Celebrate the BIE Special Day

"Expo Dubai": We succeeded in delivering on the promise

  • Emirati arts decorate the BIE's celebrations of his day.

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  • Nahyan bin Mubarak: "We look back with pride at the meaningful exchanges, celebrations, and commitments we made during the past six months."


On the penultimate day of Expo 2020 Dubai, the organizers and participants of the international event gathered yesterday to celebrate the BIE on the occasion of its special day.

The celebration of BIE Day comes after the celebrations of the national and honorary days of the participants in the "Expo Dubai" over a period of 182 days, which is the duration of the international event.

The occasion provides an opportunity for the BIE and its member states to celebrate this edition of the "World Expo" as the end of its activities approaches, as well as to celebrate the achievements made.

The BIE Day activities kicked off with a ceremony at Al Wasl Square, gathering prominent personalities from the UAE and the BIE, as well as representatives of member states, to attend the flag-raising ceremony and the BIE anthem playing.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Commissioner-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “With only one day left before the gates are closed, we look with pride at the meaningful exchanges and celebrations that have occurred during the past six months. We have made commitments, and we confirm with confidence that we have succeeded in fulfilling our promise to dazzle the world with an exceptional international event, thanks to the support we received from the BIE, in addition to the commitment of all participants and international partners.”

He added, "We are proud to announce that (Expo Dubai) has so far received more than 23 million visits, including three million visits from school students, more than 13,000 government officials, and more than 80 state leaders.

We cannot but express our sincere thanks to all those who contributed to this achievement, especially those who shared with us their successes, ambitions and unique characteristics, and contributed to enriching our meaningful dialogue through their contributions to our programmes.”

For his part, the Secretary-General of the BIE, Dimitri Kerkentzes, said: "The (Expo Dubai), which was held in a period of uncertainty, was a beacon of optimism imbued with the values ​​of cooperation and progress on which the BIE was based, and showed that the world was calling more than ever before. With everything World Expos represent: the desire for brotherhood, bold innovations, and optimism for the future.”

The BIE Day is an occasion for the member states of this intergovernmental organization to meet to reaffirm their commitment to the Expo values ​​of education, innovation and cooperation, and to celebrate the continuity of the march from one World Expo to another.

The celebration ceremony included cultural performances representing the UAE, the host country for "Expo 2020 Dubai", and Japan, the host country for the next "World Expo" to be held in Osaka, in the Kansai region, in 2025. Expo 2020 Dubai was organized under the slogan "Connecting Minds". and Creating the Future.” It is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

It represents the largest global gathering since the beginning of the “Covid-19” pandemic, as it gathered more than 192 countries from all over the world, and has received more than 23 million visits since it opened its doors on the first of last October.

As part of the BIE's Day celebrations, a special edition of the World Council's Talks Series, the last to be held during Expo 2020 Dubai, was organized.

The discussion on a topic entitled “A Shared Future” aims to explore an uncertain future, in light of the insights of the series of World Council sessions that have taken place so far.

The BIE is an intergovernmental organization established in 1928 to lead, promote and sponsor World Expos.

Expos gather the countries of the world in one place, and they are global events centered on a chosen topic through interesting and immersive discoveries, highlighting the progress made and the prospects for the future.

4 types

The BIE, which includes 170 member states, oversees four types of exhibitions: “International Expos”, “Specialized Expos”, “Agricultural Expos” and “Milan International Fair”, which takes place every three years.

• The celebrations renew the commitment to the Expo values ​​of education, innovation and cooperation, and celebrate the continuity of the march from one World Expo to another.

• 182 days, the journey of "Expo 2020 Dubai", which was launched in early October.

• 13,000 government officials visited the exhibition.