Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai Kicks Off with Grand Opening Ceremony

  • September 30th, 2021

The world fair, Expo 2020, to be held in Dubai had a grand opening ceremony that was opened on Thursday. It was made giant with the fireworks, music, and signifying the strong bond of the countries with each other that seek a sustainable growth of the globe.

A plethora of stars appeared at the mega-event to make it more memorable. Celebrities like Andrea Bocelli, Ellie Goulding, Lang Lang, Mohammed Abdu, and many more like these became a part of this lavish day. The event attracted around 25 million businesses and tourists to the town, a town which was built from the scratch of a desert of 4.3 sq km (1.7 sq. mile).

A number of companies and nations are looking forward to the Expo 2020 Dubai for growing their brand name across the world. However, the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the risk of the novel virus and limited the participation of ventures.

The event was to take place in 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to October 2021. Almost 200 nations will participate in the tremendous event. Chosen eight years ago to follow the 2015 Expo when the event was held in Milan, Italy, around $6.8 billion money was spent.

The administration of Dubai says that their motto for the event would be “Connecting Minds and Creative the Future”. This will help the nations to develop the sectors that count in the climate change issues, economic growth, and many more global issues like these.

Even though the event will go live as well, the administrators are pursuing people to visit Expo 2020 physically. They are expecting the participation to be more than Milan’s, in fact twice of it.

Reem Al Hashimy, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Director General told Reuters that they were quite confident…that by being responsible in how they managed the situation with COVID-19 but in how they put forward an exciting program for visitors, they would hopefully be able to thread the needle by opening up but remaining at the same time conservative and keeping public safety first and foremost.

The event will uncompromisingly follow the rules and regulations of COVID-19. Masks are compulsory and visitors over the age of 18, must show the certification of vaccination or provide a negative report for COVID.
The EY forecast that Expo 2020 would contribute 1.5% of their total Gross Domestic Product over the course of next six months.