It is the first universal exhibition organized in the Middle East. Expo-2020 was inaugurated with great fanfare this Thursday evening in Dubai.
Postponed last year due to the pandemic, the event opens its doors to the public this Friday and for six months.
A futuristic enclosure, a symbol of Islamic architecture, hosted the opening ceremony in the presence of several star artists and Emirati leaders, such as the curator general of the exhibition.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli closed the show. “We’ve all been through a year that no one could have imagined. We have lost essential things, like freedom and, in a way, dignity. Today, finally, we see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I hope this event will instill in us optimism and will, so that we can finally leave what happened behind us.“, did he declare.
After the Tokyo Olympics, this exhibition presents itself as the biggest event on a global scale since the start of the pandemic.
Dubai hopes to attract 25 million visitors, all of whom must have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test.
Expo-2020 promises to unveil architectural wonders and technological innovations in its many pavilions, representing more than 190 countries.