Watch: new video shows off landmark features at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Garden in the Sky and Expo 2020 Water Feature are billed as 'must-see' attractions at the World Fair

New images of impressive features at Expo have been revealed with just a few weeks to go until the event opens to the public.

Finishing touches are being added to the nearly 200 pavilions as millions of visitors are expected to descend on the emirate over the next six months.

Last week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, was given a tour of the Expo site, including the Garden in the Sky.

Also on the tour was the Expo 2020 Water Feature, located between Jubilee Park and Al Wasl Plaza.

Garden in the Sky

Situated in the Jubilee Park, the Garden in the Sky sits 55 metres above ground, serving as an observation tower as well as an area of nature. There are ten yellow flame trees planted on the upper floor which are accessible via rotating cabins from the ground floor or basement.

The edifice was designed by London-based Asif Khan, who can also take credit for Expo's three entry portals, which use strands of ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre composite, and Expo's public realm.

Jubilee park is where visitors will also find food outlets, art installations, a stage, the World Souq, and a playground.

Expo 2020 Water Feature

Billed as a 'must-see' landmark, it features sheets of water cascading down vertical walls 13 metres high.

During the day, the water appears to fall into a circle of fire, however in keeping with the event's sustainability theme, the effect is created with pure hydrogen.

At night visitors can expect a gravity defying feat as the water appears to flow backwards up the walls.

The display is set against a musical backdrop, written by award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi, and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr Djawadi is also renowned for his work on the theme music for HBO series Game of Thrones.

The water feature was created by California-based WET Design, who are also the team behind the dancing fountains at Burj Khalifa.

Updated: September 5th 2021, 12:12 PM
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