Dubai is preparing this week to receive millions of visitors with the launch of “Expo 2020” on Friday, which was postponed for a whole year due to Covid-19, and is considered the largest global event since the outbreak of the epidemic and the first of its kind in the Middle East.
The Expo will kick off Thursday with a big celebration, while the pavilions of the more than 190 participating countries in the world have been prepared. Technological innovations will also be displayed.
The first World Exhibition was held in London in 1851 at the specially built Crystal Palace, and the Eiffel Tower was displayed – as a temporary attraction – in Paris in 1889.
Dubai is hosting the Expo for the first time in the Middle East, and it is expected to be the largest event in the region, with an estimated 25 million visitors over the course of six months.