ‘Alien’ stilt walkers, air shows: How France will celebrate National Day at Expo 2020, Arab News, 2 October 2021: Afghan Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion stays shut after Taliban takeover, BBC, 2 October 2021: Dubai expects 25 million people to visit World Expo, Al Arabiya, 4 October 2021: In pictures: Dubai ruler visits Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar pavilions at Expo 2020, France24, 4 October 2021: After a year’s delay, Dubai’s Expo 2020 opens to an expected 25 million visitors, Khaleej Times, 5 October 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai: Biden-appointed official to lobby Congress to end world fair funding ban, Jerusalem Post, 5 October 2021: Visa-free travel between Israel and UAE to start next week (due to Covid-19 one year later than expected, especially since the United Arab Emirates had already announced this step for 2020 in 2019), Al 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check out if you only have a day to visit, Khaleej Times, 19 December 2021: Dubai: Meet the ‘real’ Santa Claus at Expo 2020 Winter Wonderland, The National, 21 December 2021: Twenty-nine camel trekkers complete epic journey to Expo 2020 Dubai, Khaleej Times, 22 December 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai: Camel trekkers retrace 640km journey through the desert over 13 days, The National, 22 December 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai attracts 30 million virtual visits, Khaleej Times, 22 December 2021: UAE: New Year’s Eve celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai to last 13 hours, feature 2 firework shows, Gulf News, 25 December 2021: Christmas at Expo 2020 Dubai: The Holy See leads prayer service, pavilions host celebrations, The National, 25 December 2021: Thousands flock to Expo on Christmas Day, Al Arabiya, 31 December 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai to host ‘world’s longest New Year’s Eve celebration’, Gulf News, 1 January 2022: World leaders praise Expo 2020 Dubai as a beacon of hope, Al Arabiya, 4 January 2022: Expo 2020 Dubai: Rare yellow 203-carat sapphire worth $4m sparkles at world fair?, Al Arabiya, 7 January 2022: Expo 2020 Dubai celebrates ‘Saudi Day’ with Royal Saudi Air Forces display, fireworks, Khaleej Times, 1 January 2022: UAE says Happy New Year with record-breaking fireworks, ball drop, shows; as it happened, Khaleej Times, 14 January 2022: Expo 2020: Emirates ‘air hostess’ returns to top of Burj Khalifa as A380 flies by in dizzying new video, Arab News, 15 January 2022: Saudi Arabia celebrates ‘Year of Saudi Coffee’ at Expo 2020 Dubai, Arab News, 18 February 2022: How Expo 2020 Dubai showcases Arab achievements, heritage and ambitions, The National, 4 March 2022: In the midnight hour, watch how Expo 2020’s magical dome comes alive, The National, 11 March 2022: Friday fever at Expo 2020 Dubai as thousands flock to world’s fair, Arab News, 19 March 2022: Saudi Arabia wins an award in Best Pavilion category at Expo 2020 Dubai, Al Arabiya, 20 March 2022: Saudi Arabia wins ‘Best Pavilion’ 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Saying goodbye to Dubai Expo, where Israelis could safely ‘enter’ Iran, Syria, Al Arabiya, 1 April 2022: Dubai’s EXPO 2020 concludes with concerts, fireworks after successful six-month event and Wikipedia Expo 2020 (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). 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