Why Expo 2020 is Shaping Up to be The World’s Greatest Show
Dubai has been on a mission to make Expo 2020 the best one in its 168-year-old history.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was recently accompanied by his son His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on visits to multiple infrastructure sites for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The area boasts pavilions that represent 190 countries and they will be on full display in October 2020 when the event takes off in the Middle East, African and South Asian region for the first time in Expo history.
With Burj Khalifa providing exceptional views of Dubai’s landscape, the Expo 2020 will give visitors breathtaking views from the ground. How? The rotating observation tower features a bird’s eye view at the top of the building, promising visitors a bird’s eye view of the entire city.
With Dubai already having created a history of record-breaking achievements, the Expo 2020 will also see the city host the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface on Al Wasl Plaza’s steel dome in the Opportunity Pavilion. The pavilion is made entirely of 2500 tonnes of stone and 111 kms of rope.
Another architectural marvel to look out for is the UAE Pavilion. Recently visited by HH Sheikh Mohammed, this pavilion will resemble a Falcon in flight and will tell the incredible story of UAE and Emiratis.
Expo 2020 will also be a treat for food lovers. It will feature more than 200 restaurants and culinary experiences. Visitors can connect with people and cultures by discovering more than 50 cuisines that will be available during the 6-month event.
According to the official Expo website, “HH Sheikh Mohammed said he was satisfied with the progress being made throughout the Expo site, which will welcome a projected 25 million visits, and the commitment of the Emirati youth as they contribute to the largest event ever staged in the Arab world.”
Source: Vogue Arabia