UAE officially asks to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai “Here the humanity and the safety for all people comes in the first priority”. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting the entire world right now. The events industry hit incredibly hard by the viral pandemic. In order to prevent the further spread of the virus, World Expo 2020 Dubai postponed until 2021.
UAE government requests Expo postponement
The World Expo 2020 Dubai originally planned to open on the 20th of October 2020 and run right through until April 20201. With the entire world locked down, and the uncertainty that brings, the organizers elected to postpone the event for a year.
The United Arab Emirates government formally requested that the event postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Even though the event postponed for a year, the UAE would still like for it to call Expo 2020 Dubai.
Events industry hurting in the wake of the pandemic
Coronavirus infected over one million people worldwide to date, but the healthcare implications are not the only threat caused by the virus. With people quarantined inside their homes and unable to work economies are suffering across the globe.
One industry hit especially hard by the viral outbreak is the events industry. All public gatherings and events explicitly banned under strict quarantine rules. The Coronavirus is incredibly infectious and easily spreads from person to person in crowded conditions. Social distancing is a key strategy in the prevention of viral spreading.
What we’ll have to wait to see at Expo 2020 Dubai
This is the first time, a World Expo planned to hold in Dubai. World Expo is a celebration of cultural interest, global collaboration, and innovation.
The themes for Expo 2020 Dubai are opportunity, mobility, and sustainability. The expo will feature stunning architectural displays and pavillions hosting various exhibits relating to the themes of the Expo.
Expo 2020 Dubai isn’t cancelled, it’s just postponed. We’re looking forward to seeing everything it has to offer next year.