TODAY AT EXPO – Friday 19 November

DUBAI, 19 November 2021 – A look ahead to the major events of Friday 19 November at Expo 2020 Duba

Austria National Day

·       Enjoy the official ceremony of Austria’s National Day, including the flag raising, national anthem, official delegate speeches and a cultural performance

·       1015, Al Wasl Plaza

Expo 2020 Dubai Run

·       A one-off event, with routes of 3km, 5km and 10km, that will take in Country Pavilions, the best of the Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity Districts, and the Al Wasl dome at the centre. A highlight of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge, around 10,000 runners are expected to take part, including top Kenyan athletes Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa, Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei, Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi, Priscah Jeptoo, Bethwel Biwott Yegon, Hellen Nzembi Musyoka and Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo

·       0700-0830, starts from Kenya Pavilion

Tolerance & Inclusivity Week

·       The sixth day of the fourth Theme Week at Expo 2020 as part of the Programme for People and Planet

Today’s events include:

Dignified Storytelling

·       The event will bring together development and humanitarian practitioners and storytellers to explore the increasingly vital role of storytelling in overcoming prejudice and fostering intercultural harmony

·       1500-1715, Terra Auditorium

Expo Live Impact Series: ‘Breaking barriers for employment for all’

·       A panel discussion breaking down barriers and misconceptions around equal employment opportunities

·       1600-1645, The Good Place by Expo Live pavilion (and Virtual Expo)

Live Illustrated Storytelling

·       Discover a selection of Moroccan tales with Mehdi El Ghaly, a storyteller, and Lamia Hmaiddout, an illustrator, who will bring to life traditional Moroccan tales for children through storytelling and live drawings

·       1430-1500, Opportunity Forum

“How will we Travel? Experience”

·       ‘The Experience’ will engage visitors to the UK Pavilion with a series of exhibits, displays and digital content which will bring the UK travel industry to life through the achievements and future of the sector

·       19 and 20 November, 1000-1800, UK Pavilion

Heroes for Hope with Clarence Seedorf

·       Meet and greet legendary footballer Clarence Seedorf, the only player to have won the UEFA Champions League with three clubs (Ajax, Real Madrid, AC Milan)

·       1600-1900, Aussie Park

Expo Beats ‘Jubilee Beats’ Music Festival

·       The monthly festival’s second edition, following last month’s hugely successful Expo Beats

·       1600-0100, Jubilee Stage

Hammour House Artists take over

·       Join celebrated UAE-based artists as they invite visitors to unlock your creativity in a series of art workshops. They’ll share their passion and artistry, so visitors can create beautiful pieces with the artists. For ages 14 and up

·       1700-1900, Opportunity Forum

Mbokka Concert – A moment of gathering

·       Marvel at a multicultural musical medley of Berber and Arabic music mixed with African rhythms. Mbokka Project comprises seven musicians from four countries (Morocco, Mali, Senegal and Ivory Coast). Mbokka means link/kinship in the Wolof language.

·       2100, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre