The countdown to the most anticipated event in the world this year has begun. Dubai is all set to host the world for 6 months with its ultra-glamourous and magnum opus show, Expo 2020. Originally scheduled for October last year, Expo was postponed to October 2021 due to the pandemic. First of its kind in the Middle East region, this gala event will open its gates to the public from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Brace yourselves! The Expo 2020 theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating future’ is a mind-boggling concept that is set to change the global perspective.
A global stage for businesses, organizations and individuals to come together and experience future with sustainable, mobility and opportunity districts. Discover worlds most innovative ideas, marvel architecture and illustrious entertainment. Creative art and exotic cuisines from more than 190 countries come together under one roof to impart their culture and ideas.
Expo 2020 is not just about exhibiting creations and networking, it has undertaken several initiatives which are making a difference to the societies and the environment. With sustainability being a primary subject, Expo 2020 aims to create a lasting impact not just for a fixed period but by creating a lasting heritage, with diverse installations, pavilions and contemporary cultural scene. The spectacular scale of this event has led to futuristic changes in the City, from adding new roadways and travel routes to a brand new metro stop that takes you directly to the Expo 2020 site, Dubai is grooming-up for a astounding unveil. They also aim to win-back the tourism industry with this festival.
What happens to Expo 2020 site after it’s run? The site will transition into ‘District 2020’, a sustainable smart city which would transform into a community that continues to promote and hold the vision of Expo 2020 for the coming years. A community that aims to build a better tomorrow.
Are you excited for this new megacity set to change the horizons of Dubai?
(Contributed by Safia Mansoor)