Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, confirmed that with the countdown to the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai in October, the UAE is preparing to host the world's cultures and achievements.
Sheikh Mohamed tweeted, "With the inspiring vision of my brother Mohammed Bin Rashid and the experiences of our children, we are confident in our abilities to create an exceptional event in the history of international exhibitions, which presents sustainable solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
In 100 days, the UAE will be the first country in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to host a World Expo in the largest global gathering since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marking 100 days to go until the whole world gathers in one place, Expo 2020 Dubai is using its cutting-edge projection and display technology to light up Al Wasl dome.
With excitement building for the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, more than 250 laser projectors lit up the world’s largest 360-degree projection surface to stunning effect.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai announced the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest cultural event to convene the global community towards creating solutions for a better future.
The celebrations continued this evening, when Expo 2020’s Official Hotel and Hospitality Partner, Emaar Hospitality Group, lit up the Burj Khalifa at 2020 and 2220 GST. From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.
Expo 2020 Dubai, set to begin on 1st October, is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors from all over the world to discover life-changing innovations. The mega event aims to drive collaboration and innovation to develop real-life solutions as the world heads into a post-pandemic economic recovery.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “100 days to go for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest cultural event. 100 days to go for the gathering of 192 nations in Dubai in the biggest global event since the outset of the pandemic to usher in a new phase of recovery.” “50,000 employees have set up 192 pavilions and 30,000 volunteers are ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Both leaders stressed during the meeting that the UAE is hosting a major global event such as Expo, with its readiness to celebrate its golden jubilee and its readiness to welcome the next fifty years.
A video went viral on social media of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, interacting with a special needs volunteer at Expo 2020 Dubai on Thursday.
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.
One worker said that was barely enough to buy food, let alone other necessities. "Nowadays we can't even afford coarse rice for our family with this amount," said Anjana Bhuyian, 50.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 226,570 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The Ministry expressed full support to any measures taken by Saudi authorities to maintain its security and safety of its citizens and residents.