October 1, 2021

How Dubai Expo 2020 made a grand entry

Lights, patriotism, energy and unity. These are some of the feelings that have erupted since the grand opening of the Dubai Expo 2020.

The Dubai Expo 2020 official opening announcement was conducted by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

The night was welcomed with music, traditional dances, performances and activities.

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The World Fair, a first of its kind in the Middle Eastern region, was graced with a red carpet opening where many celebrities and important personalities.

The opening ceremony was starstruck by performances. Hussain Al Jassimi, Mayssa Karaa, and Almas together performed a song that would leave everyone present upbeat and united. There were other performances conducted by artists reflecting on many values and themes.

Important speeches were delivered at the ceremony too. Notables speeches were shared by:

  • His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
    “Today, the UAE starts another chapter in its journey to the future with a new sense of purpose. It is a journey full of exciting possibilities where new dreams and ambitions can be realised. The UAE has shown the world that it always embraces challenges, and that it is capable of emerging stronger from crises by creating new opportunities for growth and development,” are some of the empowering words shared by His Highness.
  • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
    “Bringing together participants from 192 countries, this global event reflects the ethos of this land, which has always been a meeting point for diverse civilisations and cultures — a land that has upheld the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence throughout its history,” he said.
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai
    “Today, the entire world gathers in the United Arab Emirates. Today, we witness, together, a new beginning, as we inaugurate, together, with the blessings of Allah, Expo 2020 Dubai. May God grant us success.'' was shared by Sheikh Hamdan.
  • Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner-General of Expo 2020 Dubai
    ''Today, in the year of our Golden Jubilee, we share with the world the lessons we have learnt, most importantly that by connecting minds, we are able to achieve milestones others thought were impossible. It was this same vision that motivated us — back in 2011 — to bid to host the World Expo and to choose “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” as its theme.” he said.
  • Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions
    “With more than 190 countries participating, all the world is coming together, for the first time since the pandemic began, to connect, to exchange and to learn on this extraordinary global stage. For tens of millions of people, Expo 2020 Dubai is a tremendous occasion to reconnect with the whole world, to truly engage with critical questions of universal importance and to showcase innovative and cutting-edge solutions to our global problems.'' he said.
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The opening ceremony was graced by fun and excitement by:

  • Hyperloop and AI food
  • The world's first air train
  • Robots that guide
  • 190 pavilions
  • 1000 crew of star performers

To know more about the Expo 2020 and how you can be a part of it, visit https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en