A view of the Indian pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
India unveiled its Expo 2020 pavilion on Wednesday in a ceremony held at the Expo site in Dubai, highlighting its heritage and technological achievements.
In a press conference, Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to the UAE said, “The Indian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is fully prepared to receive millions of visitors to the event with an innovative design and a full program of events and activities.”
He also said, “With over 50,000 startups in India, we'll be offering an amazing opportunity for focusing investors with startups at the India Pavilion…”
He also mentioned that the India Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai will come out with a very interesting idea called the India Innovation Hub, which is going to be a unique mobile platform where young bright minds from India will be engaging with global counterparts.
The Indian pavilion participating in the Expo exhibition displayed during the media briefing in an innovative way the ancient history of India, its archaeological monuments and its cultural symbols.
The land area of the Indian Pavilion is 4,614 square metres, the height of the building is 27 metres, and the total built-up area is 8,700 square metres, which is the largest ever in the history of its participation in international exhibitions.
The pavilion features an innovative kinetic facade consisting of 600 individual coloured blocks, developed as a mosaic of rotating panels that display different themes as they rotate on their axis.
The pavilion represents the concept of “India on the Move” and is a unique blend of rich heritage and technological advancements.
The government of India has allocated a budget of Dhs250 million to participate in the event, including the cost of setting up the pavilion and operating costs within six months.
Haafiza Sayed is also a trained interior designer and has worked extensively in this field in the early days of her career.
According to a recent study by PayFort, the GCC’s online retail revenues are expected to reach $69 billion by 2020. “The UAE leads the way regionally in terms of online sales, with 62 percent of citizens now shopping online, and annual sales expected to reach US$23.7 billion by 2022.” This was stated by Mauro Romano, CEO, ArabClicks, during an exclusive interview with Gulf Today.
Saudi Arabia unveiled the design of its pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday. The pavilion will be second in size only to that of the UAE pavilion, covering an area the size of two football pitches.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.