Half a million visitors to Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

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Sun, 2021-10-31 04:12

DUBAI: Half a million people have visited the Kingdom’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Saudi Press Agency reported, with this figure making up more than 30 percent of expo visitors.

Visitors to the Kingdom’s pavilion, which officially opened on Oct. 1, have come from Arab countries and further afield. There have also been high-level visits from diplomatic delegations.  

There was an enthusiastic performance of the traditional Saudi Ardah dance to celebrate the pavilion’s achievement of attracting 500,000 visitors, the highest number in the history of international exhibitions.

The pavilion has attracted people through activities, events, and themed weeks that reflect the Kingdom’s rich nature, vibrant society, longstanding heritage, and economic opportunities.

There is also a sustainable energy station, a strong presence of Saudi heritage handicrafts, shows featuring popular folklore, and famous dishes from all of the country’s regions. 

Pavilion visitors are taken on discovery tours that reflect the young spirit of Saudi Arabia and its cultural, innovation, economic, and investment opportunities.

The Kingdom’s pavilion is offering more than 1,800 activities, programs, and themed weeks over a six-week period. 

It is considered to be the biggest pavilion after that of the host’s, and has already achieved three Guinness World Records for the largest interactive light floor, the longest interactive water curtain, and the largest interactive digital screen mirror.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Friday that Saudi Arabia was bidding to host Expo 2030.  The theme proposed by the Kingdom is “The era of change: Leading the planet to a foresighted tomorrow.”

Expo 2030 will take place from Oct. 1, 2030 to April 1, 2031.

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