As the one month countdown to Dubai Expo 2020 begins, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has paid a visit to the site. Touring the location, the ruler praised the entitities and employees for supporting what is set to be the world’s largest cultural event, and the first event of such a capacity to be held since the onset of the pandemic.
His Highness was also briefed on the final touches for the event as well as the various steps taken to ensure its success. In a statement, His Highness said, “We look forward to receiving delegations from 191 countries as well as businesses, multilateral organizations and educational institutions, who will join in the making of a better tomorrow for humanity. Amid this critical phase in the history of mankind, Expo 2020 Dubai will provide a unique opportunity for the world to come together, exchange knowledge and develop innovative solutions for a better future.” He added, “The world will soon meet in Dubai to discover new paths for progress and prosperity and shape a future that will enable communities to thrive and overcome various challenges.”
I reviewed the final preparations for Expo Dubai, set to begin 30 days from now on October 1, 2021. Our teams are ready and pavilions are complete for the world’s largest event since the outset of pandemic. The UAE is looking forward to welcoming people from 191 countries. pic.twitter.com/9ALzat9hCU
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 1, 2021
The ruler’s visit was also accompanied by the unveiling of two new landmarks, the Expo 2020 Water Feature and the Garden in the Sky observation tower, both of which will remain after the Expo comes to an end. The Expo 2020 Water Feature will have a tailor-made musical score by an award-winning composer while the Garden in the Sky observation tower, standing at a height of 55 meters, will offer a 360-degree view of the Expo’s attractions. His Highness also visited Al Wasl Plaza, Al Forsan Park, and the Expo 2020 Leadership Pavilion.
The Expo 2020, which starts on October 1, 2021 and ends on March 31, 2022, is built around the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future as well as the subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. The event hopes to inspire participants to challenge current ways of thinking with fresh perspectives and forge new partnerships to build a better tomorrow.