As 2020 unfolds, the positive dynamic in January and February is auguring well for the UAE, with new gas finds and a series of mega developmental projects, announced
Barcelona superstar and Dubai Expo 2020 ambassador Lionel Messi met Reem Al Hashemy, Minister of State and director general of Expo 2020, on Monday.
DUBAI: Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade, Anna Hallberg, performed a tree planting ceremony at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday, officially marking the beginning of the construction of the Swedish pavilion, ‘The Forest’.
The mascots – Emirati siblings Rashid and Latifa, Salama the wise Ghaf tree, and robots Opti, Alif and Terra – were introduced at the event through an engaging short movie.
The initiative was launched this week at the University Leadership Forum, held at Expo 2020’s Opportunity District and attended by more than 80 senior leadership executives from the UAE’s public and private universities.
The number reflects a healthy 6.5 per cent growth rate from the figure recorded in the same period last year, which was 277.91 million riders, the report said.
The two-minute video begins with the subtle strains of oud music in the UAE before criss-crossing the globe to bring together a diverse array of musicians.
Expo 2020 Dubai will join hands with the UN Environment Programme and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to shed light on the world’s endangered biodiversity in a combined observation of World Wildlife Day 2021.
Showcasing the ‘Dubai, Capital of Arab Media 2020’ logo will contribute to reinforcing Dubai’s reputation as a media hub regionally and globally.
Construction work under these two phases included a flyover linking Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Expo Road as well as two flyovers on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road to ensure a smooth traffic flow to and from the site of Expo. The project also included bridges extending 7km and roads extending 43km in addition to three interchanges.