Dubai Expo 2020 Delayed Until October 2021

May 9, 2020

The extension of the 2020 Dubai World Expo will be approved by the International Exhibition Bureau, and the date change has exceeded the required two-thirds threshold.

After the United Arab Emirates authorities requested to postpone the April event, international agencies put the matter to a vote.

Expected results will end at the end of this month.

However, it appears that this move has received widespread support.

Expo 2020 Dubai now appears to be scheduled for October 1, 2021, for a period of six months to March 31, 2022.

Organizers of the 2020 Expo in Dubai said that the extension will make the event help shape the world after the pandemic.

The delay will allow all participants to safely control the impact of Covid-19, and will focus the Expo on a collective desire for new thinking to find solutions to the biggest challenges of today ’s era.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Senior Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We welcome the decision of the Bureau of the International Expo to support the Expo 2020 Dubai Postponed for one year.

“We thank the member states for their continued commitment to the Dubai World Expo, which will play a key role in shaping our post-pandemic world when it is most needed.

“In the past 50 years, we have been committed to building bridges, connections and partnerships worldwide because we believe that true cooperation can protect the future of all people.
“This rapid and overwhelming vote reflects the strength of our international partnership and truly reflects the active role played by the United Arab Emirates and Dubai in all countries in the world.”

He added: “The international community ’s affirmation of Dubai ’s provision and delivery capabilities further strengthens our commitment to match ambition and achievement to host events that capture the imagination of the world when the time is right.

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, the International Expo Organizing Conference could not be held, so the member states conducted a remote vote on the delay proposal made by the United Arab Emirates government in early April.

Although the voting lasted until May 29, the two-thirds threshold was exceeded within a week of the voting.

Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau of International Exhibitions, said: “I commend the rapid response of the members of the Bureau of International Exhibitions.

“Their support for the postponement of the Expo 2020 Dubai officially approved on May 29 is a new sign of solidarity and shows our willingness to work together for ‘creating the future’.

“In support of the one-year extension of the 2020 Dubai World Expo, the members of the International Exhibition Bureau provide the world with an opportunity to reconvene the meeting in 2021. When we are together, we can respond to the challenges facing humanity and celebrate unity and solidarity. Our strength.

“The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is” Connecting Thoughts and Creating the Future “. It will provide the world with a unique platform to share lessons, solutions and ideas to create a better tomorrow.”

Expo 2020 Dubai retains its name and is dedicated to hosting a special event to celebrate human resilience, creativity, culture and innovation-including major technological advancements in medicine and science.

The Expo 2020 will be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This is the largest event in history. It will be held in 192 countries, as well as business, multilateral organizations and educational institutions. This is the largest event in history.