A selection of Emirati and international stars celebrate the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai

The opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai will kick off on September 30th from Al Wasl Square in the heart of the international event site, with the participation of a group of art and singing stars in the UAE and the world.

The concert, which will feature an elite group of artists carefully chosen to embody the diversity of talent in the region, will be broadcast around the world;

He is greeted by the Arab artist, Mohammed Abdo, and the Arab artist, the Emirati artist Ahlam and the artist Hussein Al Jasmi, the ambassador of Expo 2020 Dubai and one of the most important singing stars in the Gulf and the Arab world, the rising Emirati star Almas, and the Lebanese-American singer Mayssa Qaraa, who was previously nominated for the Grammy International Award.

International stars at the gala event include famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang, four Grammy Award-winning artist Angelique Kidjo, Golden Globe-winning actress and singer-songwriter Andra Day.

The opening ceremony draws inspiration from the Expo 2020 Dubai slogan “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, as it will take the audience on a fascinating journey filled with dazzling, through which it will review the themes of the international event (opportunity, mobility and sustainability) and highlight the deeply held Emirati values ​​and the vision and goals of Expo 2020 Dubai, welcoming the participation of 192 countries. In this extraordinary international event.

Tariq Ghosheh, CEO of Entertainment and Events Activities, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "As the world's eyes turn to the UAE, we will celebrate on that wonderful and unforgettable evening the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai and in the spirit of optimism and cooperation in which this international event brings the world together; Exceptional events from the World Expo fascinate the world and inspire a better tomorrow for all.”

"The ceremony brings together a constellation of the brightest stars of art, and presents live entertainment shows using the latest international technologies in Al Wasl Square, the jewel in the crown of the Expo 2020 Dubai site and the latest urban landmarks of Dubai, marking the start of 182 days of visual dazzle and immersive experiences in which we will create with our visitors a new world and a better tomorrow." .

A group of experts and creators from all over the world, from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds, prepared for this huge ceremony, including many brilliant and creative minds from the UAE and the world.

The team includes creative director Franco Dragone, who has presented famous works including "Cirque du Soleil" and "La Perle", and Scott Givens, president of Five Currents, which specializes in organizing live events - including Olympic ceremonies and New Year's celebrations around the world - The recipient of several major awards.

The opening ceremony will be broadcast via Expo TV on YouTube, the virtual Expo website (https://virtualexpo.world/) and multiple channels to millions of viewers around the world from Al Wasl Square, where the audience will experience an immersive visual and audio show like never before, and witness dazzling performances on The world's largest visual display screen.

The opening ceremony will be the first event of its kind to be held in the giant circular square, which will put the audience at the heart of the event with the start of the show on the revolving stage, where the audience will enjoy a dazzling atmosphere around them made with the latest theatrical techniques.

The opening ceremony will represent an important opportunity to highlight Expo 2020 Dubai's commitment to the highest standards of health and safety for its employees, participants in the international event and its visitors, when it brings the world together in one of the first times that the peoples of the earth meet again after the pandemic.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be held from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, and is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region;

The international event will host the best performances of music, architecture, technology and cultural performances from around the world throughout its stay;

Expo 2020 Dubai will provide the world with an opportunity to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Kaleidoscope Festival;

It will also bring together the world's brightest minds through the "Man and Planet Earth" programme, giving visitors of all ages and interests the opportunity to enjoy and make the most of this exceptional event.

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