The first 10 days reflect the enthusiasm of the world to attend Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than 400,000 visitors since Oct.1 to Oct.10, figures show. Visitors belonged to 175 nationalities, with one in three visitors came from abroad.
Meanwhile, Virtual Expo, https://virtualexpodubai.com/, which launched on Sept.30 with three million people watching the Opening Ceremony live, has seen a further five million visits between Oct.1-10.
The world’s fair, which spans more than four square kilometres, has a number of ticket options for the visitors. One in five visitors have already visited the expo more than once, according to statistics released by the organisers.
In this context, Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "The numbers achieved in the first 10 days reflect the enthusiasm of the world to attend Expo 2020 Dubai. We are very happy with this wonderful turnout.
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy speaks during an event. File photo
"The coming days and weeks will be full of special events offering a visitor experience that will be purposeful and entertaining, and we look forward to welcoming many more people from around the world."
From his part, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary-General of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), said, "The numbers we are seeing are very encouraging and demonstrate the global desire for people to reconnect with each other and to imagine a better future."
From his side, Joseph K Issa, Commissioner General of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "We’ve been really busy since the show opened, with a constant flow of visitors every day. People genuinely seem interested and inquisitive about what we have to offer and we are delighted to bring a flavour of Timor-Leste to visitors, businesses and investors."
Expo 2020 Dubai runs until March 31, 2022.
Meanwhile, Doreen DeBrum, Ambassador and Commissioner General of the Marshall Islands at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "This is the first time we’ve had our dedicated pavilion at a World Expo, and it has been fantastic to share the best of the Marshall Islands with so many visitors. We’ve been delighted with the reaction of people so far."
The announced figures include all physical ticket-holders. They exclude representatives, delegations and guests of international participants, partners and other stakeholders, as well as Expo staff.
Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31st March 2022, with 200 pavilions in total for visitors to explore. As well as the attractions at each location, there are multiple daily events, with panel discussions and cultural performances.
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.
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
The Sustainability Pavilion is one of Expo 2020’s signature visitor attractions. The pavilion’s emotive exploratory experience includes an interactive walk through the roots of the forest and a journey under the ocean.
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