The largest country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is all set to open its doors to the world to its state-of-the-art pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, as the mega event would welcome the public on October 1.
The Saudi Pavilion, the second largest after the UAE’s, will exhibit the Kingdom’s past, present and future for its visitors. The pavilion will welcome the visitors with a 68-sq-m curved LED screen, as it kicks start a technology-enabled journey through five ecosystems, reflecting the country’s natural spaces, beautiful coasts, vast deserts, surrounding seas, and high mountains.
The Pavilion will take the visitors through the flora of Al Bardani Valley in Asir Region to the mighty mountains of Tabuk, and from the dunes of the Empty Quarter in southeastern Saudi to the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea.
Then the visitors will get the opportunity to experience 14 cultural landmarks of the Kingdom which include acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as At-Turaif District in Ad-Diriyah, Hegra Archaeological Site in AlUla, Historic Jeddah, Rock Art in the Hail Region, and Al-Ahsa Oasis.
The Saudi Pavilion has also included an audiovisual guide to help the visitors to explore the 23 other destinations of the country including world-leading giga-projects which are rewriting the possibilities of sustainable development such as Qiddiya, Diriyah Gate, and King Salman Park.
Further, the visitors will get a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind art exhibition ‘Vision’ which is curated by popular artists in the country. Finally, the pavilion includes a ‘Discovery Center’, where an innovative platform will connect leaders from around the world to forge exciting partnerships and discuss investment opportunities.
The 13,000-sq-m Saudi Pavillion is an adventure woven into one of the most sustainable structures at Expo 2020 Dubai. It has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the highest internationally recognized sustainability rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
In addition, the pavilion holds three Guinness World Records, the largest interactive lighting floor with around 8,000 LED lights, the longest interactive water feature at more than 32 meters, and the largest LED interactive digital mirror screen at 1302.5 sq m.
From October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring the world together in a spirit of hope and optimism. The event will be an endless journey to discover more than 200 participants, including nations, multilateral organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors, harness their collective power to change the world for the better.