Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 22.93 million visits as of March 29
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Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 22.93 million visits as of March 29

Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 22.93 million visits as of March 29

The exhibition recorded more than one million visits across last Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than one million visits last Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two days to spare.

With the total number of visits standing at 22,937,830, the first World Expo in the region has fulfilled its commitment to attract between 22.9 million and 25.4 million visits, a target range set out in the registration dossier that was officially ratified by Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) member states in 2015.

The last day of Expo 2020 Dubai is on Thursday, March 31 and will welcome the UAE Air Force’s Fursan Al Emarat aerobatics team, with a youth-focused ceremony that will see the likes of Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones and Yo-Yo Ma perform beneath the Al Wasl dome. Also taking the stage will be the Expo 2020 World String Ensemble and Italian pianist Eleonora Constantini.

Read: Expo 2020 Dubai: Closing ceremony to feature Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones

Visitors will be able to watch on more than 20 giant screens across the site, including at the Jubilee Stage, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre, Festival Garden and various Country Pavilions.

The cast of the closing ceremony includes more than 400 professionals and volunteers from 56 different countries, with 745 costumes created for the culmination of Expo 2020 Dubai.

At the ceremony, Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, will hand the BIE flag to President of the General Assembly and Secretary General of BIE, Ambassador Jai-chul Choi and Dimitri Kerkentzes, respectively, who will present it to representatives of Expo 2025 Osaka.

The celebrations will include firework displays at 12am GST and 3am GST, before Expo 2020 Dubai closes its stunning entry portals for the final time.

Expo 2020 Dubai opened to the public on October 1, 2021. The biggest event to be held in the Arab world has combined cultural, educational and entertainment experiences, with 192 countries coming together to showcase their offerings.

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