Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, at the Expo 2020 Dubai site. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, visited the Expo 2020 Dubai site, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said.

The senior official also met with Expo 2020 National team members, and reviewed exceptional preparations for the global event.

He toured the site with Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, and was briefed on final preparations of the World Expo, its state-of-the-art facilities, and pavilions that focus on the event’s three sub-themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability.

The delegation also visited the UAE Pavilion, which tells the story of the UAE and how it has become home to people from all over the world. Sheikh Khaled, accompanied by Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, met with the UAE Pavilion National team and praised their efforts and readiness to welcome guests from all over the world to the UAE.

“We are proud of the exceptional preparations that have been made at Expo 2020, including the event’s international agenda. The UAE Pavilion will enhance cultural exchange and convey the UAE’s rich cultural heritage to the world,” Sheikh Khaled said.

Reem Al Hashimy welcomed the visit, and praised Sheikh Khaled’s commitment to following up on the efforts of the National team, and reviewing the UAE’s preparations.

“We are ready to stage an exceptional edition of this global event and to welcome guests from around the world to the UAE,” Al Hashimy said.

“The UAE Pavilion offers incredible design and an outstanding experience to visitors through the authentic human stories it tells of the UAE and its people,” she added.

The UAE Pavilion is the host country pavilion at Expo 2020. It tells the story of the UAE from its ancient roots, including its people, goods and ideas, to its transformation into a unified country, and home to people from over 200 countries. It narrates the UAE’s ambitious cultural legacy, conveying to the local and international community stories about the authenticity of the UAE’s people, the legacy of its ancestors and its deep-rooted history.

It also offers visitors an inspiring experience that explores the true meaning and positive impact of the legacy of the late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, while fostering human connections, and helping to shape a bright future for all.

The world’s largest cultural event and the largest global event since the start of the pandemic, Expo 2020 will host 192 countries. Under the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, it starts on October 1, and expects 25 million visits from within the UAE and abroad.