Reem Al Hashimy, United Arab Emirates minister of state for international cooperation and director general of the Expo 2020 Bureau, has welcomed the United Kingdom’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, to Dubai as the UK becomes the latest country to break ground on its pavilion.
Emirates has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai. The pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise interactive technologies and thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation.
Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 2018 and 2023.
Sanjive Khosla, deputy chief visitor experience officer for Expo 2020 in Dubai, speaks to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin. With years of preparation now just over a year away from paying off, he tells us about his aspirations for the mega project and the lasting legacy it will leave on tourism in the Middle East.
Rove Hotels has announced Rove La Mer, located in the heart of La Mer, Dubai’s new beachfront. Set by the Arabian Gulf and with views of the city skyline, the 366-room Rove La Mer marks the newest addition to the growing portfolio of properties in the UAE.
Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president, legacy development, Dubai Expo 2020, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the upcoming event in the United Arab Emirates. With just three years to go, we discover more about plans for the Expo site after the event.
The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre. Expo 2020, set to run between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.
Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East, participated in this year’s World Travel Market in London. This helped the leading international travel trade to record a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the 37-year history of the event.