Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee: UAE has proved its ability to lead global action

·      UAE sets global example by hosting safe World Expo that advances development ·      Health and safety of Expo visitors, participants and employees remains top priority ·      Expo 2020 visits reach 9.5 million at 11 January, virtual visitation nears 60 million DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – The UAE has proved its ability to bring the world together successfully and safely and lead global action towards recovery, with Expo 2020 Dubai a powerful catalyst that boosts global innovation and strengthens international cooperation to tackle humanity’s most pressing challenges. This was the…

Amid travel restrictions, China tops list of virtual visits to Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 10 January 2022 – Despite global travel restrictions, individuals from China are making the most of Expo 2020 Dubai through Virtual Expo, where Chinese visitors ranked number one. Between Expo’s Opening Ceremony on 30 September and 9 January 2022, more than 57.4 million people have visited Virtual Expo on all its platforms, with visitation from China, which celebrated its national day at Expo 2020 today (10 January), now topping the list. Rehan Asad, Chief Programme Officer, Expo 2020, said: “While many visitors from China have been unable to visit…

Guinea-Bissau President leads Expo 2020 Dubai National Day celebrations for Africa’s ‘shining star’

غينيا بيساو تحتفل بيومها الوطني في إكسبو 2020 دبي بحضور رئيسها

DUBAI, 12 January 2022 – Guinea-Bissau celebrated its Expo 2020 National Day today (12 January) with a visit from His Excellency Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, who spoke of the inspiration the UAE provides to Africa’s ‘shining star’ and other emerging economies across the continent. HE Umaro Sissoco Embaló was welcomed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai. HE Umaro Sissoco Embaló said: “Expo 2020 Dubai deserves our recognition in fulfilling this…

Chad marks Expo 2020 National Day with captivating cultural performance and flag-raising ceremony

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – Chad celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 today (11 January) with a cultural performance featuring a troupe of dancers and musicians, who together presented a unique symphony of drums, balafon (West African xylophone) and singing, during five captivating dances. His Excellency Ali Djadda Kampard, Minister of Trade and Industry for Chad, was welcomed by His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. HE Sheikh Shakhboot said: “Chad – known as the ‘Cradle…

Chad has untapped resources and opportunities for UAE and Gulf investors, minister tells Expo 2020

وزير تجارة وصناعة تشاد يقول بلاده لديها موارد وفرص كبيرة لمستثمري دولة الإمارات والخليج

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – Chad has untapped resources and great opportunities that could prove very attractive for investors from the UAE and other Gulf countries, His Excellency M Ali Djadda Kampard, Minister of Commerce and Industry for Chad, told a media briefing session at Expo 2020 Dubai today (11 January). Speaking on the occasion of Chad’s Expo 2020 National Day, the minister said his country has implemented new reforms to ensure foreign investors can reap the benefits of their projects and help further develop the country. HE M Ali…

Mauritania celebrates its National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai with a visit from Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal Messoud

الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية تحتفل بيومها الوطني في إكسبو 2020 دبي

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – The Islamic Republic of Mauritania celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 on Tuesday, with a visit from Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal Messoud, and a poem praising the strong relations between the UAE and Mauritania, as well as the virtues of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE. His Excellency Mohamed Ould Bilal Messoud, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was welcomed by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance…

Expo 2020’s World Majlis on digital twins and new realities: access to data and security are key to a thriving future

خبراء يناقشون في إكسبو 2020 دبي تسخير “التوأم الرقمي” للازدهار

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – People need to be at the very centre of digitised services, artificial intelligence (AI) and the capabilities of digital twin technology, concluded thought leaders, visionaries and changemakers who gathered at Expo 2020 Dubai’s UK Pavilion for the World Majlis – Digital Twins and New Realities: Living and Thriving with New Realities on Tuesday. Kurt Maldovan, Global Director, Digital Delivery Solutions, Jacobs, USA highlighted the positive impact of digital twin technology: “We can use digital twin technology in different ways. Through receiving real-time information and real…

A journey into Lazio’s folk music with Ambrogio Sparagna and Orchestra Popolare Italiana at Expo 2020 Dubai

الأوركسترا الإيطالية الشعبية تقدم أغنية “الله يا دار زايد محلاها” في إكسبو 2020 دبي

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 –  Italian folk dancers (‘tarantella d’amore’) and saltarelli (a dancing couple), accompanied by traditional Italian and Arabian musical instruments, entertained visitors at the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre at Expo 2020 on Tuesday evening, during a performance by The Orchestra Popolare Italiana (OPI), directed by famed Italian accordionist Ambrogio Sparagna. OPI were joined by three Emirati musicians to take the audience on a journey into the alluring folk music of Lazio, in central Italy, highlighting Expo’s cultural diversity. Sparagna, one of the most important figures in contemporary Italian…

Hip Hop dancers have audience at Expo 2020 on their feet

“الهيب هوب هووراي” تُلهب مسرح دبي ميلينيوم

DUBAI, 11 January 2022 – With variations ranging from soul to commercial, and popularised by Beyonce and breakdancing, Expo 2020 visitors got the best of this undying dance craze. The show, entitled “Hip Hop Hooray!” was performed by the event’s in-house troupe at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Tuesday evening. This exciting and energetic dance show had the audience on their feet, feeling the beat, stomping and going home with a new-found step or two.

Contactless travel driving digitalisation of global airlines, Ethiopian Airlines CEO tells Expo 2020

DUBAI, 12 January 2022– The desire for contactless travel as a COVID-19 precautionary measure has driven the digitalisation of airlines around the globe, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines told the Travel & Connectivity Business Forum at Expo 2020 Dubai yesterday (11 January). Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, said: “As we have all observed, COVID-19 has promoted a need for more digitalisation, contactless travel and more digital solutions. There were some hesitations on the side of the passengers, the consumer side, before COVID. But now, the push is mutual…