The Expo 2020 site will be transformed into Dubai Expo City and will soon welcome thousands of new residents and businesses, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on Monday. In a series of tweets, Sheikh Mohammed set out his vision for the legacy site and announced the opening of Expo City Dubai, in October 2022.
The new Expo City Dubai will include a new museum, world-class exhibition centre, headquarters of cutting-edge and fast-growing companies, as well as some pavilions. With a key focus on technology and the environment, it will serve as a destination of its own, served by the nearby Dubai World Central airport and the metro link with the city centre.
“After the historical success of Expo 2020 Dubai, visited by more than 24 million visitors, left a mark in the 170-year history of world expositions, today we announce the transformation of the exhibition site into Expo City Dubai, a new city that represents the ambitions of Dubai,” Sheikh Mohammed wrote.
Revealing some of the plans for the new city, the UAE VP noted that it would include an environmental-friendly city that caters to families and future generations. The city would also be connected to a port and two airports. Some of the pavilions to be retained will be Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt, among others. “It will be a city that embodies the dreams of every city,” he added. “The magic of the Expo will continue” said UAE VP