As the world comes to a standstill — helplessly watching the frontline heroes try to combat the coronavirus outbreak — several highly anticipated events have either been cancelled or postponed, and the Expo 2020 Dubai is on the list.
The official countdown to the international fair kicked off in October 2019 as it was slated to welcome millions of visitors from October 20, 2020 to April 2021. However, this week, there have been talks that the Expo 2020 Dubai would have to be postponed until next year, and a virtual meeting took place to explore a delay for the event.
Now, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Minister of State for International Co-operation, has issued a heartfelt message confirming the adjustment of the opening dates.
“As we worked towards October 2020, something terrible happened to our world,” she said. “And so our journey must take a different turn. We must adjust our opening dates for Expo 2020 Dubai, and spend the time now with our friends across the globe, banding together, working together to emerge stronger than ever before. When we come together as one, humanity knows no limits. Our promise still stands — connecting minds, creating the future.”
This postponement follows the decision to push the 2020 Summer Olympics to July 23, 2021.
No dates have been announced. Make sure to watch this space!