Expo 2020 Dubai has welcomed nearly three million visits in the five weeks since the world fair opened at the start of October.
Expo 2020 Dubai Senior Vice President of Communications, Sconaid McGeachin advised earlier this week “a total of 2,942,388 visits were recorded in the five weeks since Expo 2020 Dubai opened.”
Noting that the visitor numbers include visits from over 100,000 school children, McGeachin explained “we’re expecting visits from more children during the upcoming learning and knowledge week.”
Simultaneously, the number of virtual visits to Expo 2020 Dubai, being held with the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, has reached to 14.8 million since 1st October.
The event has already played host to a number of country national days – Antigua and Barbuda, Indonesia, Colombia, and the Netherlands – as well as UAE Flag Day, which was marked by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Expo’s Diwali celebrations also drew huge crowds as citizens, residents and visitors to the emirate joined to commemorate the festival of lights.
McGeachin added “we’re excited the numbers continue to rise continuously and people are coming back week after week to participate in the exciting activities we’re hosting here at Expo 2020 Dubai.”
A large increase in the number of international tourists is expected between December to when the Expo closes on 31st March 2022.
Image credit: Expo 2020 Dubai.
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