The greatest show in the world is coming to Dubai on the 20th of October, 2020 and will take place until the 10th of April, 2021, with 192 countries participating.
With around 25 million visitors expected to visit Dubai to attend, it is already positively impacting the Emirates economy. Furthermore, the international community looks to the UAE and the participating countries to provide sustainable solutions to the world’s most heated issues.
A series of celebrations across the United Arab Emirates marking the one year countdown to the Expo 2020 will take place on Sunday, the 20th of October, and for this reason, we decided to remind you how big Dubai’s upcoming Expo will be and what it will offer.
The United Arab Emirates along with other GCC states have the highest energy consumption per capita in the world. The Emirati government has narrowed down the reason for this high energy demand to the wide use of air conditioners during the heated months of summer.
However, before these countries moved to modern architecture, and even before the invention of AC’s, the nomads of the Arabian desert used to build their homes in a way that keeps the temperature low.
As Dubai prepares for Expo 2020, the UAE’s national pavilion announcements show a revival of low-tech sustainability is underway.
New jobs are created for thousands at the Expo 2020 Dubai
The Expo 2020 is set to create around 275,000 job opportunities in the next six years all around the region. These will be in the sectors of aviation, construction, retail, and transportation.
Around USD 353 million road projects opened ahead of the Expo 2020 Dubai
In preparation for the high number of tourists coming to the UAE, a number of megaprojects in transportation infrastructure is scheduled to open doors to the public ahead of the Expo 2020. The USD 353 million worth of road projects includes a series of flyovers, ramps, and widened roads that are currently under construction.
According to Gulf News, while opening the fifth Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said ,“The UAE has committed teams and huge resources for constructing projects related to the hosting of this huge international event. The budget set for roads and transportation projects in the lead up to the Expo is Dh15 billion.”
Images released ahead of the Expo 2020 showcased the masterpiece that is the UAE’s national pavilion. The design is truly spellbinding, and the pictures do speak for themselves. “The pavilion will be one of the Expo’s greatest icons. The design will evoke the pioneering spirit and power of connections that transformed the UAE from a collection of small, desert communities, into a global connection point,” said UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy. “The UAE pavilion will become an important cornerstone in our site and will have a legacy plan that will reflect our hopes and ambitions for the many years to come.”
Dubai’s USD 680 million deep tunnel project to be ready for the Expo
In a groundbreaking infrastructure project, the newly-established deep tunnel will drain rainwater in the Airport City and Expo 2020 districts. When completed, the USD 680 million project will be one of the most specialized tunnels in the world.
At the time being, after 4 million working hours and drilling with the largest drillers in the region, the project is 65 percent done and is scheduled to be fully functional by September of 2020, a month before the Expo.
Emirati Performer Hussein Al Jasmi has been named an Expo 2020 Ambassador
In the lead up to the World’s Greatest Show, Dubai decided to name Emirati artist/sensation Hussein Al Jasmi as one of the Expo 2020 official ambassadors. As the world sets its eyes towards Dubai, the leading Emirate showcases the best of what it has to offer in all fields, including art.