One of the world’s biggest gatherings, Expo 2020 Dubai has delivered on its promise it had set 182 days before. The first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region recorded more than 24 million (24,102,967 to be exact) visits over the last six months, making it an incredible success in all terms.
The event welcomed 192 countries to showcase their microcosms to the world, creating a historic moment for the UAE, coinciding with its Golden Jubilee.
“After an incredible six months, we are immensely proud to have staged a World Expo that has connected minds, created the future and inspired the world. Expo 2020 Dubai is a triumph that will go down in history as a beacon of unity and hope – a tremendous honor for the UAE as we celebrated our 50th year and a defining moment in the history of our nation. My sincere and heartfelt congratulations to our leadership for their vision and guidance in staging an exceptional World Expo that befits our ambitious nation.”
Dubai hosting the mega event, bringing together the international community in uncertain times is seen as the biggest testament to the UAE’s progressive, agile and resilient leadership.
Speaking about the endeavor, Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Expo 2020 Dubai, remarked that, “From the beginning of this incredible Expo journey, our country’s leadership promised an Expo that would amaze the world. Despite the inconceivable challenges, including the pandemic, a new variant, and conflicts in different parts of the world, we have delivered on this promise with purpose and passion.”
Ms. Al Hashemy continued that, “We have presented world-class entertainment, we have shared our cultures and ideas, and we have sought solutions to some of our greatest global challenges. And this is just the beginning of the new world we have started making together.”
“We owe our sincere gratitude and respect to everyone who has come together to become part of this – from our 30,000-strong volunteer force, to the dedicated Expo Tribe, our Participants and Partners, and of course the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee. This has been a truly collective effort and a shining manifestation of our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Until we meet again, I thank each and every last one of you,” the UAE Minister concluded.
The mega event came to a close on the 31st of March as Ms. Hashemy closed the iconic Expo entry portals for the final time, following an emotional closing ceremony that honored the event’s unforgettable moments.