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Saudi Arabia unveils Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

Saudi Arabia's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion will be second only to the UAE's in size

Saudi Arabia unveils Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion
The pavilion will give visitors an immersive experience of Saudi Arabia's transformation and history, with a path that leads visitors through exhibition displays highlighting its openness to businesses and tourism.

Saudi Arabia’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion will be second in size only to that of the UAE, it was announced on Sunday.

The pavilion, which will cover an area the size of two football pitches, includes a large façade designed to open “like a large window into the future” and is meant to reflect Saudi Arabia’s culture, welcoming character and drive.

The pavilion will give visitors an immersive experience of the kingdom’s transformation and history, with a path that leads visitors through exhibition displays highlighting its openness to businesses and tourism.

“This extraordinary and innovative design perfectly captures the determination of the kingdom to fulfil its promise of being an ambitious nation while conveying a message of dynamism and partnership with the world,” said Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, who also is chairman of the committee for Saudi Arabia’s Expo participation.

“All Saudis can be proud of the vision that this ground-breaking pavilion will deliver to the world, and we look forward to inviting global citizens to share in the exciting story of our thriving and vibrant society,” he added.

Construction of the pavilion – designed by Boris Micka Associates – began in February 2019.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 will offer visitors a chance to experience the country’s rich heritage and culture, while demonstrating how our region is working together to create a better future for everyone,” said UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Reem Al Hashimy.

“We look forward to welcoming our brothers and sisters from the kingdom as they join us for the first event World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region,” she added.

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