Emirates Agency – Mohammed bin Rashid announces the opening of “Expo City Dubai” in October 2022

DUBAI, June 20, 2022 (WAM) – Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the opening of Expo City Dubai in October 2022. The new city is the perfect smart city and futuristic direction for business and innovation, focused on sustainability, innovation, education and entertainment.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “Brothers and sisters, after the historic success of Expo 2020 Dubai, which was visited by over 24 million visitors and left an indelible mark on the 170-year history of World Expos, today we announce the transformation of the exhibition center into Expo City Dubai. a city that represents Dubai’s best ambitions.

Expo City Dubai will be an environmentally friendly city that respects families, the economy and future generations. A city connected by a port and two airports, as well as beautiful memories in the hearts and minds of millions of people. A city where the magic of Expo will live “Al-Wasl will continue to shine, the waterfall will continue to delight, and the pavilions of the UAE, Alif and Terra will continue to delight visitors of all ages.”

“This new city will house a new extraordinary museum, a world-class exhibition center and the headquarters of leading and fast-growing companies. It will continue to house pavilions of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt and other countries. to be a city that embodies the dreams of all cities and continues to bring joy to our children, our families and all those we love. ”

Expo City Dubai – an outdated plan for Expo 2020 Dubai and part of the master plan Dubai 2040 Urban – is based on the momentum and tremendous success of the six-month World Expo to create a respectable city of the future, focused on environment and technology.

Opening on October 1, 2022, it will showcase a number of Expo 2020 Dubai’s flagship pavilions, entertainment and technology offerings, continuing the magic, energy and excitement of the event.

The full city with a variety of attractions will include offices, leisure facilities, canteens and entertainment venues, sports facilities and a shopping mall. It will be accessible by the Dubai Metro, as well as the World Class Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC), a popular venue for a series of global summits, conferences and concerts at Expo 2020 Dubai, and the DEC will continue to host a series of conferences, events and activations.

The three most visited attractions of Expo 2020, the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky and the surreal water body will remain. While Alif, the Mobility Pavilion and Terra, the Sustainable Development Pavilion, will remain interactive educational institutions.

Later this year, the Opportunity Pavilion will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, a new addition that highlights the history and impact of the World’s Fair and marks the success of the six-month event.

Other attractions that will remain include the Women’s Pavilion, which showcases women who create events around the world, and the Vision Pavilion, which honors His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision.

Visitors will also be able to see the United Arab Emirates Pavilion in the style of a falcon and the pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Details of several other country pavilions, including revised versions of Luxembourg, Australia, Pakistan, India, Morocco and Egypt, will be announced in the coming months.

Expo City Dubai will be free of disposable plastic and will retain 80% of the infrastructure and facilities that have been built, including 123 LEED-certified buildings that embody the highest levels of environmental design, construction and operation. It will also be the first WELL-certified community in the region to demonstrate the positive impact of the built environment on health and well-being.

Offering a wealth of business opportunities to achieve sustainable development goals, Expo City Dubai is already attracting interest from a large number of commercial tenants. It will soon be the new headquarters of DP World, Siemens, as well as startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Translation: Merwat Mahmoud.



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