Mohammed bin Rashid meets the President of the Maldives and visited its pavilion and the pavilions of Egypt, Palestine and Switzerland


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stressed that the meeting of the cultures of the peoples of the world, their history, innovations, development projects and investment opportunities in one location within "Expo 2020 Dubai" enhances the positive impact of the major global event held in the UAE. Through the comprehensiveness of the various human and cultural experiences offered by the pavilions of 192 countries that satisfy the aspirations of every visitor and meet his goal of the visit, whether he seeks knowledge gains or identifying opportunities for economic partnerships, while the most important benefit is manifested in strengthening the bonds of connection between peoples and strengthening bridges of rapprochement among others. between them.

This came during the visit of His Highness, today, Monday, to the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai, where he was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines Group, Chairman of the Supreme Committee. For Expo 2020 Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, the pavilions of the Maldives, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the State of Palestine, and the State of Switzerland.

During the visit to the Maldives pavilion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met with the President of the Republic of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh, where His Highness exchanged cordial conversations with the guest president on the overall bilateral relations and the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and the Maldives' participation in the Expo and what participation represents. From an opportunity for further convergence on the various economic and cultural levels. 

During the visit, His Highness and the President of the Maldives learned about the most important offerings of the pavilion, whose design was inspired by the marine environment surrounding the country in the heart of the Indian Ocean, and what it presents to visitors of the main features of the history, culture and captivating nature of the Maldives, its famous beaches, and the arts. Diverse, while the pavilion also displays the wide diversity of natural environment that characterizes the Maldives and the traditions of its people closely related to the ocean waters, while the pavilion also tells the story of the development of the Maldives, and the philosophy that it always exalts in the field of environmental conservation, which makes it a strong present goal in all its activities. This is in line with the axis of "sustainability" called for by the Expo within the three axes, which also include the axes of "mobility" and "opportunities".

History and future

In addition, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Egyptian pavilion located in the "Opportunities" area, which is distinguished by its design inspired by the Pharaonic civilization, which is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. History and future ambitions, and the exhibits included a group of rare archaeological artifacts dating back thousands of years and presented through the Expo to introduce the richness of the Egyptian civilization and the impressive effects it left behind, while the pavilion mixed the depth of history and the dazzle of technology through the virtual tourist guide that accompanies visitors in A tour that provides comprehensive information about the pavilion and its components in an interactive manner, and the experience of time travel using 3D technologies.

Among the most important artifacts that His Highness saw during his tour of the Egyptian pavilion is the sarcophagus of the priest "Psamtik bin Osir", who lived in Egypt during the period of the end of the New Kingdom period from 1069 to 1550 BC.

The Egyptian pavilion, which extends over an area of ​​3,000 square meters, will also showcase the many investment and commercial opportunities offered through its ambitious development plans, and the growing economic potential that supports them in all sectors, in light of its natural, economic and human components, through its distinctive design distributed on 14 indoor areas.

Palestine Pavilion

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also visited the State of Palestine's pavilion located in the "Opportunities" area, where he met the Special Envoy of the President of the Palestinian Authority, Majed Faraj, and was introduced to the pavilion's exhibits that reflect the authenticity of the culture and Palestine's ancient history, and its distinctive features. Heritage and modern industries in addition to the booming tourism activities and the promising investment opportunities they provide.

Switzerland mountains

As part of the visit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Swiss Pavilion, which is located in the "Opportunities" area, and its entrance is characterized by the huge red carpet that occupies the entire reception area for visitors, whose image is reflected on the glass facade of the pavilion designed in the form of a cube, and then the Crystal Cave Which transports visitors to the experience of a "sea of ​​mist" and the atmosphere of the Swiss mountains, where interactive 3D technologies are used to take visitors to the top of those mountains in a simulation of the Swiss environment, which is characterized by its mountainous nature and green plains.

Through the innovation zone of its pavilion at Expo, Switzerland will display what distinguishes it as the most distinguished country in the field of innovation in the world for the eleventh year in a row, according to the Global Innovation Index report. This zone of the pavilion also displays the latest Swiss innovations, especially in the field of education.

The pavilion is an ideal opportunity to learn, through interactive screens, the solutions offered by Switzerland to ensure a sustainable future, in addition to getting closer to its technologies, innovations and scientific achievements, as well as introducing its most important food products that are famous in the world.

future flight

During the visit of Expo 2020 Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his companions inspected the Emirates pavilion, which is located in the "Opportunities" area, using local materials that are environmentally friendly, reusable and recyclable and reduce energy and water consumption, in confirmation of the principle of sustainability. A four-storey building near Al Wasl Dome, which provides an idea of ​​the future of commercial aviation and the role of technology in shaping the air travel sector in the next phase.

The Emirates Pavilion at the Expo will be held under the slogan “A View of Future Aviation,” which includes interactive experiences that provide visitors with many information about the future of aviation during the next fifty years, and the use of three-dimensional “hologram” technology to introduce future aircraft, while the future laboratory provides the visitor with an opportunity to learn about the technologies that It will make the aircraft of the future faster, stronger and lighter.