With just over four years to go before Expo 2020 kicks off, work is now well underway at the event’s site in Dubai South, UAE.
Paul Stevens, vice president for delivery at Expo 2020, presented an in-depth progress report for attendees of Construction Week: Leaders in Construction UAE Summit 2016, as part of his keynote speech.
During the course of his presentation, Stevens revealed numerous details, including the current state of construction, the future development timeline, health and safety, procurement activities, and the event’s long-term legacy.
In the following feature, Construction Week outlines everything you need to know about progress at the future site of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Located in Dubai South, the future site of Expo 2020 occupies an area of 4.38km2 – equivalent to Disneyland California.
Approximately 4.6 million cubic metres of sand have been excavated so far – the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Expo 2020 is expected to attract 25 million visitors to Dubai – the population of Australia. 70% of these visitors will be international, making this the most global world’s fair in history.
At peak, the Expo 2020 site will be able to accommodate 300,000 people per day, including event staff.
The site will provide a showcase for more than 200 countries, companies, and non-government organisations (NGOs). More info
By James Morgan www.constructionweekonline.com