The mega event of Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 1,471,314 people to visit in the first 24 days of the event.
Expo’s Space Week, music and cultural acts, a public holiday long weekend, and the half-term school break all contributed to the figures.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the UAE Space Agency, and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre held a series of dialogues on the problems and opportunities presented by the commercialization of the space sector, putting the spotlight on the sector.
The themed week also included nebula music, stargazing, and an opportunity for guests to hear from the UAE’s first astronauts, Nora Al Matrooshi, the first female Emirati astronaut, and Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati in space. The UAE’s aerobatic display team, the Knights, and their Saudi counterparts, the Saudi Falcons, also put on a show in the skies over the Expo site, according to the report.
Over the school break, children made up about a quarter of visitors to the Expo site, attracted by activities such as a coaching program by the Rajasthan Royals cricket team and Turn Up & Play football sessions hosted by Manchester City coaches, as well as attractions at Al Forsan Park and other venues.
A performance by Expo 2020’s all-female Firdaus Orchestra, composed by India’s A.R. Rahman, as well as a performance by British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who was accompanied by musicians from around the world for his ‘Beyond the Stars’ presentation, drew large crowds over the long weekend. In the meantime, Iraqi Kadim Al Sahir will begin Expo 2020 Dubai’s stunning Infinite Nights series, according to the announcement.
Following a ceremony on September 30 featuring talent from the UAE, the Middle East, and around the world, Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors on October 1.
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