Watch: Sheikh Mohammed reviews progress of Expo 2020 Dubai site
The Dubai Ruler and Crown Prince of Dubai checked in on the progress of the UAE pavilion and other construction projects
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the progress on several infrastructure projects taking shape at the Expo 2020 Dubai’s site along with work on the UAE’s national pavilion, during a site visit on 13 August, 2019.
During his visit, the Dubai Ruler was accompanied by HH Sheikh Hamadan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and director-general of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai, Saeed Sulaiman.
UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, and seven senior officials received Sheikh Mohammed during his visit.
450 days remaining for Expo 2020 Dubai, with 190 countries leading the world towards a better future through their pavilions for the first time in the MEASA. We are ready and remain true to our promise of hosting the best Expo edition yet in its 168-year history. pic.twitter.com/XPG18h9U5M— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 13, 2019
At the time of his visit, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed about the progress of the projects, as well as the promotional and awareness programmes and plans being carried out by the team for the World Expo, which is set to open its doors to more than 25 million visitors on 20 October, 2020.
During the site visit, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction at the progress of the projects, and lauded the work of the expo’s team of young Emiratis led by Al Hashemy.
According to UAE’s state-held news agency Wam, Sheikh Mohammed also said that the expo will serve as a platform for all countries to showcase their cultures, heritage, histories, and national products.
Speaking about the efforts of the national authorities to make the expo successful, Sheikh Mohammed said: "We must all work hard to achieve success. Whatever people achieve without hard work they lose without regret."