The global pandemic has not impacted preparations for the Dubai Expo 2020, that will begin on October 1, 2021, and the construction of many pavilions has reached the final stage, Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary-general of the Bureau of International des Expositions (BIE), said on Monday, August 24.

“The construction of all pavilions is progressing well and is in compliance with the safety regulations and barrier measures issued by the organisers, and will be hopefully completed by end of the year,” said Kerkentzes.

“Expo 2020 is aligned with Dubai and the UAE’s commitment to building a brighter future and acting in solidarity with countries and communities around the world. We are delighted to join with our participants at the IPM to share updates, experiences and ideas as we continue to move forward together on our journey to Expo 2020.”


“While much has changed in the recent months, we are united in our ambitions, and empowered by the breadth and depth of our responsibilities. We will welcome the world, we will tell our stories to the world and together we will help build a better world.”

The first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, Expo 2020 will run for six months from October 1. 2021, until March 31, 2022. The event will coincide with the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the UAE, and highlight the country’s role as a global connecting hub for people, ideas, and innovation.

Reported by Anjana Sankar for Khaleej Times.



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