Expo 2020 Dubai will “aim to dazzle the world” when it opens in October, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, said during a recent visit to the site.
Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the preparations being made to the expo, which will welcome millions of people from more than 190 nations from October 1 to March 31.
“Today, I visited Expo 2020 Dubai and was proud to see a great level of readiness at the site, with Dubai gearing up to host the major international event, featuring a set of innovative and inspiring programmes and events,” he said.
“Our leadership has promised the world we will host the best edition in the history of the international Expo, organising it in a way that makes the UAE, its people and the entire Arab world proud, thanks to our national talents and their sincere efforts.”
For 182 days, visitors will experience a dynamic and diverse programme, including innovation, culture, art, food, music and sport from every corner of the planet.
Expo 2020 is set to be “the most exceptional edition of the show in the mega global event’s 168-year history", Sheikh Hamdan said.
“Thanks to the directives of our wise leadership and their diligent follow-up on the event with great precision, we aim to dazzle the world through this international platform, displaying the world’s culture, heritage, history and top innovations.”
During his tour of the site, Sheikh Hamdan visited Al Wasl Plaza and Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, and was briefed on the architectural and technical aspects of the sites, in addition to the expo’s agenda.
Marjan Faraidooni, chief experience officer at Expo 2020, briefed Sheikh Hamdan on how the event plans to create a rich and unforgettable experience for visitors.
At the end of his visit, the Crown Prince expressed his happiness at the preparations and the engaging agenda of programmes and events planned.