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Higher Committee Supports Development Made Towards The Delivery Of Expo 2020 Ahead Of Key Autumn Events

  • Higher Committee Supports Development Made Towards The Delivery Of Expo 2020 Ahead Of Key Autumn Events

Higher Committee Supports Development Made Towards The Delivery Of Expo 2020 Ahead Of Key Autumn Events

The Higher Preparatory Committee of Dubai Expo 2020 met yesterday under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Higher Preparatory Committee, Second Vice Chairman, Dubai Executive Council, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman, Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, ahead of a series of key events this autumn, to discuss updates on the good progress being made on the delivery of an exceptional World Expo in 2020.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Director General of Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 presented the steps being taken in preparation for the formal registration of the Expo, which will take place at the Bureau International Des Expositions (the world governing body for Expos) in Paris this November.

Her Excellency’s update included a discussion on the latest enhancements to the Expo site masterplan – which sets out how the Expo site in Dubai South will be developed ahead of the opening of the Expo. The masterplan has been designed to facilitate innovation and foster collaboration and partnerships, and form the basis of an enduring legacy that fully reflects the Expo’s theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'.

The 20th October this year will mark five years until the Expo will open its gates to the public. During the six months of the Expo, it is expected that the event will host 25 million visits. 70% of visitors to the Expo will be international, making Expo 2020 Dubai the most internationally diverse World Expo in history.

The 20th October milestone will be celebrated by UAE Day at Expo Milano 2015, where the UAE pavilion has proven to be a major attraction for visitors.

The Higher Committee was present to review progress and approve key milestones. The Committee consists of His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court of Dubai, CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Director General of Bureau Dubai Expo 2020, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of ADNEC, His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, His Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Major General Khamis Mutar Al Muzainah, Chief Commander of Dubai Police, His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority, His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, and His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.