Sessions of the second day of the international participants ’meeting will discuss site developments, facilities management and events
The completion of the site «Expo 2020 Dubai» in full by the end of this year
The construction work for the exhibition's 3 theme areas was completed in May 2019. From the source
Ahmed Al-Khatib: "Dubai Exhibition Center construction completed, 95% of public spaces."
The office of "Expo 2020 Dubai" confirmed that all works will be completed at the site of the upcoming exhibition by the end of this year, pointing to the completion of the construction of the Dubai Exhibition Center and the "Expo Village", as well as 95% of the public spaces as well as the installation of structures and shaded roofs for the corridors. On-site public gardens and other facilities.
The office stated during the activities of the second day of the fifth edition of the meeting of international participants in the «Expo 2020 Dubai» that the exhibition, which will start its activities on the first of October 2021, will provide the participating countries with a platform to showcase their best culture, innovations and progress, pointing out that more than 200 entities Participation of more than 190 countries, in addition to multilateral organizations, educational institutions and companies, as well as millions of visitors, will gather to celebrate the exhibition.
The latest developments
In detail, the activities of the second day of the fifth edition of the meeting of international participants at Expo 2020 Dubai yesterday witnessed a series of sessions that dealt with various aspects of hosting the international event, as well as discussing the latest developments in site operations, facilities management, events of the upcoming event and its programs, as well as content. Related to marketing, communication and media services.
The organizers of the exhibition, which will start its activities on the first of October 2021, briefed the representatives of the participating countries and delegations on the developments of the preparations to host the event and the latest developments, in addition to the new procedures that are being planned in relation to the health safety requirements of participants and visitors imposed by the "Covid-19" pandemic .
The organizers, members of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and representatives of the International Bureau of Exhibitions, as well as participants, trade partners and government officials from around the world, meet remotely, over a period of four days.
Sustainability and mobility
The chief executive of real estate development and delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ahmed Al-Khatib, said that the completion of the sustainability and mobility areas of the exhibition has reached the final stages, as most of the exhibits have been placed in the two areas, adding: “We aim to complete and complete all works on the site by the end of this year. ».
During the sessions of the second day of the meeting, Al-Khatib stated that the construction of the Dubai Exhibition Center has been completed, indicating that the final touches are currently being completed and will be completed in September of this year.
He added that the construction of "Expo Village" had also been completed at a rate of 2,273 apartments distributed over four complexes, explaining that they include residential buildings with a height ranging between 10 and 16 floors.
Al-Khatib indicated that 95% of the public spaces, which include three entrances with steel gates, have been completed to the three areas of the exhibition, in addition to the areas designated for logistics and goods transportation, parking lots, parks, etc., while more than 440 Ghaf trees have been planted at the site along with 1180 trees. Palms and 200,000 plants and shrubs.
He stated that the installation of the structures and shaded ceilings for the public corridors at the site and the gardens has been completed, which includes roofs with movable canopies that can be opened at night to provide a full view of the sky and to be closed in daylight hours to provide shade to visitors, in addition to other structures decorated from the top with plants and flowers.
"The Knights" and "The Jubilee"
Al-Khatib pointed to the completion of the Al-Fursan and Jubilee Gardens, explaining that the watchtower in the Jubilee Park is 55 meters high, and will form an attraction that provides panoramic views of the site, and the dome of Al Wasl Square has been completed, while the plaza is currently being afforested with the continued completion of the buildings for the two wings of mobility and sustainability.
In addition, the "Expo 2020 Dubai" office confirmed that more than 200 participating bodies, including more than 190 countries, in addition to multilateral organizations, educational institutions and companies, as well as millions of visitors, will gather to celebrate Expo 2020 Dubai. He pointed out that "with 190 countries confirming their participation in the event, we will have exceeded the target number of participations in the hosting file, which was 180 countries when the file was submitted in 2013."
He also stressed that "Expo 2020 Dubai" will provide the participating countries with a platform to showcase their best culture, innovations and progress, pointing out that for the first time in the history of the International Expo, each country will have its own pavilion.
In an update, the office added that the construction work for the exhibition’s three theme areas (mobility, opportunities and sustainability) was completed in May 2019, and the exhibition entry gates made of carbon fibers were unveiled to form interlocking structures inspired by the mashrabiya, each with a height of 21 meters, pointing to More than 205 million hours of work on the Expo 2020 site have been completed to date.
The office of "Expo 2020 Dubai" stated that, in line with the global sustainable development goals, the global best practices program sheds light on projects that provide concrete solutions to the biggest global challenges, and aims to expand their scope to include other places, indicating that the program has committed to a mandate from the International Bureau of Exhibitions. In 2010, all international Expo hosts created a platform that highlights concrete solutions that can be imitated, modified and expanded to have a greater global impact.
The Expo 2020 Dubai office stated that the upcoming exhibition site will occupy a total area of 4.38 square kilometers, indicating that the fenced area for display will occupy about two square kilometers of the site, including 190 separate pavilions for countries.
He indicated that the remaining 2.4 square kilometers, will include facilities and support buildings, including the "Expo 2020 Village" designated for the accommodation of participating delegations and employees working at the exhibition site, in addition to warehouses, transport stations, hotels and retail outlets.
Millions of hours of work on the Expo 2020 site have been achieved so far.
- Installation of structures and ceilings shaded public corridors at the site and gardens.
The completion of the construction of the "Expo Village" at a rate of 2,273 apartments distributed over 4 complexes.