His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, paid a visit to several infrastructure projects related to the Expo 2020 Dubai, which is set to take place starting October 2020, with the participation of 95 countries.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai on his visit to the Expo 2020 Dubai South, where he was received by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, as well as other senior officials.
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On-site, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Al Hashemy about the progress of the infrastructure projects, as well as the awareness and promotional programs and plans drafted by the office to promote the Expo, which is expected to accommodate over 25 million visitors and government leaders from around the world, according to a report by WAM.
During the briefing, Al Hashemy noted that the office has launched various promotional campaigns to introduce the expo’s goals and activities, especially among university and school students, in various local locations, such as parks, and in neighboring countries.
450 days remaining for Expo 2020 Dubai, with 190 countries leading the world towards a better future through their pavilions for the first time in the MEASA. We are ready and remain true to our promise of hosting the best Expo edition yet in its 168-year history. pic.twitter.com/XPG18h9U5M
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 13, 2019
Within the day, Sheikh Mohammed also visited several construction sites in the expo’s site and the UAE pavilion, which was designed to attract and impress local and foreign visitors. He expressed his satisfaction at the progress of the projects, and praised the efforts of the expo’s working team of Emirati youths, under the leadership of Al Hashemy.
Sheikh Mohammed also highlighted the importance of ensuring the success of the expo, which will promote a bright image of the UAE and its people, and become a global cultural platform for all countries to showcase their cultures, heritage, histories and national products, as well.
Furthermore, the ruler of Dubai expressed his confidence and optimism towards the success of the event, due to the hard work of the Emirati youth, who can organize international cultural, tourism, and commercial events of this nature and scale in the country.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 13, 2019
In line with this, Sheikh Mohammed urged all national authorities, especially those in Dubai, to intensify their efforts to make the Expo succeed, noting, “We must all work hard to achieve success. Whatever people achieve without hard work, they lose without regret.”
The Expo 2020 in Dubai will be the host to the world for 173 days (approximately 6 months), where various countries will openly and festively express their culture, products, and people, as this will also be a global platform for leaders to collaborate and share best practices and innovation across various fields. To know more about Expo 2020 in Dubai, please visit their official website.