As Dubai gears up to host the much-anticipated Expo 2020, plans for the pavilions of the participating countries roll out. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia unveiled the design of its pavilion and it is said to cover an area the size of two football pitches.
Spanning 13,069sqm, the pavilion is set to be the second-largest structure at the event, second to the UAE pavilion. The structure has a façade that opens like a window, symbolizing Saudi Arabia’s “welcoming character, long heritage and unlimited drive,” according to a statement. The pavilion aims to promote the drive to attract tourists and businesses to the kingdom.
“This extraordinary and innovative design perfectly captures the determination of the Kingdom to fulfill its promise of being an ambitious nation while conveying a message of dynamism and partnership with the world,” said Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, Ministry of Economy and Planning and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the Kingdom’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.
“All Saudis can be proud of the vision that this ground-breaking pavilion will deliver to the world, and we look forward to inviting global citizens to share in the exciting story of our thriving and vibrant society”, he added.