Emirates news agency Mohammed bin Rashid announces opening of Expo City Dubai in 2022 in October

DUBAI, 2022 June 20 (WAM) – Dubai’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced that in 2022 Expo City Dubai opens in October. The new city is an ideal smart city and a futuristic destination for business and innovation, focused on sustainability, innovation, education and entertainment.

His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “Brothers and sisters, after the historic success of Expo 2020 in Dubai, which was visited by more than 24 million visitors and left an indelible mark at the 170-year-old world exhibition, we are announcing a transformation today. from the Exhibition Center to Expo City Dubai, a city that represents Dubai’s greatest ambitions.

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

“This new city will house an extraordinary new museum, a world-class exhibition center and the headquarters of the most advanced and fast-growing companies. It will continue to have pavilions in 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, families, and all we love.

Expo City Dubai is the old plan for Dubai Expo 2020 and Dubai 2040. Part of the master plan for the city is to build on the momentum and astounding success of a six-month global exhibition to create a respectable city that fosters the environment and technology of the future.

Opened in 2022. On October 1, 2010, it will showcase several exemplary pavilions at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, offering entertainment and technology, while continuing the magic, energy and excitement of the event.

The entire city, with its many different attractions, will include offices, lounges, dining and entertainment venues, sports facilities and a supermarket. It is accessible from the Dubai Metro and will also feature the world-class Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC), a coveted venue for world summits, conferences and concerts during Expo 2020 Dubai, and the DEC series will continue. conferences, events and activations.

Three of Expo 2020’s most visited attractions – the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower and the surreal water feature – will remain. Meanwhile, Alif, the mobility pavilion, and Terra, the sustainability pavilion, will continue to be an interactive educational experience.

Later this year, the Opportunity Pavilion will become the Expo 2020 Dubai Museum, a new addition highlighting the history and impact of global exhibitions and celebrating the success of the six-month event.

Other attractions will remain: the Women’s Pavilion, which showcases women who promote events around the world, and the Vision Pavilion, which honors the vision of His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Visitors will also be able to explore the hawk-inspired United Arab Emirates Pavilion and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion. Details of pavilions in several other countries, including revamped versions in Luxembourg, Australia, Pakistan, India, Morocco and Egypt, will be released in the coming months.

Expo City Dubai will be disposable without plastic and will retain 80% of its built infrastructure and buildings, including 123 LEED-certified buildings with the highest standards of sustainable 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.

Expo City Dubai, which offers many opportunities for companies to achieve their sustainable goals, is already attracting the interest of many commercial tenants. It will soon be the new headquarters for DP World, Siemens, as well as start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Translated by: Mervat Mahmoud.

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