Sheikh Hamdan tours Expo 2020 site on a bike.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, toured the Expo 2020 Dubai site on Monday on a bicycle.
Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, “A meeting of the minds, and communication through culture… This is how we create the future, right here from Expo 2020 Dubai. I am so proud of our teams for all their efforts to make this a reality and I also thank our National Service personnel for their outstanding efforts.”
Sheikh reviews the structures and work progress at the site.
He also met some working teams based at the site and praised their relentless efforts in shaping the future of Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan also made the announcement that Dubai’s foreign trade recorded a strong 31% growth during the first half of 2021 reaching Dhs722 billion.
He said, “We continue to strengthen ties with the world in line with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to raise foreign trade to Dhs2 trillion over the next 5 years.”
Sheikh Hamdan said, “Dubai facilitates trade growth for stakeholders with its world-class logistics and advanced IT infrastructure that streamlines transactions. We build on our vast experience to tackle any challenges that may arise in global markets.”
At a price of a daily ticket, the special October Pass is available for Dhs95 only and gives the visitors access to the international event site for 31 days of immersive experiences, inspiring insights, visual innovations and eclectic entertainment.
Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth has been appointed as Commissioner-General of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has deployed 203 Expo Riders buses to serve and transport visitors free of cost to the exhibition from 18 stations, with 9 of them in Dubai.
Apart from boosting employment, infrastructural development and unlocking a treasure trove of futuristic technology, UAE’s economy will definitely gain a massive spurt through hosting this grand event. I extend my best wishes to the rulers of UAE wishing them a successful and memorable Expo 2020.”
Police sources said a bus carrying ITBP personnel back after completion of their Amarnath Yatra duties met with an accident in the Chandanwari area of Pahalgam tehsil.
Instantly, the patrols and the National Ambulance were dispatched to the reported location from which the child was transferred to Al Qasimi Hospital, where he was declared dead in the hospital at 7pm on the same day.
"Sixteen bodies were found during search and rescue efforts," the ministry said in a statement, adding that 18 people were still missing. Officials said more than 350 rescuers are at work on the ground.