DUBAI, 30th September 2020 (WAM) – With one 12 months to go to the mega-event, the UAE is able to host the primary World Expo to be held within the Center East, Africa and South Asia area. UAE federal authorities and native organisations are able to obtain greater than 190 nations, and are ready to welcome tens of millions of tourists to a web site that mixes inspiring structure with cutting-edge applied sciences – a gathering level for “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
With 365 days till Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doorways to the world, Dubai is able to deliver the world collectively and the thrill is constructing.
In October subsequent 12 months, the UAE will welcome the world to a world mega-event that goals to reconnect folks, cultures and society following the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes a spectacular calendar of each day occasions and programming, a wealthy number of world delicacies, and a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of arts, structure, leisure, tradition and expertise, Expo 2020 pays tribute to the resilience of humanity, its capability to innovate, and its pursuit of optimism within the face of adversity.
Progress at Expo 2020 has continued at tempo. Greater than 210 million work hours have been accomplished on the positioning and all everlasting Expo-led building is full. Match-out, landscaping, and building of Nation Pavilions will conclude on the finish of the 12 months.
Reviewing progress and preparations towards the key worldwide occasion, leaders of Dubai and the UAE’s private and non-private sectors have confirmed the UAE’s and Dubai’s readiness to internet hosting this mega occasion and its guests from all around the globe.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Government of Emirates Airline and Group, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Increased Committee, mentioned: “In only one 12 months’s time, because the UAE have a good time its Golden Jubilee and we look forward to the subsequent 50 years of our nation, we will probably be bringing the world collectively for an unparalleled World Expo, anchored within the values of solidarity, cooperation and creativity.
These values have been the pillars of our profitable financial mannequin, which has by no means stopped adapting to world modifications in the course of the previous few a long time. Expo 2020 Dubai will probably be a significant milestone in our growth journey and will probably be adopted by equally bold initiatives.
“We’ve adopted cooperation and collaboration as our ethos in our work with Worldwide Individuals, native and federal UAE authorities organisations, Official Companions and all classes of the UAE group.
“We’re able to welcome the world for an distinctive occasion, and we plan to depart a significant legacy within the type of the optimistic influence our World Expo may have on the lives, minds and hearts of tens of millions everywhere in the globe.”
Since work started on the Expo 2020 challenge, collaboration amongst groups throughout the UAE, and between the UAE and taking part nations, has been key to delivering an occasion that befits the UAE and the ambitions of its management. It has additionally been instrumental in guaranteeing that every nation’s participation displays its visions and aspirations.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Commissioner Basic of Expo 2020 Dubai, mentioned: “The countdown has begun to an distinctive Expo. It’s the intention of the UAE’s management to host an occasion befitting the achievements and ambitions of our nation, which is able to have a good time its Golden Jubilee, with the world, subsequent 12 months.
“Expo 2020 Dubai will stand testomony to the truth that nice outcomes will be achieved after we collaborate on bold targets. In the course of the occasion, we’ll reveal how our nation values tolerance and the way it has grow to be a pillar of our society. Tolerance offers rise to cooperation, a price instilled in us throughout generations. And at Expo 2020, we goal to share with the world how tolerance and cooperation type the muse with which our nation has superior and developed.”
“The world goes by a troublesome interval. However right here within the UAE, our historical past and our management have taught us that progress needn’t be halted due to obstacles in its approach. That is our message and our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for humanity that we goal to share, not by phrases alone, however by opening our doorways to the world throughout Expo 2020. By sharing innovation, creativity, and concepts for the great of all of humanity, Expo 2020 will probably be an important second for our area and the world.”
Expo 2020 will probably be one of many first world, large-scale occasions to be held put up COVID-19. It can have a good time humanity’s resilience and achievements, and its capability to innovate for a greater future. Greater than 190 nations, plus firms, worldwide organisations and academic establishments, will take part within the six-month occasion that can shed the sunshine on the most important challenges going through our world, and encourage a collective motion in the direction of constructing a greater future for all of us.
Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director Basic of His Highness The Ruler’s Courtroom and Vice Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Increased Committee, mentioned: “The directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and his steady follow-up throughout all phases of this nice nationwide challenge have been key drivers in inspiring the completion of preparations a 12 months earlier than the opening date of Expo 2020 Dubai.
“Dubai and the UAE are eagerly awaiting this world occasion, which is able to reiterate Dubai’s place as a world hub for entrepreneurship and ambition. The Expo platform will present alternatives for everybody to discover new horizons and set up new partnerships that reply to the wants of the 21st century. The participation of greater than 190 nations and the presence of organisations from around the globe is a affirmation of Dubai’s efficient function globally. Immediately, whereas we begin our countdown of 1 12 months to go till Expo opens its doorways, we inform the world that Dubai and the UAE are able to welcome and obtain you in October 2021.”
As a nationwide occasion, being held within the 12 months that the nation celebrates its Golden jubilee, Dubai and the UAE’s federal, native and personal entities have come collectively to collaborate on delivering this milestone occasion. This consists of agreements with Abu Dhabi Division of Tradition and Tourism, and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Improvement Authority on wide-ranging initiatives to drive visitation from key worldwide supply markets.
Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Government Council and Member of the Expo 2020 Dubai Increased Committee, mentioned: “Working with greater than 190 taking part nations, we now have taken big steps on our approach in the direction of internet hosting the world within the UAE at Expo 2020, working collectively to assist innovation and showcase mankind’s achievements. It can present an impressive platform for the UAE to mirror the ambitions of its management in enhancing worldwide cooperation.
“We’re working onerous to assist Expo 2020 Dubai foster innovation by its partnerships, companions and members, to serve humanity’s ambitions, assist obtain sustainable growth and set up partnerships that can proceed past 2022, within the area and throughout the entire world.”
Expo 2020 Dubai will concentrate on discovering options for challenges by innovation, expertise and cooperation – sharing and provoking concepts and driving human progress in all fields.
And with the world on the sting of unprecedented transformation owing to the fourth industrial revolution, Expo 2020 will shed a robust gentle on the promise of innovation and expertise in fixing the world’s most urgent challenges. Along with site-wide 5G connectivity supplied by Premier Accomplice Etisalat, robotics throughout the positioning, in addition to different subsequent technology marvels for guests to expertise, Expo will spotlight how innovators backed by its world innovation and influence grant programme, Expo Stay, and novel concepts chosen for the World Greatest Observe Programme, are coming to assistance from tens of millions in marginalised communities around the globe.
Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of Business and Superior Expertise, and Member of the Expo Dubai Increased Committee, added: “As we start the countdown in the direction of the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai happening on October 1 2021, I’m assured that it’ll have a tangible and lasting influence on taking part nations from around the globe throughout a number of areas, together with trade, commerce, tradition, tourism and extra.
“At a time when the world must unite as by no means earlier than, the UAE appears ahead to bringing collectively folks of all cultures, creeds and religions, by connecting minds in an effort to create a greater future for all. Because of our management’s sound imaginative and prescient, there is no such thing as a doubt that Expo will play a strategic function as a vital convening platform for empowering joint motion for a brand new world imaginative and prescient of the post-Covid-19 period, with a concentrate on leveraging the improvements and applied sciences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution; constructing a brighter, economically and socially sustainable future for this technology and generations to return.”
Expo may also strengthen the place of Dubai and UAE on the worldwide tourism map. To assist this goal, Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) was constructed on the Expo 2020 web site on the coronary heart of Dubai South, offering a superb house for conferences and exhibitions that can drive the enterprise providers sector and appeal to guests from the UAE and overseas, contributing to a sustainable various financial system.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, Government Chairman of Dubai Aviation Metropolis Company and Dubai South, mentioned: “Our smart management appears upon Expo 2020 as a platform to consolidate Dubai’s place as one of many world’s most most popular locations throughout a number of fields. We’re, subsequently, becoming a member of forces with a variety of its establishments to current an distinctive model that may mirror our delight. Dubai South has labored to embody these visions and methods by offering an inspiring expertise for people and the enterprise group which might be based mostly inside it, enhancing the productiveness, prosperity of all.
