Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia on Sunday revealed the design of its pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, according to a statement.
Covering an area equalling the size of two football pitches, the kingdom’s pavilion will be the second largest after the UAE’s pavilion with an exhibition space of 13,069 square metres.
Visitors will have “an immersive experience of the kingdom’s transformation” at the Saudi pavilion, designed by Boris Micka Associates, at the first ever World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region.
“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,” the UAE’s minister of economy and planning and chairman of the supervisory committee for Saudi Arabia’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, said.
“Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 will offer visitors a chance to experience the country’s rich heritage and culture, while demonstrating how [the] region is working together to create a better future for everyone,” the UAE’s minister of state for international cooperation and director general of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, Reem Al Hashimy, said.
Between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021, Expo 2020 is projected to attract 25 million visits, 70% of which are projected to come from outside the UAE, the highest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of World Expos, as 190 countries have affirmed their participation.