Emirates, as the official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the 6-month mega-event - expected to have an estimated economic impact of the transport, hospitality and tourism sector of about AED 16.4 billion.
The airline says its Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will "utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation, as part of what is "described as the most spectacular global festival on earth".
Construction began on the Emirates Pavilion in March this year, and the completed structure will have the capacity to welcome more than 56 000 visitors per month during the Expo.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group says they are "incredibly proud to unveil the first details of the Emirates Pavilion, which celebrates the themes of Expo 2020 Dubai - to stimulate connections, create experiences and foster creativity and innovation, inspiring a commitment for a better future".
“Emirates and the wider transportation ecosystem here in the UAE will play a key role in providing connectivity for a successful Expo 2020. The underscoring the vital role these industries play in generating economic value by bringing people together and breaking down barriers.”
A mammoth showcase of human ingenuity and nations’ achievements, Expo 2020 Dubai provides another great reason for a stopover in Dubai.
Taking place from 20 October 2020 to April 10 2021 – and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the UAE in December 2020 – the event is the first World Expo ever to be held in the Middle East. The first World Expo dates back to 1851 in London.
Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, which is themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” will find an array of unique experiences at 192 country pavilions, each with their dazzling architectural design, and a packed entertainment programme that includes 60 live shows every single day.
Along with parades, music, talks and more, food lovers will be able to sample cuisines from every corner of the globe. These include over 200 dining experiences from casual food truck concepts to Michelin-star fine dining, and 34 “never seen before” food concepts in Dubai.
Connecting visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai
Located in the Dubai South region 54km from Dubai International Airport (DBX), Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits over the event’s six-month duration, with 70% of visitors travelling into the country through air links from other countries.
Emirates’ network of 158 destinations in 86 countries will help facilitate that mobility and support the Expo, which includes direct flights to 67 countries participating in the event.
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