We continue to face a rapidly changing and chaotic global situation. Over the last few weeks, both internally and in collaboration with key member of UAE and foreign stakeholder have been working hard to examine the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.
In order to allow the world safely navigate the impact of Coronavirus outbreak. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has announcement the postponement of the world’s largest event Expo 2020 by next year.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the preparation of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai world Expo 2020 will be executed from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The delay that allow the participants to focus on their collective aim for the innovation to identify the solution of biggest challenges.
In response to this decision, the higher committee of Expo 2020 and UAE government who has been involved in this event welcomed the decision of BIE Members to support the delay of Dubai Expo 2020 by 2021.
They are thankful to Member States for their continued commitment to contributing to a World Expo in Dubai that will play a pivotal role in shaping the post-pandemic world at a time when they will be most needed.
Steering committee reviewed the global precautionary measure that have to be taken to assure the safety of all the participants who will be involved in this mega event.
Many countries have been significantly impacted by this unpredictable crisis and they also expressed a need of postpone the event to enable them to address the challenge.
World Expos brings people together for a better future, in a spirit of hope and collaboration. That is more important now than ever and we look forward to welcoming a more resilient and purpose-unified world that has endured these very difficult times for all of us.