DUBAI: In a cultural milestone for the UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai has commissioned the nation’s first opera. Combining Emirati and global talent, "Al Wasl" will span thousands of years, bringing to life the UAE’s rich heritage and sharing its innovative spirit with the world.
Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dhs122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA), to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 2031, according to the EY report, ‘The economic impact of Expo 2020 Dubai.’
With less than 19 months left for the inauguration of the Expo 2020, its organisers have further speed up the pace of allocating contracts to thousands of local and foreign firms to ensure timely preparation of the event, which is set to be the largest of its kind in the Arab World.
Government-led policy initiatives and investments, improved growth prospects in trading partners, and preparation to host Expo 2020 are providing the bedrock for increased private sector credit and investment in Dubai. As a result, real GDP growth rates in the short to medium term are projected to reach 2.1 per cent,
The Kingdom of Thailand has broken ground for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, becoming the first South East Asian country to begin the construction of its pavilion.
JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising worldwide and partner for the French Pavilion, will be working to promote France’s presence at the World Expo, to be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 on the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, with three sub-themes, mobility, sustainability and opportunity.
Running from June 21 until Aug.3, 2019, Dubai Summer Surprises will bring residents and visitors with six weeks of sales with more than 300 brands participating in over 3,500 outlets, giving shoppers 25 to 75 per cent off.
Airport Show, which concluded after a three-day run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), climbed another step in its journey of success and broke all records in its 19 years history in terms of occupied exhibition space, number of country pavilions, exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors.
Vincitore Realty, a Dubai-based developer of quality properties and a pioneer in branded realty, on Thursday announced the launch of Dubai’s first wellness and affordable branded realty project – Vincitore Benessere – the developer’s third such project in Dubai that will change the way people see real estate in this part of the world.
The animated short film tells the story of 'Salama', a wise character based on a real-life ghaf tree preserved on the event's site due to its value as the national tree of the UAE and symbol of peace and the ability to bring people together.