Dream comes true as girl meets Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid at Expo 2020

The youngster had featured in an earlier video saying she wanted to meet the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai

A young girl who wanted to have her photo taken with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, at Expo 2020 got her wish.

Sheikh Mohammed invited the girl, 7, to Al Wasl Plaza after seeing a video online of her crying.

In a charming moment, Sheikh Mohammed hugged the child and posed for a photo. He presented her with a gold Expo pin badge.

The meeting was arranged after someone spotted a video posted by her family. In the clip, the girl is crying as she had not seen Sheikh Mohammed at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, head of protocol for the Vice President and Prime Minister, shared the following images.

Sheikh Mohammed is seen at the site most days as he welcomes visiting dignitaries, heads of state and visits each of the 191 pavilions.

Expo witnessed another packed weekend as families took advantage of the cooler weather to visit the world's fair.

Visitor numbers have rapidly risen in the past 10 days, helped by the half-term school break.

In the first 24 days, organisers recorded about 1.5 million visits and, using ticket scanning data, found many have returned for a second or third visit.

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Updated: November 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM