The Expo 2020 Dubai office said that the international event is an ideal business platform, giving priority to SMEs, as they are important in promoting economic growth and job creation. As of early May 2019, more than 37,400 suppliers from 151 countries were registered to perform business with Expo 2020 Dubai, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which still have priority in winning contracts.
The Bureau added that 56% of all Expo 2020 Dubai contracts were awarded to small and medium-sized companies, pointing out that the size of SMEs benefiting from direct and indirect contracts and tenders, so far, has reached the value of AED 3.41 billion to support Expo 2020 Dubai's goal of promoting innovation and supporting small businesses.
The most comprehensive participation
Around 195 countries have confirmed their participation, making it the most comprehensive international expo to date, pointing out that the three theme areas have been completed at the international event site, ready to receive the necessary equipment to host the first international event of its kind in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The three areas include 86 mixed-use buildings, divided into three (petals), opportunities (33 buildings), sustainability (21 buildings), and mobility (32 buildings), and the three (petals) related to the focal square covered by the «Dome of the focal», It is surrounded by five other mixed-use buildings.
The three areas will be the largest construction area on the site, and will include dozens of countries' suites, as well as food and beverage outlets, retail and exhibition and entertainment areas. Each of the three areas will have a dedicated pavilion. Of public spaces and water bodies.
He explained that for the first time in the history of Expo, each participating country will have an independent pavilion, and the pavilions will be distributed among the three theme areas (opportunities, mobility and sustainability), while the participating countries will complete the construction of their wings by June 2020, while the infrastructure at the site of the international event was 100%.
Between the opening day of October 20, 2020 and the closing ceremony of April 10, 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract more than 25 million visits. Expo will cover a total area of 4.38 square kilometers, including A 2 square kilometer exhibition area in the Dubai South area adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport.
The Opportunity Pavilion will be one of the highlights of the upcoming international event, spanning 4,500 square meters, and the Sustainability Pavilion will be one of the highlights of the upcoming international event. It is designed to be one of the best sustainable buildings in the region, producing a significant portion of its energy and water needs using solar panels, moisture utilization, water recycling, and other sustainable methods.
Sustainability is a key pillar of Expo 2020 Dubai, being one of its three sub-themes, along with opportunities and mobility. Global Destination organizers have set a goal of contributing to positive change in sustainability across the UAE, the region and the world. The pavilion will take visitors on an exciting journey, featuring interactive experiences and games, allowing them to participate in experiences based on their choices, and encourage them to explore the role of personal choices and decisions in contributing positively to global issues of common concern.
The mobility pavilion will reflect human progress in the areas of movement of people, goods, ideas and data in physical and digital ways and the role of mobility in the course of human development, and will present historical milestones, based on the passion of people to explore new areas, meet new people and develop new ideas. Mobility is the means by which we can achieve this.
Al Wasl Square
Al Wasl Square will be the main venue for the exhibition site and will leave the biggest impression of Expo 2020 Dubai to millions of visitors from around the world. It is 150 meters in diameter and will be a major venue during the international event and after the end of its events, bringing people from different places to connect minds. This is the first Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
The arena will host events during Expo 2020 Dubai, and after the end of the international event in 2021, Al Wasl Square will play a key role in the legacy phase, District 2020, an integrated urban community that will form a central part of the legacy of Expo after the closing of its events. In 2021.
Building on the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai, District 2020 will be the heart of an integrated global community that will support and accelerate the emirate's development.It will be a long-term economic engine for the UAE in general, an incubator for creative innovators and entrepreneurs, and an attractive center for investment and job creation.
District 2020 will include residential areas of 65,000 square meters and commercial areas of up to 135,000 square meters, in a location that will host world-class innovation centers, educational, cultural, recreational and commercial institutions.
The Dubai Exhibition Center at Expo 2020 is a new addition to the distinguished exhibition and conference sector in the UAE. The world-class center, spread over 45,000 square meters, is divided into two zones, comprising two theaters, a stadium, a number of multi-purpose halls and four pavilions. 24 meeting rooms, which are adjustable to suit all types of events, including concerts. With the curtain on Expo 2020, the center will be located in the heart of District 2020, where the community will use it as a unique venue for summits, business festivals, seminars, weddings, dinners and live shows.
The UAE's investment in Expo 2020 Dubai will generate an economic return of AED 122.6 billion in the long run, according to an independent study published by Ernst & Young.
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EXPO LIFE operates the Innovation and Partnership Program of Expo 2020 Dubai, with the firm conviction that innovation is 'everyone-to-everyone'. To date, Expo Life has provided funding, guidance and support to 120 projects from 65 countries over four sessions. Of his pioneering program. The latest and most influential innovation grant awards received 52 new global innovators from 39 countries, including 14 from the Middle East and North Africa, including seven projects from the Gulf region, three from the UAE.
The Innovative Innovation Grants program provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive a grant of up to $ 100,000 to further develop their business.
The special days of the countries at Expo 2020 will provide many opportunities to get acquainted with the cultures and traditions of each participating country. Participating countries will celebrate their national events at Al Wasl Square, where thousands of visitors will enjoy spectacular performances of national music, dance and arts. International participants, including international organizations, will also have the opportunity to celebrate dedicated honor days. The event program includes the largest gathering of countries and cultures in one location, providing an exceptional opportunity for millions of visitors to see the world in one place without the need for a passport.
Facilities to transport 200,000 visitors daily
Expo 2020 is expected to receive more than 25 million visits between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021. Regulating the movement of these millions of visitors from the UAE and abroad requires close cooperation with various actors in the Emirate of Dubai, led by Transportation and Roads, responsible for planning and managing the transportation infrastructure in Dubai.
In order to provide safe and easy transportation for 150,000 to 200,000 visitors a day, the RTA has developed an integrated plan that includes the implementation of a new metro line (route 2020) linking Nakheel Harbor and Tower Station to the 15km Expo 2020 site. 44 thousand passengers were transported in both directions every hour. The plan also includes the development of lines and systems for mass transit, by providing a huge fleet of buses and taxis.
The Authority will allocate 724 buses to transport passengers from specific stations in Dubai and the rest of the UAE, a trip every 15 minutes at peak times. Expo 2020 site will include three main entrances, in addition to the metro entrance, and will provide 30 thousand parking lots, and uses the latest solutions and technologies in Manage the movement of vehicles and visitors within the 4.38 square kilometers site.
The world's largest market for government testing
2020 will be a different year when the UAE welcomes the world at an exceptional international expo by all standards to form a major milestone in the agenda of more than 195 countries.This is confirmed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The launch of an extraordinary summit of governments in conjunction with Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest version in the history of this annual summit, which began in 2013.
The World Expo 2020 will bring together different content, new platforms and exceptional ideas to foster new government thinking at the international level. It will also include the largest global market for government experiences and the largest number of specialized research into the future of government work.
The summit will be held from October 22 to 25, 2020, two days after the opening of the Expo, and will be attended by a large number of heads of government and state officials, attended by 100,000 participants, including 10,000 officials, 30 international organizations, and 600 intellectuals and experts.