The Dubai Expo 2020: building the future
Dubai has – quite literally – built itself a reputation for pushing boundaries when it comes to construction and architecture, and it’s done it once again at The Dubai Expo 2020.
Famously the home of the Burj Khalifa, the Burj al Arab, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the Cayan Tower, Atlantis the Palm and The Dubai Mall, to name a few, Dubai knows how to put on a show. Now, in a (hopefully) post-pandemic world, it’s not letting a year-long delay keep it from shining on the world stage.
The Dubai Expo 2020 comes to an end next month. It has featured a record 192 country participant pavilions, covering 1083 acres and three thematic districts based on opportunity, mobility and sustainability. Its overarching theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
The event has been a feast of the best art, architecture, science, culture and more. It will last six months, it cost around US$6.8 billion to build and it is expected to result in a huge boom for the construction and real estate sector.
Not only did the expo come at a time when we have all been eager for positivity, excitement and getting out and about, but it has also at a time when the number of people seeking to move to Dubai is growing, courtesy of the uplift in remote working.
As a company that has had excellent relationships with Dubai from our regional office for more than 20 years, it has been wonderful to see the world leader in luxury putting on such a display. We look forward to seeing the nation bring its goals to fruition – as it usually does.