The stunningly designed Expo 2020 UAE pavilion is the largest pavilion on the site. And at the opening of the Expo on Friday, the world got to experience the falcon-wing-shaped pavilion in flight for the first time.
The first visitor to the pavilion was His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
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He expressed his appreciation for the pavilion which tells the story of the UAE as a global hub and the vision of its leaders to create a peaceful and progressive society with ambitious plans for the future.
“Following in the footsteps of our founding fathers, we are determined to lead our nation to higher levels of achievement and excellence. With a clear vision, determination and a constant focus on our goals, we are making rapid progress in achieving our aspirations, ”he said.
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Located in the heart of Al Wasl Plaza, the pavilion designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is a symbol of the nation’s daring and daring spirit. Created to showcase both the rich heritage and bright future of the UAE, the pavilion’s four floors cover an area of over 15,000 square meters.
The pavilion design also evokes the pioneering spirit and power of connections that transformed the UAE from a collection of small desert communities into a global connection point.
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Presenting an immersive experience that evokes a range of emotions, the 60-minute pavilion tour tells the visitor the unique history and future aspirations of the UAE. Built with sustainability in mind, the pavilion uses sustainable elements such as United Arab Emirates-produced photovoltaic (PV) panels integrated into the roof structure, bringing the entire building to life with the opening of the wings.
The United Arab Emirates pavilion has been designed with the safety of visitors in mind. The precautionary instructions are scrupulously observed. The pavilion is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the last visit starting at 8:30 p.m.
School visits to the pavilion take place during the week from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.