Behind Expo 2020 Dubai’s logo: Saruq Al Hadid documentary links UAE’s rich past with innovative future

إكسبو 2020 دبي يكشف النقاب عن الفيلم الوثائقي “ساروق الحديد”

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – A documentary on the ancient international trade centre where the ring that inspired the Expo 2020 logo was found was unveiled at a private screening on Sunday. It will be available for general viewing from Monday, 29 November on Expo 2020’s Virtual Expo,  Abu Dhabi TV and Dubai TV, and soon on Discovery Channel. The 30-minute ‘Saruq Al Hadid: Dubai’s Iron Age’ documents the story of how His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler…

A step back into time as TwoShields perform Native American cultural dance at Al Forsan Park

الثقافة الهندية – الأمريكية الأصلية في حديقة الفرسان بإكسبو2020 دبي

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – TwoShields Production Company, a Native American Indian performers group from Salt Lake City, Utah, are bringing a taste of Native American life and traditions to Expo 2020’s Al Forsan Park. Adorned in feathered and beaded costumes, and colourful patterned boots, TwoShields today gave audiences from across the globe an insight into the United States’ indigenous culture with American Indian dance, flute music, and hoop dance, a form of storytelling. Fronted by the group’s charismatic founder, Nino Reyos, an enrolled member of the Pueblo Tribe and…

The countdown to the UAE’s Golden Jubilee is on – and Late Nights @ Expo will keep the country’s flag flying high

سهرات إكسبو 2020 الغنائية تحتفل باليوم الوطني للدولة بدءاً من2  ديسمبر

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – Expo 2020’s popular Late Nights @ Expo will celebrate the UAE’s Commemoration Day and National Day Holiday with a special line-up that pays homage to some of the emirates’ most celebrated musicians, along with homegrown acts and rising international stars. On 2 December visitors are invited to Jubilee Stage, where Emirati singer, Eida Almenhali AKA Aida al-Menhali, will get the festivities underway with a rousing performance which includes Al Shallat – poetry without musical instruments. No stranger to the festival set, composer and poet Al…

Arab Journalism Award winners honoured at ceremony in Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Plaza

إكسبو 2020 دبي يشهد حفل تكريم الفائزين بجائزة الصحافة العربية في دورتها العشرين

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – The winners of the Arab Journalism Award were honoured at a ceremony held at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Plaza today, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, presented the awards, which celebrate Arab journalists from daily newspapers, magazines, news agencies, online web portals as well as media organisations from across the…

Expo 2020 visit numbers nudge 4.8 million as of 28 November

إكسبو 2020 دبي يتخطى حاجز الـ 4.7 مليون زيارة

DUBAI, 29 November 2021 – Expo 2020 Dubai visit numbers have climbed to 4,766,419 in the period up to 28 November, driven by music, sporting stars and continued strong take-up of the November Weekday Pass. Jubilee stage played host to a packed week of entertainment, including Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Al-Ruwaished and famed Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki, while a formidable all-female line-up delighted with performances from classical music to comedy at the latest Late Nights @ Expo. Meanwhile, artists from the Accademia Teatro alla Scala were given a standing ovation at…

FIDE World Championship Dubai 2021 Day 3: Armed and informed

اليوم الثالث من بطولة العالم للشطرنج دبي 2021

DUBAI, 28 Novemer 2021 – Game 3 of a world championship chess match reveals a little bit more about the months of work done by the players and their teams. Will they return to the site of their first battle, or will one of them feint and run, expanding the number of possible opening variations needed to be scrutinized, and gathering more information about where they should make their stand? Challenger Ian ‘Nepo’ Nepomniachtchi had the advantage and onus of the first move today. For game three FIDE President Arkady…

Soul sensation Ms. Monét delivers spine-tingling performance at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – US singer-songwriter Ms. Monét thrilled audiences with a magnetic performance at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre on Sunday (28 November). With a five-octave vocal range, Ms. Monét is known for her fierce performances and wide repertoire of jazz, blues and soul standards, with a mix of covers and self-penned tunes. Resplendent in a silky red jumpsuit and towering silver stilettos, Ms. Monet’s colossus of a voice proved she is an artist born for the stage. The singer, who conversed with the audience throughout the…

Women’s Pavilion panellists explore the vital contribution of female entrepreneurs to the UAE creative sector

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 –  An array of panellists today explored how female entrepreneurs play a substantial role in the United Arab Emirates’ flourishing creative sector, at Her Business Story: The Creative Industry & Female Entrepreneurial Empowerment event at the Women’s Pavilion. Women have been aided by a robust policy environment and expanding opportunities in the Emirates’ creative industries, to become vital contributors to the sector, Luma Jasim Bourisly, Strategic Consultant at Dubai Culture and Arts Authority said during the Government Policy to Link Female Entrepreneurship to the Creative Industries…

Pakistan’s ‘Iron Lady’ demonstrates why she’s a force to be reckoned with at Expo 2020’s Jubilee Stage

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – The Iron Lady of Pakistan, Muniba Mazari, today invited guests to a compelling evening of discussion at Jubilee Park. Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, at an event titled ‘Pakistan – Connected Through Diversity’, Mazari, who uses a wheelchair after surviving a horrific car accident 13 years ago, insisted it was time to break stereotypes and switch up the script. She also favours the word ‘differently-abled,’ over ‘disabled’. In her opening remarks, the Pakistani activist, anchor, artist, model, singer…

Hungary highlights investment opportunities at Liget Budapest Project , Europe’s largest cultural development, at Expo 2020

جناح المجر بإكسبو 2020 يستعرض آفاق الاستثمار في التطوير الثقافي لبودابست

DUBAI, 28 November 2021 – Hungary highlighted investment opportunities in its EUR 1.5 billion Liget Budapest Project, claimed to be Europe’s largest and most ambitious urban cultural development, at the Hungary Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with a focus on sustainability. The ongoing project within the 1 million square metre, 200-year-old City Park (Városliget) is seeking investment and partnerships to fund its various components, including the Museum of Fine Arts, House of Hungarian Music, Museum of Ethnography, and the National Conservation and Storage Centre. Balazs Jelinek, Deputy CEO, Liget Budapest,…