The much-anticipated Dubai Expo 2020 will now run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
The expo had been scheduled to run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 but was moved to a later date due to the highly contagious virus that has disrupted lives and negatively impacted the economy globally.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for International Cooperation Director General and Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau Ms Reem Al Hashimy said, “At the Expo we know we need to deliver better than what was planned before. We have the chance to respond to how our world has changed. And so, we must seek new definitions of success. We must create an opportunity for the world to come together, not just physically but also virtually. We must achieve tangible positive outcomes. We must inform wisely and inspire utterly, a world that deserves better than it has today.”
She further said, “We continue to make strong progress as we prepare for a new Expo that will reunite the world in 2021, with far-reaching precautionary measures allowing us to keep all event preparations on track while ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone working throughout the COVID-19 crisis,”.
She expressed optimism at resumption and on the deeper impact that the new World Expo will have at shaping a better post pandemic world. “we look forward to harnessing that power of collaboration and innovation, helping us emerge from this crisis stronger than ever,” the Minister of State said.