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The One Year Countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai Has Officially Begun

Saudi Arabia’s Expo 2020 Pavilion. Photo: Instagram/ @expo2020dubai

Today, October 1, officially marks the one-year countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai. The organizers of the first-ever Expo in the region sent out a message of hope and encouragement ahead of the opening on October 1, 2021.

As the year-long countdown has started, again, organizers now hope to bring new ideas on health, global connectivity, and travel to support people through the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Expo 2020, which will take place between October 1, 2021, until March 31, 2022, will address the theme of building a strong and sustainable future for everyone.

“Our leadership has spared no effort, guided us, and provided all resources to ensure that our World Expo will be a true expression of the UAE’s values, reflecting its ambition to build a better future for us, the region and the world – a future of which coming generations will be proud,” said UAE Minister of State for International Co-operation and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, Reem Al Hashimy. “Our World Expo has a mission to inspire hope, and in the coming weeks we will begin to share new details and ideas about space, health and wellness, travel and connectivity, and other subjects that sit at the heart of this Expo,” she added.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the original Expo 2020 schedule, organizers have been hard at ensuring the construction sites, such as country pavilions, will be completed by the end of this year. Visitors from all over the world are set to travel to the event, now to be held in 2021, to see what international businesses, institutions, and governments have in store, from the 192 countries that are said to be participating in next year’s Expo.

Businesses, educational institutions, and governments are expected to showcase projects that will highlight possible solutions to the continuous, and pressing global challenges faced by the energy, health, sustainability, and agricultural sectors.

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