Nothing can exhibit the idea of a “small village world” and the realities of life in it as the Expo can do. Technology and communication services have come a great way in realizing this idea. However, these facilities would not have existed without the Expo, where the first innovations in technology and communications were always presented.
The statement that Expo is the global gateway to the modern era is not an exaggeration. Its organization every five years since 1995 has always told us the story of modern human civilization and perhaps even more. No country has held the Expo since it was first officially organized in the UK 1850 A.D. However, they became one of the most important and powerful countries referred to in the issue of economic development and development. As we saw the case of Italy’s economy, which was on the verge of collapse and doom, it was saved by its choice to organize the Expo 2015 in Milan, and Expo was able to revive its economy more than Italy itself expected.
Today, globally, Arabs are making their contributions to the human civilization industry, after the UAE, specifically Dubai, chose to organize Expo 2020. Work is in progress for this event, which has high significance in the history of the Arab economy and the Middle East. Through this event, Dubai city will be able to conquer its space in the global economy, and also utilize it as its gateway to the modern era.
Dubai has chosen the title of its Expo 2020 exhibition “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. We can understand from this title, what Dubai intends to organize in this event. It will be an exceptional platform that allows the global community to work together to discover innovative solutions. Leading the three sub-themes identified as key factors for global development are sustainability – permanent sources of energy and water, mobility through new transport and logistics systems, and opportunities through new ways to achieve economic growth and improve the standard of living of all people around the world. The focus will also be on discovering links and identifying potential partnerships, ultimately producing a legacy of new innovations.
The advantage of Expo 2020 Dubai is not only that it will be a strong catalyst for the process of economic, cultural and social transformation, and the resulting valuable legacies for the host city and the host country. We must go further in our thinking as long as we have ratified that the world has become a small village. So, the feasibility of Expo 2020 Dubai is not only the recovery of the city and its surroundings, but also to let Dubai be a gateway to the recovery of the global economy and enter the new era after the Corona pandemic that caused the exhaustion of every spot in this world. Further, to represent Dubai to the world based that what it represents economically to the UAE.
To conclude, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has mentioned that Expo 2020 Dubai represents much more than what we have mentioned in this article. AED 300 billion have been harnessed to improve the industrial economy. There is a team of 50,000 employees and 30,000 volunteers, one of whom is working tirelessly, preparing for the 2020 Dubai Expo under the supervision of the senior leadership in preparation for Dubai, and the UAE’s entry into history through its economic gate.
And to talk the rest.
Author : Manahel Thabet
Published July 09, 2021
Al Bayan Newspaper