Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today visited the pavilions of Morocco and the United Kingdom at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Speaking during the visit, Sheikh Mohammed stressed that new ideas and a vision for the future are critical to shaping a bright, prosperous and dynamic future for the world. With its capabilities in various sectors, the UAE seeks to support the development of promising ideas that have the potential to change people's lives for the better.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid began his visit with a stop at the Morocco Pavilion located in the Opportunity District. Under the theme, ‘Legacies for the Future — From Inspiring Origins … to Sustainable Progress’, the Morocco Pavilion invites visitors to discover the country and its history, identity, achievements and vision for the future. Sheikh Mohammed was introduced to the pavilion’s immersive experience that showcases the country’s modernity and tradition. One of the highlights of the experience is a fascinating insight into Morocco’s commitment to sustainability. The design of the pavilion is inspired by ancestral methods of using earth, typical of many traditional Moroccan villages.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, also visited the United Kingdom Pavilion located in the Opportunity District.
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Under the theme ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’, the UK Pavilion showcases the UK’s contributions to the fields of technology, creativity and innovation to develop future sustainable solutions. A visionary wedge-shaped structure, the pavilion also showcases the United Kingdom’s contributions to space science and artificial intelligence (AI). A specially-trained AI algorithm processes entries, creating unique poems for each visitor that are beamed out via the pavilion’s dazzling LED facade, sending an inspiring collective message.