Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, visited the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday.
He was welcomed by Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and Commissioner General of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
During his tour of the pavilion, Sheikh Hamdan said the far-reaching vision of the UAE’s leadership has been the driving force behind the country’s successful development journey and its rise as a leading global business and tourism destination.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee; and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, accompanied Sheikh Hamdan on his tour of the UAE Pavilion.
Expo 2020 Dubai, which features the participation of 192 countries, opened on October 1 and will continue until March 31, 2022. The world’s biggest in-person event to take place since the start of the pandemic and the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, Expo 2020 Dubai is set to consolidate Dubai’s emergence as a city where promising ideas that can help create a better global future are incubated.
Modernity and tradition in harmony
The Crown Prince said the UAE Pavilion tells the country’s inspiring success story. “Our incredible story of progress validates our firm belief that modernity and tradition can go hand in hand to create a world-class model of development,” Sheikh Hamdan added.
He praised the creative design of the UAE Pavilion, which draws inspiration from UAE traditions. Shaped like a falcon in flight, the pavilion, extending across 15,000 square metres, houses various themed areas such as ‘Oasis,’ ‘Desert of Dreams,’ ‘Ajyal’ (Arabic for Generations), and ‘Dreamers… Achievers’.
Sheikh Hamdan expressed his appreciation for the efforts all those involved in the construction of the largest pavilion at the mega event. Located in the heart of the central Al Wasl Plaza, the national pavilion was designed to be a symbol of the UAE’s bold and daring spirit. An immersive experience provided by the pavilion allows visitors to learn about the unique history and future aspirations of the UAE.