Expo 2020 Dubai receives 411,768 ticketed visits in first 10 days
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Expo 2020 Dubai receives 411,768 ticketed visits in first 10 days

Expo 2020 Dubai receives 411,768 ticketed visits in first 10 days

The mega event commenced on October 1, and will run until March 31, 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai has welcomed 411,768 ticketed visits in its first 10 days.

Visitors hailed from 175 nationalities, with one in three coming from abroad. Meanwhile, one in five visitors have already visited the expo more than once, according to statistics released by the organisers. The figures include all physical ticket-holders, excluding representatives, delegations and guests of international participants, partners and other stakeholders, as well as Expo staff.

The event had also launched the October Pass, priced at Dhs95 for the entire month, giving visitors access to 31 days of experiences.

Read: Expo 2020 Dubai launches October Pass priced at Dhs95

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “The numbers achieved in the first 10 days reflect the enthusiasm of the world to attend Expo 2020 Dubai. We are very happy with this wonderful turnout.

“The coming days and weeks will be full of special events offering a visitor experience that will be purposeful and entertaining, and we look forward to welcoming many more people from around the world.”

“The numbers we are seeing are very encouraging and demonstrate the global desire for people to reconnect with each other and to imagine a better future,” added Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, secretary-general of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

Expo 2020 Dubai will run until March 31, 2022, with 192 countries participating at this year’s event. The event was preceded by a opening ceremony, with three million people watching it on Virtual Expo. The website has received a further five million visits between October 1-10, official news agency WAM reported.

Read: Video: Expo 2020 Dubai opening ceremony

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