2,020 days more for Dubai Expo 2020


By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com

Dubai — Today officially marks the 2,020 day countdown to the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai — another milestone for the iconic event which will be held for the first time in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.

One of the iconic Expo 2020 sculptures on display at various locations in Dubai. —Supplied photo

The October 20, 2020, opening will welcome millions of visitors, countries and companies from across the globe during the six-month event, which also coincides with the UAE’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The commemorative key countdown marker is among a number of initiatives around the UAE-wide multi-experience community engagement campaign, ‘For Everyone’, which includes interactive experiential zones, art shows and the opportunity to design the new Expo 2020 Dubai logo.

“As we are ready to celebrate this important milestone on the journey to Expo 2020, the opportunity to engage with the people of the UAE and provide platforms to spur meaningful and collaborative discussion around the Expo themes, our value to our community and how Expo 2020 will be for everyone, will hopefully empower people to be actively involved in shaping this event,” said Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, Board Representative of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee and Director General – Bureau Dubai Expo 2020.

Two state-of-the-art experience zones will be on display at Dubai Mall and JBR The Beach from April 10 -18 before visiting the other six emirates in the subsequent weeks.

The experiential zones will take visitors on a journey through the history of World Expos from the first edition in 1851 to Expo 2020 Dubai and the significance of hosting such an event on the eve of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The zones will uniquely engage visitors via interactive screens and motion-controlled sensor displays to enhance awareness about the Expo, and how the UAE will benefit from the collective works of the community to make this a truly exceptional world expo. More info