Expo 2020 Higher Committee prepares to welcome participants to event
The Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee – the task force committed with steering progress on the event – has reviewed final preparations and reaffirmed its cooperation to welcoming the world for an exceptional World Expo, during a meeting led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.
The Higher Committee discussed the final preparations of the Expo site, as well as the programming that will be on offer to provide a visually striking, intellectually enlightening and emotionally inspiring 182 days for all visitors.
The legacy of the Expo 2020 site was also addressed, with a focus on ensuring that Expo’s plans are fully aligned with the recently unveiled Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, and to contribute to the UAE’s continued development.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “In just a few months, Expo 2020 Dubai will open its doors to the world and, soon after, we will mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. This milestone will see us celebrate everything our young yet future-focused nation has achieved, including the extraordinary delivery of the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia to the highest standards, despite the unprecedented challenges the world has faced this past year.
“Expo 2020 looks forward to welcoming the world to Dubai, and we intend to not only honour the UAE’s incredible accomplishments, but also to enable action toward a better future for both people and planet, delivering further prosperity for our nation for the next 50 years and beyond.”
During the meeting, Expo 2020 officials also updated the Higher Committee on precautionary measures developed and implemented to protect the health, well-being and safety of all visitors.
As the positive impact of COVID-19 vaccines being produced and distributed in the UAE and around the world continues to build, Expo 2020’s measures will evolve in line with the latest guidance of the UAE Government and the world’s leading medical, science and health experts.
The Higher Committee further discussed Expo 2020’s plan to provide vaccines to all official representatives of participating countries, ensuring an inclusive, safe and memorable experience.
The Higher Committee gathered as Expo 2020 prepares to welcome participants from across the globe for the final International Participants Meeting (IPM), which will take place in Dubai from 4-5 May 2021. The IPM will see participating countries review progress and visit their pavilions on the Expo 2020 site.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.