“We’re assured that the occasion will play a distinguished function in attaining our ambitions of highlighting the attractiveness of the Emirate as a promising vacation spot for international direct funding. It will positively mirror upon all our key sectors which might be being developed, together with actual property, logistics and aviation. Expo 2020 will spotlight the success of our imaginative and prescient being realised because of our strategic location in proximity to Al Maktoum Worldwide Airport, our reliance on our promising human potential, our stimulating of creativity and innovation, and our fulfilment of its slogan ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
With the goal of transferring tens of millions of tourists to and from the positioning in an accessible, protected and clean method, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has constructed a sophisticated transport infrastructure, including Route 2020, able to transporting 46,000 folks each hour to and from the Expo web site, to the Dubai Metro Crimson Line, and creating an unlimited street community.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director Basic, Chairman of the Board of Administrators on the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) mentioned: “RTA has accomplished building on nearly all of the roads and transport initiatives throughout the built-in plan to ensure that Dubai to host Expo 2020. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inaugurated Route 2020, the extension of the Dubai Metro purple line from the Jebel Ali station to the Expo 2020 web site.
“The route spans a size of 15 kilometers at a value of greater than AED 11 billion. Moreover, within the first quarter of 2020, RTA accomplished all phases of roads challenge resulting in the Expo web site challenge, costing greater than AED three billion. The challenge works included the interchange of Expo Highway; the interchange of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway with the Expo Highway; the entrances to the Expo 2020 web site from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway; the interchange of Expo Highway with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Highway; the interchange of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Highway within the Dubai Funding Park with Al Yalayis Road; the interchange of Emirates Highway with Expo Highway; in addition to the completion of the Airport Highway growth challenge to accommodate the anticipated improve in passengers that can use Dubai Worldwide Airport.
“RTA is at present creating 14 stations and bus stops that can serve Expo 2020, and can allocate buses to move passengers from particular stations in Dubai and the remainder of the Emirates. In Dubai, stations will provide a service each 15 minutes throughout peak hours. The buses designated to move Expo guests adhere to the European specs for low carbon emissions (Euro 6), characteristic interactive contact screens that show stay details about the bus journey, provide comfy seats, and have excessive security requirements with seat belts which might be adjustable for all ages within the household space.”
Many authorities our bodies have a significant function within the preparation for a profitable Expo that displays the UAE’s imaginative and prescient. For instance, DEWA will present Expo with clear vitality from the brand new Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park, the biggest photo voltaic vitality park on this planet. DEWA may also construct three substations and a variety of charging stations for electrical autos.
Dubai Municipality has additionally helped develop Expo’s infrastructure and to boost the customer expertise by creating nurseries and offering timber.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director Basic of Dubai Municipality and Member of the Expo Dubai Increased Committee mentioned: “With preparations underneath approach on a quicker tempo towards Expo 2020, varied institutions within the nation are becoming a member of forces to make this big occasion successful, to announce their full readiness by finishing their qualitative initiatives to obtain this world occasion.
“Dubai Municipality has applied irrigation and agriculture initiatives on the roads resulting in and surrounding the Expo on a web site of two.45 sq. kilometres. The full variety of vegetation equipped by the Municipality to the Expo web site is 613,389. Dubai Municipality can also be engaged on implementing a variety of strategic initiatives to satisfy the long run wants of the Emirate of Dubai in preparation for internet hosting the occasion, crucial of which is the Deep Tunnel Venture, a primary of its variety within the area, which covers massive areas of the emirate, together with the Al Maktoum Airport space and the Expo 2020 space. We’re additionally engaged on every part associated to the logistical issues to host this nice occasion, in order that Dubai turns into the assembly place of the world, which is welcomed on the land of future and the boundless achievements.”
Emaar Properties can also be taking part in a key function in the direction of delivering Expo 2020, lending its experience in building and growth in the direction of delivering the Thematic Pavilions and Districts on time and on funds, and by way of its subsidiary, Emaar Hospitality, which is Expo’s Official Resort and Hospitality Accomplice.
