Expo Milano 2015 was the Universal Exposition hosted in Milan from May 1 to October 31, 2015 with the theme: “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life”. It was centered on technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. Expo 2015 further developed themes introduced in earlier Expos and pointed the way to Dubai. UAE is already working to prepare Dubai Universal Exposition for 2020.
EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI
Dubai Expo 2020 with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” will be the first time that the World Expo is hosted in the MEASA Countries: Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Sub-themes of this Universal Exposition are: sustainability, mobility and opportunity.
Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, The World Expo is expected to attract 25 millions of people, 70% of which will be from overseas, so that it will be the first time the majority of visitors will steam from beyond a nation’s borders. The event will launch the country’s Golden Jubilee celebration and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.
The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectar site located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The master plan is organized around a central plaza, entitled Al Wasl (which means “the connection” in Arabic), enclosed by three large pavilions, each one dedicated to a sub-theme.
Dubai has also been emphasizing on investments in the following sectors: real estate, economic growth, environmental avenues and public affairs. The world’s largest Solar Power Project is all set to start by Expo 2020. Another initiative, so called ‘Dubai Happiness Agenda’ is also going to be set in Dubai and aims to make the city the happiest by 2020.
As Dubai Ruler H.E. Shecikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum once said to support the bid: “In today’s
highly interconnected world, a renewed vision of progress and development based on shared purpose and commitment is key. While a single human mind, an individual country or a specific community is both unique and remarkable, it is by working collaboratively that we truly advance”.
Collaboration and partnership are becoming the driving force for new developments. Expo will vehicle and explore what is possible when new ideas and people connect.