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A visitor poses for a photograph in front of the USA Pavillion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Sean Murphy, the United States Charge d’Affaires to the UAE, and Bob Clark, the USA Pavilion’s Commissioner General, welcomed the first guests to the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai today.

The USA Pavilion’s theme ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Future’ celebrates the American people, ideas and contributions that have changed and improved lives in the US and around the world.

A series of eight exhibits in the USA Pavilion takes visitors on a journey through the past, present and future of US innovation and features iconic American inventions, individuals and companies.

Throughout the pavilion, visitors will meet ‘Faces of America’, the 75 USA Pavilion Youth Ambassadors — the multilingual pavilion guides — who represent the communities, cultures and diversity of the US.

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The interiors of the USA Pavilion. Image Credit: AFP

The USA Pavilion will also feature performances, including native American dance, tap, ballet, acrobatics, spoken word, jazz, blue grass, country, rock, classical, marching bands, cheerleaders, acrobatics and much more. From song and dance to food and sports, more than 250 American Cultural Performers will engage pavilion visitors.

Acts during the first few months of Expo 2020 Dubai include Step Afrika!, the Harlem Globetrotters, AXIS Dance and Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. American speakers will participate in Expo-organised programming focused on the ten theme weeks, as well as pavilion programmes.

The USA Pavilion appreciates the contributions of American companies who generously supported the USA Pavilion through in-kind contributions and monetary donations: PepsiCo, Citi, Honeywell, Xylem, Children’s National Hospital Foundation, Kohler, Ungerboeck, Budweiser, Herman Miller, Lobo & Listone, Marriott Bonvoy, Maui Jim, and Xerox.

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Replica of a rocket on display at the USA Pavilion. Image Credit: AFP

For those who prefer a virtual experience, the USA Pavilion is participating in Expo 2020’s Virtual Expo, an online experience of 360-degree videos, photos and interactive elements, bringing the Expo experience to the world.

The pavilion looks forward to showcasing American culture, values and technology to a global audience in Dubai and millions more through online engagement.

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More information, including USA Pavilion programming updates can be found at www.usapavilion.org.

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