Mohamed Alabbar, Founding father of Emaar Properties and Member of the Expo 2020 Dubai Increased Committee, mentioned: “Expo 2020 would be the largest occasion to be hosted within the area, and can give energy to the UAE, together with actual property, which is already gaining momentum. That is highlighted by the fast restoration of the actual property sector following the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted all sectors. Expo 2020 will probably be totally supported with all required assets, as we’re assured of the occasion’s optimistic influence throughout all sectors, and we consider it would considerably bolster the nationwide financial system.”
Dubai Tourism, by quite a lot of actions, will play an important function in attracting vacationers, companies, MICE and different sectors, serving to Expo to realize its aim of 25 million visits.
Helal Saeed Almarri, Director Basic, Dubai’s Division of Tourism and Commerce Advertising and marketing, and Expo 2020 Dubai Increased Committee Member, mentioned: “Underneath the steering of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, we’re in prime place to efficiently navigate the present world challenges and assist outline a reinvigorated narrative on pioneering the way forward for world tourism and enterprise. Expo 2020 Dubai is the personification of this journey, and thru the solidarity of all private and non-private sector stakeholders in addition to the dedication of our worldwide accomplice networks, we’re readying to welcome again tens of millions of vacationers from each nook of the world.”
“The one 12 months to go milestone of Expo 2020 additionally coincides with Dubai being the primary main world vacation spot to totally open up its MICE sector internationally, critically spearheading the re-ignition of crucial networking occasions and nose to nose engagement, that are important components in accelerating the revival of all main sectors. That is testomony to the town’s dealing with of the pandemic and its capability to adapt quickly, which will probably be key drivers within the supply of a world-class and extremely related World Expo and additional fast-tracks Dubai’s development trajectory as a prime 5 world tourism hub for each enterprise and leisure.”
And when these tens of millions of customer arrive within the metropolis, Dubai Police will assist to make sure that Dubai maintains its place as one of many world’s main cities for recreation, enterprise and security.
Lieutenant Basic Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police and Chairman of the Expo Safety Committee, mentioned: “World Expos are the place civilisations meet to alternate data and discover alternatives. And Dubai Police is harnessing all its capabilities to serve this world occasion, which is an financial, tourism and cultural addition to the Emirate specifically and the nation on the whole.
“Dubai has a versatile infrastructure and an built-in work system that stored tempo with all world necessities and requirements. Dubai can also be distinguished for its implementation of the best specs and requirements that qualify it to host this historic occasion. Its main place is reassured by its possession of expertise, superior technique of communication, newest synthetic intelligence applied sciences, and world class providers.
“Our work is particularly involved with the safety side, so periodic conferences are held underneath the umbrella of the Safety Council to assessment the workflow and consider the work executed by involved groups. The pressure additionally supplies revolutionary technology-based coaching strategies, facilitates the method of coaching volunteers, supplies varied coaching halls, and contributes to designing coaching programmes in coordination with the volunteer work crew. We additionally assist the programme with certified trainers who contribute to offering revolutionary coaching content material for volunteers.”
For the six months of the Expo, a spectacular calendar of occasions masking structure, arts, leisure and expertise will encourage tens of millions of individuals to find connections to cultures, enterprise alternatives, and options in the direction of a greater future for everybody on the planet.
As Expo marks this key milestone, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for Worldwide Cooperation, and Director Basic, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, mentioned: “Our management has spared no effort, guided us, and supplied all assets to make sure that our World Expo will probably be a real expression of the UAE’s values, reflecting its ambition to construct a greater future for us, the area and the world – a way forward for which coming generations will probably be proud.”
“Our World Expo has a mission to encourage hope, and within the coming weeks we’ll start to share new particulars and concepts about house, well being and wellness, journey and connectivity and different topics that sit on the coronary heart of this Expo. We hope that individuals will be part of us to realize our targets to deliver the world collectively and put humanity and the planet on the appropriate path in the direction of dignity for all.
“As we mark a 12 months to go till we open, I need to thank all those that work so onerous and so passionately to ship an distinctive Expo. From worldwide members, to authorities entities to the Expo tribe that has labored diligently and remained dedicated to bringing the occasion to fruition. The journey has been price it, and in 365 days we’ll share our pleasure and our ardour with tens of millions.”