Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that Al Wasl Square will be fully completed in April 2020, with all its components including electrical, photovoltaic, utilities, parks, water bodies, etc., as well as all the pavilions of 'Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunities'.
She pointed out during a press conference held yesterday on the sidelines of the briefing organized by the Expo Office for local and international media, that the completion of the square comes after the completion of the full construction of the square, and the panels are currently installed on the structure of the dome, pointing out that it is scheduled Implementation of operational tests for facilities, facilities and suites on site until next September. She confirmed that the full completion of Expo Village, Dubai Exhibition Center and the shopping center, all located outside the fenced area of Expo 2020 Dubai, will be by next February.
Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Executive, Real Estate Development and Delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The construction work of Al Wasl Square has finally been completed and the panels are being installed on the Dome structure, which will be reflected in the presentations. The project will be completed in April 2020, with all its components including electrical and optical connections, utilities, gardens, water bodies, etc. ».
He added that «with regard to the pavilions topics (mobility, sustainability and opportunities), all the construction work will be completed by the end of this year, and then begin the stage of internal work in these pavilions and the transfer of exhibits and display materials for each pavilion, pointing out that« by April 2020 will be "All these wings are finished."
He pointed out that the month of May witnessed the completion of construction works in the three theme areas, which include 86 mixed-use buildings, divided into three (petals): opportunities, sustainability and mobility, which represent the three themes of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Received certificates of completion from Dubai Municipality, while the interior designs are currently being completed, in cooperation with the countries whose wings are within the buildings of the regions, with all the designs to be completed and implemented by July 2020 ».
He pointed out that «the operational testing period after the completion of design work until September, on the facilities and facilities, including independent pavilions built by the countries and up to 84 pavilions, and nearly 30 countries have begun the establishment of their wings while the wings of some other countries in The design phase has also begun (Emirates, ENOC and DP World) are building their wings. ”
Al-Khatib said that «the plan for the event includes three phases, the first: for trial operation, the second phase will begin during the second quarter of 2020, while the third phase begins after the completion of all countries to build their wings to be the largest comprehensive phase of the trial operation of all facilities and components of the site Ahead of the start of the event ».
He said that «in terms of the giant facilities under the site of the site (Expo 2020), the spaces and the network of roads under the ground, allows vehicles to enter and exit from any destination, from the entrances and exits of the site, and will be used during the event for logistics services, storage and delivery services and transport for buildings All facilities and participants 'pavilions are designed to enhance the speed and efficiency of supply services through the underground network away from the visitors' areas, while during the legacy phase, after the end of the event, they will be allocated as parking lots and to serve buildings (District 2020). Under Al Wasl Square, there are 14 backstage rooms dedicated to showcasing artists and performers before they reach the hydraulic stage platform that will take them from underground to the center of the square in front of the crowd.
Al Khatib explained that the full completion of Expo Village, Dubai Exhibition Center and the Shopping Center, which are all located outside the fenced area of Expo 2020 Dubai, will be completed by February, explaining that Expo Village, which takes over the Dubai Trade Center The development will include 2,200 residential units, which will be fully rented to Expo 2020 participants during the six-month event.
He stressed that «all the major construction work has been fully completed, including the infrastructure, which was 100% completed, with some scheduled work for the period before the start of the event, which includes the development of the last layers of asphalt and marking and road signs».
Ahmed Al Khatib, CEO of Real Estate Development and Delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Three companies have confirmed that they will be based at Expo 2020 after the event, which will be transformed into District 2020, which includes brands. International, namely Siemens, Accenture IT, and Shanghai-based Atlas Capital, while DP World will remain on its stand during the legacy phase after the exhibition. ”
David Bishop, Director of Communication Strategies at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “There are a number of economic benefits to the Expo 2020 in Dubai. It will help in achieving (Vision 2030), stressing that «the returns of the exhibition over the coming periods will be millions of dollars, in addition to the many career opportunities that will be produced through the establishment of its activities».
He added that «the exhibition near the port (Jebel Ali) and the airport (Al Maktoum International), and close to the airports (Dubai International) and (Abu Dhabi International), is an attractive opportunity for a number of international companies that are heading to establish business in the region through Dubai and the UAE, which will attract the exhibition area later. '