H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai recently tweeted “The world is recovering… and we are ready to welcome 190 countries to EXPO 2020, World’s Greatest Event.”
Expo 2020 begins in October 2021 and runs till March 2022 and the event is expected to attract 25 million visitors. Issam Kazim, chief executive at Dubai Tourism, said: “We are very optimistic on the numbers for the year.” Dubai is hoping that the event, which was delayed for a year due to Covid-19, will boost the economy.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “Today, the world has come to Expo 2020 Dubai, travelling from every corner of the planet to join us here, to share our excitement and to see first-hand our advanced state of readiness.
“We are grateful for the vision and confidence of our leadership, whose science-driven, fact-based health and safety measures have prioritised the safety and well-being of all UAE citizens, residents and visitors. Thanks to this and your confidence in us, we are able to gather together again, to connect minds and create the future.”
During the event, Covid-19 vaccines will be offered to official representatives participating in Expo 2020 Dubai.
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