Expo 2020 Dubai organisers are holding a virtual meeting until August 27th to
to discuss preparations for the historic event.
Initially, the 'World's Greatest Show' was slated to start in 2020 but was pushed back due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
Following a series of talks and a vote, the Expo was moved to October 1st 2021 until March 31st 2022, keeping its Expo 2020 Dubai name.
Months after the postponement announcement, officials have hailed recovery efforts in Dubai, particularly its hotel and aviation sector.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee saYS: “The agility and responsiveness of Dubai and the UAE has been instrumental in the swift re-opening of the country’s tourism sector. Coupled with its infrastructure and facilities, including airlines and hotels, Dubai has emerged quickly from what has been a challenging period for the whole world.”
Organisers, members of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and BIE representatives will meet throughout the week to discuss updates on site operations, facilities management, events and programming calendars, marketing agenda, communications and media services.
Countries designed a series of stunning pavilions for Dubai's entry into the Expo world.
The Brazil pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai features a central square with a tensile structure immersed in water to reference the county’s rivers and mangroves.
While London-based designer and artist Es Devlin OBE will design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to reflect "leading British expertise in artificial intelligence and space", according to a statement released by the artist.
Closer to home, the falcon-inspired UAE pavilion is designed by Santiago Calatrava.