A ring found at a 4,000-year-old archaeological site in the desert in the Al Marmum area of Dubai, is the inspiration behind the new Expo 2020 Dubai logo.
The winning design was revealed by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, at a grand event held at the Dubai Fountain, as the logo was displayed on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
“The design of the logo is inspired by a civilisation that existed 4,000 years ago in an area extending from Baynounah in Abu Dhabi to Saroug Al Hadeed in Dubai and from Maliha Valley in Sharjah to the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah,” explained Sheikh Mohammed.
“This land connected ancient civilisations and we will continue to be a hub that connects the world.”
A competition to create the official logo for Expo 2020 was originally launched last year, attracting 19,000 participants.
Entrants were expected to create a design that reflects the main theme of the event: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. All entries were reviewed by a panel of design experts, while the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee created a shortlist of finalists.
During the event, Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured the three finalists of the competition to design the logo: Mohammad Suhail Bin Ali from Tunisia, Mouza Al Mansouri from the UAE and Valerii IInitski from Moldova.