Saudi Arabia launches recruitment drive for Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai
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Saudi Arabia launches recruitment drive for Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai

Saudi Arabia launches recruitment drive for Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai

There will be a 50:50 ratio maintained in the number of males to females accepted into the programme

The Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has teamed up with Emirates Foundation to recruit around 1,000 Saudi student volunteers to work at its pavilion from October 2020-April 2021.

Students can apply online at

The six-month-long expo starts on October 20, 2020, and runs until April 10, 2021.

The first expo to be held in the MENASA region, it will include pavilions from 192 nations, with up to 25 million visits expected during the show.

Shortlisted candidates to Saudi Arabia’s student volunteer programme will undergo a research-based selection process, including personal data validation, a pre-assessment interview and a skills assessment.

Once accepted for the programme, they will then receive intensive training for specific positions based on their skill sets and will upon completion of the programme be awarded at a graduation ceremony.

The ratio of males to females accepted on the programme will be 50:50.

Thurya Al-Badran, head of visitor services and head of the volunteering program at the Saudi Arabia Pavilion, said, “Expo 2020 Dubai provides Saudi people a chance to show the world how relatable we are, and these student ambassadors will be shining examples of this.”

Ahmed Talib Al Shamsi, acting CEO of Emirates Foundation, meanwhile said, “The selection of volunteers is just the beginning of our partnership, following which we will work jointly to train and empower the volunteers with the required skills through specialized training workshops to equip them to manage the Saudi Arabian Pavilion in an optimal way.”

Read: Dubai Expo 2020 ‘closely monitoring’ coronavirus situation

In response to coronavirus and the postponing of a slew of high-profile events in Dubai, the organisers of the Dubai Expo 2020 said that they are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and are hopeful that it will be under control by the time the event begins.


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