October 20, 2020 : A date everyone in the UAE is excited about. After all, from that day on UAE will have another feather on its hat — Expo 2020 Exhibition. Yes! The glorious event is to be held in Dubai and people just can’t wait for it.
But wait, what is an expo exhibition? Is it an achievement for the exhibition to be held in a city as sybaritic as Dubai? Or is it so big of an event that Dubai is lucky to be hosting it? Let’s clear the air.
What is an Expo Exhibition?
Expo Exhibition, or world fair in other words, is a colossal international exhibition that aims at educating people, promoting ideas, and showcasing achievements of various nations.
The host country invites other countries to participate in the event. People from different sectors attend the exhibition and unitedly find solutions against the challenges that humanity faces. Not just that, but it is also a great platform for assorted nations to brand themselves in front of the world and educate general public about their culture, developments and scopes.
Is Expo 20202 Exhibition any different? What is the aim of expo 2020 exhibition? And why should you be excited? Let’s find out.
Dubai: Expo 2020 Exhibition
The fact that Expo Dubai 2020 will organized on a site of 1083 acres in area should be enough to give you an idea about the grandness of the event. The exposition may last for six months with a universal theme, primarily focused on humanity. These expositions are further classified as Universal expositions, specialized exposition and horticultural exposition. The one that Dubai will host is a Universal exposition.
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The last universal exposition was held in 2015, in the city of Milan. The theme of Expo 2015 was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
This time the theme that UAE selected is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, sub-themes being Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.
You’ll hardly find any country that wouldn’t participate in Expo Dubai 2020 and when members of all the countries will unite to work on such an uplifting theme, a positive impact is sure to be made.
Visitors can expect a lot from the Expo Dubai 2020. Crucial events like opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Al Wasl Plaza. It will be a dome shaped structure, covering 4.38-square-kilometre site in the central space of the event. The special thing about Al Wasl Plaza is that the dome structure will convert into a 360 degree screen at night, on which the immersive projection of the images will be done. All the visitors will be able to view the images projected on it, and it is said that it will also be visible from the space.
Isn’t everything so grand? But who decides where the Expo will be held?
When Dubai won the chance to host the Expo
It was a glorious moment for UAE when the general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) declared in 2013, that Dubai will host the Expo 2020 Exhibition. Yes, BIE is the international organization in Paris that is responsible for the regulation and the selection of the candidates for the world fair.
It was such big deal for UAE that when the announcement was made, fireworks were exploded out of the Burj Khalifa.
Five cities had bid for the hosting of world fair 2020 but Dubai’s bid reached almost 850 million people through social media and it defeated other contenders with a colossal margin.
It’s gonna be bigger than ever
When such a huge event meets such a capable city, there’s no margin for anything going unnoticeable.
“We are building a city in Dubai South that is here to stay and will bolster many other plans for growth that our leaders have for the country,” said the senior VP of legacy development and impact at Expo 2020, Mr. Marjan Faraidooni.
So you can expect some unpredictably massive things happening in 2020 . After all, it’s like Dubai is building another Dubai in itself. Expo Dubai 2020 will leave an unforgettable legacy behind it and the world awaits its arrival.