There are now less than two years to go to Expo2020! It’s a universal exposition to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. October 20, 2020 is the date everyone in the UAE is looking forward to. This massive event will be held for six months. It will bring several artists, performers, and tech-savvy individuals from all over the world under one roof. Apart from this, the mega event of Expo 2020 will be offering a promising opportunity for the companies and professionals to show and sell their products and services to customers from different parts of the world.
BACKGROUND OF DUBAI EXPO
More than 25 million visitors from all across the world will be witnessing this massive event. It will also be an excellent opportunity for the whole nation to educate the world about the traditions, cultures and technical capabilities of UAE. The theme of Connecting Minds, Creating Future will be reflecting in every activities, programs, and exhibition in the expo event. Expo event is going to held in UAE for the very first time that is one of the main reasons why this event is essential, most-awaited and exciting for not only Dubaians but for the entire population living in UAE. A high number of investors and people in business will be engaged in making high investment in their respective field of business or investment.
Every five years, the major cities of the world compete for the opportunity to host the World Expo. The candidate cities that submitted their bid to the Bureau of International Expositions to host Expo 2020 were Izmir, Turkey; Yekaterinburg, Russia; São Paulo, Brazil, and Dubai, UAE.
The words quoted were “Ladies and gentlemen, Dubai wins” and thus the hard work turned right on the way making Dubai won the bid in 2013. Dubai won by a resounding majority with 116 votes, leaving Yekaterinburg, Russia, with only 47.“I am proud of our teams who earned this victory for Dubai with two years of hard work, dedication and commitment,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said. “We renew our promise to astonish the world in 2020.” Every individual involved in the organization and planning of the expo 2020 event is strived for making this event memorable and successful through inviting highly famous, talented and skillful artists to perform in front of millions of individuals from every corner of the planet. It will be an extraordinary chance for children to see live performance of their favorite stars.
BURJ KHALIFA COUNTDOWN
Lights, dance, plenty of action. This summed up the festivities in the shadow of the BurjKhalifa.BurjKhalifa will highly be contributing to making expo nights special for both local and foreign visitors. A beautifully-choreographed show at The Dubai Fountain and a stunning three-minute projection on BurjKhalifa formed the climax of festivities on Saturday.Artists, musicians, and dancers will be performing in places around the biggest skyscraper. Visitors will be witnessing delightful fireworks shows around the tallest building in the world. Five hours of interactive live music performances, illuminations, lessons in dance from all over the world, artistic exhibitions, global cuisines, and more were included in the event organized. Though the breath-taking countdown at BurjKhalifa, marking Expo2020’s two-year-to-go was just a beginning.
EXPO 2020 FEATURES
Expo 2020 is going to make significant contribution to the economy of the country. The government has highly been engaged in investing high amount of money, time and resources in several infrastructure projects to make this event successful. Construction of a new metro route is one of the biggest projects started due to Dubai expo 2020 even. The location of Expo is in the area known as Dubai South, close to Al Maktoum International Airport. The site covers 4.38 sq km and has four main entrances. The Dubai Metro Route 2020 will take 46,000 passengers per hour to and from the Expo site in under 16 minutes from Dubai Marina.A dome is set to double up as a 360-degree screen at night, projecting images to thousands of visitors both inside and outside. The dome will be 65 meters tall with a diameter of 150m, and will hold an estimated 10,000 visitors, said Ahmed Al-Khatib, vice president of property at Expo 2020 Dubai. Filled with fountains, waterfalls, parks and palm-lined courtyards, the dome will be partly open to the sky at the top.
Opening of a high number of job opportunities is one of the main features of this grand event. The government and private companies engaged in making the host location ready for event have already announced a high number of employment opportunities for the job seeks across Dubai. The economy of the city is enhanced by these things.
There will also be a separate them pavilion for each participating country and even a pavilion for each of the main themes – sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. The UAE pavilion meanwhile is being designed by Santiago Calatrava and features the outline of a falcon.
The concept of ‘legacy’ has been a cornerstone of Expo 2020 since Dubai was awarded the event on November 2013. In addition to its primary focus of legacy, District 2020 will continue to build on Expo 2020’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ It’ll all be showcased by a million new tech stuff which will also cover flying cars as Über has signed an agreement with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to test them at Expo 2020.
Keeping in mind the vast potential of the youth in this country, Expo 2020 has created a dedicated team called Youth Connect to make sure students of all ages, and the school community can take full advantage of Expo 2020. Platforms such as school roadshows, field trips at the Expo 2020 site and teachers’ workshops are being used to engage with schools. The team is also creating resources to help bring to life the Expo 2020 themes of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability in the classrooms.