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The countdown is on for Expo 2023 Doha and Qatar is a step closer

The Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, visited Doha to meet with the Minister of Municipality, His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie and Mohammed Al-Khouri, Secretary-General.

Led by the Secretary General of the BIE, the delegation engaged in productive discussions with the Qatari Minister of Municipality, His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie and the Secretary General of Expo 2023 Doha Mohamed Ali Al Khouri. The delegation’s main purpose was to evaluate the preparations and confirm Expo 2023 Doha’s readiness for its grand opening.

Beginning at the Expo House, the BIE delegation had the opportunity to witness first-hand the progress and meticulous planning that has been undertaken by the organising committee. They were given an extensive tour of the Expo site, providing them with valuable insights into the immersive experiences that await visitors.

Engaging in comprehensive discussions, the Secretary General of the BIE held meetings with the Qatari Minister of Municipality and the Secretary-General of Expo 2023 Doha. The Secretary General lauded the commitment of the Expo 2023 Doha organising committee in ensuring a seamless and extraordinary experience for attendees.

The Secretary General also had the opportunity to discuss the significance of Qatar’s future role in supporting sustainable development.


Al Bidda Park has made remarkable progress in its infrastructure development, which was recently assessed by the delegation. This park is set to host Expo 2023 Doha, a six-month-long event that will commence on October 2nd, 2023, and conclude on March 28th, 2024. Expo 2023 Doha will provide a range of activities and entertainment for everyone, including Ministers and official delegations from more than 80 participating countries, business visitors, horticulture enthusiasts, tourists, families, and children.

With the final preparations put in place, Expo 2023 Doha eagerly awaits the arrival of 3 million visitors from across the globe. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, culture, and entertainment, this event promises to be a historic and unforgettable experience.

His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality, said: “We are delighted to host the esteemed delegation from Bureau International des Expositions to showcase our progress and venues for Expo 2023 Doha. The first event of its kind in the MENA region, Expo will be a major attraction for visitors from all around the world and the region and bring sustainability to the forefront of the public discussions”.

Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, BIE Delegation President, said: “The first Horticultural Expo to be organised in the Middle East is now in its final stages of preparation, with the finishing touches being made to ensure a unique visitor experience from October. In less than 100 days, I look forward to discovering the beautiful, innovative and inspirational gardens and exhibits inspired by the Expo’s underlying goal of mitigating desertification and promoting sustainability.”

Mohammed Al-Khouri, Expo 2023 Doha Secretary-General, noted: “Expo 2023 Doha aims to attract cutting-edge global technologies to combat desertification, modernise agriculture and save water resources. By hosting this event, we are raising awareness about the importance of more sustainable livelihoods and sending a powerful sustainability message to all visitors and particularly younger generations