The Expo Blog is a space for posts on the history, themes, legacies and experience of Expos. It includes articles from the BIE and external contributors.
After living in Dubai for the past 5 years, I’ve felt the excitement for Expo 2020 grow and grow. After the intense wait it had finally opened and I don’t think anyone could have imaged how large and vast this crazy event would be.
The shared human interest for other cultures and for past cultures is at the heart of the latest two episodes of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Inside Expo podcast.
The Middle East region, and in particular the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region consisting of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, is increasingly a pioneer in sustainable agriculture and food practices, as is demonstrated by World Expo 2020 Dubai and Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha.
We came to the Expo when Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion opened as part of the Pavilion Premiere last year, and we fell in love with Expo 2020 Dubai. We were so excited to come back this year to see what else Expo 2020 Dubai had in offer, and were even more in awe. The World Expo has really surpassed all our expectations.
The two latest episodes of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Inside Expo podcast are dedicated to the promise of youth, with a focus on how young people are empowered at Expo 2020 Dubai, and on the 11-year-old girl who conveyed the sense of hope at the Expo’s Opening Ceremony.