Delegates from across the globe meet in Dubai ahead of Expo 2020 opening


With less than five months to the mega event that Dubai is going to host –Expo 2020, the region has been prepping to its full capacity to make the event worthwhile.

But before the big event kicks off in October, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed the commissioners of countries who will be participating in Expo 2020 Dubai.

While the event was supposed to take place last year, but due to a pandemic, it had to be postponed. Now, the event is set to take place in October with over 173 countries and 24 international organisations participating.

The meeting was held by Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday with Expo’s sixth International participants at Dubai Exhibition Centre which was the final gathering of nations, multilateral organisations, academic institutions, and corporations before Expo 2020 Dubai opens.

The participants’ meeting welcomed over 370 delegates from across the globe, demonstrating the country’s readiness to host the event, after the success of the UAE’s measures to tackle the coronavirus. While some attended the meeting physically, some delegates had to participate virtually.

“Dubai today welcomed delegates representing 173 countries and 24 international organizations at the final International Participants Meeting before Expo 2020 Dubai opens in October. The world is recovering… and we are ready to welcome 190 countries to the World’s Greatest Event,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted.

The delegates who participated at the two-day meeting received updates on the six-month event that included the measures that will be taken in line with the UAE’s wider efforts that include the health and well-being of the expo’s workforce, participants, and visitors.

The first World Expo is set to take place in the region from October 1 to March 31 and as the dates of the Expo near, Dubai is excited to welcome the participating countries and are ready to welcome the world.

Image: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Twitter