Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to Expo 2020
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the Expo site, which stands an impressive 1083 acres. His Highness took a look at several buildings slated to be unveiled in October next year.
Expo 2020 Dubai makes up part of a 168 year tradition of World Expos. These expos came around as a large-scale event and opportunity for nations to show off their achievements. It’s one of the most international events around, with 133 nations participating as of right now.
Sheikh Mohammed was joined by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai.
They were all briefed on the progress of Expo 2020 Dubai by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.
Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter after his visit to share his excitement and optimism on the project. He states it’ll be the “best Expo edition yet in its 168-year history.”
450 days remaining for Expo 2020 Dubai, with 190 countries leading the world towards a better future through their pavilions for the first time in the MEASA. We are ready and remain true to our promise of hosting the best Expo edition yet in its 168-year history. pic.twitter.com/XPG18h9U5M— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 13, 2019
‘Sustainability’, ‘Mobility’ and ‘Opportunity’ stand as more ideas fuelling Dubai’s Expo, with Al Hashemy explaining that these concepts need to be introduced to university and school students.
It is hoped the Expo 2020 Dubai will draw in more than 25 million visitors, making it a major tourism boon for the emirate. The Dubai recently announced that there will be bus tours taking visitors around the completed Expo location.
Take a look at the video below of Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan exploring the site:
Sheikh Mohammed ended talking about his visit with saying: "We must all work hard to achieve success. Whatever people achieve without hard work, they lose without regret."