The biggest event in the region since the pandemic, Dubai Expo 2020, is all set to open this Friday (1 October 2021) after its year-long postponement as the Expo site in the Dubai suburbs remained strictly off-limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the opening ceremony will take place on Thursday (30 September 2021) and it will be attended by the Emirati Royalty.
The opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai is going to be streamed online and everyone can watch it on https://virtualexpo.world. “We invite you to share with us historical moments and witness the opening ceremony of the largest cultural gathering in the world. Enjoy every moment by following our live coverage of an evening filled with excitement and fun.” said the official Twitter account for Expo 2020.
ندعوك إلى مشاركتنا لحظات تاريخية ومشاهدة حفل افتتاح أكبر لقاء ثقافي في العالم. استمتع بكل لحظة عبر متابعة تغطيتنا الحية لأمسية ملؤها الإبهار والمتعة. يمكنك مشاهدة حفل الافتتاح يوم 30 سبتمبر في تمام الساعة 7:30 مساء (بتوقيت دولة الإمارات) عبرالرابط https://t.co/vq11rczXOp. pic.twitter.com/SW7NRtkZZx
Expo 2020 Dubai is finally taking place after an year-long postponement and millions of people are expected to converge on Dubai for the event. However, the people attending the event will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing on site while everyone will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a negative PCR test to enter.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has completed its preparations for the Expo 2020 to ensure the provision of state-of-the-art medical care, including emergency care, on-site medical centers and to provide laboratory screening for COVID-19. The authority has mobilized its human capital, equipment and technology to provide highly advance medical care and safe environment to the Expo 2020 participants and visitors.
Furthermore, the medical care network provided by DHA for Expo 2020 Dubai is not only limited to the venue of the event but also extends to a large group of hospitals and specialized centers in the city to provide state-of-the-art care to all the participants and visitors of the event.
Israel Taking Part in Expo 2020 Dubai
Israel is also gearing up to take part in the Expo 2020 when the event starts on 1 October 2021 as the Jewish State has normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We’re very happy to be here,” Menachem Gantz told AFP, the spokesman of Israel’s pavilion at the six-month world fair.
“This is the first time the expo is in the Middle East, and the first time Israel is participating in an event of such a large scale and importance [in an Arab country].”