#OneYearToGo: New images show “readiness” across Expo 2020 site

The countdown has begun, with one year to go, Expo 2020 Dubai is all set to open its doors — the Asif Khan designed entrance gates — on 1 October 2021, as the organisers of the World Expo are ready to collaborate and innovate to build a strong and sustainable future for everyone.

New images of the Expo 2020 site were released, showing the advanced state of readiness across the site.

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In a statement the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Press Office revealed that the World Expo is fully prepared to host a global celebration of humanity’s resilience, creativity, culture and innovation – a tribute to the resilience of humanity, its ability to innovate, and pursuit of optimism in the face of adversity.

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HE Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said: “Our leadership has spared no effort, guided us, and provided all resources to ensure that our World Expo will be a true expression of the UAE’s values, reflecting its ambition to build a better future for us, the region and the world – a future of which coming generations will be proud.

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“Our World Expo has a mission to inspire hope, and in the coming weeks we will begin to share new details and ideas about space, health and wellness, travel and connectivity and other subjects that sit at the heart of this Expo. We hope that people will join us to achieve our objectives to bring the world together and put humanity and the planet on the right path towards dignity for all.

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“As we mark a year to go until we open, I want to thank all those who work so hard and so passionately to deliver an exceptional Expo. From international participants, to government entities to the Expo tribe that has worked diligently and remained committed to bringing the event to fruition.”

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Al Hashimy said that “the journey has been worth it, and in 365 days we will share our excitement and our passion with millions”.

Meanwhile, construction progress on the Expo site has been continuing at pace, with more than 210 million work hours being recorded to-date.

Additionally, in 2020, Expo has focused on the landscaping and fit-out of Expo-owned buildings, with the construction of country pavilions set to be finalised by the end of the year.

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region and will run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.


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