A man has a closer look at the Expo 2020 countdown clock at Dubai Frame in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The official timing provider for the Dubai Expo 2020 on Saturday has launched a countdown clock at Dubai Frame. The mega event is just 300 days away and the UAE has already began the preparations to welcome it in an unprecedented way.
The launching of countdown clock by Swatch, the official timing provider, was conducted virtually with Egyptian-born, Dubai-raised professional skateboarder Karim Nassar taking online viewers on a thrilling journey across Dubai before arriving at the Dubai Frame to start the clock.
Swatch is known for its partnerships with pioneering athletes and has been on the skateboarding scene since the 1980s.
The message is clear: The world may have pressed pause during the last months, but now it’s time to come together and create the future. After all, time is what you make of it.
Taking place from Oct.1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to bring its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ to life. The six-month event will be a celebration of human spirit, resilience and optimism, and will capture the world’s imagination by welcoming the best minds and the most innovative ideas from across the globe.
Manal Al Bayat, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "Opening in the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year, Expo 2020 is an incredible opportunity to celebrate 50 years of remarkable progress, and showcase our nation’s ambitions and aspirations for the future to the world. As we prepare to welcome millions of people to the UAE and to Expo 2020, the countdown clock will further engage and excite residents and visitors and inspire them to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience."
Expo 2020 Dubai has the goal of shaping a better future for humanity by opening new horizons of international cooperation, says Dubai Crown Prince during his visit to the Expo 2020 site.
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
The spread of coronavirus COVID-19 is having a major impact on global public, social, and economic health. The solidarity shown by the international community as it navigates through the consequences that have resulted from the unprecedented global crisis is heartening.
Following a huge response garnered with the support of Etisalat, the Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Volunteers, Expo 2020 Dubai has already received more than 160,000 expressions of interest, going above the initial target of 100,000 applications
There were firefighters present, which reassured the diners who went on eating like “nothing had happened".
In the video, a lion can be seen freely roaming around in a village before it is taken aback by the invasion of the dogs, who succeed in chasing away the majestic creature. The big cat soon runs towards a kine of cows standing nearby.
The well wishers attended a banquet Iftar held by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on this occasion.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced, on Friday, that 457 people had been arrested, and that 441 police and gendarmerie officers were injured on Thursday, in France, during the ninth day of protests against pension reform.