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A leader who turns dreams into reality


Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid during his visit to the Expo 2020 site. File

Inayat-Ur-Rahman, Business Editor

Hats off to the visionary leader His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai for his efforts as a true leader of the nation and his ambitions, due to which the UAE today has become an inspiring and a distinguished role model in the region as many countries across the globe are watching its achievements.

The success story of Dubai is incomplete without Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Whether it’s the establishment of Emirates Airlines, inauguration of Burj Al Arab or Jumeirah beach or even the opening of Burj Khalifa in 2010, Dubai Metro and Expo 2020 Dubai today, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid has turned all the ventures into veracity.


The establishment of Dubai Internet City and Dubai media city were also his initiatives. He launched the UAE vision 2021 back in 2010. The passion behind this vision is to make Dubai as one of the best countries in the world.  He has taken the responsibility of progress and development of Dubai to the extent where it turns to be the global city with reference to the progression whether infrastructural or financial.
VP-AD-CP-at-Expo-opening-750x450Sheikh Mohammed and Mohamed Bin Zayed attend the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 on Thursday.

At the opening of the 28th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2021), the region’s largest travel and tourism showcase, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: “We welcome everyone to Dubai, where the world’s tourism recovery begins. Here, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel that humanity has passed through during the past year and a half.”

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Wednesday (Sept.1) visited Expo 2020 site and reviewed the preparation for the mega event.

“I saw the final preparations for the launch of the Dubai Expo a month from today, on Oct.1, 2021,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed. “The teams are ready and the infrastructure is complete. The pavilions of the countries are ready to fly the largest global event after the pandemic,” he said.
Sheikh-Mohammed-Expo2020-main3-750Sheikh Mohammed being briefed about the security at Expo 2020. WAM

“We assure everyone that the experience that the world will witness at the Expo will be unprecedented.. and that the Emirates and Dubai will be up to the global event.. and that the six months in which 191 countries will meet with us will remain in the memory of the world, God willing,” said Mohammed.

“The United Arab Emirates and Dubai will be the focus of attention of 191 countries.. Optimistic about the most beautiful and the greatest event,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the operations centre of the Expo 2020 venue in Dubai ahead of the start of the mega event.

Expressing his confidence in the ability of Expo 2020 teams to deliver an outstanding event, he s said: “We promised to organise the most exceptional Expo in the history of the event. Our nation’s talented citizens were able to convert this vision into a comprehensive plan for success, conveying a message to the world that our commitment to excellence makes us an important contributor to shaping the globe’s future.

“Their unwavering positivity, determination and diligent planning gave us the confidence that our mission will be accomplished,” His Highness said.

Sheikh Mohammed went on a bike tour of the Expo 2020 Dubai site on Sunday (Sept.12) evening.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid rides on a bike tour to Expo 2020.

The Dubai Media Office shared pictures on Twitter. The photos show Sheikh Mohammed with his entourage pedaling his way to different pavilions and landmarks.

“We promise people from all over the world an unprecedented Expo. The 6 months of the event will go down in history for the ideas and inventions that will benefit humanity for years to come.” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Expo 2020 will bring together some of the world’s most prolific thinkers, leaders, businesses, and innovation under one roof in Dubai, showcasing the infrastructure, capabilities, and ambitions of the UAE to the world. This will directly boost the local economy across the board with a lasting effect.

Expo 2020 is also expected to have a major impact on demand for commercial space, as well, , as international logistics and marketing companies expand in Dubai and other emirates to service-related demand. Dubai is bringing the future to present through Expo 2020. Thanks to the visionary leadership.  

“The overall socio-political stability offered by the UAE combined with the world class modern infrastructure and a vibrant multi-cultural society is sure to appeal many buyers, who have come to the UAE to visit the Expo and looking to invest in real estate in Dubai – the global business hub.

“Due to the attractiveness of Expo 2020, the UAE’s real estate market is expected to remain desirable for investors and new buyers.


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Expo 2020 Dubai is design for innovation and impact, catalyzing opportunities for sustainable growth across all sectors. The mega event brings together 192 countries and millions of visitors, to inspire meaningful change and showcase innovations from around the world that can help countries build a brighter future. Businesses participating in Expo can tap into Dubai’s competitive advantages, explore new growth opportunities in the region and boost their global profile. It represents an unprecedented opportunity for businesses of all sizes, international organisations and government entities from across the world, to come together to foster a more diversified and resilient global economy.

The timing is a big blessing on Dubai to have a grand opening of Expo 2020. This opportunity has come after one and half years of lock down across the world due to the pandemic. The Expo is going to be a grand event.

The whole world will have now a reason to visit Dubai. The world is now hailing the vision and courage demonstrated by the leadership of Dubai and the UAE at this special time facing all the challenges and turning the challenges as blessings. About 3 to 5 percent of people visiting Expo 2020 is expected revisiting Dubai or planning to make Dubai their residence post the Expo.

In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.

World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.

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