The first project in the region to obtain a certificate of "Excellence" from "Sequal"

Eight sites at Expo 2020 receive the most prestigious sustainability awards

  • The Sequal classification represents a milestone in the journey of Expo 2020 to become one of the most sustainable versions of the World Expo ever.


  • Ahmed Al-Khatib: “Sustainability embodies our commitment to making a positive impact at the local, national, regional and global levels.”


Eight infrastructure projects in Expo 2020 Dubai received the highest ratings of "Sequal", the internationally recognized system for assessing sustainability in civil engineering, which represents a milestone in the march of "Expo 2020", to become one of the most sustainable versions of the "World Expo" ever .

The ratings of "Sequal", the world's first sustainability rating, classification and certification system for best practices in infrastructure projects, range from "successful" by 30% to "excellent" at 75%, and are determined based on a range of sustainability issues, including the use of Land, environment, transportation, resilience and pollution.

Expo 2020 is the first project in the Middle East to be awarded an "Excellent" rating from Sequal.

Al Wasl Square

Al Wasl Square, the beating heart of Expo 2020, which connects the three subject areas and provides a meeting point within a shady local climate unlike anything in Dubai, has surpassed the highest award threshold, with a score of 91.6%.

As for the "steel trellis" of the Al Wasl Dome, which is 130 meters in diameter and 67.5 meters in height, which surrounds the square and constitutes the largest 360-degree display in the world, it recorded a higher rate of 93.6%.

The certificates of excellence granted to Expo 2020 are among the largest lists of awards presented by the Sequal system for a single site globally. They represent the most prestigious awards in the field of civil engineering, and highlight the success of the international event in integrating the principles of sustainable design in its various buildings and components of its infrastructure and coordination His gardens.

Sequal system

The Sequal system was launched in 2004, after it was developed by the Institution of Civil Engineers, based in the United Kingdom, and other institutions in the field.

It is now part of the PRIM suite of programs within the BRI Global group, bringing together world-leading sustainability assessment methods to classify buildings, master plans and infrastructures across the life cycle of established assets.

3 topics

The CEO of Real Estate Development and Delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ahmed Al-Khatib, said in a statement yesterday: “Sustainability, as one of our three sub-themes, affects the environmental, economic and social dimensions of the societies in which we live and reflects our commitment to making a positive impact on the local, national, regional and global levels.” . He added: “In addition to honoring the wise leadership role of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in placing the UAE in a leading position in terms of sustainable development and green economy, each of these certificates of excellence are from (Sequal). Demonstrates the dedication and teamwork of our sustainability and site delivery teams. All those involved in the international event share a common desire to ensure that (Expo 2020) is one of the most sustainable versions of the World Expo ever, in addition to supporting the country's efforts to build cleaner, safer and healthier societies for its people.

The Sequal Excellence Awards included Expo public spaces, Al Wasl Square, parks, umbrellas and other infrastructure elements at the 4.38 square kilometer site.

Keith Nicholson, Principal Infrastructure Account Manager and Principal Project Manager at BRI, said: “The infrastructure of Expo 2020 Dubai, including its sub-projects, has shown high performance in terms of sustainability across the site.

We are very proud of the achievements of the project teams and their determination to achieve a rating (excellent) from (Sequal), making (Expo) the first project to achieve this achievement in the Middle East, and a testament to the hard work performed by all those involved in the international event ».

Sustainability efforts

The sustainability efforts of Expo 2020 are in line with a group of national and international drivers, such as the UAE Vision 2040, the UAE Centennial 2071, the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, as well as the “Green Economy for Sustainable Development” initiative launched in 2012 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to make the UAE a global center and a successful model for the new green economy.

• Al Wasl Square and its exceptional dome are at the forefront of the achievements at the site level.

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