Expo Dubai 2020 opens its doors to the public

Expo Dubai 2020 opens its doors to the public

From this Friday (for the first time) till March 31, the public will be able to know expo dubai 2020. Under the theme “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” and with delegations from nearly 200 countries, the world’s largest international fair presents opportunities, innovations in technology, mobility and sustainability.

On Thursday (30), CNN with the opening ceremony a special coverage. The expo showcased the history of the UAE as well as themes such as hope and the future.

Hopefully 25 million people – More than twice the population of the UAE hosting the fair – visit the pavilions while the edition is underway.

Delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the expo will require proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 done in the last 72 hours.

The Brazilian Pavilion will be a large white cube, bringing in reflective images of the country. Apart from improving the image of the nation in the Middle East, the purpose of establishing the structure is to generate trade and connectivity.

19th century tradition

The tradition of bringing countries together in one place began in the 19th century. The first major exhibition was in London in 1851. The last word in machinery was displayed in the world still under the influence of the Industrial Revolution. Over the years, technology has always been behind the expo.

In 1876, in Philadelphia, United States, the telephone was introduced to the world and also to a brilliant visitor: Dom Pedro II.

The Eiffel Tower was born in 1889 for an expo in Paris. The 1922 edition was in Brazil. At the time, Rio de Janeiro welcomed visitors in pavilions built by the sea in the Urca neighborhood.

*With information from CNN International

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Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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