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Mar 20, 2022

Saudi Arabia wins ‘Best Pavilion’ award in World Expo

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
Saudi Arabia's award winning pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Image: Web Desk/KT
Saudi Arabia’s award winning pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Image: Web Desk/KT

World Expo 2020 is ongoing in the Dubai Exhibition Centre of the United Arab Emirates.
The expo kicked off on October 1, 2021 will come to close down on March 31, 2022.
Expo 2020 is a World Expo, currently hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Though originally scheduled for October 20, 2020 to April 10 2021, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first of its kind of universal exhibition being held in an Arab country. World Expos are one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, taking place every five years and lasting six months.

An aerial view of World Expo 2020 Dubai sites. The Teal Mango image

In particular, France organised five Expositions Universelles in Paris between 1855 and 1900, consolidating the establishment of Expos as the most important events of cultural exchange, and as major diplomatic and economic gatherings.
At the exhibition, Saudi Arabia’s pavilion won the ‘Best Pavilion’ award in the ‘large suites’ category.

It also received honorary awards for best exterior design and best display.

EXHIBITOR magazine, which hands out awards for each edition of the world-famous exhibition, has selected the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion and design.

EXHIBITOR magazine is the main evaluator of Expo world fairs and has organised the competition for more than 30 years.

The magazine honours the best-designed exhibitions through the contest, based on the assessment of an international committee comprising design, marketing, and events experts, reports the Khaleej Times.

The pavilion had earlier won the Platinum Certificate in LEED by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It also holds three Guinness World Records for the largest interactive light floor, the longest interactive water curtain and the largest interactive digital screen mirror, noted the Khaleej Times.

The Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 has received over four million visitors. It provides an outstanding experience that takes visitors along a journey through the Kingdom’s past, present and future. Technology is mixed with knowledge and creative arts to reflect Saudi Arabia’s growth and prosperity in all fields, the report added.

Meanwhile, the next edition of the World Expo, which is scheduled to take place from April 13, to October 13, 2025 will be hosted in Yumeshima Island in Osaka, Japan.

Likewise, Expo 2030 is a proposed world’s fair to be held in 2030. For this, Russia, South Korea, Italy, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia have submitted their bids to hold the event.

However, the host country will be chosen through the voting pattern. All the countries are lobbying to garner votes to host the world event.

Let’s see who will be the luckiest winner for the World Expo 2030.