Emirati officials have revealed plans to use the venue for the Dubai International Expo 2020, which attracted millions of visitors between October and March.
Officials announced at a press conference held at the exhibition center at the Expo 2020 Dubai site that “site assets will be transferred to (Expo City Dubai) as a sustainable city that includes commercial companies, authorities and other institutions.”
“Expo City Dubai will provide everyone, families, youth, students and tourists the opportunity to experience life in a rich and diverse educational, entertainment and cultural environment,” said Marian Faraiduni, CEO of Visitor Experience.
For his part, Real Estate Development and Delivery CEO Ahmed Al-Khatib stated that “the new city will only be accessible to pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles and bicycles.”
He added: “The pavilions of some countries such as Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, Belgium and other countries will be retained, and 80% of the exhibition’s current assets will be retained and repurposed.”
He continued: “A number of the most important landmarks in the new city will be preserved, such as (The Dome of Al Wasl Square), which is famous for (the beating heart of Expo 2020) attracting visitors, including artists and heads of state.”
He pointed out that this “development will play a key role in the 2040 plan, which has called on Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to double the size of the city.”