The UAE authorities, in agreement with the Bureau International des Expositions Paris, have announced the new proposed dates for Expo 2020 Dubai as the battle against COVID-19 remains a global priority.
Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Minister of State for International Co-operation shared that the inevitable decision to postpone the dates of the Expo had been made as a result of the impact the pandemic has had on the health of the world’s population and the economy, “Our journey must take a different turn. We must adjust our opening dates for Expo 2020 Dubai and spend the time now with our friends across the globe, banding together, working together to emerge stronger than ever before.”
The tentative dates for the highly anticipated Expo are said to begin on 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 in hopes of providing the global business and tourism sectors sufficient recovery time to bounce back post-coronavirus.
In solidarity with participating countries, following discussions with the BIE and the Expo 2020 Steering Committee, the Government of the UAE has notified the BIE of its request to change the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022 https://t.co/iUSGWc66QB pic.twitter.com/in2siiF9ZQ— BIE (@bieparis) April 4, 2020
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