Eighty percent of Dubai’s Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in a bid to ensure the mega event has a strong legacy in the emirate, it has been announced.
All Expo assets and infrastructure will remain operational after the six-month Expo ends in April 2021 while global giant Siemens will re-locate its headquarters to the site.
Expo 2020 Dubai’s strategy was revealed during a session of the Arabian Travel Market Global Stage.
Marjan Faraidooni, SVP, Legacy Developments & Impact, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We planned the Expo with two missions in mind. The first is to make sure the visitor has an unforgettable experience from the second they step foot in Dubai until they leave.
“The second mission is the legacy question, Expo 2020 is being built with legacy in mind and all assets will remain after the event including the buildings and transport infrastructure.”
Faraidooni added: “The first Expo in London had one of the most enduring legacies and we will celebrate this in many ways during Expo 2020, including a 24-hour celebration of New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2020, uniting the 200 nationalities who call Dubai home and the 25 million people we will welcome to Dubai that year. More info
By Staff arabianbusiness.com