Expo 2020 Dubai Reveals its Master Plan at Arab Media Forum 2016

Expo 2020 Dubai reaffirms its plans for a long-lasting legacy of
innovation and wonderment that benefits the UAE and the wider region

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Expo
2020 Dubai
® has revealed its master plan in the form of
a dedicated experiential zone displayed at the 15th edition
of the Arab Media Forum. Visitors were among the first to take a glimpse
at how the Expo 2020 Dubai site will look and feel upon completion,
through augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology. This
experience will bring to life the recently announced winning designs of
the Expo Theme Pavilions, dedicated to Opportunity, Mobility and

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International
Cooperation, Director General of Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, commented: “We
at Expo 2020 Dubai strive to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive
experience, which began the moment the bid was
won and will continue long after the Expo closes in 2021, living through
its legacy. We seek to contribute in making a better future through a
platform that enables the collaboration of people and ideas
in novel ways leaving a lasting legacy.”

The Expo 2020 Dubai’s master plan truly reflects the theme
of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, and aims
to seamlessly integrate the three subthemes into the urban design,
infrastructure, delivery, operations, and legacy of the mega-event. The
master plan aims to enable all involved with the event to benefit from
an inclusive experience with specific attractions, services, amenities,
and design considerations that maximise enjoyment and comfort for
all. The Expo site will spread across a two-square
kilometre, revolving around the Al Wasl meeting
plaza – the figurative and literal heart of Expo 2020 Dubai. Spreading
outwards from Al Wasl will be three Theme Districts, each boasting
its respective Theme Pavilion. The three Theme Pavilions will be
designed by leading global architecture firms. The Opportunity
Pavilion is being designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the Mobility
Pavilion by Foster+Partners and the Sustainability Pavilion
by Grimshaw Architects. The winning design for the UAE Pavilion at Expo
2020 Dubai was also revealed recently by the National Media Council. The
design by Santiago Calatrava was selected from eleven concepts proposed
by nine of the world’s most renowned architectural firms following a
competition managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The
falcon-inspired concept of the UAE Pavilion captures the values and
principles that the nation was founded on and which reflect the theme of
Expo 2020 Dubai, namely inclusion, connection and tolerance.

For more details, please visit: http://www.expo2020dubai.ae

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*Source: ME


Expo 2020 Dubai
Nancy Carda, Senior Manager PR and Media,