Tuesday 16 October 2018

Expo 2020 to mark 3-year countdown with beach event

DUBAI, October 15, 2017

Thousands of people are invited to come together on October 20 to mark the three-year countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai at a free celebration on the beach where visitors will be treated to an early glimpse of what the Expo has in store for them.

In keeping with the theme of Expo 2020, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, people of all ages and backgrounds will converge on The Beach – Meraas, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), in anticipation for what promises to be the most inclusive World Expo in history, said a statement.

The family-friendly event will be MC’d by Virgin Radio’s popular morning programme host Kris Fade and his team and will run from 16:30 to 22:00. There will be a special ceremony on stage at 20:20 to celebrate three years to go until the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai, it said.

The day will include numerous attractions, a fitness challenge, live local and international music and entertainment, a variety of food and drinks, plus, a chance to learn more about Expo 2020 Dubai itself, it added.

The celebration will feature an array of Expo-themed activities, many of which will be based around innovations first showcased at previous World Expos such as television, the gramophone, telephones and ice cream cones.

There will also be a six-metre high zip line to offer a thrilling ride from kids aged from seven to 70 and an ‘Expo-vation’ on the beach, where the desert discovery of the jewellery that inspired the Expo logo will be recreated.

There will also be a celebration on the day to mark the launch of the official volunteer registration portal for Expo 2020 Dubai, which has been set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development. The portal will go live on October 20, it said.

Thousands of volunteers will be at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, representing the face of Expo. At the same time, they will learn valuable work-ready skills and form connections with people from all over the world.

Expo 2020’s Expo Live team will also offer visitors a preview for an upcoming initiative: the Innovation Challenge Programme.

The event is open to everyone and no ticket or prior registration is required, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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